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Prepare to get totally fucked on financial reform (if you think you aren't already)

Career "progressive" Chris Bowers, who has done virtually no work on the topic and rarely, if ever, links to the econobloggers who are doing the work, is about to do for financial reform what he just finished doing for health insurance reform.

Can't somebody invent a way to bill for following Bowers around with a baggie and a little shovel?

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Submitted by beowulf on

about to do for financial reform what he just finished doing for health insurance reform...

So when the White House brokers a Senate-House compromise and the president gives a rousing speech urging House Progressives to support his bold plan to bring back (privatized) debtor prisons and and warming their heart with love by thanking them for their unquestioning, automatic obedience, I guess we can look forward to Chris taking a bow.

He'll declare his firm belief that but for his (and our!) relentless lobbying, that Obama would not have "kinda sorta promised to work on" air-conditioning the prisons in the future.

Hearing President Obama thank House Progressives honestly made me feel good. Most of the time, it feels like progressives are a punching bag. Often, President Obama uses us as a foil, saying thing like "some on the left believe X crazy thing, and some on the right believe Y crazy thing. I believe sensible Z thing in between those two." His chief of staff tells us efforts to pressure conservative Democrats are "f*cking stupid.". And then administration supporters online yell at you when you fight back.


So yeah, it feels good to hear President Obama acknowledge our efforts in a positive, rather than a derogatory way. And it is appreciated.

http://openleft.com/diary/17694/obama-sa...

Submitted by lambert on

Full sentence:

Hearing President Obama thank House Progressives honestly made me feel good.

See, "honestly" means either that Obama is being honest in his thanks, or Bowers is being honest in his feelings. But not both.