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I'm not arguing that Obama couldn't have done a better job playing defense. Bill Clinton did, though he never passed even a crappy health care bill and he punted on gays in the military.

What I'm saying is that it's not up to Obama. It's up to us. Read that a thousand times if you have to.

And from the paucity of good, positive, persuasive ideas coming out of the ranks of the progressives, I'd say we do.

"Obama sucks," is not a rallying cry. You want a platform that might, over time, get enough Americans on our side to make an actual difference? Instead of, you know, electing a black knight on a white horse and hoping he brings back Camelot? Try these two words on for size: Economic Justice.

We need our best thinkers to figure out how we propose to achieve that, our best writers to put it in a manifesto, our best speakers to preach it all over the land, and our most telegenic personalities run for office on that platform: Economic Justice.

Or we can keep crying crocodile tears over the terrible, treacherous betrayal we got at the hands of Backstabbing Barack Obama, because he didn't try hard enough to move the American people ever so slightly to the left.

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Well, actually, he did, but they wouldn't budge. And that's on us.

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