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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-11 11:20 AM
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146. Tail Wagging the Dog
Edited on Sat Sep-03-11 11:22 AM by Roy Rolling
I think this is a case of the tail wagging the dog. Progressives have an honest and visceral belief system of fairness, equality, and effectiveness. Candidates that will carry out policies that advance those beliefs will get our support. We are not hero-worshippers that will support a candidate just because they have the Democratic-brand burned in their skin.

Typically, Democrats supported a progressive versus reactionary agenda. If they stray, they lose support. In an election between a bad choice and a worse choice we will support the bad choice. But a non-progressive and reactionary Democrat will not get the support of progressives , in general, unless the opponent is bat-shit crazy.

And that is the good news for Obama---he will win IN SPITE of his policies, not because of his policies.
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