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‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats
May Cost their Party the Senate

Daily Beast, by Lloyd Green

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Posted By:MissMolly, 3/24/2014 8:08:51 AM

When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/24/2014 9:29:52 AM     (No. 9781677)

Podesta simply attempting to pave the way for Hitlery. She will be singing the same eco-crazy song, just a different day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared, 3/24/2014 9:38:51 AM     (No. 9781694)

Yes. PIAPS will be portrayed as more ´reasonable´ when it comes to jobs and energy but will revert to form if elected.

I still remember Bami promising to allow Keystone in his second term.

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