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  •  Not with a bang but a whimper (4.00)
    Capitol Hill Democrats. They let us down again.

    If these guys were in the Continental Congress, they would have issued a statement dated July 4, 1776, stating that they were "deeply disappointed" in King George. Then they would have gone home.

    •  SO again, I ask. what are you going to do? (none)
      Wait till 2006 and hope you somehow take control of one or both of the houses of Congress? Wait til 2008 and hope a Democrat may win the Presidency?
      File primary challenges against Dems who you feel have wimped out on you.. or think of defecting and forming a new "progressive party"?

      There's a lot of anger on here - lots of it due to the fact the Beltway Dems appear to be not listening to the grassroots.

      Well.. until the grassroots do something substantial.. they will continue to ignore you.

      •  Start by taking over party organizations (4.00)
        Broom out the deadwood in the state and national parties. All of it.

        Hand every Democratic consultant, pollster, and strategist within 50 miles of the Beltway a pink slip. Debar them forever from working for the party.

        Get enough DNC votes to physically move Democratic headquarters out of Washington, D.C., and move it to someplace like St. Louis or Denver. Sell the headquarters building and make it into luxury condos (frankly, though, I'd like to see it imploded)

        Run candidates at the bottom of the ticket and build a farm system. It will take 20 years or more to eliminate the schlumps in Congress of both parties. Run primary opponents against the egregious offenders, starting with Joe Lieberman.

        Hope that it's not too late to mount a credible opposition to the Republicans.

        Every Saturday, there's a new weekly roundup of Michigan politics here on Daily Kos.

        by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 12:26:49 PM PST

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    •  Whimper is so correct (none)
      Mabye I'm idealistic, or just stupid but I have this fantasy that a Senator that's had such a long ride would be willing to stick his neck out on something so important and go out with a bang.

      Fire Halliburton! -me, because I'm pissed damnit

      by LeighAnn on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 12:21:10 PM PST

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