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  •  I suspect his attention (1+ / 0-)
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    WS directed more toward crisis mgmt and getting the economy back away from the collapsing edge and then on getting ACA passed.

    The so-called "pragmatists" probably had his ear then and nothing more.

    So, while it might have been "doable" in technical terms, it wasn't very likely, given context and conditions.  Just wasn't going to happen and folks who were expecting it might have been fooling themselves.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:29:21 PM PST

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    •  I don't see how now is more likely (0+ / 0-)

      The WS crisis was the perfect storm to "mainstream progressive values" and this followed a campaign stuffed with impassioned, albeit often vague, rhetoric.

      That was the time to do it. I can't believe he didn't understand that and I don't see how now is functionally any better then 4 years ago.

      Just wasn't going to happen and folks who were expecting it might have been fooling themselves.
      This is true now, too.

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      by Tirge Caps on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:28:19 PM PST

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