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  •  Climate Change, Civil Liberties, War Economy... (1+ / 0-)
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    are all issues the Democrats as a group are not ready to tackle.  A Democratic House and Senate in 2015 will not be enough by itself to see a comprehensive climate change bill, cutting of the defense budget, repeal of the Patriot Act, or ending of all draconian things that have been done in the name of the War on Terror (Guantanamo, killing by drones, warrantless wiretapping, targeting of government whistleblowers, etc.)

    Will they have the guts to ban fracking or mountaintop mining or reinstate the endangered species status for wolves, take down the dams on the Snake River so that the salmon runs will not totally end?  

    I do not delude myself that a fully Democratic Congress by itself will solve these issues without being seriously pushed by huge constituent action.  

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