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  •  Personality vs politics (3+ / 0-)
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    capelza, RobbyMcP, Visceral

    is a good point.  Yet hardasses prosper most with a large coalition behind them no matter how much we decry High Brodersism (great phrase).  Presumbably an Emma Goldman or a Mother Jones was every bit the hardass that a Rahm Emanuel or a Maggie Thatcher can claim.  Operating outside, rather than inside, the halls of power, is the difference.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:53:31 AM PDT

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    •  inside & outside the halls of power, yes (3+ / 0-)
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      capelza, lgmcp, soms
      But that's less an issue of coalition than people holding the same views fighting on multiple fronts - gain control of the government but also attack the churches and the corporations directly.

      Working with people who believe as we do on a particular issue but don't on others - a coalition - is a good tactic for winning legislative battles, but to win the war we have to bring them around to our way of thinking.

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