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Co-Sponsoring Your Success

Jeff3870 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 1:51 PM
"He is a progressive ideologue and a passionate believer in "social justice," and that's a large reason why his fans love him so. But if you ever say that he is what he is -- if you take his words seriously -- they ridicule you for believing he's anything other than a pragmatist and moderate." But being a "pragmatist and moderate" IS the same thing as "a progressive idealogue." See just about any work by Dewey for confirmation.
Steve of CA Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 11:43 PM
The words pragmatist and moderate existed before Dewey. Just because he employs these terms for his own purposes does not mean a moderate or pragmatist fits into his framework

"If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. ... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

-- Barack Obama

The president's defenders have claimed he either misspoke last week at a Roanoke, Va., campaign event or that what he said is true. Both defenses have merit....