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  •  I don't buy (1+ / 0-)
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    the premise that it's "progressives" who have this problem. Gutless Democratic politicians who are corporatists at heart anyway have this problem.

    "Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war" - John Adams

    by esquimaux on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 05:16:00 PM PDT

    •  But (gutless Democratic politicians) (0+ / 0-)

      ...have no motive to communicate anything outside of their own self-interest. They've been doing a bang-up job, when you think about it.

      In any event, much of this need for Democrats to dissemble is a structural flaw in the US political system. They live in states where they have to run as sociopaths at the local level to get into Congress, in the first place.

      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 05:28:30 PM PDT

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