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  •  No, more politicians should talk about poverty (1+ / 0-)
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    Obama did. Hell, he's the one who actually spent a good portion of his life organizing poor and working-class people.  
    And I wish he'd do more for them now.

    •  On that, we totally agree. (2+ / 0-)
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      LaEscapee, RunawayRose

      Edwards kind of brought me to DK. I'm not sure if I owe him or it's another thing to blame him for, but there it is.

      "...Can't do nothing, girl, without somebody bugging/ I used to think that it was me/ But then I learned it wasn't." --Salt NPepa None of Your Business

      by chicating on Thu May 31, 2012 at 08:04:41 PM PDT

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    •  He "should", but it's nothing to get overwrought (0+ / 0-)


      Compare any given FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ, Carter, or even Clinton stock stump speech to one of his.

      Scan for the words "poor" and "poverty".

      Poverty is worse than it's been in 30 years and we've got a President who talks about it less than Nixon did.  

      It's not something to defend.  It's not enough to say "he should mention it more" or to point to some shit the dude did right after he got out of school, as if this were a conversation about whether his heart were pure enough for him to be righteous king.

      When I say that my neighbors have fucking killed themselves so their kids could have an SS benefit, that people who four years ago worked in offices are now sucking dicks to pay their rent, tell me that the goddamned King washed to feet of lepers during his Pilgrimage to Jerusalem 30 years ago isn't a meaningful response.

      The club is all their law, to keep all men in awe That they no vision saw to maintain such a law

      by JesseCW on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:13:36 AM PDT

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