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  •  I'm facepalming you, brooklynbadboy (1+ / 0-)
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    When veteran politicians regularly appear ignorant of the history of Washington, it becomes obvious that both the bipartisan high ground grasping AND the how-could-they surprise are a sham played for the benefit of those who are truly ignorant of what is going on: a signficant percentage of the American electorate.

    Durbin, the President and the rest of the Dem elite didn't suddenly appear on the American political landscape after spending decades staring at a flame in a monastery. With health care reform and the debt limit/grand bargain they have theatrically scapegoated the GOP for the conservative agendas relentlessly advanced by their own party. It's a bummer, and likely not the sort of observation that would sit well with those who are primarily interested in being part of winning elections, but it is obvious.

    "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

    by quagmiremonkey on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 03:06:33 PM PST

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