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  •  You're assuming a democratic system. (1+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus

    In the R party, it's a contest between those who want to kiss the feet of the plutocrats and those who want to kiss their ass.

    A Left challenge to a D brings out all the money and Establishment Ds on one side.  That's why it's so very rare and almost never successful.  If it ever is, then the Establishment Ds jump ship and join the Rs in the general (see McGovern).

    •  Yeah, don't you even get tired of the "There's (2+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, Aramis Wyler

      nothing we can do..." line?

      As they say, if that was true, we'd all be still building Pyramids for the Paraoh. In the end, while debating strategies is good, and the forces arrayed against liberalism are particularly strong, I think it is just if not more important to remind ourselves that just because Nirvana isn't around the corner, doens't mean improvements are impossible.

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