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  •  Because Barack Obama is the first (6+ / 0-)

    Democrat in decades willing to invest time &energy, and risk  baiting Republicans into revealing their toxic agenda.  You have to have a shitload of strength to stand against the battering from both sides.  Obama's long game is simple but difficult:  get reality in the driver's seat, show people why gov't matters, slow America's worship of wealth and increase our commitment to shared values.  

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:07:07 AM PST

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    •  this is what I hope is true. and said very well. (3+ / 0-)
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      I love OCD, Ahianne, drewfromct

      thank you. To read in gf120581's diary what Bill Kristol said on Fox News this morning was astonishing:

      "It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires," he said on "Fox News Sunday." It really won't, I don't think. I don't really understand why Republicans don't take Obama's offer."
      "Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile?" he asked.
      Jerry Brown, too, deserves credit for being willing to stand up against "read my lips, no new taxes," even just for being willing to undertake the conversation, even if his raised taxes are temporary, and even if he had to raise the sales tax, too.

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