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  •  If Dems did concentrate on blue collar issues.. (9+ / 0-)

    ..I'll bet the corporate campaign money would lessen but the votes from so many people would more than make up for it;

    He also derided the centrist Democrats as “criminally stupid” for “pushing the party to forget blue-collar voters and concentrate instead on recruiting affluent, white-collar professionals who are liberal on social issues.”
    So the rightward shift on economics is a mistake or maybe it's purposefull. I don't know. I say dump the rightward swing part of the Kanas strategy..
    That’s also correct, if the Democratic Party ever wants to win consistently and build a working majority. But it’s beginning to look as if, at least where its base is concerned, the Democratic “Kansas” strategy is working. It seems that most of party’s rank and file is happy to let this rightward economic shift continue, as long as its leaders say the right things about social issues.
    ..and I'd bet that we'd see a rush of support.

    But only if it was aggressively pursued. Unions being brought to the forfron for one thing.

    Working folk even from the right haven't foergotten where their tax dollars went to bail out Wall street/Big Banks and won't be fooled bt a bunch of polite promises without action.

    I say try it. Try out Bernie Sander or Sheldon Whitehouse or the progressive caucus's numerous budget plans,

    Why not? we've tried the "conservative" crap and it does. Not. work.

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