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  •  Without a doubt, Republicans are worse... (12+ / 0-)

    ...than they've been in lifetime, and I lived through Nixon and Reagan, both of whom I thought would be hard to top. They extremists and obstructionists. Sadly, there is a cohort of Democrats who enable them by either agreeing with them (the Joe Liebermans and Blanche Lincolns and Ben Nelsons) or by not fighting hard enough against them (Harry Reid much of the time, and quite a few others).

    My view is now and has long been that we need to build good Democratic leaders from the bottom up, city councils and state legislatures, whose campaigns can do much at the local level to persuade voters to understand the snare and delusion of lower taxes for the rich and chopping the deficit in the midst of economic crisis. Electoral activism that only focuses on the presidency, Senate and House, is not enough. States (and cities) are innovating many good policies, and those lawmakers who push those policies should be the ones we, bottom up, fight to elect to higher office. That's a long-term project, and much of the work is tedious and frustrating, but it must be done.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:30:55 PM PST

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