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  •  Politico, of all places (2+ / 0-)
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    Yet despite all of that, Democratic activists on hand here for the largest annual gathering of progressives cut the president a surprising amount of slack. Yes, they’re unhappy about Obama embracing Bush-era snooping. And they think he hasn’t done nearly enough on climate change or other issues they had high hopes for when they helped propel Obama past Hillary Clinton in 2008.

    But two dozen people interviewed by POLITICO at the Netroots Nation conference this week agreed, in broad strokes, that a broken Congress and leftover Bush-era policies deserve at least as much blame as the president. The National Security Agency controversy may be headline news — on Friday night, news broke that federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against NSA contractor Edward Snowden for allegedly leaking classified information — but it was barely mentioned in a series of speeches kicking off the conference.

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    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 06:39:03 AM PDT

    •  Gotta say it: Not that excited about Hillary (1+ / 0-)
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      Clinton. She is as middle of the road as Bill was. Great, great thing to have the first woman president but politically? She's dedicated, hard-working and deserves it...but: back to voting for the lesser of two evils.

      Or better than voting for meh vs. omigod-wtf-religious-nut of the right.

      What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

      by TerryDarc on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:01:39 AM PDT

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      •  Upton Sinclair rarely runs (1+ / 0-)
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        just sayin'.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:14:40 AM PDT

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        •  Or Barack Obama more recently... (2+ / 0-)
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          I would take Elizabeth Warren in a heartbeat. But she's a first term senator and everyone knows that...what? Hold that.

          What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

          by TerryDarc on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:24:23 AM PDT

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          •  Well, I love Warren (0+ / 0-)

            But I'd like her to remain in the Senate, we've lost too many good Senators to presidential ambitions.
            As for Clinton, I would love for her to run, but if someone better comes along, who knows.
            We had a lot of good choices in the 2008 primaries. We will again in 2016.

            “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

            by skohayes on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 02:49:28 PM PDT

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