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  •  The country was still panicked 2 mos later (6+ / 0-)

    1 mo after the attack, the Rose Bowl was moved to Durham, NC b/c large gatherings were banned on W Coast.   Plus, the Japanese pretty well rampaged through the Pacific from Pearl Harbor until Midway in 6/42.

    The Dems of my youth (1970's) drove Nixon from office 21 mos after a landslide re-election b/c of his abuses of power.   They then conducted Senate hearings that exposed the seamy underside of the CIA.  Some time in the 80's, just as they lost their willingness to battle on economic issues, they lost their willingness to battle on abuse of power issues.  They got totally rolled by North in the '87 Iran/Contra hearings, and they've gotten used to getting rolled pretty much ever since.

    As a senator, our POTUS was firmly in the Paul Douglas/Adlai III/Paul Simon/Durbin line of reform Dem IL senators.   Simonwas prominently featured in an ad during Obama's 2004 Senate campaign.  I volunteered in Simon's 1988 campaign, and I spent time w/ him on several occasions.  He never would've rolled over here like Obama has.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 04:42:16 PM PDT

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    •  Like a said: Dems have been bad on these issues... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....for a generation, i.e. c. 20 years.

      Back in '88, things were different.  I was a staffer with the Dukakis campaign in '87-'88...ans he wouldn't have acted like Obama, either.

      Oklahoma: State Government So Small It Fits In Your Vagina!

      by GreenSooner on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 05:08:12 PM PDT

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