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  •  Don't you understand a DLC coup (7+ / 0-)

    ...when you see one?

    Punch the hippies was not just a rhetorical tactic.

    Progressives have been avoiding serious grassroots work since forever,  depending on camping on the Democratic Party's nostalgia for the New Deal.  Guess what?  That nostalgia among the Democratic establishment is is gone, mainly because it gets in the way of their post-political lobbying careers.

    You can shout call to arms all you want but until you take the grassroots voters in enough numbers to change the conversation, you are outflanked.  And not only are progressive Democrats outflanked by their complacency, they are constantly having to fight battles with various third parties who think that failure sends a message to the Democratic establishment.

    Welcome to the Down handbasket.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 01:00:09 PM PDT

    •  Who's been avoiding serious grassroots work? (1+ / 0-)
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      TarheelDem

      Not me or my friends.

      Getting the DC establishment to put money into serious grassroots work--now that's the trick.

      Dean was doing it--but you see what they did to him. And now he's a lobbyist.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 05:44:12 PM PDT

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