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  •  Oh really? (0+ / 0-)

    incremental, sure, but way better than the alternative

    I would say that this election just put to rest any belief that Incrementalism works.

    What "alternative" do you mean?  Please explain.  Are you going to go with the "Obama is not a Dictator" memo?

    Cuz that dog don't hunt. Any.More.

    So I'd love to hear about this "alternative" that was so important to be avoided.

    Where have all the mainstream Republicans gone? Apparently they're working for the Democrats in DC.---James Kresnik

    by ohmyheck on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 06:43:02 AM PDT

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    •  The alternative I meant was doing nothing (0+ / 0-)

      No stimulus vs half assed stimulus
      No health care insurance reform vs half assed etc
      No financial reform vs, well, almost no financial reform
      Hell, Obama lowered the deficit and lowered taxes

      Reread my first comment, I am not saying they did enough, certainly not enough for me anyway. I am saying that they did a lousy job of touting what they did actually do so as to fire up the vote. Also of not taking advantage of free gifts like the opportunity to end DADT recently, where all they had to do was ... nothing. And they didn't. Or depressing CA turnout by preemptively coming out against Prop 19, though we fortunately dodged that bullet.

      Speaking of which, it's been said before but worth saying again, want to boost Dem turnout for the next 5-10 years across the board? Push legal cannabis. It's dead obvious. But will we go there? Doubt it.

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