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  •  Which is why we need to start mounting primary (15+ / 0-)

    challenges.  For reasons I set forth downthread, every $ given to a Blue Dog is a waste.  Our resources are pretty limited in the post-Citizens United world, so we need to direct those resources towards people who actually share our core values.

    Since I've voted for Bill Nelson 3X, I probably would force myself to vote for Warner if I lived in VA.  I'm not sure I could force myself to vote for TMac for gov.  Teacherken is more than entitled to vote his own conscience, but that's really not my main concern at this point.

    As a group, either we're going to mobilize behind primary challenges to the likes of Baucus, or we're going to have to concede our own impotence.  Voting in a particular race is an individual decision, but deciding on political triage is a group decision.  I am firmly in favor of focusing on a limted # of races and on challenging an ossified party structure where possible.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 08:40:17 AM PDT

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    •  The focus of progressive money (9+ / 0-)

      should be on Democrats from blue states that act like blue dogs and on those rare instances where there is a GOP member from a blue or narrowly blue district.

      Primary challenges against blue dogs in deep red states are a waste of time.

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 08:55:57 AM PDT

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      •  The state of Virginia is not a deep red state. (1+ / 0-)
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        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:45:15 AM PDT

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