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  •  Your reasoning is flawed. (7+ / 0-)

    To cherry pick an undesirable result among the majority as a reason to decry the election process is wrong.

    In California's last election the Republican Party was further beaten to the curb. In our Golden State it's "GOP Who?"

    The "folly" of open primaries is bound to produce results you and I do not like, just as it is bound to do the opposite -- JUST LIKE THE OLD SYSTEM.

    The old system gave us, reliably, one Democrat and one Republican. Sometimes that worked well, sometimes it gave us Frick & Frack, or Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum.

    The new system allows the result of the old system, as well as other combinations. We might even see a progressive emerge to replace the DINO.

    California is doing just fine with its experiments to rip the democratic process out of the hands of the politicos. It won't always be pretty, but we're getting there.

    •  That's actually where it's a strength for Progress (1+ / 0-)
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      for Progressives.  It opens up the ability to replace a centrist/conservative Democrat with a true Porgressive in heavily blue districts where a D is guaranteed to win

      Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
      Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

      by BentLiberal on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:01:37 PM PDT

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      •  That's How Baca Lost (0+ / 0-)

        He was ousted by a better Democrat. Now he wants to run again? He could mess up another district. He is very much a blue dog.

        The Democrats create jobs. The Republicans create recessions.

        by Tuba Les on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 01:43:27 AM PDT

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