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    A shill is on the payroll or otherwise has a non disclosed association with the organization.   Here water carrying just refers to doing the work of helping the GOP make the case for their policies by explicitly or implicitly advocating for those policies.   In this example, we know that there are several fundamental policy disagreements between the parties.  For example, Republicans think the deficit is a bigger problem than jobs, that environmental regulation is bad for the economy (false), or that social security is the cause of the deficit (also False).  So when Democrats adopt these ideas, they are conceding that the GOP world view is correct and that the progressive one is incorrect.  Thus, by conceding these issues in the spirit of compromise, they are helping push the GOP agenda forward while hindering the progressive agenda.  Thus, these democrats are doing the work of the GOP or "water carrying"

    It is a statement about the effects of their actions, not the intent.   I think it is mostly unwitting and born out of naïveté.

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 12:07:26 PM PDT

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