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  •  He's been dipping his feet into the water (1+ / 0-)
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    Laconic Lib

    more lately, I'll allow, but I still don't see him fully embrace this new "fighting progressive" persona as articulated so brilliantly and forcefully at Osawatomie and the inaugural. He can't have it both ways. I'm not saying that he launch a bitter street fight with the GOP, but there are certain fundamental things that need to be done so that progressive change is possible.

    Among them are challenging the GOP's dirty political strategy, in the courts if need be, but certainly in the statehouses, as well as going after the banksters who still run much of the country, all these shady Citizens United SuperPACs that are undermining democracy, and voter suppression efforts. He & Reid already gave up on meaningful filibuster reform, a very bad sign IMO.

    Personally, I see him as still committed to doing the most possible that doesn't require going up against the GOP or powerful special interests such as Wall St. Meaning, incremental change that can be overturned once the GOP takes over again, that doesn't challenge the unfair structural advantages the GOP has that will make it easier for them to take over.

    That's the transformation I voted for, not this Kumbaya shit.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:51:22 AM PST

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