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  •  Why worry? (9+ / 0-)

    They know that the left grassroots will pledge their undying support in all elections. So why should they change the way they operate?

    We work for them and vote for them and give them our money... no matter what they do.

    Many people here oppose any kind of primary too and treat people who do want primaries as some kind of traitors.  


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:34:53 AM PST

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    •  time to primary Reid n/t (8+ / 0-)

      “It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there” ---Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by vmckimmey on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:48:16 AM PST

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      •  Get ready for a fight (6+ / 0-)

        from your so called allies here at dkos. Get ready to be called a purist, an emoProg, a traitor, and to be blamed for every Democratic loss in elections for the past century.


        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:55:34 AM PST

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        •  How can we avoid shooting ourselves in the foot? (0+ / 0-)

          I am not very unhappy with Reid myself but I am not suicidal.
          We have to find a way to make him responsible without
          doing ourselves in as well.

          I am pragmatist and I understand the way negociations work. Both sides have to give up something they want in order to keep what they value the highest. I am not sure what the GOP has given up-their reputation for acting in good faith? Not really.

          Even Sherrod Brown was having a difficult time putting a good face on this tainted deal. I am for waiting to see what really happened behind the scenes instead of forming a circle firing squad.

        •  We've been watching a lot of (1+ / 0-)
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          losses that could have been won had better primary candidates gotten party support. (Even hidden support where open primary support is not allowed.) Another reason for public campaign funding.

          I also think when we trash and ridicule Dem politicians without grounds, it discourages really good potential candidates from running.

          Having older, powerful incumbents can become a liability rather than an advantage when it comes to getting fresher blood in DC.

          "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

          by Ginny in CO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:14:34 PM PST

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      •  Time to primary Barbara Boxer and Dianne (6+ / 0-)

        Feinstein.

        48forEastAfrica - Donate to Oxfam> "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Edna St.V. Millay

        by slouching on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:18:24 AM PST

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        •  According to Bernie on Hartmann (0+ / 0-)

          Levin got on the floor and spoke against changing the rule. Need to find out who else was not supporting it. Also support the ones who were.

          "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

          by Ginny in CO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:03:52 PM PST

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        •  Why not? (0+ / 0-)

          They supported this dreck, too.

          The sooner the Democratic base makes it clear that a functional Congress and an end to the kabuki theatre is at the top of the list, the sooner Capitol Hill will get the idea.

    •  This is why age matters in politics. (1+ / 0-)
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      I've been bringing this up mostly in regard to Hilary, and especially Joe, running in '16. There are rare exceptions like Bernie Sanders.

      *We have reached a point in time that the world changes faster than anyone can keep up. Our knowledge base doubles faster than I can keep track. It was an amazing less than 18 months last I saw.

      *We are faced with the biggest unnatural threat the human race has ever faced. The GOP is going to fight all climate protection efforts - until it's too late to keep unthinkable numbers of humans and other species from dying.

      Reid, Levin, DiFi, Bowers, and probably some other elderly relics, are the reason we are going to live with a decision based on the worldviews they formed 60 years ago. Sure that was successful for decades. They ignored the changes they needed to change with. What ever good work they've been doing has now been diminished. Joe Paterno comes to mind.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:59:37 PM PST

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