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  •  Or we can have President Clinton (17+ / 0-)

    And watch her put the final nail in the Middle Class.

    My sense is with the Republican Party living on borrowed time, she fits the bill perfectly. The wealthy are going to toss aside the old get the no nothing haters to back their  economic agenda and instead align themselves with the socially progressive corporatist who will let the people have any freedom they want, as long as it doesn't effect their bottom line. In this brave new world you will be able to marry whoever you want but won't be able to afford to do so and a women will have the right to choose but won't be able to afford for any of the options.

    •  The Dems are far too experienced now (18+ / 0-)

      with campaigning as progressives and then governing as Republican lite.  

      As I said in my Top Comments diary last night, as the GOP has continued their relentless march to the right, Democrats have swooped in to inhabit the political space they've vacated.  The progressive portion of the political space is now like a vacant lot.

      Small wonder the US has such a pitiful election day turnout when people are forced to choose not the best candidate, but the lesser of 2 evils and mostly get disappointed with whichever side wins.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:39:03 AM PST

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    •  O'Malley (3+ / 0-)
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      Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he's preparing for a possible run for president.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      The Democrat tells The Washington Post
      (http://wapo.st/...) that he can't waste time waiting for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to decide whether she'll run in 2016. He says he needs to get started on the groundwork for a national campaign.

      On Friday, O'Malley reported raising nearly $1.7 million last year with his political action committee, O' Say Can You See.

      O'Malley says he's been speaking with foreign- and domestic-policy experts to flesh out his thinking about "a better way forward for our country." He has traveled to other states around the country over the last year to raise his profile, but he won't say when he'll decide on whether to launch a White House bid.

      In 2012, the top 5 percent of earners were responsible for 38 percent of domestic consumption, up from 28 percent in 1995, the researchers found.

      by anyname on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 01:56:32 PM PST

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      •  as an alternative? (3+ / 0-)
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        As a Maryland resident, I can state with confidence that O'Malley doesn't stand a chance if Clinton decides to run.  They guy doesn't have the charisma to compete on the national stage.

        Secrecy breeds hypocrisy.

        by YankInUK on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 06:53:46 PM PST

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        •  been watching him on (0+ / 0-)

          appearances on MSNBC or CNN for several years; read his quotes if he is in media article...

          he's what I like in politican as far as I know from those
          media connections to the public...

          he doesn't seem to be a diva ... or dramatic but I think
          he has plenty of charisma .... he's very steady and unflappable
          when challenged in media interviews...

          and with other stuff I think he has something to offer

          In 2012, the top 5 percent of earners were responsible for 38 percent of domestic consumption, up from 28 percent in 1995, the researchers found.

          by anyname on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:18:29 PM PST

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        •  But he still might push the national (0+ / 0-)

          conversation to the left which would obviously be a good thing.

          "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

          by annan on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 07:41:54 AM PST

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    •  You just described Gov Cuomo of NY! (5+ / 0-)
      The wealthy are going to toss aside the old get the no nothing haters to back their  economic agenda and instead align themselves with the socially progressive corporatist who will let the people have any freedom they want, as long as it doesn't effect their bottom line. In this brave new world you will be able to marry whoever you want but won't be able to afford to do so and a women will have the right to choose but won't be able to afford for any of the options.

      Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

      by Mannie on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:37:38 PM PST

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