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  •  Are we a party defined by electability... (none)
    or by principles?

    It's sad that a very progressive candidate with a proven ability to earn the votes necessary to win is just being dismissed by some in this community nonetheless!  

    I hate to make comparison to the GOP, but here goes: if the RNC ever tried to knock of a conservative Not-so-Christian Coalition member who garnered 44% in the last election and is doing alright by fundraising standards in this election, in place of a centrist pro-choice, anti-war Republican not only would the conservative activist (WHO GET REPUBLICANS ELECTED!) in the congressional district feel spit on and insulted, the national conservative organizations would go out of their way to back the conservative candidate against the RNC's wishes.

    The fact that this debate exists, spearheaded by Kos, is telling.  This complete surrender on principles in the name of electability is why I have little confidence in at least community ever being a major front for reform in the Democratic Party.

    Not every district can be won by just any progressive candidate - of course I admit that.  But progressive candidates that prove to be successful should be unequivocally supported.

    Hey Roberts lovers, a link to a CNN story PRIOR to the nomination: Big Biz Draws Up Supreme Court Wish List

    by DWCG on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 05:54:55 PM PST

    •  Wanna present proof about Duckworth (none)
      being pro-life?

      As for the claim with Duckworth and the war, she was not at liberty to make a statement on the war until she was released from the service.

      "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

      by RBH on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 06:52:59 PM PST

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