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  •  Not seeing it (0+ / 0-)

    I think the language is pretty clear in its accusation  that "progressives" gave up on everything EXCEPT gay rights.

    •  What has been pushed other than that (1+ / 0-)
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      recently. It certainly feels like there's been no real push for anything but gay rights. I can't think of much else that's gotten attention and movement in the party. Maybe it's the failure of the party to act on anything that gives this impression. Along with the support of charter schools by some groups that have been considered progressive, I might add. Who counts as progressive matters a lot in this discussion.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 12:38:31 PM PDT

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    •  "Progressives" have been effectively muzzled (5+ / 0-)

      Partly it's because the Progressive Caucus will not oppose the first African American President on significant economic and civil liberties issues.   I think the deadly cynical establishment party can't wait to put HRC in office because they figure she'll get the same pass due to gender.  

      Progressives are allowing themselves to be played on ALL sides of identity politics game be it LGBT, race, ethnicity or gender.  

      •  Agree. I don't think it's a stretch to say that (0+ / 0-)

        … post-Powell-memorandum corporate America fingered identity politics as a way to tie up and/or divide progressives using their own philosophy and psychology.

        Progressives are allowing themselves to be played on ALL sides of identity politics game be it LGBT, race, ethnicity or gender.

        The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ☮ ♥ ☺

        by lotlizard on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:15:05 AM PDT

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