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  •  why did pelosi do it? (10+ / 0-)

    why on earth would pelosi put this to a vote? she is speaker- seperate powers. pelosi put it on the floor and progressives rebelled in a infamous act. why? without the progressive tax code what do the dems even stand for anymore?

    •  I think Pelosi didn't read _The Great Unraveling_ (4+ / 0-)

      See my comment below, I think Congress needs more consciousness-raising.

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 06:27:44 PM PST

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      •  They think things are not as desperate as many of (1+ / 0-)
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        us think they are.

        And in the immediate term, they may not be.

        But each surrender, each caving in to the same disheartening  and counterproductive policies, each passionate denunciation of principles that are getting in the way of a style of pragmatism that is so short-sighted and naive that it beggars the imaginiation - each time it happens, more of us give up to despair and anger.

        We lose hope and lose faith that change will ever, can ever come to revive our democracy and our economy so they both serve the people instead of a small group that has little need for or loyalty to our government or indeed our country.

        Maybe our country and our economy are both futher away from the edge than we think.  

        Maybe they are right.

        Here's the thing though.

        Three years ago, many of us read the signs of a coming collapse of our economy and they assured us that everything was fine, the fundamentals of our economy were sound.

        Well they seem to be telling us today that the fundamentals of our democracy are sound.

        Yeah.  Maybe.  But this time I can't help remembering.

        They've been wrong before.  

        Bipartisanship for its own sake is no virtue. Partisanship for the sake of what is right is no vice.

        by Into The Woods on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 07:03:27 PM PST

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    •  Good soldier. Responsiblities of leadership (2+ / 0-)
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      Ethics.  Good government.  Responsible, mature, intelligent.

      Support your President.

      Senate won't support you anyway, so why bust your ass and take the heat.

      I don't agree with the decision, but you can almost hear what she has been slammed with in the last week.  

      Bipartisanship for its own sake is no virtue. Partisanship for the sake of what is right is no vice.

      by Into The Woods on Thu Dec 16, 2010 at 06:51:48 PM PST

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