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  •  Well The Right Contingent (0+ / 0-)

    ...specifically Amash and Labrador....certainly aren't responding to anything they consider an excess of capitalism.  They just want the federal government to fewer than 1000 employees and the constitution to be interpreted literally as it was ratified in 1789.

    The coalitions we form with them--like it or not--legitimize their ideas and allows them to appeal to the greater public as someone who doesn't tow the party line (even if it's because they're batshit-crazier (marginally) than their own party).

    •  However are we'forming any coalitions' with them? (4+ / 0-)
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      TooFolkGR, Brecht, jhecht, Johnny Q

      Or are there simply a few times where their anti-Obama crazy (NO to everything govt) turns out to have the same desired result the DFH Left wants (eg NSA defunding or NO to Syrian strikes)?

      To me it seems a phantom issue - like the DKos uproar over kos' suggestion to participate in MI's 2012 RePug primary.  How many heated diaries and comments were there about the danger of the inevitable Santorum candidacy? All for naught, Romney's billions had the nomination locked up.

      Yes, we may occasionally have a similar desired result, but for 180 degree different reasons.  I don't see John Q Low-Info Voter equating that as a legitimate coalition.

      My 0.02

      As of 9pm 8/30/13: RETIRED Pie Warrior. Substance over Sh*t Flinging (as best as I am able) ~ JV

      by JVolvo on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 12:00:22 PM PDT

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      •  What's The Problem? (0+ / 0-)

        Unless you think that Obama is some perfect being who came down from Mount Sinai to flawlessly lead us into the Promised Land, then the people who always say "NO to Obama" are going to be right about some things. This should be used where possible.

        On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

        by stevemb on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 08:30:02 AM PDT

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    •  And the coalitions (6+ / 0-)

      that the center Democrats form with center Republicans perpetuate the neoliberal stranglehold on the American economy.

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