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  •  That's true and I have the family stories to (8+ / 0-)

    prove it.

    Hugo Chavez is a populist, for instance. Look how that is working out. That's what Obama's opponents need to get: he's no socialist, and he's not taking the kinds of frankly incompetent measures Chavez had done to deal with poverty. What I truly believe, and what I think BOTH Roosevelts truly believed, is that we have here an unique opportunity to make social justice a reality. What stands in our way are the people who would be just as comfortable living in a gated community in Caracas as they are doing the same thing in LA or New York.

    This isn't about populism or not. It's about justice. And I love justice, and detest injustice. I don't care what party you belong to.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:46:25 AM PST

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