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  •  There's actually some logic to this. (4+ / 0-)

    If you live in a red district that's going to be republican regardless, then you work for the lesser of two evils.  My parents are lifelong democrats who live in rural and very red Missouri, and they often vote republican in primaries against particularly bad candidates.  

    Howard Dean will always be my president.

    by 4democracy on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:48:47 PM PDT

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    •  do your parents... (0+ / 0-)

      Also donate to and volunteer for republicans? Do they help build the republican party?

      Voting in a republican primary is one thing. Donating to and campaigning is another.

      "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

      by thankgodforairamerica on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 02:35:47 PM PDT

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      •  No not in general. But there is still logic here: (2+ / 0-)
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        Locally, volunteering for and donating to help a 35% progressive candidate (albeit republican), with a 100% chance of winning an election, beat a 0% progressive candidate - that beats donating to and volunteering for a democrat with 0% chance of winning.

        Yes, you could tell the person to volunteer for and give money to dems in other districts with a chance of winning, but there is a little presumption in that line of thinking regarding how and where people like to participate.

        I think this person is doing quite a bit to further the progressive cause, actually.

        Consider that Western US democratic Senators are  more conservative on many issues than some Republicans in New England and the West Coast.  It's not so simple as "democrat" or "republican".

        Howard Dean will always be my president.

        by 4democracy on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 03:11:47 PM PDT

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        •  Pipe dream. (0+ / 0-)

          Show me a Republican who is 35% progressive in the state of Georgia and I will show you someone who is railroaded out of the Republican party immediately.   To quote Rick Perry, "literally, at the speed of light."  The Tea Party won't stand for it.

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