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  •  That's an excellent point. A while back I saw a (3+ / 0-)

    discussion about possible Democratic Presidential candidates, which basically included nothing but corporatist Dems.  And the list was a long as my arms.

    So I Googled see what I could find about these potential Dem Presidential candidates.  Off-hand I recall two of the names.

    They were Kirsten Gillibrand from New York state.  A Google search turned up that she was a member of the Blue Dog Coalition.

    Another potential presidential candidate mentioned was Dem Governor Martin O'Malley.  And a Google search turned up that he was a DLC 'New Dem of the Week,' at one time.

    So, I'm beginning to wonder if part of the problem is that the Dem base (including activists) don't 'do their homework.'

    IOW, they just support anybody with a "D" in front of their name, accepting whomever the party puts forward, without question.

    If that's the case, maybe that needs to change.

    How can Dem activists fight anyone for control of the party, if they have no clue who it is that needs to be weeded out?
    IMHO, the Democratic Party needs some of what the late conservative Pastor Jerry Falwell would call "Plucking the Vine."

    I'll give the conservative Republican base credit for one thing--they are not willing to be doormats.

    And as a result, their Party Leadership appears 'to be afraid of them.'

    And our Party Leadership appears to hold us in contempt.

    Truthfully, I don't have the answer, or know exactly what we should do.  But something needs to give-- and soon.

    Maybe we can have a week of brainstorming on 'solutions' in regard to how to rid the Democratic Party of so many corporatist and/or neoliberal lawmakers.

    Now that would make for a real interesting discussion!  ;-)


    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    by musiccitymollie on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 06:02:11 PM PDT

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