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  •  I Agree With FleetAdmiral on this Point. (1+ / 0-)
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    Too many people assume that Dems believe in certain principles. I've seen so many variations of the argument, "if only Obama would listen to his heart..." The problem is that Obama and many Dems simply don't believe in the liberal policies that would help the country. That would explain why they negotiate from positions of weakness or are willing to capitulate, because they really don't want to win. They're technically Dems so they have to at least somewhat appear to be fighting with the repugs to enact good policy; but it's all theater.

    My back is spineless. My back is yellow. I am the American non-voter. -The Simpsons, Episode 2, Season 3, "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"

    by Aspe4 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 09:48:55 AM PST

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    •  that's hardly what I was saying (0+ / 0-)

      It's just the same "you're either principles or you have no principles" argument rewrapped, which is the exact opposite of what I'm arguing

    •  We Agree on the Basic Idea Many Dems (0+ / 0-)

      don't share the same principles as liberals. The difference is that I took the argument a little further to draw a different conclusions from that fact than what you are doing. I'm not saying you're a republican either. But, using health insurance reform as an example, many Dems seemed to want the same thing as the repugs did.

      My back is spineless. My back is yellow. I am the American non-voter. -The Simpsons, Episode 2, Season 3, "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"

      by Aspe4 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 10:03:14 AM PST

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