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  •  I never owned a house (only one generation in (1+ / 0-)
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    Brooke In Seattle

    my family that I know of ever owned one) and I've had a job for one of the last four years.

    While the dialogue here is dominated by the voices of those who haven't lost shit, the real world looks a lot different.

    The course you prescribe is a path to defeat.  Without a concrete plan for a better tomorrow and realistic map for its implimentation there is no reason for most of us to vote.

    The status quo isn't good enough.  Promising more of it will actually alienate voters.

    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 01:08:07 PM PDT

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    •  Harry Reid did none of that. nt (0+ / 0-)
      •  Harry Reid made sure Leiberman (0+ / 0-)

        kept his seat.  

        Harry Reid killed any hope of fillibuster reform at the start of the session in 2009.

        When you're standing on the top deck of a sinking ship, wearing a life jacket and next in line for the lifeboat, please refrain from telling all us poor bastards up to our necks in stearage that another Captain might do an even worse job.

        Advance a plan to save us, or stop annoying us.

        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 Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 12:36:16 PM PDT

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    •  it has long struck me that the DKos world is (5+ / 0-)

      noticeably better off than most of the people it claims to be fighting for.  That became apparent to me back during the whole Obama/RomneyCare debate, when people here were painting it as a way for "poor people" to save their house or retirement fund from catastrophic medical bills, apparently quite oblivious that most Americans have neither a house nor any significant retirement savings.

      It reminds me a lot of the old-party Leninists I used to hang out with, who were all gung-ho for "the working class", but who, as privileged college kids, had no conception of "the working class" beyond theoretical book knowledge.

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