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  •  Progressives don't have a nationwide (1+ / 0-)
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    well-funded organization like the DCCC.

    We have no power in the party. If we did, it sure as hell wouldn't look like this.

    Big money tends not to fund us.

    So, if "progressives" put forward someone to run for the seat, it would have to be a handful of progressives on the ground in Ohio. And they would have to get money for the race from somewhere.

    Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 12:53:25 PM PDT

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    •  We DO have power in the party (0+ / 0-)

      The Progressive caucus is the majority caucus in the House.
      It doesn't take a lot of money to run for a House seat.
      We have to have options, or there is no point in complaining.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 04:05:16 PM PDT

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      •  Absolutely true about Prog Caucus being (0+ / 0-)

        biggest Dem Caucus in the House.

        But they're nowhere on power. Never stand up to leadership, ever. Produce alternative budgets that no one ever hears of, b/c they're completely denied O2 by leadership and by the mainstream press.

        If they have power, they sure aren't using it.

        I am not saying this to discourage. I'm saying it because we need to know why and it's really hard to get that information.

        The last time they sorta kinda stood up was on the public option, and you see what happened with that. No matter how you feel about the ACA, if a politician swears up and down that s/he will never vote for something unless a particular thing is in the bill, and then s/he folds like a shirt, no one is going to believe him/her next time they say anything.

        Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:17:23 PM PDT

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