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    We aren't powerful enough as a Party to be able to purge anyone.  FDR planned to purge southern Democrats after the 1936 election when the Democrats had overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress.  But he fucked up on his court packing scheme and then never had the power to carry though on it.

    As much as I despise the DLC, I think we should be happy these right wingers have come out against Social Security privatization.  We should do everything we can to work with them on this, as well as with Republicans like Arlen Specter (check out Josh Marshall on this) who also are coming out against Bush's proposals on Social Security.  

    You work with whatever you've got to get the results you need.

    What we should be doing vis a vis those we view as having driven the Democratic Party into the ditch is to work within the party to take it over, to exert our influence and decrease theirs.  We should be working and organizing and not expect overnight results.  

    Even when we have gotten more control of the Party, we still shouldn't purge anyone we can work with on any issues.  We should do what we can to keep them from leaving and becoming Republicans.

    But if they cross us on important votes there has to be retribution.  And we should never be shy about running strong candidates against them in primaries.

    This aggression will not stand, man

    by kaleidescope on Fri Jan 07, 2005 at 11:33:38 AM PST

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