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  •  I'm sorry. Was there an annointing? Did someone (0+ / 0-)

    set up a secret club complete with secret handshake so that only people who know it can call themselves "the base"?  

    You declare:  

    OUR policies are supported by 60%+ of the nation. The ones he's enacted are supported by 30%. Delude yourself all you want then actually ask working class people what they think.

    Yeah - "OUR policies".  And just how many of "OUR policies" do you think he would have gotten if he HADN'T handed the GOP what they were demanding, albeit temporarily?  I know plenty of working class people and came out of them myself, and I know damn well that the working stiffs I know are more than happy that they had their social security extended and their social security taxes temporarily reduced and THEIR tax cuts extended along with the Bush tax cuts.  

    There's the old saying:  "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."  NO ONE who knows anything about how Washington works and understands the sausage-making they call the legislative process believed that Obama was going to get anywhere with trying to enact "OUR policies" without handing the GOP what they wanted.  He was serious when he called them hostage takers, but he was also correct that he was not going to budge them.

    •  The BASE (0+ / 0-)

      are actual Progressives who support DEMOCRATIC policies. PROGRESSIVE policies. Not born again reaganism like a new sect that has shown up recently on dk and just love love loves the new Reaganism.

      Voters will choose a person who fights a losing battle for his principles over one who fights winning battles against them every time.

      by cdreid on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 10:37:56 AM PST

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      •  Oh look at you, making biting personal (0+ / 0-)

        attacks on everyone who isn't as PURE as you and the "real" base.  You should join the Tea Party with such sophisticated thinking.  There are plenty of people who are progressives and liberals and want progressive advances and achievements.  Unfortunately, since most of them don't live in their Mommy's basements or at their Doritos stained keyboards and actually inhabit the real world they tend to tailor their expectations - not their wishes but their expectations - to what can be achieved realistically, not to the self-described fantasyland inhabited by people who make themselves seem special by saying they and only they can call themselves the "base".  

        •  HAhahahahaha wow (0+ / 0-)

          man.. seirously

          Unfortunately, since most of them don't live in their Mommy's basements or at their Doritos stained keyboards and actually inhabit the real world

          You get your garbage Straight from freerepublic? Lmfao. And you dont wanna compare "real world" resumes.

          Voters will choose a person who fights a losing battle for his principles over one who fights winning battles against them every time.

          by cdreid on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 02:42:45 PM PST

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