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  •  I know, but proof's in the pudding. He might be (1+ / 0-)
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    betterdemsonly

    secretly signaling that he's just calling them out publicly, but not going to seriously do anything about it. Again, if he genuinely does, kudos to him. But at the moment it could just be a clever PR scheme to try to mend some of the damage with Western and particularly young populations. Suspending one spend-thrift is a drop in the bucket.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:08:36 PM PST

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    •  Why so cynical? (3+ / 0-)
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      Maybe this Pope is the real deal -- or as close as you can get to it in a patriarchal institution like the Vatican.  I sure hope he is.  

      The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

      by LiberalLady on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 09:18:27 PM PST

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