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  •  Obama: "I can tell you this because I know it--... (3+ / 0-)
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    doraphasia, jamess, 3goldens

    (@ 4:29 in segment #2)

    ...that unless politicians are pushed, we will not do the right thing..."  
    As the POTUS has reminded us more than once, politicians--republicans, and Democrats... will not do the right thing unless pushed--pushed hard and pushed constantly.  All politicians, at least some of the time, with very, very few exceptions.  

    Their excuses range from "we don't have enough votes", to "bipartisanship", to "fiscal constraints", to.... just about any excuse they can come up with.  It's far easier to pull excuses out of their butts politicians' doublespeak playbooks than it is for them to govern with courage and conviction, and against the dictates of their lobbyist and corporate sponsors.

    Time and time again the politicians in Washington have proven that they are not inclined to "do the right thing" unless citizens "go out and make me do it...".

    Republicans have repeatedly proven that they will keep doing the wrong thing because:  (Both their corporate sponsors and) their ignorant, fearful and bigoted supporters have kept pressuring them to doing the wrong thing.

    Getting politicians to do the right thing is an uphill battle, and difficult battle, with no guarantee of success.  But, it's a battle that will certainly be lost if not fought at all.

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