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  •  It doesn't matter what progressives think... (0+ / 0-)

    What options are there? Not vote and have another Bush elected? Obama, Rahm and Axelrod know that they can take the progressives for granted because the vote will always be there.  They have to cater to the middle because the blue dogs and their base in the middle wouldn't half mind if a half-sane Republican was elected.  

    Obama is a blue dog.  He used the progressive left as his foot soldiers and sold them a song and dance.  Blue Dogs need to worry about staying re-elected, so they need to prove they can stand up to Obama and "keep him in check".  

    Rahm is all about controlling the middle.  Bush catered to the farther right and he lost the middle.  

    Giving the progressive wing the big FU on the healthcare bill will be worn as a badge of honor by the Blue Dogs and by Obama, though a little less brazenly.  Democrats only need progressives for elections, then they're forgotten until the next election cycle.  

    Support Rep. Sestak. Don't let the should-be Pennsylvania Republican Primary become the General Election choice.

    by Jonze on Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 03:25:16 PM PDT

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