A liberal giant in California calls it quits

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Anytime a career politician retires is a cause for celebration. Their fingerprints are all over the problems in this country.
     
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    IIRC, he was one of the last few Blues that were elected to Congress following Watergate. If not, it was the other Representative that is also retiring that was elected after Watergate.

    BL.
     
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    Yup, he had a backbone back in the day, but as Clinton steered to party towards reliance on Big Money he sold out with the rest of them as well.

    That said, at least he really does ask some hard hitting questions in hearings, threading together multiple issues that to the casual observer wouldn't normally be able to see the commonality between.

    I have mixed feelings about him, whats sad is even in the slog of institutional corruption he was one of the best, but thats not saying much. Sad.
     
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    We were also blessed with a man with a purpose, UHC.

    And his name was Tommy Douglas. R.I.P. Tommy. :cool:

    Politics needs more men like him, but I'm afraid they have misplaced the mould.

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