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  •  I'm of mixed mind on that (3+ / 0-)
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    Jimdotz, Norbrook, swansong50

    I certainly do not want to strengthen the hand of Blue Dogs or corporate-owned democrats but at the same time voting patterns show that they are, with a few exceptions that do need to be gotten rid of, heads and tails ahead of even the "best" Republicans in voting with the party.

    We need more and stronger progressives to lead the way. A few more Alan Greyson's and Barney Franks would make a world of difference. We aren't going to get those folks in a district like NY-23. But there are districts where we can definitely get people like that but instead we have folks under performing their districts. Those are the places I really want to see a hard push for better representatives.

    •  Static vs. dynamic analysis (2+ / 0-)
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      Norbrook, swansong50

      At any given moment, is a Blue Dog more progressive than a moderate Republican?  Yes, absolutely. But over time, can moderate Republicans be replaced with progressive Democrats more easily than Blue Dogs can be moved to the left, by conversion or substitution?  If the answer is yes, the question of what to do in the here-and-now becomes more interesting.

      Al que no le guste el caldo, le dan dos tazas.

      by Rich in PA on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 07:28:33 AM PDT

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