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  •  I would even say we should propose *more* (7+ / 0-)

    than what we'd like to have actually become law so there is room to bargain back.  In many cases, pushing hard aids the effort overall.  By clearly justifying an even more progressive case than progressives would accept, we sharpen our arguments, convince more supporters and show why such positions are needed.

    The conservatives have been doing this for 30 years.  They propose something totally off-the-wall ultra-right and say they won't back down.  And what do Democrats do?  Move toward them.  And toward them.  And toward them.

    Until, today, Richard M. Nixon (minus the criminal paranoia) is seen to have held absolutely liberal positions which most Democrats have a hard time speaking up for.  Nixon's healthcare proposal is remarkably similar to what Congress and Obama succeeding in passing.  Yet it's seen as far too liberal by conservatives.

    Keep pushing the window hard to the left, because the right has no intention of backing down from their long-term push to the right.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:30:54 PM PST

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