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    The subtext of the speech was: "America moves closer to delivering on its best founding ideals when Liberal ideas win."

    I was shocked, honestly. I was expecting a double-helping of "hey, everybody's great, let's quit fighting and yadda-yadda-yadda". Instead, he came out strong for both economic and social Liberalism-- tying our historical progress as a nation to the advancement of progressive causes.

    If you don't think that message came through loud and clear, hop on Twitter and witness the teeth-gnashing from various Conservative types who are basically whining, "so, if I'm not a Liberal I'm not an American?!?!?!"

    That's what mainstreaming looks like.

    Movements that begin by stirring up hostility against a group of people end by denying to them all human qualities. --John Dewey

    by kingubu on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:33:44 PM PST

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