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View Diary: Wisconsin Democrats say they want to end Scott Walker's 'reign of terror' as 'soon as feasible' (94 comments)

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    The Democratic Party would do well to instill a culture of listening to its base and letting them decide what is best- the activists are closest to the people and will have a sense of whether this is burnout or whether they are still hungry for more.  On a broader level, having this happen before the general election helps Democrats not allow Republican primaries to monopolize the terms of the debate and remind people that there is an alternative view that is not just coming from Obama- this will help the Obama campaign in its own anti-austerity messaging.  It will also act as a drain on their resources which would otherwise be focused on the Main Event- the more $$$ Koch & co. need to keep dropping here the less they have for the general.  BUT THE PARTY MUST STAY ORGANIZED consolidate the gains in voter ID from this round and maintain contact with people, let this start a deeper conversation now about what people want, not just what they don't want- we need to be FOR something otherwise we will keep losing the framing debate to the Republicans

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