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  •  And won several state houses. That's their (7+ / 0-)

    ground game.

    Get the states and work on the SC and Congress and the President. Just pass laws locally. Abortion, voting registration, austerity, cutting government jobs, etc.

    They are winning the real ground game with their craziness.

    Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by auapplemac on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 03:04:11 AM PDT

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    •  & they've couched their ideology in god's name-- (4+ / 0-)

      in a sort of neo-con-christianity that preaches an 'abundant life' that =prosperity, but diminishes civic responsibility, e.g. feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and those in prison, care for the widow (and helpless)...(Read Matthew 26).

      the good news is about getting ahead, without an ethical core or foundation, because, hey, 'my sins are forgiven, I can do or say what I want'....there is no conscience, and therefore, no compassion, or any kind of broad or open minded perspective.

      Also, power is wrapped up in the patriarchal hierarchy of the 'church'...in which women have very little voice, except in some progressive strains...

      When fear and loathing become partners with this sort of 'faith'...when god and money comingle to create the new corporate ruling class that doesn't give a flip about anybody else...it seems evident that the core of the good news of Jesus has been high jacked to serve other, less 'godly' purposes, but still 'in the name (and authority) of god.'

      •  While I agree with some of what you wrote, many (0+ / 0-)

        religious organizations and church groups do charitable work. When there's a disaster, some of the first responders are church groups.

        Many just don't believe the federal government has the Constitutional authority to use tax dollars to feed and house the needy (unless it is a major disaster.)

        I don't agree, but that is their frame of thought.

        There's also a Calvanist strain running through many who at least in the back of their mind believe the poor are part of G-ds design.

        Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by auapplemac on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 11:51:09 AM PDT

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