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  •  What makes you think Franken... (0+ / 0-)

    ...will never go out on a limb?  I have no qualms with him feeling out his job.  It's easy for us to say, stand up and fight for your principles! when you don't have to work with the actual senators.  

    Yes, we have high hopes for him, but really, the guy hasn't been there for long.  He already caught a lot of fire (and praise here on dkos) for telling Lieberman to STFU when he was the chair during some debate.  

    Sorry, calling someone out for not going out a limb "pulling a Franken" seems a bit much for me.

    "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

    by xsonogall on Wed Jan 06, 2010 at 02:26:32 PM PST

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    •  I am not really interested in making excuses (1+ / 0-)
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      or understanding their plight in being in a new job.

      I am also not much interested in saying what I would do in the role because I don't expect them to be like me. I expect them to be better than me.

      What is "easy" for us to do is what I see here: make excuses for them. Try to rationalize why they aren't doing what they can maximally be doing. For example, you view may make sense if we did not see progressive after so called "great progressive" go into these bodies of Congress to behave the same way as the rest of the progressives that are in Congress.

      My feeling is that part of the issue is that many are happy just to hear them say the right things rather than pressure them.

      It is easier to be angry at a Lieberman than to realize that Lieberman is just using the same power that others have, but are not using.

      I am not callin ganyone anything. This is your mindset. Not mine. My mine set is- what are the list of behaviors that I see missing from progressive right now? What behaviors would I like to see there.

      I am not interested in just having them mouth the words that I would like to hear anymore. I would like some sense of their character.

      Many here seem to be okay with just hearing the words.

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