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  •  This is called "lying" (7+ / 0-)

    The contrast between Obama's populist campaign and his timid, corporatist governing style is pretty obvious, and we're far enough into his second term already to see that nothing's changed.

    Until rank-and-file Democrats come after their officeholders, from the Oval Office on down, for lying to them in campaign rhetoric, then those officeholders will remain comfortable in the knowledge that lying works.

    Lies and betrayals will continue until elected officials realize they can't get away with it anymore.

    Citizens United defeated by citizens, united.

    by Dallasdoc on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:35:42 PM PDT

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    •  I was watching the Treasury appointment to see (8+ / 0-)

      if there would even be an attempt to make it look like the White House was sensitive to criticisms of revolving doors and the Occupy protests.

      Nope.  Not a chance.  Not only an industry insider, but one who received a $10 million bonus from Citigroup for being appointed Treasury Sec. Amazing how he had the foresight to get that written into his contract wasn't it?  Almost like it was decided long ago....

      History will record this presidency as (another) one which passed up the chance at meaningful reform in favor of maintaining a dysfunctional status quo.  That is, if an objective history is ever possible.  Only the winners write history.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 09:13:20 PM PDT

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      •  Will he be Pierce or Buchanan? (1+ / 0-)
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        marty marty

        Will there be another round of false hope before it all goes up in flames, or will it all go up in flames at the start of the next round?

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 03:16:34 PM PDT

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