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Friday, February 18, 2011

Obama "gets it"

The progressive base of the Democratic Party has been at odds with President Obama for months, if not years. From health care, to tax cuts, to trade deals, progressives have felt undercut by the president. People like me have always felt the president is doing his best to promote the progressive agenda, but his strong response to the situation in Wisconsin is reaching progressives at the gut level. According to this story in the Washington Post, Obama and his political organization Organizing for America have been at the forefront of protests over the governor's attempt to weaken collective bargaining power. He even took the unusual step of inviting a Milwaukee TV station into the White House for an interview on the matter. He is there when it most matters for the progressive movement and we won't forget it this time.

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