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  •  Society..not the Democratic party (2+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, wdrath

    is taking care of the Progressive issues. Obama had to change positions on marriage because society forced him to...he didn't lead the fight.

    So as far as non-fiscal progressive values, I'm not very concerned. Society is moving the nation 'mostly' in the right direction. (Well I am concerned in a few states where abortion rights are being constrained, but since our supposed progressive leaders haven't done a damn thing on the national 'legal' level to stop it, I don't put much faith in them. This is one issue where the localized assholes may make progress, and it is bad, but I don't see Obama stepping into to North Dakota to change things. Sooner or later, society will force these states to catch up.)

    As for fiscally Progressive issues? Not in Washington. Hasn't been that way for decades as any graph showing income growth between us peons and rich has shown. It matters not if Dem pres/Dem congress, Rep pres/Rep congress.

    The only difference is the Dems in the past could at least come close to balancing the budget.

    But Dems like Moynihan have been lusting at the billions in SS for decades. They have rich bastards telling them they can do better with that money than the government. Greedy Bastard Inc. spend lots of money hoping for the billions in SS motherload.

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