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  •  The reluctance of various forces ... (5+ / 0-)

    ...in Washington makes it all the more imperative (and obligatory) on the part of progressives (particularly, left-progressives) to push harder. That's what we always have to do - and the return on investment is often low, but without our pushing, nothing EVER gets done. That was true in the FDR era, too.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 12:24:43 PM PST

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    •  Obama was the better of the two choices - (2+ / 0-)
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      that never meant he was a progressive.  I knew he was a centrist, and I still campaigned, donated and pulled the lever for him.  I sure as h*ll wasn't going to do it for McCain.  I also knew I'd have to bust my hump pushing Obama left wherever possible. (The only problem is, it's only 10 months and I'm tired.  Too many battles from which to pick! lol)

      *this space available for lease if you have something appropriately witty for me to share*

      by xysea on Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 01:08:42 PM PST

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      •  Ain't that the truth. (0+ / 0-)

        We progressives need to pace ourselves, take time to recharge occasionally and stay in the fight.

        I hoped there would be a break after the election and we could all just kick up our heels and watch the President restore balance but, alas, we better keep pushing.

        Scary thought: it's entirely possible democratic leaders will read the inevitable losses in the House and Senate next year to become even more conservative.
        I'm not sure how they could become more conservative but let's buckle our seatbelts because it's very likely.

        Ordell Robbie: Is that what I think it is? Jackie Brown: What do you think it is?

        by dclawyer06 on Thu Dec 03, 2009 at 04:02:04 PM PST

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