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  •  do you mean the progressive ideas that (2+ / 0-)
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    in poll after poll people are in favor of, but then in some other poll (maybe even the SAME poll sometimes!) they turn around and call themselves moderates or conservatives?

    It's a marketing issue.  In that sense "liberal" or "progressive" has not been sold to the country.  But I think it might be more about advertising than facts, about appearances than truth.

    "Without viable unions to serve as a counterweight to corporate power, America's working people and their families are at the mercy of the largest and most powerful economic organizations on the planet."

    by billlaurelMD on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:36:59 AM PDT

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    •  But those same people elected Republicans. (0+ / 0-)

      Votes "at" the polls, trumps votes "in" polls.

      "Because I am a river to my people."

      by lordcopper on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:41:24 AM PDT

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    •  its also the free ice cream problem (1+ / 0-)
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      People want things from government, but there's no sense of shared investment.  People have no idea they already paid, and they are entitled to what they paid for.  We need to let them see who's actually cheating them.

      For those of you who prefer Bartlett to Obama, re-watch the West Wing. For those who prefer Clinton, re-watch old news videos.

      by Ptolemy on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:50:00 AM PDT

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