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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:37 PM
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18. The last time a Democratic president listened to the DLC we steadily lost control of Congress
and then we lost the Presidency. And for the next eight years, the DLC regularly attacked liberals. I've heard decades of liberal-bashing from right-wing conservatives: by now I recognize it instinctively -- and that's what comes from the DLC

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