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  •  Hmmm... (0+ / 0-)

    I don't think I'm making a false comparison. I don't see our calls for a candidate to espouse certain views to be as shrill as the hardcore conservative calls are. I don't think the country has shift that far left. It's better and could go further left. Maybe I'm thinking in terms of legislative accomplishments as opposed to what the voters want. Legislatively we've barely begun the leftward shift. I see very little accomplished in undoing the damage caused by right the previous 8 years.

    I think what I'm asking what makes us better? More appealing? Are we more inclusive?

    "There is a time when panic is the appropriate response."

    by londubh on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 09:38:03 AM PST

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    •  I think we're much closer to the true center. (1+ / 0-)
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      The right wing of this country right now, which actually dominates the whole Republican Party, is so batshit crazy that if they were somehow to gain power, the country wouldn't last two weeks, and I think people know that instinctively.  The choice is less between traditional left and traditional right now than it's between traditional left and Hanging On to Sanity by One's Fingernails.  

      As I've said in other posts, I think the Democratic Party as things sit right now is too inclusive.  It's become too big a tent to be coherent, and its diversity not only sends a confused message to the electorate, but at worst keeps the party tripping over its own feet.  I'd rather see less ideological diversity and more focus.

      •  Remember what Will Rogers said (0+ / 0-)

        "I am not a member of any organized party — I am a Democrat."

        "There is a time when panic is the appropriate response."

        by londubh on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 01:51:24 PM PST

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