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  •  Why are progressives such a minority? (2+ / 0-)
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    Just Bob, chipmo

    I am really puzzled by this.  If you poll people on ideas like ALT-E, public option, higher taxes on the rich, education... the public is far more progressive than even they understand.  So why doesn't this reflect in the politics?

    My theory, we progressives are simply too poor.  The Oligarchs control the media and the public isn't interested in getting informed, so they are bombarded with messages about socialist liberals, and we can't respond.

    It's all about propaganda.  We have to find a way to reach the public and let them know they have FAR more in common with progressives than they realize, and they are being lied to and mislead by the Oligarch conservatives.  We can't match the dollars that buy propaganda, so how do we stop it?

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