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    jessical

    To some degree I feel we need to focus more on local and state. One example: prison system. Locally we have a DA who is considered the most progressive DA in America. His programs to funnel drug users to rehab programs instead of prison and to give parolees job programs has really made a huge impact on reducing recidivism. Also locally we had a big primary election where the two Dem candidates running pitted a conservative (who cited Scalia and Thomas as his judicial role models...yes he WAS a democrat, but barely) against a real progressive underdog. A huge amount of blogging and hard grassroots work got the underdog elected, so we have a good progressive judge in that position rather than a Scalia wannabe.

    Multiply that kind of stuff by a few thousand and some of what you mention starts looking up. Not everything, of course, but a good chunk of it.

    I get cheesed as well. But I guess I don't waste my time shaking my fist at Obama and do something either locally in my area or through Progressive Majority somewhere else to push EVERYTHING further left.

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

    by mole333 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 06:41:24 PM PST

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