...this "why aren't Democrats fighting for this on the left" argument is infuriating. We did fight for this on the left. It was called an election. We fought for 7 more Senate seats, two dozen House seats, and the White House in a massive landslide. Voting for a party platform is just that kind of fight. The White House has responded in kind by sitting on its ass.
Obama is effectively sitting back and hoping his hands don't get dirty. And that is in no way a a failure of motivation on the party of any progressive activist. That is entirely a failure of leadership and Obama deserves to be called on that.
1. Prometheus selectively stole fire from the gods, and redistributed it to people who were fire-challenged. (Social Justice; General Badassitry)
2. Prometheus holds an upraised torch. (Apolitical, Hate-Fueled Snark; Zero-Comment Music Videos; Intermittent Food Prøn)
3. Prometheus obviously possesses a pretty titanic wad, which he has prudently girded with a steel nutsack. (Fiscal Prudence; Commitment to Retaining America’s Status as Sole Global Superpower)
4. Prometheus stands triumphant over some reclining (boring? drunk? dead?) guy, who doesn’t look like he’s going to be trolling the comment threads any time soon. (Medicare-for-All with a Robust Private Option)
As a nation, we begin by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty--to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy.
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