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  •  I explained why the Dems chose her (1+ / 0-)
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    She was "next in line".  Yes, I had to defend my understanding of Mass. politics when somebody shouted in ALL CAPS that I was WRONG!  But my statement is  how we ended up with Coakley, "go along to get along" is the Mass. Dem Party machine way, it always has been and always will be.  As far as what folks in other states can do, unless you know some way to get an entitled establishment pol to get off her ass and campaign, there's pretty much nada that you can do.

    "99% of the battles and skirmishes that we fought in Afghanistan were won by our side." ~ Marshall Akhromeyev

    by ActivistGuy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 09:26:47 AM PST

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    •  then I guess you will all have to do it without (1+ / 0-)
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      us then or lose the seat.

      •  And the machinery in Mass. (0+ / 0-)

        doesn't want most of us either.  It's pretty much entirely on them.

        "99% of the battles and skirmishes that we fought in Afghanistan were won by our side." ~ Marshall Akhromeyev

        by ActivistGuy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 09:30:05 AM PST

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        •  then the progressives need to learn lessons from (0+ / 0-)

          this situation about winning primaries, running candidates that can win in a statewide election, which is very different from district elections.  I am sure the same situation will crop up in several other states down the line with the 'establishment' pitted against 'progressives'.

          As long as America elects its leaders based on majority and not minority each seat has to be fought for tooth and nail.

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