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  •  Thank you, Bindle! (1+ / 0-)
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    For this sentence in particular:

    And if you cut us out, all you've got is corporate money, low-energy turnout, and a message that is almost indistinguishable from the Republicans.

    I found this diary to be insulting and demeaning to Progressives.

    I would add to that the Progressives have been the energy and the foot soldiers for the Democratic Party.  Our involvement in the party has been far greater than our numbers.  The hall marks of the Democratic Party: civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, and the social safety net were all a result of Progressives fighting for what is right.

    Moderates have benefitted, but when have the moderates ever pushed for ground breaking legislation that protects people and ensures equal rights for all of us?  If the progressives were not in the Democratic Party, what would the Democratic Party stand for?

    Now we Progressives are the one who are fighting to protect civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, and the social safety net as it is being compromised from wthin our own Democratic Party because we realize that if we do not protect them, we have lost the very foundation of the Democratic Party.  

    Now what was that about wanting us to leave the Democratic Party?

    The United States is not just losing its capacity to do great things. It's losing its soul.--Bob Herbert. gulfgal98's corollary- Our soul is gone.

    by gulfgal98 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 02:59:08 PM PDT

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