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A Moment of Uplift

As election season continues its descent into the sewer–viz., the GOP’s yahooish attacks on Jim Webb’s books, John Kerry’s numbskull insults to our fighting men and women–we could all use a breather to lift up our hearts. Watch this awesome Housemartins video.  H/t: Mark Judge.

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