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  •  I also think we need to think about this more: (7+ / 0-)

    The Democrats are enjoying a demographic advantage because they are not Republicans. That's it. It's like profoundly mistaking being in the right place at the right time by sheer good fortune to take advantage of the gross stupidity of somebody else as being the inevitable consequences of your great talent, vision, and hard work.

    This advantage is an opportunity, admittedly, but is also can be squandered very easily. Getting something by default is not securing something lasting. It's luck. Who we used to be is our greatest strength in maintaining it.

    Not because there is a brand there that is thriving, it's a brand living on the accomplishments of the past, and those accomplishments are in play for the right price.

    Only in the beltway is this kind of stupidity seen as good politics and good policy.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:15:17 AM PDT

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    •  again, Lefty, need a diary on what you have here (1+ / 0-)
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      LeftHandedMan

      when you add this comment to your original comment that is enough for a diary

      You make an excellent point:

      Democrats win because they are not Republicans.

      Neither party is defined by what they are for, but by what they are against.

      but all the flimflam hides this

      in other words, both parties are looking backwards, not forwards

      they are looking back to the Oligarchies of the past and bringing another one to the home front

      yes there are important differences, but there is agreement on

      secrecy
      wars
      two tier justice system that, for example, does not prosecute banksters

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