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Response to redqueen (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:14 PM

42. I never did think it was a good compromise

and that was before I got the numbers from CTJ. Seeing the numbers kinda makes me furious about it.

I kinda thought it was acceptable, a necessary evil to prevent McCain from winning, but I also always hoped that a Democratic Congress would push that limit lower.

Given Obama's track record, I guess we will be lucky if the end result is $250,000. But I am still a lone voice pleading with people to ask for more. To not be happy with what is in actuality a very, very bad compromise.

Which will probably help fuel that talking point. If Obama stands firm, they will say he doesn't compromise. Well, Pelosi or Reid or Sanders or Baldwin or the Progressive Caucus or the CBC should be on the other side (with me, since I appear to be leading the charge) pointing out our disgust with $250,000. That $250,000 is already a compromise that we HATE. Hate it as much as Republicans do, but for different reasons.

Because the RWNM is gearing up to pound Obama for daring to stand firm instead of "reaching out to the other side". Well goddamit, giving them 73% is already MORE than half. Far more than half. That's how far he is already reaching out.

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