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  •  This is nothing new -- the Dem Adminstration of (5+ / 0-)

    Wilson was atrocious on civil liberties both before and after World War I.  FDR interned the Japanese Americans.  The administration of LBJ & Humphrey spied on the anti-war movement and sent in agent provocateurs just as PBO et al did with OWS.  

             One reason real progressives keep getting co-opted by the Dems is that they tend to be like Charley Brown tempted by Lucy to try to kick the football again, only with Korsakov's syndrome so that they don't even remember that Lucy has innumerable times in the past pulled the ball away after having promised not to -- going all the way back to Wilson's promising to keep "our boys" out of WW I in the election of 1916.

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:10:48 AM PDT

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