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  •  Forget the DNC, you need to DIY (1+ / 0-)
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    fabucat

    The DNC is run by and for rich and corrupt corporate neoliberal Dems and their rich cronies, and they're not interested in what they view as wasting money on red states like Kansas, which they've conceded to the GOP (and its rich and corrupt corporate neocon Repubs and their rich cronies).

    There's a tacit power-sharing arrangement between the two national parties. Dems get most of the big cities and inner suburbs and Repubs get the smaller cities, outer suburbs and rural areas. So long as they both get to exploit their power, they're both ok with it.

    The DNC isn't going to help you unless it either sees profit in it, or a chance to take back the state. And the only way the latter can happen is if local Kansas Dems start taking it back themselves. This is what needs to happen in red states, local Dems taking them back from Repubs. Preferably progressive and populist Dems and not DLC hacks. And they'll have to DIY.

    If this happens in enough states, then progressive and populist Dems might actually be able to take back the national party and give us a real alternative to the GOP, that puts people over banks, big corporations and the rich. But it'll never happen top-down. The game is rigged at that level.

    As for your fellow Kansans going off the deep end, well, that's obviously the result of outside manipulation, coming entirely from the GOP and its vast propaganda outfit, with zero meaningful pushback from national Dems. This is what happens with the peoples' party abandons the people and middle America to sell out and go for big corporate bucks. What's the matter with Kansas? The DNC abandoning Kanasas is what's the matter with it.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 06:26:17 AM PST

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