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  •   shaharazade, if not 'Stockholm Syndrome,' (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, socindemsclothing

    Grand Bargain Watch - Save Social Security
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    at least a huge dose of 'learned helplessness,' which is similar, I suppose.

    I've watched for months as folks 'woke up' to the Grand Bargain, a great deal of righteous indignation and resolve seemingly build in this community.

    And it's been wonderful--almost exhilarating!

    But, when it comes to trying to elect folks to change the direction of this country--it's beginning to appears that things will be the way they've always been.  [Maybe I'm wrong--I hope so.]

    Just this past couple of weeks, I've seen folks rally behind some very fiscal conservative Dem politicians.

    So, I guess that I will continue to put out information on the 'No Lables' and 'Fix the Debt Campaign' crowd [i.e., corporatist /DLC/Third Way Dems] in hopes that more awareness may help facilitate some primary challenges from progressives.

    Could it be that the Dem Party has such an effective propaganda arm that folks really don't see some of these very conservative Dems for what they are?

    Don't misunderstand me, please.  I don't feel personal animus toward the more conservative Dems.

    I just don't want to help them gain a bigger foothold, with which to go after our social insurance programs with even more ferocity. ;-)


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


    by musiccitymollie on Wed May 15, 2013 at 06:16:01 PM PDT

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    •  Who knows Molly (1+ / 0-)
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      This by-partisanly nasty just doesn't cut it. Footholds by conservadems, the New Democrat's ('The Third Way') in our so called D representatives in DC or within the Democratic party seems to me to be locked in.  Fractures within the Democratic party rank and file  just keep gong, on and on. They are only given strength by accepting this totally hyped  non-partisan reality. A strange new message I that hear from the current Dems in power that has absolutely nothing to say that I believe or even want. Fear be it of RW'ers. or the assholes who run our Democratic Party, or even the 'terrist's who want to kill yer family'  whatever your fear. We need some cool clear water.

      'Don't you listen to him Dan, he's a devil not a man and he spreads the burning sand with water.'

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