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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:25 PM
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95. But if we can get you and others to understand that the problem was and has always been
Blue Dog, milquetoast Democrats in the House and Senate who have been impeding progress since Obama entered office, I think we'll feel better.

I'm not at all suggesting that Obama did everything right. He was a punk-ass on several fronts, believing that pragmatism would win out the day. In the end, he ended up playing grown up while the Republicans and their Teabagging syncophants stood back and watched from the sidelines, lauging at the Democrats all along.

The House could have taken up the Bush tax issue before the elections. They could have introduced the Appropriations bills prior to the elections, but they were too cowardly to do so.

These actions, including DADT and DOMA, are congressional or legislative actions. The president can do little to intervene besides making a speech.

Think about the media and its corporate ownership. Obama made thousands of speeches, going out on the stomp day after day. Ask yourself if any of those speeches were televised outside of C-SPAN. They weren't.

Our job is to work to get MORE, not less, progressives elected to the local levels. That's how we make true progress. If we gave Obama more progressives, he won't be able to back down, no matter how much he may fight back.

And finally, give him a second term, and put more progressives in office, I think he'll move leftward. He doesn't have to worry about being reelected, so that frees him to be who he really is.

It won't help us, however, if we allow the Republicans to take the Senate and/or put more Blue Dogs in office.
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