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  •  Democrats Stand For Helping The Non-Rich (4+ / 0-)

    with government programs that the rich don't need and they do not want their taxes raised. That is the narrative and helping the non-rich with the ACA and programs that raise wages and lower the unemployment rate are all part of the narrative.

    •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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      sotiredofusernames

      Interesting thought, but sounds like fiction to me.

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      by dinotrac on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 08:54:02 AM PDT

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      •  Well, the platform clearly does. (2+ / 0-)
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        And the legacy since FDR does. Elizabeth Warren and Alan Grayson are the ICONIC Democrats of our time.

        But NOT Third Way practitioners who today by far dominate the Party, of course. They neither represent the platform nor the legacy or the Party.

        And that is the ENTIRE reason why Republicans still exist as a political party. People no longer believe Democrats mean what they say. For a moment, with Obama, they suspended that disbelief. But mostly they are not inspired in the way they would be if Democrats truly behave like a populist Party out to rebuild the Middle Class and support the poor.

        Trust, but verify. - Reagan
        Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

        When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

        by Words In Action on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 09:26:40 AM PDT

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        •  Elizabeth Warrn and Alan Grayson iconic? (0+ / 0-)

          That must be why everybody knows what you mean when you say EW or AG.

          I don't know if people disbelieve that Democrats mean what they say or whether they don't like what Democrats say, or what.

          I do know that lots of people have suffered mightily in the current depression without a lot of sympathy or action by the administration.

          Republicans have been worse, but they aren't in charge and that is an advantage with a fatigued electorate.  Think 2010 -- how many people were really voting Republican so much as registering their dissatisfaction.

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          by dinotrac on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 12:27:34 PM PDT

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      •  It Is The Winning Narrative Not Told Enough (1+ / 0-)
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        Ian Reifowitz

        by many Democrats. So I can dream.

    •  True, that's the platform, for which Warren (2+ / 0-)
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      and Grayson, and Sanders as a caucus member, are the icons.

      But the Party itself, its leadership and the vast majority of its membership, in practice, are not.

      And that's why Republicans retain significant power.

      But for lack of adherence to a populist platform, the Democrats fail to drive public economic policy; or rather, they participate in driving it and us into the ground.

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      When the rich have tripled their share of the income and wealth yet again, Republicans will still blame the poor and 3rd Way Democrats will still negotiate.

      by Words In Action on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 09:29:49 AM PDT

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      •  The Price Paid For Not Adhering to It (2+ / 0-)
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        Ian Reifowitz, Shawn87

        is not having a consensus for governing hich the populist platform would give them. Sticking to it would annoy wealthy contributors and business interests in their districts. Success would come at the price of rubbing those people the wrong way and that is the price they do not want to pay.

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