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  •  Lind is wrong (6+ / 0-)

    The President and Dems have proposed a lot to the working class only to see it blocked immediately by the GOP.  But of course that's Obama's fault for not being LBJ-y enough.  As if any other president ever was.

    •  A very salient point. (5+ / 0-)

      People tend to forget that FDR for example NEVER had to deal with the GOP in the 12+ years he was president.  They were such a minority that he could all but ignore them and focus instead on the different coalitions within the Dem Party.

      Imagine how progressive Obama would have been for example if the Dems had 75 senators and 300+ representatives.  Nancy Pelosi had over 300 pieces of legislation that languished in the Senate in 2009-2011.  Had even HALF of them passed we'd be looking at a far different America right now.  Obamacare for example would have been a Medicare for all expansion.  The stimulus would have been far more robust relying far less on tax cuts.  Social Security would have been enhanced.  Minimum wage would already have been at $10.10.  Gitmo would have been closed and we would have been out of Afghanistan and Iraq long time ago.  

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:23:48 AM PDT

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