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  •  The view that we're just not good enough... (4+ / 0-)
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    meg, Rich in PA, farbuska, Uberbah

    ...for the Real Progressive Barack Obama is truly bizarre.

    Look: large majorities of the public favored such things as the public option and ending the Bush Obama tax cuts for the very rich. That these things didn't happen is not the fault of a "critical mass of the American people."

    I see no evidence whatsoever that Obama would prefer to govern any further to the left than he is actually governing.

    But if you need to argue that Real Progressive Barack Obama is being constrained by forces beyond his control, I'd look first to the financial industry and the military-industrial complex. Unlike the "critical mass of the American people," they have actual pull in our nation's capital.

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