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  •  There Was No Opportunity. (12+ / 0-)

    No more than there was "opportunity" in the mid 70's when the strength of the people was many times greater than today.

    09, as mid 70's, was a time when numerous things if done would've fit together with various factors of those times to have made a world of difference.

    But we weren't capable of acting, at either moment.

    To begin with we always have a conservative Senate majority, it's not even imaginable to have a progressive majority.

    As for filibuster proof strength, we only had that for a few weeks between the final seating of Al Franken in summer 09 and when Teddy Kennedy was gone shortly after.

    Otherwise the Republicans always had filibuster strength against moderately progressive policy, and conservatives between both parties ensured there was no prayer for major progressive policy, for example a public option in health care which compared to the financial issues was a small tidbit of progressivism.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 08:20:34 AM PDT

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