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  •  He's an incrementalist... (4+ / 0-)
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    SottoVoce, cocinero, indie17, PLS

    and a pragmatist. He knows there are limits as to what he can accomplish and with this latest broad sweep, his clear notice that the opposition will likely be forceful and intimidating, but that the American people can be stronger - this frank acknowledgement of his fiercest critics with their unsavory tactics, this is significant.

    Another important focus we need to emphasize is away from the national myopia and let people know as much as possible what's happening in the statehouses, in the state legislatures, how they have been taken over by lobbiests, by ALEC, by Tea Party activists, gerrymandering the state districts to lock up the state senates and houses, and also attempting to rig the electoral college.

    To get so blinded by the D.C. politics, while the likes of the Koch brothers are systematically buying statehouse after statehouse, well, more people need to understand how this has happened and how the GOP wants it to continue playing out...  

    "There is power in speaking up. We know the face of unfettered gun proliferation. Now it’s time to see more faces of regulation and restraint." - Charles Blow

    by Beastly Fool on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:32:32 AM PST

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