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  •  This is excellent and very well written (1+ / 0-)
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    beach babe in fl

    I remember that election and the result of Ralph Nader being in the race.

    The people who thought there was no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans learned otherwise real quick. If Al Gore had been in the White House, we wouldn't have had the Bush tax cuts, and we wouldn't have gone to war. What impact would that have on today's deficit?  And if the deficit was half as large, would the country have had the debt ceiling debacle??  We also wouldn't have gotten John Roberts and Sam Alito on the Supreme Court - we would have gotten 2 progressives instead and this time to replace conservatives. That would have prevented Citizens United.

    Yes, some things would be the same. The Medicare drug bill would probably still have been friendly to insurance companies  He wouldn't have reversed deregulation or free trade.

    But the difference it would have made was substantial. Well worth putting up with what we disagree with.

    I see comments from people saying if Obama loses, then we get a progressive in 2016. That there's no difference except Republicans will do with glee what Obama will do out of political necessity (yes I saw this).

    If Obama doesn't win, some of these people will be in for a real shock and see that yes it will matter.

    Some people are working every day on concrete issues of jobs, wealth, power and justice. And some people are discussing Osama bin Laden's civil rights or who is "deracinated" - Citizen K

    by joedemocrat on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 03:42:04 PM PDT

    •  Thanks joe, I agree that things would have (1+ / 0-)
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      joedemocrat

      been much different with Gore.  Three things that jump out are as you said probably no Citizens United,  2  I know Gore would have started to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...maybe even in time...now we are toast. 3 I think there's a good possibility that 9/11 would not have even occurred as Gore is wonky and would have been thorough in not ignoring OBL threats to send planes into the twin towers.    That election cost us a lot.  That's why it's so upsetting to see some making the same mistake.

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