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Well, they sure know how to play hardball with Progressives over at the White House:
The White House is playing hardball with Democrats who intend to vote against the supplemental war spending bill, threatening freshmen who oppose it that they won’t get help with reelection and will be cut off from the White House, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) said Friday.
“We’re not going to help you. You’ll never hear from us again,” Woolsey said the White House is telling freshmen.
More, after the fold.
Funny, but Rahm and the folks never seem to know how to play hardball for progressive change. Then it’s all compromise and “no idea is off the table, [except progressive ones]. Yes, progressive change is never possible, and never “worth going to the mats on.” But smashing progressives, those threats come easy.
Never saw this on EFCA.
I have not seen this on the public option for health care.
If you treat progressives like shit, Rahm, then don’t expect us to back you up when you need us. This is the exact way to destroy the Democratic Party coalition.
These Democrats like Lynn Woolsey are voting their consciences, and that is what makes them dangerous.
Yet Obama promised to campaign for Specter. He’ll never be accused of voting his conscience.
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