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  •  Does anybody even notice reality (4+ / 0-)

    anymore?  Pres. Obama pushed a ton of job and infrastructure bills.  None got through Congress.  He supported gun control.  Nothing.  Tried to close Gitmo. Zilch.  Tried an end-run to close Gitmo.  Congress blocked the funding.  Shepherded the CFPB through Congress and got it funded thru the Fed so Republicans can't starve it.  Simplified the SBA so it's easier to start your own business.  Single-handedly built the base of a green power economy.  Bludgeoned car manufacturers out of their Hummer obsession.  Jump-started manufacturing in the US.  

    All I read here is how awful it all is.  Out in real life business is picking up, consumer confidence is steady and rising.  New businesses are opening up.  And he never stops talking about and pushing for raising the minimum wage, union organizing for building a strong middle class, an economy that grows from the middle out.  

    If your definition of Progressive is killing Wall Street and stripping banks of money, shutting down corporate America, you're not a progressive you're just stuck in some bizarre fantasy where revolution comes with flowers and fun for all.  

    This is a center-left country.  If we don't stop yelling about shit not going our way all the time it's going to drop the left lean and stay center-center. Let's try not to emulate the Tea Party's passion for party purity and ideological stringency.  It's a dead-end and coming back into relevance will take a long time.

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 07:51:29 AM PDT

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