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    the Dem politicians serving our corporate masters?

    They can come through for us on certain cultural gains because these gains are good for the market.  

    They can toss us occasional table scraps acknowledging women's reproductive freedom and gay marriage rights because these concessions in no way hinder the corporate agenda. Women now have to work for families to maintain a reasonably middle-class lifestyle, so it makes no sense to cling to old patriarchal policies that hinder women's contribution to the work force and confine them in the prison of family life. And it makes perfect sense to stop demonizing gays and start equalizing them with everyone else in terms of civil rights, given that gays are perceived as better educated with very marketable talents and considerable discretionary income.

    The real test of how progressive our Dem politicians is this: are they ready to fight for something that's a social good but might require sacrificing some potential profit?

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