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  •  I understand that. (8+ / 0-)

    I don't have to like it, though. I think people like Rahm damage the Democratic Party as much as they help it.

    "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin

    by psnyder on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 01:38:55 PM PST

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    •  Disagree -- (15+ / 0-)

      but only in degree. I think people like Rahm don't help the Democratic Party at all. They serve to actively undermine it, and damage what it stands for -- or what it should stand for.

      And in this election year in particular, the message of the Democratic Party, the message that is critical to not turning over everything to the Republicans, MUST include equality of economic opportunity, fairness, support of the middle class and the working class (now one and the same!), strong support for labor, and articulating proper role of government -- not as the instrument of the 1%, not as the party that slams labor with an iron fist, and not as the party that seeks to privatize public resources and sell off our heritage to cronies.

      People like Rahm (and sadly, Andrew Cuomo) are actively destructive of everything that liberals and progressives stand for, and actively destructive of the Democratic Party as a party that stands for those goals.

      "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

      by flitedocnm on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 03:33:59 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, what the hell is up with Cuomo? (0+ / 0-)

        I liked his dad. The son garnered a lot of credit and good will due to his pedigree, but he's become something of a Trojan horse.

        "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin

        by psnyder on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 11:00:11 AM PST

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