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  •  I can think of many ways to "lead" people (14+ / 0-)

    I'm not into "forcing".  The Dem party, with a handful of exceptions, is useless as far as "leading" people to do anything.  We have a completely dysfunctional political system that continues to move further away from democratic principles.  The two party system is an anachronism at best.  And one party, the Grand Old Party (riiight) has been taken over by plutocrats, racists, Ayn Randist ideologues and totalitarian theocrats not interested whatsoever in democracy.  My hope was that the Democratic party would be useful but in my experience since I switched parties back in 2002 I have not seen the change I hoped for.  

    We need leadership.  We don't need to be driven to act by disgust or repulsion.  The troops are ready, the generals are nowhere to be found with few and exceptions like Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren (am I forgetting someone?).

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    by Shockwave on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:47:34 AM PST

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    •  Barabare Lee (3+ / 0-)
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      even though she's not a Senator she has been a huge progressive voice in Congress....the only one to vote no on authorizing the invasion of Afghanastan.

      •  I'd say she's a tiny progressive voice (2+ / 0-)
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        -- not because of any lack of courage on her part, but because she's just about the only progressive voice there is.  (Forget most of the "progressive caucus"; most of its members are pretty embarrassing from a progressive perspective.)

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        by corvo on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 06:50:12 PM PST

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    •  Bernie Sanders. (1+ / 0-)
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      Maybe Louise Slaughter?

      Oh, Alan Grayson.

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      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 04:32:15 PM PST

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