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  •  While I'm really disappointed in Edwards' (3+ / 0-)
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    personal failings, to say the least, I applaud him for taking on the  issue of poverty.

    Why is it that the Dems who were doing a decent job speaking truth to power - Edwards, Wiener, Spitzer - can't keep it zipped?  And the Republicans who have the same failing, like Vitter and Sanford, are still out there pushing their regressive agenda.

    Maybe we need chastity belts for our male reps.

    •  Part of the issue (2+ / 0-)
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      Is that Americans have a hard time separating personal from professional.  Very prone to moralizing inappropriately

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 09:49:45 PM PDT

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    •  Perhaps a common trait: risk taking? (0+ / 0-)

      to answer your zipper question. For it can be seen as risky to one's career for a pol to talk about poverty so much, or to stand up to power in the media or to fight Wall St.

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 07:05:35 AM PDT

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