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  •  Right on...thx for kind words! (1+ / 0-)
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    oww!  Deeds may be a hard sell, for absolutist idealist lefties!  While he does take a more or less progressive position on some issues, he looks somewhat more like a Blue Dog, from his wiki.  

    But I have no doubt that he's "better" then a Republican, and that dude McAuliffe (or whatever), who he beat in the primary, doesn't seem particularly appealing either.

    I'm curious about conditions in the South...what prospects do you see, for public sentiment moving to the left, or, at least, toward more progressive views, in opposition to the right?

    Do you see evidence that people are awakening from the thrall of Faux "News" and the 24/7 media blitz, and looking for alternatives to the Chamber of Commerce, and right wing conservative reactionary fundamentalist lines?

    I know not everyone may be ready, willing or able to abandon what has become "common knowledge" among such constituencies...but I wonder, do you see motion?  

    Also I wonder to what extent the left, which I'm sure must exist there, even if they may feel compelled to keep a low profile, or to moderate their rhetoric somewhat, heh, are getting on the bus, to abandon the calls for electoral boycott and splitting, to stand down from their indiscriminate slagging of Obama and "teh Democrats".

    Are those people getting it yet, that the problem is the Blue Dogs, and the right, and not necessarily "teh Dems", per se?  Do you see any signs that the left is ready to move off their stubborn rejection of all bourgeois electoral struggle, "on principle", and to unite and step up, to seize the power?

    And then there are the disenfranchised elements, the poor and lower income working people in general, who have always tended to be more or less demoralized over any prospect for real hope, or change, or any real "difference" between the parties, in that regard.

    Do you see motion there?

    "...a printing press is worth 10,000 rifles..." Ho Chi Minh

    by Radical def on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 08:38:32 AM PDT

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    •  You are spot on...Deeds is a blue dog but by far (1+ / 0-)
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      better than his opponent asshat McDonnell. Still, there is huge progress being made here in VA where the last time it voted for a Democrat in a Presidential Election was in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson won. The fact that the population increase in major populated areas in VA (Northern VA, Richmond, and Norfolk) have tipped the balance in favor of progressives. One thing to remember is also, VA is one of the very well educated states in that you can't easily Faux them like deep south. I think overall, we seem to have crossed the boarder line. That is why it is important to make sure folks go out and vote. As you know the problem with us progressives is not we don't know what we want, we just don't act when the crucial time comes (voting day). That is why effort to GOTV especially in the poor and lower income working people areas is going to be crucial to win this election for Governor. Overall, the MD and DC progressive population is certainly pushing its ideology to its neighborhood State and I am optimistic the road ahead is going to be while contentious in the short term, in the long run the road appears to favor a progressive ideology.

      ...We have many more issues that bind us together than separate us!

      by ThisIsMyTime on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 09:29:45 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, I think critical mass has been reached... (1+ / 0-)
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        Public opinion has long trended to the left, with very substantial majorities on all the most important issues...but I do think that has reached a cumulative tipping point, and finally found expression now in the last election, as evidenced by that historic reversal in Virginia.

        Looking forward to inspiring reports from the trenches, from you and others on this topic, as you engage the masses in what could, conceivably, prove to be the most significant political struggle in this country since the revolution.

        It's very clear that the right considers this to be a very critical, decisive showdown, heh...the more hysterical and draconian their rhetoric and practice becomes, the more obvious that should be, even to the most cynical and demoralized elements on the left.

        "...a printing press is worth 10,000 rifles..." Ho Chi Minh

        by Radical def on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 10:13:38 AM PDT

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