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  •  Yup (3+ / 0-)
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    Rahm Emanuel, reppin' the red, red state of Illinois. Aside from our president, senior senator, governor, SoS, AG, majorities of both houses of the legislature, I'm pretty sure no Democrats have won here in the past few years.

    21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

    by sapelcovits on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 10:27:06 AM PST

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    •  Rahm was an indication of how Obama (1+ / 0-)
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      was going to govern. And he staffed his admin with conservadems, wall St. whores, and even stray repubs. The Fed chair hasn't been a Dem since the 1970s. Only Repugs need apply. There is a deep blue bench of Liberals in safe states or not in elected office. Obama chose lots of conservadems from purple states to fill top admin posts.

      Can't wish Obama and his admin were more Liberal around here?  

      I wish Obama and his admin were more Liberal. Don't you?

      •  And why isn't there OWS people in his admin (2+ / 0-)
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        With OWS being the only TRUE representation of the people, I can't believe there is no one from the movement in his cabinet where there are plenty of seats for repugs, corporatists, and conservadems!!!!

        25, originally OK-1, currently NY-8. Former swingnut.

        by okiedem on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 11:36:12 AM PST

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        •  OWS is the only true rep of the peepholes? (0+ / 0-)

          I don't think so. but the only Dems I know of who have embraced the movement are E. Warren and R. Riech. they both have the managerial skills to run a cabinet post. I can't think of any of Obamas appointees who have embraced OWS but these two and Van Johnson. And Obama let the repugs have Warrens scalp and Johnsons.

          I wish the national leadership of the Dem party was more Liberal. I think the DLC/3rdWay, Wall ST friendly, free traders, Freidman econ types have hurt not only the Dem Party but the country.

          I wish Obama was more Liberal. So shoot me.

      •  Of course I wish Obama were more liberal (2+ / 0-)
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        I also wish for a million dollars, the ability to eat several pounds of chocolate without gaining weight, and a perfect boyfriend. But I also accept the limits of reality.

        21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

        by sapelcovits on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 11:46:42 AM PST

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        •  I don't? I wish Obama and the national (1+ / 0-)
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          leadership of the Dem party was more  Liberal. I think had Obama not appointed conservadems like Rahm and Daley to run his admin. that his presidency would be much more popular and the country better off.

          These DLC/3rd Way bums have influence way outsized to their numbers in the Dem party. They get their money and lots of it from the same donars who fund the repugs. And they have shitty conservative ideas.

          I wish Obama was more Liberal for the country's sake. I think conservadems and Wall St whores have hurt our party.

          •  Hey, I agree with you (0+ / 0-)

            But I'm a social democrat. We need to recognize that the Democratic party is a corporate party. That doesn't mean it completely sucks and isn't worth voting for, given the alternative, but it really doesn't pay to think it's something it isn't.

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 09:15:55 PM PST

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            •  Who said anything about not voting? (0+ / 0-)

              In fact I think if the majority of us in the Dem Party started aggressively getting into the grill of 3rd Way and DLC Wall St whores we might just kick their asses and reduce their influence to reflect their limited numbers and not their unlimited funding.

              If we are going to fight Wall St, we need to take on all their hired help and that includes the conservadems who so often thwart the will of the majority of Democrats.

              Occupy 3rd Way's DC offices anyone?

              Happy Thanksgiving. I gotta walk the dog and get to my share of the cooking.

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