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  •  He had the perfect situation in 2009 to make a (12+ / 0-)

    large left move in this nation which would have helped many people still struggling to this day.

    I think, frankly, it is pretty apparent what he wants, once you figure out the coding of his speeches and his steady call for certain actions over many years.

    "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 Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:50:37 PM PDT

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    •  Revisionism again. Have we forgotten Lieberman, (1+ / 0-)
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      Kennedy, all those Blue Dogs, Brown?

      We came close to what you describe above, but we never had it. And there was that Great Recession thingy.

      Frustration is appropriate, disappointment & anger too. But imo we need to keep to the facts as well.

      •  Lieberman (3+ / 0-)
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        served a good role to prevent the idea of a public option ever gaining hold.  Lieberman had unlimited access to the White House, something that the Progressive Caucus was denied on more than one occasion despite asking the President to meet with them.  The only group that the White House has consistently put down and denied access is the Progressive Caucus.  

        "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

        by gulfgal98 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 06:28:55 AM PDT

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