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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 12:43 PM
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43. I think about this when I hear the UAW being lectured by Obama
and others, while Citigroup gets all makes me feel like we are having too much lack of partisanship.

It sounds like many of our Democrats are going to fail the unions now.

Working People and Good Jobs are the Foundation of Our Economy, Not the Problem

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  -Jim Webb spoke in 2007 about the Rubin wing of the party. Defends "populist" anger. madfloridian  Nov-23-08 12:40 PM   #0 
  - Damn right I am angry.  Vincardog   Nov-23-08 12:46 PM   #1 
  - Webb is great.  Ashy Larry   Nov-23-08 12:53 PM   #2 
  - K&R  JDwho   Nov-23-08 01:05 PM   #3 
  - Too bad that what we'll actually get is "soft Democratic Party Corporatism".  scarletwoman   Nov-23-08 01:16 PM   #4 
  - Second that (n/t)  kenzee13   Nov-25-08 07:03 AM   #40 
  - Excellent points. She be it's own post.  Dr.Phool   Nov-25-08 06:51 PM   #42 
  - Rubin was one of the strongest proponents of deregulating  pscot   Nov-23-08 01:22 PM   #5 
  - And his protege Timmy Geithner..  girl gone mad   Nov-23-08 01:41 PM   #6 
     - Geithner is for MORE REGULATION  BrentTaylor   Nov-23-08 02:00 PM   #8 
  - TPM: "Can't get around it." post about Rubin policies  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 01:59 PM   #7 
  - I read that piece yesterday  pscot   Nov-23-08 02:32 PM   #9 
  - 6 FRESHMEN in the Senate. Not 6 in the entire Senate. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-23-08 04:33 PM   #10 
  - I know. It is correct in the article. I did not word it correctly at the end.  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 08:19 PM   #13 
     - Ack, I didn't realize it was you that posted this, madfloridian. My sincere apologies.  w4rma   Nov-23-08 09:29 PM   #17 
        - Oh, no offense taken at all.  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 09:38 PM   #18 
  - Weird. I think of Webb as center-right.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-23-08 05:08 PM   #11 
  - In some ways he is. Here's my view...  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 05:23 PM   #12 
  - yes  Two Americas   Nov-24-08 12:09 AM   #29 
  - Jim Webb was a Republican until just a few years ago.  suzie   Nov-25-08 11:44 AM   #41 
  - He is on many things  karynnj   Nov-23-08 08:28 PM   #16 
  - exactly  Two Americas   Nov-24-08 12:19 AM   #31 
  - But it was not just the "personal values" with Webb,  karynnj   Nov-24-08 07:30 AM   #34 
  - We in Virginia.....  JimboBillyBubbaBob   Nov-25-08 06:49 AM   #39 
  - Populism Is Neither Right Nor Left  Crisco   Nov-24-08 09:39 AM   #36 
     - Populism isn't. But Webb is.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-24-08 02:00 PM   #37 
  - That is why Rubin is not Treasury Secretary. He made major  beachmom   Nov-23-08 08:21 PM   #14 
  - He is an advisor and is on the transition team though. And Pelosi gave him exclusive  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 08:28 PM   #15 
     - I don't mind Rubin being an advisor IF he is not the dominant voice.  beachmom   Nov-23-08 10:08 PM   #20 
     - I pretty much agree.  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 11:40 PM   #21 
     - Freshmen Democrats aren't impressionable school-children  Hippo_Tron   Nov-23-08 11:48 PM   #22 
        - Not my point.  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 11:51 PM   #23 
           - Maybe she felt that the members would have ample opportunities to meet with labor on their own  Hippo_Tron   Nov-23-08 11:58 PM   #24 
              - Like they could have met with Rubin on their own.  madfloridian   Nov-23-08 11:59 PM   #25 
                 - I would imagine Rubin is pretty busy in the private sector these days  Hippo_Tron   Nov-24-08 12:05 AM   #26 
                    - Then why didn't she ask them to come when requested by the freshmen.?  madfloridian   Nov-24-08 12:08 AM   #27 
                    - I would say that Rubin isn't paid to meet with members of congress  Hippo_Tron   Nov-24-08 12:11 AM   #30 
                    - AND if you decide to continue this dialogue...  madfloridian   Nov-24-08 12:09 AM   #28 
  - Yep, he talks the talk and is very intelligent, a fighter in campaigns  autorank   Nov-23-08 09:52 PM   #19 
  - kicking it - NT  happychatter   Nov-24-08 02:50 AM   #32 
  - Leftist populists will have a meaningful voice in the Democratic Party  FKA MNChimpH8R   Nov-24-08 02:57 AM   #33 
  - I think he would have been a great VP. But, hey we don't want to  Skwmom   Nov-24-08 07:50 AM   #35 
  - Leaving out the voices of the labor and union advocates.  madfloridian   Nov-24-08 06:25 PM   #38 
     - I think about this when I hear the UAW being lectured by Obama  madfloridian   Nov-26-08 12:43 PM   #43 

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