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  •  No, you two are actually in agreement (1+ / 0-)
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    You both want precisely the same thing. I'm pretty sure of it. I'm sure that TiMT supports Sanders' proposals from reading his comments. I think he's expressing skepticism that they'll pass. You also expressed skepticism that they'll pass in your diary. You also both agree that the problem is systemic. As do I. All he added was that the President is hamstrung because of that system. And he is. That system, of course, is Capitalism itself. There is no question that we live in a highly dysfunctional Oligarchy or Plutocracy, at least in my mind. I think we're all on the DK to figure out, essentially, how to get out of this and arrive at a more equitable, more just society.

    I haven't seen anyone saying that Sanders shouldn't make his proposals (people may have said this, but I've not seen it if they have, although I've mainly been in this diary today). It strikes me that everyone agrees that they should push for it with their Congress? There is no harm in it. It is of course righteous, in fact. My sense is that some people don't feel that advancement comes from anger at the Government -- even if they are frustrated -- whereas other people feel it does.

    In short, it seems like everyone would like more like Bernie Sanders in Government. There aren't really two sides here that I'm aware of. I think most Pragmatic-oriented Democrats would support Sanders, because his solutions are the very embodiment of Pragmatic ideals (using the older term for Pragmatics, in terms of how Marx might have used it, for example, rather than in the newer terminology, because I can't quite wrap my head around how that's used recently at all, other than to mean "incremental" which doesn't seem applicable here).

    Just my two.

    "There are always two parties; the establishment and the movement." - Emerson

    by mahakali overdrive on Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 11:59:31 AM PST

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