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  •  I have faith: (17+ / 0-)

    I truly believe that Obama has learned that he is not going to triangulate out of this.

    He is not in Clinton's shoes.  Clinton already sucessfully implemented George H. W. Bush's "vision" with regard to the private social safety net.

    The push that Obama is feeling is from the 1% and Chamber of Commerce/ALEC sector.  IF it is voted down through an election of Obama and holding the Senate then I believe the Demacratic party MUST stand firm and give no ground.

    Let the Repugs search for a new identity and bring something to the discussion.

    It is the whole reason that I am voting - contributing.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

    by 4CasandChlo on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:09:36 PM PDT

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    •  I too have contributed (7+ / 0-)

      because while I have questions in my mind about Obama. It can not compete with the certainty that Romney would be a disaster.

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:22:09 PM PDT

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    •  Mmmm, how can you overlook the recent (10+ / 0-)

      trade deal, the unlawful use of drones against American citizens, the HUGE industrial spy complex being built in our nation's heartland, his unwillingness to prosecute white collar criminals, his unwillingness to prosecute war crimes criminals, the Keystone XL Pipeline...those are just a few of his policies that are in direct conflict with progressive values.

      Either his actions support his words, or his progressive spiel is just an act.

      Only ideologues support individuals over policies. They choose to follow a leader blindly, and all leaders are very fallible.

      I will vote for Obama this time, unlike most of my progressive friends who are refusing to support him. But I hope he doesn't let us down again.

    •  Obama is going to decide for himself (2+ / 0-)
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      the intent of the voters and the mandate and its meaning, if any. The Democratic Party is not required to do anything in regards to listening to us unless they learn that not listening to us means bad things will happen for them. They have yet to learn that lesson. The Republicans and the Tea Party movement had succeeded in reaching their goals, which were to make sure nothing progressive happened. The ACA is as progressive as a Republican idea can be. And that has been pretty much it. The fair pay act has no teeth, there is no real financial reform, the Senate's rules have become completely redefined so nothing gets done. Which is the idea of Republican Nirvana.

      •  " bad things will happen for them." (0+ / 0-)

        And what would that be?  The rich democrats at the top are hurting sooo bad because they are betraying Liberal principles?  Please.

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