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  •  I am a pragmatist (3+ / 0-)
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    They are just Orwellian manipulators of language trying to cover up their reactionary extremism. My entire diary is about, what a pragmatist should see, rather than ideologue or a follower  or a partisan should see. I know you put Pragmatist in quotes, but I want to underscore I am not willing to cede to the territory to anyone babbling on about how great it is for a Democratic President to go anywhere near the third rail when the demographics of his party are shifting to favor the programs even more than the current base does.

    •  Write more... (3+ / 0-)

      but have the good sense to stop writing when the debate becomes a knife-fight when they come for you.

      And they will.

      This, is true:

      Here's the reality: Any Democrat voting for cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is signing their electoral suicide come 2014, just as they did by agreeing with t the President's follies before 2010.  
    •  You're a pragmatist. (0+ / 0-)

      So is Dallasdoc. I'm sure you're vaguely familiar with his work (at least I hope you are).

      And what does it say to you that, in this day and age, the word pragmatist has been supplanted by the word neoliberal.

      That doesn't bother you? At all?!

      Who cares what the fucking Republicans would vote for? They'd vote for cooking poor children and exporting them as delicacies if they had the chance. -- Jim P

      by Colorado is the Shiznit on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:41:00 PM PST

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      •  Sure it does. (1+ / 0-)
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        But I am also aware that in a world where someone has the never to call themselves the "Progressive Caucus" and not be yelling and screaming to anyone who will listen that this is evil that there's a deeper problem than individual action. The Democratic party isn't ready for pragmatists. Its stuck on ideologues playing the role from the the extreme right. I have no illusion or delusions that I am going to change that until there is a concerted rather than individual effort for a change. Its like Occupy Wallstreet could have been that chance, but they were too much stuck on trying to be above politics. You can't be above politics and expect to change things. The point I am making is don't individualize and don't ceded territory.

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