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  •  it's who they are (1+ / 0-)
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    In her own Voice

    it's what they do. clinton tried to make nice to them, and look what happened.

    bipartisanship is a one-way street. it's also what i call unilateral knee-capping.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 08:36:13 PM PST

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    •  Given their platform, who else can they be? (1+ / 0-)
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      Turkana

      The GOP roped in all the people with issues, theocrats, bigots, corporatists, you name it, and promised them a vote.

      That, plus going corporate first, made for a combination that can't really budge on the core things.

      There is no bi-partisan, or it will undo Republicans.

      So then, their end game is to take the negative, or "i told you so" framing, hoping for and manipulating to make failure occur.

      They will do nothing else.

      What I don't get is this is just not hard to see, so then why is it being used as an out?

      My gut says it's all about the corporate vs people oriented politics.  Both parties have majority corporate friendly neo-liberal, Reagan / Clinton style economic policy ideas, leaving just the "left of the left" as the only minority bloc pushing for something other than that.

      IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

      by potatohead on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:16:46 PM PST

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      •  campaign money (0+ / 0-)

        until we find a way to fix that we won't be able to fix the system.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:24:00 PM PST

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        •  Heck, why not set up a recurring (1+ / 0-)
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          fund.

          People do $10 to $whatever per month.  Pool the funds, assign to Progressive candidates, and multiply by how well they do.

          PINO's don't get much, solid Progressives get a lot.

          Everybody signs up, and we've got a flow of money that cuts their burden, and if we set some of it aside, can be used for ADs, challenges, etc...

          Just make it recurring, outta sight, out of mind kind of thing.

          Then, if they give on top of that, they decide where it goes, but the Progressives get a nice fund raising bump that doesn't cost people a lot.

          IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

          by potatohead on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:41:21 PM PST

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          •  act blue (1+ / 0-)
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            Kimberley

            is an attempt in that direction. generally speaking, i think the internet paradigm is still finding its feet. it might even be necessary to create think tanks with a beltway presence. with the hope that the system can be changed making such a presence unnecessary.

            The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

            by Laurence Lewis on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:44:37 PM PST

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