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  •  Further analysis needed (none)
    Chris, what are the approval ratings of the Blue Dogs in their home districts versus the rest of the Dems in the House? If they are marginally popular, then the most direct solution would be to back genuinely progressive primary opponents. If, on the other hand, they enjoy a comfortable approval rating, then we face the far more difficult task of selling progressivism to their constituents.

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    by eodell on Thu Apr 28, 2005 at 04:06:56 PM PDT

    •  I'm inclined to say that it's more of the former (none)
      These are Democrats trying to sell the idea that they're more conservative than their Republican counterparts.

      A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. --Benjamin Disraeli Democrats are the People for Progress

      by rogun on Thu Apr 28, 2005 at 04:29:16 PM PDT

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    •  Well (none)
      The problem is that many of those districts would not elect a "progressive". That's why those Democrats have conservative voting records. You can't run someone whose agenda is not supported by the congressional district in question.

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