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    peachcreek, milkbone, orlbucfan

    That's what this essay amounts to as far as electoral politics goes.

    And it makes sense that pushing the Better Democrats, everywhere (oh lost 50-state strategy!), will win us more elections.

    Why? Because the American people aren't as stupid as some like to make out. True, too often propaganda sways popular opinion. But as the thin plaster of lies spread over reality starts to crack, people pick up pretty quickly what's what.

    So, when 72% of the people say "Federal Job Stimulus Now, Damn the Deficit"  ...

    well that's what a Better Democrat will demand. Because they understand in the real world that if there are any problems with debt and safety-net funding, you solve that by Jobs. And myriad other problems as well, such as repairing infrastructure and introducing less polluting energy production.

    Jobs wins the voters. Jobs is the thing actually necessary to solve real problems.

    Now we might get Democrats who will squeak into office who agree with Republicans that Budget/Deficit is God of Politics; that the safety-net and austerity are problem and solution... but that kind of thing erodes the Democratic Party beyond just giving us a lucky winner.

    Better Democrats will get us More Democrats faster than More Democrats will get us Better Democrats.

    If Republicans said every 3rd person named "Smith" should hang, we'd bargain them to every 7th. Then we'll see apologia written praising this most pragmatic compromise. There's our losing formula.

    by Jim P on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:48:25 PM PDT

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