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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:25 PM

 

A Letter I Wish Progressive Groups Would Send to Their Members

"Dear Progressives,

With President Obama’s second term underway and huge decisions looming on Capitol Hill, consider this statement from Howard Zinn: “When a social movement adopts the compromises of legislators, it has forgotten its role, which is to push and challenge the politicians, not to fall in meekly behind them.”

With so much at stake, we can’t afford to forget our role. For starters, it must include public clarity.

Let’s face it: despite often nice-sounding rhetoric from the president, this administration has continued with a wide range of policies antithetical to progressive values.

Corporate power, climate change and perpetual war are running amok while civil liberties and economic fairness take a beating. President Obama has even put Social Security and Medicare on the table for cuts."
Continued at: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/23

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:16 AM

1. Progressives dont need that letter. And Conserva-Dems dont want it. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:36 AM

2. Why don't progressives need the letter? n/t

 

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Response to MadHound (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:49 AM

3. There isnt anything in the letter that progressives dont already know too well.

I appreciate the post, just trying to convey my frustrations.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:51 AM

4. Oh, I understand that,

 

But I think some progressives need to reminded.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:57 AM

5. Yes I understand. Thanks for posting. nm

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