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  •  and it's not a "mistake." It was intentional. (15+ / 0-)

    One of the ways to ease frustration at the seemingly inexplicable things democrats do at moments when they could actively and positively change things is to realize that THEY DO NOT WANT TO.

    Congress is a parallel society today.  An completely insular world generating under its own power via corporations and the 1% funding their every move.

    They no longer represent the people of this country.  They represent themselves and their oligarch puppeteers.  

    If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

    by livjack on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 02:29:40 PM PST

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    •  Harry Reid needs his feet held to the fire (2+ / 0-)
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      until he can say definitively whether he's with the Sherrod Browns and Elizabeth Warrens or with the James Inhofes and Mitch McConnells of the Senate when it comes to holds and filibusters.
      Does he serve the people of our country, or the monied?
      To whom does he pay his allegiance, besides lip service?
      How hot does it have to get for him to make this declaration clear???

      "We must not confuse absolutism for principle." - Barack Obama

      by Beastly Fool on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 04:03:26 PM PST

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