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Response to Hekate (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:00 PM

74. It just occurred to me: we have to consider the possibility that what calls itself "the Left" didn't

step up for this filibuster reform vote, so, instead of Reid killing a vote because it was going to succeed (which is what I was thinking), maybe he killed it because it wasn't going to succeed.

Why wouldn't what calls itself "the Left" step up and phone-lobby for a talking filibuster? Hypothesis: what calls itself "the Left" REALLY does contain more Right Wingers than I previously thought and all of the research publishing about their tendencies toward terrorism lately has them in a vengeance frame of mind - AND - MoveOn + Tea Party marriage is bearing fruit. Labor organizers I have known do not like MoveOn and, now, we might note the migration OUT of unions we're hearing about. I also used to do peace stuff with MoveOn, until righties/Paulites started getting on that band-wagon and I have felt for a while that MoveOn will break hard right against anyone but the old AFLCIO guard, inheritors of Nixon's benediction, and especially hard right against anything coming from the SEIU and IWW.

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