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  •  I don't agree with this (7+ / 0-)

    Seems to me we backed Joe Donnelly and Claire McCaskill pretty strongly here, recognizing that they are the best we can hope for.

    We've also backed plenty of moderate/conservative Dems in red states in house races.

    Where we draw the line is blue dogs who end up with voting records that side with their own Party less than 50% of the time.  We've also tried to get more progressive candidates through primaries in states where they have an actual chance to win.  

    Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore. John Prine -8.00,-5.79

    by Miss Blue on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:36:40 AM PST

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    •  we, the site in general, yes (4+ / 0-)

      but you know the comments i refer exist here and even garner support.

      * sigh *


      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:45:20 AM PST

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      •  Whoever grabs the middle wins. (2+ / 0-)
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        That doesn't mean we only need middle of the road policies.
        President Obama began by "bipartisanship" and discovered that their response was to "deny him a victory" (they thought) by tacking further and further to the right.

        So he took up more and more space on the contimuum, from center right to left, and they stepped further and further out onto the ever slimmer far right limb.

        This is one reason Romney had to tack so far to the extreme right in order to "out right" his primary opponents.
        That's why his "etch-a-sketch" back to the middle was so preposterous.

        In previous elections cycles, esp. 2010, the gop went far right in their rhetoric in the odd number year (2009) and then, with the assistance of the media, went (jobs, jobs, jobs) moderate in their rhetoric as the election neared.

        We need a coherent progressive phalanx that can move the narrative in a progressive direction and push policy makers to face facts.
        We also need a broader army and we need to have the power to run a fiscally conservative (I prefer frugal progressive) in red state territory and put the gop on defense, which exposes their weakness. They like being the bully and aggressor and they're weak on defense, because their policies are nonsensical.
        I wish more progressives could understand the benefits of electoral leverage over abstract attachment to a narrow ideology.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:12:00 AM PST

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