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  •  Shorter: He's Conservative. (7+ / 0-)

    What he's doing is advancing conservative policy and weakening progressives and their interest groups. It's reasonable to call that a desirable outcome for a conservative.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 11:06:03 AM PDT

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    •  Right. That's a possible explanation. (3+ / 0-)
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      IndieGuy, pengiep, drewfromct

      Said it to my wife the other day. "Maybe he's really a  corporate tool."

      She said, "You're kidding."

      I said, "Well, how do you explain it?"

      It's hard to find any rational explanation.

    •  He is conservative in a third-way sense... (2+ / 0-)
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      pengiep, drewfromct

      ...amply noted in 2007-2008.  He treated all interest groups as equally pernicious, even though some embody large numbers of extremely disenfranchised people with a greater claim on government's attention than others which are just fractions of the plutocracy.  Many people thought Obama's third way was merely about how to conduct politics, but it was inherently about outcomes, triangulation without the (unjust) Clintonian stench.

      Let us resolutely study and implement the resolutions of the 46th Convention of the Democratic Party!

      by Rich in PA on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 12:14:53 PM PDT

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