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  •  Facts are facts! (1+ / 0-)
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       Of course Cenk Uyger criticizes Republicans! My problem is when he talks about Obama being weak and always "caving"!
    He conveniently forgets to tell the whole facts. Little things like the disaster he inherited! He never had 60 votes in the senate!This was because he had "blue dog" democrats and Joe Lieberman. He had to compromise on the health care plan because he needed 3 Republican votes! Once the health care plan comes into effect, all insurance companies will be federalized and so we will have our private mandate.  He never had enough democratic votes to let Bush tax cuts expire! Many of the democrats were running for reelection in wealthy districts and didn't want to upset their wealthy voters! There are a lot of examples! I realize that Obama should be criticized! I just think it should be done fairly!
        I don't question you becoming a progressive in 2000.Why should I? What I question are people who are "wolves in sheep" clothing calling themselves the progressives media.. then they  MANIPULATE and DISTORT. the truth causing more damage then any right wing could!

    •  Yeah, facts ARE facts. (0+ / 0-)

      We're aware of what President Obama had to work with.

      We also know that he took single payer off the table before serious debate began. The White House never put pressure  on Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Max Baucus, or Lieberman. The only one whose district he went to to squeeze a vote in his favor: Dennis Kucinich.

      If your suggestion is that only Republican and blue dog obstructionism kept him from fulfilling some of his campaign promises, sorry, I just find that laughable.

      Did that obstruction exist? Of course. None of us deny that. But sometimes he was his own worst enemy.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 02:43:03 PM PST

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