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  •  We elected him twice because (3+ / 0-)
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    he was as close to a progressive as was electable. That is something we have to work on going forward.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:38:46 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree. Being center-right is certainly (7+ / 0-)

      closer to progressive than being a Tea Partier is, but that's like saying you're closer to the South Pole in Chicago than you are in Evanston.

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:42:39 AM PDT

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    •  We elected him (1+ / 0-)
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      because he was better than either McCain or Romney. That doesn't say a lot.  Olympia Snowe would have gotten my vote twice too against that pair, for example.

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:08:43 AM PDT

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