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  •  I don't think so. (3+ / 0-)
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    •  It will depend (5+ / 0-)

      on what Campaign for America's Future decides and what the coalition of opposition research Dem party sites progressive blogs decide, I would guess.  

      OFA, on the other hand, is being recruited to sell cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to Democrats and progressives.  

      At least the CAF is starting out opposing such cuts.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:35:25 AM PST

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    •  And for instance (7+ / 0-)

      You know what's really weird about that "daily stupid" post by digby?

      Was she watching the Democratic National convention this year or did she forget about that already?

      I know a lot of things have happened since then, but has she completely forgotten about the brouhaha when voting on the new platform language?

      The parallels are kind of too close for comfort.

      Dems Quickly Switch to Include "God," "Jerusalem"

      Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in day two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party's platform to include the word "God" and name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

      Villaraigosa called the vote three times. The first two voice votes, which require a two-thirds majority to pass, were tied between "ays" and "nos." On the third vote it was still hard to tell whether he "ays" were audibly louder than the "nays" in the half-full arena.

      When Villaraigosa announced "the ays have it," loud boos erupted across the arena.

      The president was throwing fits about it and demanded that the God language be put back in the platform, even though the changes had been arrived at through some kind of small democratic process and then sent to the floor for a larger democratic process.  That was overridden too when it was clear that the Yea's definitely did not have it.  The Nay's might have had it.  And it all required 2/3 Yea's and it was abundantly clear that they did not have that.  But the chair just overrode the voice votes and passed it anyway.

      So this is the kind of thing I was talking about when I brought up the apologism, revisionism or who knows, maybe just a partisan blindness or forgetfulness.   Hard to see it as forgetfulness after the crap spewing out of that blog for nearly a year though.   Let's just say I'm not persuaded by the sudden post election personality change.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:47:43 AM PST

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