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  •  both tactics have been tried... (2+ / 0-)
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    boadicea, Very Plaid

    ...here in texas.

    there was a real "movement" to replace the TDP chair several years ago that failed. it failed because there wasn't a SINGLE "face" for progressives. there were at least 3 GOOD choices that siphoned votes from one another (the vote went to 2 or 3 ballots, if i recall correctly).

    what happened subsequently, is that the current "party structure" has used the committe chairman/chairwoman positions to "enforce" the status quo. i know of more than one county chair that has been castigated by their chair person for speaking critically. those county chairs are then more likely to squelch any dissent at the county level.

    at the last state convention there was a "stealth campaign" and it failed because the "status quo" was already braced for dissent.

    VERY frustrating.

    "A time comes when silence is betrayal." ~ MLK, Jr.

    by liberaldemdave on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 02:07:01 PM PST

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