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  •  Exactly the reason we haven't gotten (0+ / 0-)

    universal coverage passed. Anyone willing to compromise is labelled an enemy.

    •  Or (5+ / 0-)

      Anyone willing to stand up for their principles, like the congressional progressive caucus.  

      Works both ways if you don't always look at things from only the perspective of how can I defend my president today.  

      I DON'T DO MAGIC CONFIDENCE FAIRY BEANS.

      by Nada Lemming on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 10:12:06 AM PDT

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      •  I don't think it's always just defense of a (2+ / 0-)
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        current president, I see that a lot of times it's the defense of a political party, and in the last three years, that's been the downfall, I think, since January of 2009.

        Speaker Pelosi and the Congressional Dems were more powerful and fierce when fighting a republican administration.

        Today, the elected dems in Congress aren't strong enough, for the most part, to challenge and go against the political party in the White House, or else they won't get financial support.  Nor is the Administration strong enough to challenge the republicans and their crap.

        I don't defend the Democratic political party anymore.  I used to years ago before things got so dire.

        The very same people who would be outraged, outraged I tells ya if George W. Bush did X, Y and Z, but when a Dem does it, it's sokay.  See?  It's a dem.

        Now I either applaud or criticize policies, work for them or against them, the polices, period, no matter who they come from.  I first look to the policy vs. the person.  The person doesn't matter.  Even Rep. Weiner.  I couldn't care less what he did, what I cared about is what he fought for.  He articulated the fight against healthcare insurance companies better than everyone else with the exception of a couple people.

        My partisanship lies in good policy = good politics.  

        We delivered. They failed us. We have moved on. (h/t to my good friend)

        by gooderservice on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 01:09:09 PM PDT

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      •  And your "principles" are multiple generations (0+ / 0-)

        without health insurance? Sick.

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