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  •  you're right, to a point. (2+ / 0-)
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    progressives seem to want various things pass which pretty much literally have no chance of getting passed

    the problem is that those "various things" like getting out of iraq, imposing meaningful regulations on wall street, medicare for all, etc., reflect the will of the people. all of the people; not just self-ID'd progressives.

    so if "our" representatives are unable to do the will of the great majority of the american people, why are you ragging on progressives? instead of asking us to lower, or even suspend our reasonable expectations, wouldn't your time be better spent making the dems accountable for failing us?

    msnbc = fox = bullshit

    by output on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 09:19:18 AM PST

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    •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

      the point is that if they can't get it passed because they can't get it passed ie it gets filibustered in the Senate or whatever, then what would you have them do?

    •  Why should Democrats be punished for (0+ / 0-)

      Republican obstruction?

      "Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected" ~Mahatma Gandhi

      by Kiku on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 10:03:35 AM PST

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      •  why? because when they needlessly capitulate (0+ / 0-)

        Why should Democrats be punished for Republican obstruction?

        to it - i.e.  when they have the voters, and the truth on their side a majority in both houses and the white house - they own it.

        msnbc = fox = bullshit

        by output on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 10:16:13 AM PST

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        •  Well (0+ / 0-)

          You guys took care of that, got just want you wanted.  We got rid of the Blue Dogs who voted with us sometimes, we have a more pure party now, handed those seats right the Republicans who never vote with us.  Congratulations!

          Elect more Republicans!  Good political strategy!

          And how do you propose to win back those seats in conservative districts?

          "Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected" ~Mahatma Gandhi

          by Kiku on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 10:37:26 AM PST

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