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    I'm embarrassed FOR you.
    You're comment brims with clueless emotions. It's people like you who have made it impossible to reform the democratic party, which used to fight for the little guy.

    Your new home at TPM has been trying to educate you but some people are ineducable, so emotionally attached are they to an idealized world.


    But there’s the third point that I think is most important to understanding what’s going on here. This isn’t only about President Obama’s negotiating acumen. In conversations with the president’s key advisors and the President himself over the last three years one point that has always come out to me very clearly is that the President really believes in the importance of the Grand Bargain. He thinks it’s an important goal purely on its own terms. That’s something I don’t think a lot of his diehard supporters fully grasp. He thinks it’s important in longrange fiscal terms (and there’s some reality to that). But he always believes it’s important for the country and even for the Democratic party to have a big global agreement that settles the big fiscal policy for a generation and let’s the country get on to other issues — social and cultural issues, the environment, building the economy etc.

    This has always struck me as a very questionable analysis of the where the country is politically and what it needs. But I put it forward because I don’t think these moves can really be understood outside of this context.


    kos should take you up on your constant threats to leave so we can have a reality based site.

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