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  •  Politicians like Sanchez personify the distinction (4+ / 0-)

    between progressives and rank & file, shut-up-and-do-what-you're-told Democrats.

    She's the latter, btw. (at least in my opinion)

    "Anyone with an aquarium knows that if you change the temperature and chemistry of the water, you're asking for trouble... big trouble." -- Oceanographer David Gallo

    by markthshark on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:18:14 AM PDT

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    •  that remark is not completely fair (7+ / 0-)

      She is confirming our suspicions without formally divorcing herself from the club that allows her the information to do so.  It is our obligation to pressure the club to make this open to the people.

      I think there is merit in the course she took.

      •  My opinion does not reflect on her... (1+ / 0-)
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        "tip of the iceberg" comment. (for which I actually respect her a bit more now)

        But rather, my opinion is based upon the fact that she's basically a blue dog, as evidenced by her membership in the blue dog's latest iteration, the self-professed "moderates" who make up the NDC. (New Democratic Coalition) Which is also affectionately known by another name on Capitol Hill, the "Republican-lite Caucus."

        If there were any "moderates" left in the Republican party to work with, then the NDC might prove a bit useful. But there aren't any left. So, the NDC has essentially supplanted moderate Republicans in Congress.

        And that makes them part of the problem in Congress.

        Not the solution.

        "Anyone with an aquarium knows that if you change the temperature and chemistry of the water, you're asking for trouble... big trouble." -- Oceanographer David Gallo

        by markthshark on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:32:55 PM PDT

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