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  •  One thing I'm getting a little fatigued about (14+ / 0-)

    is the perfection being demanded by some progressives of the President.  This has probably been diaried, but I was just listening to a podcast of Bill Maher's  Real Time show from about a week ago, and Bill Moyers was on (love that guy).  So was Bernie Sanders - it was a great show. Anyway, Moyers was talking about how important it was that the President turned down (at least for now) the Keystone XL pipeline project, and how difficult it was to do, giving the fact that he was facing congresscritters brought to a high level of agitation by 42 million bucks worth of heavy lobbying. He specifically discussed how the reason Obama was able to do this was because of the thousands of people calling, protesting and otherwise letting their position be known who, as Moyers said, "had his back".

    This got me thinking just how much more could get done if the Democrats and progressives would just have a little patience, and present a united front, instead of some constantly demanding purity at a level nearly as ridiculous as that demanded by the other side, and sustaining a level of cynicism that is gleefully appreciated by those who would take advantage of it.

    If you haven't listened to that part of the show, take a minute and do so:

    And answer me this - if Obama is such a shill for the corporatocracy, why did he bother doing this?

    "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by orrg1 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 05:56:16 PM PST

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