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  •  only two things will save us (1+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus

    an improved economy on election day and the craziness of some of the Tea Party candidates.

    I unfortunately have more faith in the latter than the former.

    •  You'll get one out of two (1+ / 0-)
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      libertyvalence

      No the economy will not be better. Yes, Teabaggers will get crazy and say stupid things.

      But if the Democrats don't act like Democrats, they can kiss their majorities goodbye. No amount of Teabagging stupidity will save them.

      I don't know any unemployed person who intends to vote Democratic in the fall (though I know a few that will vote Republican). That's 15-20% of the Party's core constituencies who will either sit out this election, or vote for other parties.  Throw in all the people whose homes are in jeopardy, all those whose wages, businesses and careers have been ruined, all those who opposed the wars, and every other constituency betrayed by this party, and it begins to look like a majority of its own.

      And some of us will do it for the explicit purpose of destroying and bankrupting right-wing Democratic party politics.

      •  I am not sure that I want to vote, this would be (1+ / 0-)
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        Tom Taaffe

        the first election in my life (since 1960) that I seriously considered that. It is not a matter of not voting Democratic for the first time, it's not voting at all.
              I used to yell at people to vote. I do not think politics works to match candidates with voters if they are already attached to  unelected money or power interests.
           The parties are self interested businesses and all the money that they raise goes to party people. The latest marketing slogan is progressivism, real progressivism is apolitical and would return the money in some way recognizable.

        Liberty Valence Saying, ''consumer protection'' is like saying, ''slavery protection.''

        by libertyvalence on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 05:46:09 PM PDT

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