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  •  Why is this web site doing the job (5+ / 0-)
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    judyms9, wdrath, A DC Wonk, askyron, paulex

    of the Democratic party? That is, why isn't the party as effective in going on the offensive against the GOP as this site is? Why isn't it 10% as effective?

    When is the party going to wake up and realize that it will NEVER get the votes it needs by being the "nicer" and more "decent" party (or at least posing as such), and will ONLY get them when it mops the floor with the GOP?

    Voters respect strength. Everything else is just conversation.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 01:19:19 PM PST

    •  Chill -- don't get yer hopes up (0+ / 0-)

      First: what kovie said

      Second: is Grimes even talking about healthcare?

      Third: The poor and young don't vote a whole lot in off-year elections.

      What are we doing to do about that?

      •  What do you mean by "we" (0+ / 0-)

        "We" as loosely-organized people on the left, "we" as more organized activist groups, or "we" as the party. Three very different things. The left clearly needs its own tea party, to do the retail-level organizing and yelling that the party won't do from its 30,000 feet perch in the clouds, and to push the party to come back down to earth and get real. The millionaires who mostly run the party still seem to be stuck in DLC purgatory.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 01:47:08 PM PST

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      •  well (0+ / 0-)

        As individual activists, we can have one-to-one conversations with people about the need for systemic reform, including a need for a low limit on campaign money.  My hope is that will produce better candidates as the candidates will not be able to rely on big money to get elected.

        The left will make little progress until individuals make it a priority to talk about campaign finance reform in daily conversations with the public

        by GideonAB on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 02:03:25 PM PST

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