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  •  If you don't like the Democrats why are you here? (0+ / 0-)

    This is a website specifically devoted to "more and better Democrats".

    You sound like you're in the wrong place.

    •  If you'll read the FAQ, you'll find that all (0+ / 0-)

      are welcome.

      There are a lot of discussions on this site -- including interesting ones about global warming and quality of health care, problem some people won't even acknowledge.

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      by dinotrac on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 04:05:36 PM PDT

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      •  So - try promoting the Green Party here. (0+ / 0-)
        This is a Democratic blog, a partisan blog.
        Go ahead - give it a shot.
        Write a diary and promote voting and working for the Green Party.
        See just how long that one flies.
        I'm not interested in a level playing field for all parties in the primaries - I want the filed tilted in favor of the Democrats.
        •  I don't promote any parties here. I figure I'm a (0+ / 0-)

          guest and the least I can do is to follow the rules.

          As to tilting the field in the primaries, I imagine all parties would like the field tilted in their direction, but...

          With all this talk about the Voting Rights Act, you have to wonder why it matters if elections are rigged to serve the parties instead of the people.

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          by dinotrac on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 07:59:26 PM PDT

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          •  Actually you do promote parties (0+ / 0-)

            You promote a system that doesn't favor the Democratic Party.
            By default that system promotes other parties.
            You can't have it both ways. You choose sides whether you want to or not. Nobody is neutral and nobody stands on the sidelines. There are no sidelines.
             

            you have to wonder why it matters if elections are rigged to serve the parties instead of the people
            What a load.
            That's Pollyanna talk. It's that kind of pie-in-the-sky reasoning that allows the weasels in the Republican Party screw everybody else over.
            •  There's ridiculous logic and there's ridiculous (0+ / 0-)

              logic, and you've got a handle on both.

              Pollyanna would be much happier in a political party than staying independent.  That would let her believe that ACA  was a wonderful bill or that all of our problems would be resolved by cutting taxes a little bit more.

              Out in independent land, you have to be more realistic and recognize that politics is a game played for somebody else's benefit.

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              by dinotrac on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 02:53:12 AM PDT

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