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  •  I don't know what factors went into the deal (1+ / 0-)
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    Obama is not stupid, and he's not an enemy to progressives. I want transparency so I can better judge whether his deal was smart or dumb.

    •  Is Obama a friend of progressives? (2+ / 0-)
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      EvilPaula, Wom Bat

      We are trying to be his friend but how many times does he have to tell us to go away before we get the point.

      •  We're one year in (1+ / 0-)
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        We're on the verge of historic legislation -- despite Obama's hands being tied by a near-depression.

        I think it's far too early to say he doesn't care about us, or that his decisions/rhetoric abandoned us.

        I'd rather see "moderate" rhetoric leading to real progressive change, than righteous rhetoric leading to nothing!

        •  see DOJ coverups and Treasury actions. (1+ / 0-)
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          Or DOD black ops.  Or endless war?  How about torture.  Indefinite detention?  The list is long already...

          His policies in many areas have proved to be anti-Progressive.

          Not saying he wasn't left a catastrophe to deal with.  Just saying that Progressives haven't found much of an advocate in Obama.

          Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night.

          by Glorfindel on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 08:50:22 AM PDT

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          •  Lilly Lebetter, Mattthew Shepard, tax cuts aimed (0+ / 0-)

            at the middle class instead of the rich...

            Picture a bright blue ball just spinnin' spinnin' free. It's dizzy with possibility.

            by lockewasright on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 09:20:31 AM PDT

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