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  •  What will change them are Dems who won't play ball (2+ / 0-)
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    Aspe4, XenuLives

    Until we have some strong leaders who stop trying to go along with the GOP's failure of orthodoxy and ideology little will change. That means leaders who will explain why things our party did in the past show they are still viable and which, after 50 years or so, need to be tried again. We need leaders to challenge Neocon economic failures at every turn. Who will champion fairness from economic fairness of income and taxation, to fairness at the ballot box, for women's rights and LGBT rights nationwide.

    And they need to threaten the corruption of Washington with something new - to put an end to paying for a seat to hold office. No more bowing to lobbyists. No funding for PACs and 527's and what have you from any source that is not someone who is a flesh and blod individual and any amount of political spending over $500 per year is public record - no exceptions.

    Progressives aren't populist because we're not offering a solution to corruption and details of how Keynsian economics made us the most prosperous nation on Earth in the late 40's through the 60's. We won in 2012 when the Dems spoke the Occupy message of equal opportunity at all levels. We need someone to champion that by putting a wall between money and political office.

    I think that' s something that your average conservative might agree on.

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