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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:47 PM

Progressive Mag: Obama, Baldwin, Warren Lead Progressive Victory

What a great election!


Tuesday night was a great night for progressives. President Obama, who didn’t always govern as a progressive (and on some issues, like civil liberties, drones, the coup in Honduras, and the bank bailout, never governed as a progressive), ran decisively as a progressive, pulling off a surprisingly big margin of victory in the Electoral College and won the popular vote, as well.

His campaign themes were about ending wars, preserving Medicare and Social Security for our seniors, and defending the Affordable Care Act and the right of people not to be denied coverage if they have a preexisting condition. He talked about helping kids out of poverty by making college more affordable and building “sturdy ladders” to the middle class, fighting for good manufacturing jobs, making the rich pay their fair share of taxes, supporting the right to choose, upholding gay rights, and battling the entrenched interests in Washington whose only concern is to cater to the most well off.

the rest at http://www.progressive.org/obama-baldwin-warren-lead-progressive-victory

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