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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:08 PM

The filbuster sell-out kind of explains Obama's "surprisingly liberal" inauguration speech. [View all]

I'll admit I was surprised at how liberal Obama's inauguration speech was. He sounded more like Campaign Obama than President Obama, and it left me wondering if he was actually sincere about pursuing the items he talked about.

But once Reid reversed his position on filibuster reform, it all made sense again. It was exactly the same thing as Rockefeller promising to fight for a public option when it had no chance, then deciding he was against it when Reconciliation became the means of passing the bill and a public option was actually achievable.

This is what corporate Democrats do. They support all the right things-- but only when they can't actually pass them into law.

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