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  •  Armando, the real problem is that she was (2+ / 0-)
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    declared the candidate without input from anyone except the D.C. insiders. Over the last five years, we have seen how devastating that type of action has been to our party and to our nation. If we accept that, then it means we haven't learned anything from Obama's presidency, and we deserve to lose.

    As Chris Floyd said:

    It is no secret that Barack Obama is one of the supreme illusionists of modern times. The disconnect between his words and his deeds is so profound as to be almost sublime…
    Never again. We have to be better than this.

    We cannot allow third way, corporate entities to dictate what is acceptable. And if the task seems daunting and overwhelming, then we better start showing some spine. The current Democratic leaders have not been courageous, and neither have many members of the base.

    I welcome the fight. One common theme that I have seen repeated on many progressives sites is this: I will never again vote for the lesser of two evils...and since that seems to be what we're in for during the 2016 election cycle, then something has to give, and it won't be the progressives who have had enough of this type of corruption.

    And for those who say we need a centrist to lead the party, I repeat Digby's words:

    ...keep in mind that the "middle ground" has shifted once again:
    •  she's only declared the candidate (0+ / 0-)

      because she's so popular, and electable, experienced, capable, she'll make a great president. But she hasn't declared and she will not disagree with her president even if she did.  She doesn't.  It's not credible to think that she wants more corporate power, or fewer protections on the planet.

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