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Shifting coalitions

In the shifting issues that come up, there are many who will fight you on something while agreeing with you on others. Too often, as with many Blue Dogs' voting, their motives are attacked unfairly. In a previous posting, I showed that one Blue Dog had 40 to 50 thousand voters in his district with ties to pharmaceutical companies. He was excoriated as being a toady to the companies, and, ludicrously, was admonished to pay attention to his voters, when it looks as tho he had actually done so.

Huge reservoirs of ill will are left over from the healthcare reform. What should have happened was to press forward on those points in which a majority of both parties could agree, which would have left a better base for moving forward on other issues. Consider the anticorporate nature of the Tea Party people for alliances.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, Pa.

Jul 15 2010 - 12:55pm

Obama fooled progressives

The Obama presidency has been a disaster for the progressive world. Obama and those around him pulled the old "Clinton Two-Step," cynically lying to and manipulating progressives on essentially all issues, in order to get elected. Since being elected, Ovama has turned out to be a "moderate" Republican president. Let's all hope for one term only.

Seymour Friendly

Seattle, WA

Jul 6 2010 - 1:18am