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  •  How would get any of the things you (1+ / 0-)
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    advocate for by losing elections?

    •  How did the radical right get control (1+ / 0-)
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      of the Republican Party?  By being serious about not supporting them if they don't toe the line.  And yes, they've lost elections along the way doing that.

      So if doing the most to win every election is more important to you than forcing your party's leadership to be responsive to the party's base then my strategy isn't for you.  But the consequence is that you have then incentivized Democratic politicians to continue moving to the right.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 11:33:05 AM PST

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      •  Your words, not smoothmellow's (0+ / 0-)
        So if doing the most to win every election is more important to you than forcing your party's leadership to be responsive to the party's base
        The straw man argument: The battle flag of the debate loser.

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