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  •  To get more Dems like Elizabeth Warren, (7+ / 0-)

    which is certainly a worthy goal - we need to start at the school board, town council, and dogcatcher level. And support them consistently as they work their way up.

    'I'm The 99%' T-shirt: Will donate from income on sales.

    by jan4insight on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 04:58:36 PM PST

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    •  It's too late for a ground-up strategy. (0+ / 0-)

      It would be nice to pull that off. Unfortunately, the end-game is now so waiting multiple election cycles to build a farm-team isn't going to work anymore.

      Insurgent tactics at practically every level - both within and without the political apparatus and the parties - are absolutely necessary. The goal should be to 1) kneecap the disaster capitalist Bipartisian Party,  2) to open up a space in the political process for more responsive and honest politicians to get elected 3) to implement the deep structural reforms necessary to pry the wealthy special interests from the government teat.

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