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  •  if Louisiana is to have a Republican Senator (4+ / 0-)
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    Taylor sounds like a good alternative to the abominable Vitter. The man is a hypocrite, a wimp, a coward and a disgrace.

    If the Democratic party is determined to turn the keys of control back to the republicans through 'lack of enthusiasm'  the nation needs all the moderate and rational sane men and women it can get before  condemning us to a cycle of Teabagging lunatics.

    Since the Progressive reject moderate centrist Democrats they'll either deal with the lunatic fringe of radical rightwing nuttery or moderately reasonable republicans who are truly fiscally conservative and not just nutjobs.

    Looks like the Progressive movement has turned its back anyway on an incremental future and prefers to lurch backwards to the 18th century.

    •  At least a new LA Senator who is a (1+ / 0-)
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      hypocrite, a wimp, a coward and a disgrace would not have the clout and senority that Vitter has. If we got to put up with sleazebags it is best that they do not have much pull.

      •  well, from the brief description offered of the (2+ / 0-)
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        candidate he sounded reasonable to me, but I don't know enough about him and I know a lot more than I want to know about Vitter, and despise him.

        But since I don't live in Louisiana and understand even less about the state's politics and schizophrenic attitude toward their own survival I guess its up to them. From the Guv down they all boggle my mind.

        This recession/depression seems to have returned America to a pre-WW2 mindset of isolationism and states rights and every man and state for him/herself. The unified vision of the general election fervour has vanished into the mists of an apocalyptic save me first mindset and I've personally had enough of the mood of the electorate as evidenced through the internet and cable media.

        Ive gone back to reading books!!!

    •  I don't know if I agree... (5+ / 0-)

      Both will be party line Republican votes, at least with Vitter in their caucus it keeps the GOP off their high horse on any morality issues.  GOP Senators having to stand beside and behind a diaper wearing prostitute frequenting woman hater is a good visual in my book.  

      Politics is like playing Asteroids - You go far enough to the left and you end up on the right. Or vice-versa.

      by Jonze on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 09:26:13 AM PDT

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    •  I am so tired of this nonsense (0+ / 0-)

      Looks like the Progressive movement has turned its back anyway on an incremental future and prefers to lurch backwards to the 18th century.

      Incrementalism is not a strategy, it's an excuse. When progressives complain that HCR or Finance Reform don't go far enough; isn't trying to explain it away with incrementalism really saying the same thing? The real difference between progressives and moderates on these issues, is that apparently people like you are satisfied with baby steps, while progressives aren't. That's fine if you feel that way. The problem is pretending that incrementalism was the strategy, rather than the result.

      I'm not worried about your state of mind, 'cause, you're not the revolutionary kind - Gomez

      by jhecht on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 10:08:23 AM PDT

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    •  Sounds like DINO propaganda to me. (0+ / 0-)

      I am proud to be a member of the Democratic wing of the Democratic party, otherwise known as the progressives.  You can bet your ass I will not vote for someone just because they have a D next to their name on the ballot.  I don't believer in selling-out for convenience, and I don't think we're better off when we elect someone with a D by their name who votes with the Republicans.  I still think Joe Lieberman should have been stripped of his chairmanship and kicked to the curb the day he bolted from the party and worked against the party's interest for personal gain.  

      By the same token, if a progressive does not win the seat, I'd rather see it go to as loony of a teabagger as possible.  First off, it makes it easier for a progressive to win at the next election.  Secondly, I want to see the teabaggers completely dominate the Republican party to the point that it implodes.  Then maybe we can get the remaining sane conservatives and DINOs to form their own new right of center party, and let the Democratic Party go back to being proud of being left of center.

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