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  •  Dean's 50 state strategy was undermined by Rahm (21+ / 0-)

    ...and insider corporate Dems. including Obama & Clinton. Will Dean be working to elect progressive Dems or Blue Dog corporatists?

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       The White House doesn't want its activists to disrupt the backroom deals its aides cut with lobbyists and legislators, nor does it want them putting too much pressure on obstructionist Democrats, lest it alienate key swing votes in Congress. When MoveOn.org ran ads targeting conservative Democrats who were blocking healthcare reform, Rahm Emanuel memorably called the ads "fucking retarded." And, indeed, the White House has expended considerable political capital denouncing the "professional left" and defending apostate Democrats like Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas from insurgent primary challengers, which has further undermined Obama's reformist brand.

        "I'm not looking to pick another fight with Rahm Emanuel, but the contempt with which he held the progressive wing of the party was devastating and incredibly demoralizing," [former Democratic Party chief Howard] Dean says. "That's basically saying to your own people, You got us here, now F-you."

    •  What a joke. (6+ / 0-)

      "which has further undermined Obama's reformist brand"

      As if BO has any reform in him at all, except to undermine traditional dem policies.

      I cannot believe that 10 years after Howard Dean, we are still fighting the same battles with the people in power, whomever they may be. [yeah, BO, I'm talking about you]

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:48:15 AM PDT

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      •  Oh fuck you. (0+ / 1-)
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        As if BO has any reform in him at all, except to undermine traditional dem policies.
        Millions of people have gotten healthcare because of this President who wouldn't otherwise have it, have been protected with extended unemployment insurance, have jobs because of stimulus investments that are still ongoing.  What you just said is nothing but a stupid, slanderous lie.  Fuck you in the ear.

        Business doesn't distinguish between making money and taking money.

        by Troubadour on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:25:05 PM PDT

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        •  Virtual hiderate in the ear (2+ / 0-)
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          While the commenter that you responded to didn't rate a tip - I didn't agree with him/her either, your comment was emotionally abusive and completely out of line.

          The "extreme wing" of the Democratic Party is the wing that is hell-bent on protecting the banks and credit card companies. ~ Kos

          by ozsea1 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:35:38 PM PDT

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          •  You need to learn the difference between (0+ / 0-)

            legitimate differences of opinion and people who are just making shit up to rationalize their own ignorance.  What the commenter said was not only patently false, but false on its face, and if it had been couched in conservative terms would have been HR'd into oblivion as the idiotic Derangement flail it is.

            Business doesn't distinguish between making money and taking money.

            by Troubadour on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:39:57 PM PDT

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            •  not pursuaded (2+ / 0-)
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              YOU need to learn that "*!@&#! you in the ear", no matter how much the commenter may have deserved it, dickish, unacceptable and hideratable, period.

              The "extreme wing" of the Democratic Party is the wing that is hell-bent on protecting the banks and credit card companies. ~ Kos

              by ozsea1 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 01:06:57 PM PDT

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