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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 05:01 PM
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There's still room under the bus.
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There's still room under the bus.

In spite of all the people we have thrown under the bus here, there is still room for more.

This week we have thrown Jane Hamsher under the of our most powerful health care voices. After her 3 bouts with cancer, I would say she is an authority on the reality of cancer drugs and their cost. Sure Eshoo's response was powerful, and she was not thrown under the bus. Just Jane.

Recently we have thrown Paul Krugman under the wheels of the bus for saying that that progressives could get behind the health care plan as a start. He has been flattened many times since being under the bus.

This week we threw Howard Dean under the bus for an appearance on Countdown in which he said that though these were not the plans he wanted, he would vote for them. I disagree because I wanted more, but I am not going to throw him under the bus yet. I have not read the plan, so I don't know all the benefits in it.

Not long ago Helen Thomas joined the other truthspeakers under the bus for being critical of Obama.

Even Naomi Klein had her time under the bus for implying that the Nobel Peace prize was a "pat on the head for good behavior" that was hoped for. I disagree with her, but her writings are enough to allow her back out from under.

Today there was an attempt to throw the netroots under the bus for supporting a primary run against Joe Lieberman in 2006. Turns out that is what made him act like a Republican.

I am not very happy with some things going on now since we took control. I am not happy about the demise of public education that is coming under this administration...and I say so often. I am sick about my taxpayer money going to rescue failing Catholic schools in Florida.

I am not happy with the way women's rights are being ignored by our party now in order to make the religious right happy.

But you don't throw your most outspoken voices under the bus if you don't get your way.

If we do that we give them a reason to distance from us as too extreme, even though we are not.

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