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  •  Party cares about labor in even-numbered falls (16+ / 0-)

    It then goes back to catering to FIRE, its true base, the rest of the time.  There are, obviously, Dems who deserve Dem support.  In the Senate, the likes of Brown, Warren, Franken, Boxer, Whitehouse, and Sanders (who's actually an indie) all immediately come to mind*.  There are plenty more in the House.

    The very idea of backing the party as a whole, however, was proven to be a mistake long ago.  EFCA never even getting to the floor of the Senate and the WH never making it a priority proves that point.  In hindsight, the Goolsbee Memo back in '08 was a tell, but we have far more concrete evidence since then.

    *Harkin and Levin are retiring.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Mon May 06, 2013 at 12:34:43 PM PDT

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    •  from your link & a great example of what was to (5+ / 0-)

      come from Obama, on most any policy that benefits the 99% instead of the 1%. In other words the 'talk' was not going to resemble the 'walk' and it is continuing to be true.

      According to the writer of the memorandum, Joseph De Mora, a political and economic affairs consular officer, Professor Goolsbee assured them that Mr. Obama’s protectionist stand on the trail was “more reflective of political maneuvering than policy.”

      It also said the professor had assured the Canadians that Mr. Obama’s language “should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans.”

      (emphasis mine)

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Mon May 06, 2013 at 01:57:34 PM PDT

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