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  •  First Priority: Reform the Democratic Party. (1+ / 0-)
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    Orlaine

    Getting the wrong Democrats elected is a waste of resources.

    The modern Democrat is one who promotes old GOP ideas and calls them progressive in comparison to new GOP ideas.

    by masswaster on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:42:37 PM PDT

    •  we'll leave that to voters. That's not my (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, Lorikeet

      concern here. My concern is that we have to many races where there are NO opponents running against bat shot crazy republicans.

      that has to end.

      part of the reason so many GOPpers walk into office unopposed is because in tough districts there's virtually ZERO support for ANY democrat - forget the "right" democrat.

      So, with all due respect, no.

      My priority is to get the GOP to face opposition in every race they run. EVERY BLOODY ONE.

      Let the local democrats decide who's a real democrat and who isn't and let the voters decide.

      •  In other words... (0+ / 0-)

        Let the Democratic Party go on sliding to the right rather than trying to find, encourage, and finance progressives who, even if they lose the primary or general election, will advance the party and nation in the better direction in the longer haul.

        It's time for people of progress to learn to think strategically about building a better party and a better future instead of wasting resources trying to build tactical firewalls with Democrats who are barely better, if better at all, than Republicans.

        The modern Democrat is one who promotes old GOP ideas and calls them progressive in comparison to new GOP ideas.

        by masswaster on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:45:02 PM PDT

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        •  wow. well you sound like you know exactly what (0+ / 0-)

          the problem is. I'll await your solution.

          It takes exactly ZERO effort to point out problems. Why don't YOU, oh person of progress, stop "wasting resources trying" tell people what the problems are and spend some time and energy devising a solution. When you do, I'll be right there to follow you.

          Until then, carry on.

        •  And here's the real answer to your corncern (0+ / 0-)

          Part of the reason the democratic party slides to the right is because TOO MANY REPPUBCLAN in state and local elections enter office having never faced an opponent. They are never challenged oublicly to state and defend their positions.

          WHY?

          Because Democrats don't have the money, support and training necessary to feel like they have a chance in hell to win.

          Bold Blue Media Alliance will change that.

          There are Democrats and progressives living in every city in this country. It's OUR JOB as progressives to make sure they have the tools they need to run and win elections. Or even if they can't win to FORCE republicans to actually campaign - present their positions and defend them - rather than walking into office unopposed.

          So you see, your "problem" has a solution. And this is it.

          Get on board or keep whining and failing to come up with solutions.

          In a year you and I can meet here again and we can compare notes. We'll see how effective you've been in actually doing something to "build[ing] a better party and a better future". And we'll take a look and see what Bold Blue Media Alliance has done in that same regard. Deal?

          •  Your trouble is... (0+ / 0-)

            You can't see past the letter D. And one thing's for certain. You will do nothing to build a better party because you'll be blindly enabling it's worst elements.

            Your first step toward recovery is to admit you have a problem and quit whining about and attacking progressives who simply want the Democratic Party to live up to it's own rhetoric, platform and professed ideals.

            The modern Democrat is one who promotes old GOP ideas and calls them progressive in comparison to new GOP ideas.

            by masswaster on Wed May 08, 2013 at 08:25:40 PM PDT

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