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  •  Absolutely, wdrath (4+ / 0-)

    If people don't have genuine choices in a district, they don't really have a democracy. A lot of the South (and parts of the rest of the country) is really still a plantation. If the Democratic Party really believes in democracy, it needs to practice it, as Howard Dean urged us to do.

    •  It Does Not Believe in Liberalism so It Does Not (2+ / 0-)
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      Marie, Greyhound

      believe in striving for strong majorities. It works solely for the immediate upcoming election and sticks to very moderate messages.

      The party is not going to change, we proved that when we helped advance the fortunes of Dean and some others into positions where they could begin working to expand. They ran him out, they don't want that. One or a few new faces wasn't enough, and different ideas are clearly not welcome.

      A bigger party and a more progressive party, those things must be forced on it from the outside. It's the only way they'll ever change, by having themselves replaced by others.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 01:06:29 PM PST

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      •  Hey, if any third party can win .... (0+ / 0-)

        If any third party can win a race in some congressional districts, I'm willing to consider it. But the Greens have not won one single district. The number of true independents in Congress is infinitesimal.

        Thom Hartmann says the Democratic Party has to be taken over from the inside. He's probably right.

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