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  •  If there were a lot of progressives upset, they (4+ / 0-)

    would've voted Green.  But almost nobody did.

    20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
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    Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
    UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

    by jncca on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:42:41 PM PDT

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    •  If there were a lot of progressives upset, the (1+ / 0-)
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      DLC/DCCC would feel fulfilled, but, by your measure they're no doubt very remorseful.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:47:34 PM PDT

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      •  They didn't upset progressives (0+ / 0-)

        I'm a progressive and I'm happy, and my progressive friends were as well (not at the result, but at her campaign)

        20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        politicohen.com
        Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

        by jncca on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:03:56 PM PDT

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        •  Ah, well, fiscal restraint+military spending+ (0+ / 0-)

          no tax increases+ "bipartisanship" and, from what I hear, anti labor/unions isn't exactly what some other folks call "progressive", but to each their own, including language, I guess.

          That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

          by enhydra lutris on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:01:18 PM PDT

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          •  I tell you what... (0+ / 0-)

            Next time there's a special election in South Carolina, we'll get Bernie Sanders to resign his Senate seat and move down there so we can run a real progressive. Because obviously, that's what wins in a district that Romney won by nearly 20 points, outright socialism!

            Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 26 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

            by NMLib on Wed May 08, 2013 at 12:33:49 AM PDT

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