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  •  You don't know much about Henry Clay, do you? (6+ / 0-)

    "The Great Compromiser"

    Obama holds him in great esteem.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:44:15 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, I do, actually. (1+ / 0-)
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      musiccitymollie

      I was a history major, although my focus was primarily African history.

      You seem attached to the "Great Betrayal" narrative.  One of us will be wrong.  Time will tell.

      The beauty of the "Great Betrayal" narrative is that if betrayal does not happen, it always could and Obama can be attacked anyway.  I see it as inaccurate.  I think reality is far more complex.

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by TomP on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:52:44 AM PDT

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      •  As if attacking Obama is a long standing goal (3+ / 0-)

        of those on the left. Unlike maintaining and expanding the safety net, which they apparently have only cynically espoused these many decades in order to attack one guy who will never again run for office.

        Only those who support the President at all turns are concerned with matters beyond Obama?

        "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 Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:07:47 PM PDT

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        •  You completely miss the point about holding his (0+ / 0-)

          feet to the fire.

          A "great betrayal" as TomP portrays it is best prevented before it can happen.  As we painfully learned with Clinton, trial balloons need to be shot down early and often.

          It could be that he's DEPENDING upon them being shot down, or that he's got an agenda.  Doesn't really matter.  The lesson that we've learned on the Left is to be vigilant and stop things before they can get worse as apathy causes terrible things.

          Witness NAFTA or Hoskins/Greenspan.

          Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
          I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
          —Spike Milligan

          by polecat on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 02:00:44 PM PDT

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