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View Diary: Vanity Fair: “The Woman Who Knew Too Much.” (Elizabeth Warren, “I’ve done brutal.”) (226 comments)

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  •  I disagree, Axlerod's statement (3+ / 0-)
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    white blitz, YucatanMan, Seamus D

    shows directly otherwise. his argument that "if we hadn't wanted this fight we would never have brought in Warren in the first place" is really just proof that they actually started off with decent intentions, and then backed down like a bunch of fucking cowards. which is pretty much exactly how the whole thing appeared to play out to anyone watching in the first place. no great mystery here - lack of spine, resolve, and the courage of conviction is on serious display here once again. weak-kneed is just another way of saying that.

    •  These guys are politicians (3+ / 0-)
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      SingleVoter, ozsea1, miscanthus

      They don't have "views" in the sense you or I have them. American politicians follow power and they basically do their job in the same way marketers do theirs. If Obama had cared about the 99% as a priority he would have insured that his coalition grew and thrived from the beginning. Instead he just noted who had power and political momentum. Now that there is some confusion in the ranks of the oligarchs he can afford to go fishing in other waters and see what happens. I don't think there is anything "bad" about this at all. The notion that American politicians have moral "values" is a little lame in my view. They're hustlers and operators--mind you, I've lived inside the beltway most of my life--pols where always a bit sleazy but, honestly, much more so in this era because they have less power and wiggle-room. The finance oligarchs own everything and everybody. It will be quite a struggle to even put a dent in their power.

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