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  •  The President is not a progressive. He (12+ / 0-)

    sincerly wants a deal that Republicans can sign on to because in his mind bipartisianship is the highest value in politics. Look at his statement about how he did not do enough to change the culture in Washington. He blames himself in great part for Republican obstructionism. He is in no way as angry at Republicans as we are. Unless on Nov 7 we send a clear message that any messing with the safety net will cause the implosion of the Democratic Party by its volunteer and donor base we will have Simpson Bowles. Remember that SB did not even get enough votes on the committee and everyone in Washington treated it like holy writ.

    Unless we are tough the day after the election and threatened a scrched earth policy that will make the Democratic Party the Whig Party and we progressives form a third party and withdraw our support from the institution of the Democratic Party we are going to get rolled. And poor people will suffer. And at that point you will have to choose between being a Democrat or being a progressive. Because you will not be able to be both.

    Now I am supporting all Democrats this year as I have since 1976. Bit if Simpson Bowles happens I am out of here.

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