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  •  RLMiller, thanks for this diary. (10+ / 0-)

    You come close to expressing what I'm going to say much more explicitly:

    I am sick to fucking death of the self-described pragmatists among us.

    What the fuck is pragmatic about continuing to elect the bozos who put a Democratic stamp on Republican policies?

    I am goddamned FURIOUS reading this comment thread here. We Democrats have become a party of short-sighted cowards. Every goddamned election we pull the lever for the fuckers we convince ourselves will do the least harm, when in FACT, in doing so, we are doing the greatest possible harm to our party and to the nation.

    You all want the Republican agenda to die its well deserved death? Then, for fuck sake, have the courage to withhold your vote from any and all pols who advocate for Republican positions. Risk losing elections for a cycle or two. For once and for all, let the Republicans take ownership for the crap they're trying to foist upon us.

    It is goddamned way past time we stop rescuing their asses.

    WTFWJD? LOTE? I sincerely doubt that.

    by WisePiper on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:00:48 PM PDT

    •  Yeah (4+ / 0-)

      I'll join you on the party purity platform as soon as it works out for the Tea Party. Jesus Loves You.

      by DAISHI on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:21:15 PM PDT

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      •  It has worked for the tea party (0+ / 0-)

        They won the House, they apparently control the Senate, and they are preventing Obama from getting his agenda passed.

        We can point and laugh at the tea party and their crazy positions, but so far since the 2010 elections they have been in control.

        While they lost races in Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, Alaska, etc., they haven't lost many battles in DC.  I wish it wasn't so, but Democrats seem totally inept at getting any of Obama's priorities (or judicial nominations) passed.

    •  Senate conservatives cost us Congress. (0+ / 0-)

      Conservatives like Baucus blocked half of Obama's agenda. There was nothing for the base to show up and vote for in 2010 because Obama and Congress didn't deliver. Long-term the so-called pragmatists are self defeating.

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