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  •  The Democratic Party Never Educates Voters. (5+ / 0-)

    for 30 years it likes leaving that to the corporations and the Republicans, and then offering a more compassionate governance to meet the established rightwing paradigms.

    The progressives are going to have to recognize come Nov. 3 that they need what the rightwing began in 65, their own entirely independent message and organization movement. Not just for health care but across the board.

    40% or more of the population has never seen a progressive messaging Democratic party.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 07:17:44 PM PDT

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    •  I have argued here before that liberals should (3+ / 0-)
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      do what Republicans did 40 years ago when they had lost all credibility.  They set about to infiltrate every significant institution in America, train/promote up and coming leaders, and create new ideas and messaging.  They have successfully indoctrinated two generations of Americans with right wing propaganda.  It's no wonder the message of the Democratic Party can't break through.

      "Because I am a river to my people."

      by lordcopper on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 07:29:22 PM PDT

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      •  The message of the Democratic Party can't break (2+ / 0-)
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        through because they have no message.  They practice kabuki theater.  They say one thing to us their base and another behind closed doors.  They take money from the same sources as the R's so they  try to appear to serve both sides and they can't.  It is the reason that we keep moving further to the right...the D's are trying to move both constituencies closer together.

        "When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis

        by lakehillsliberal on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 11:01:40 PM PDT

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        •  The message of the Democratic Party varies (0+ / 0-)

          because the Democratic coalition is made up of so many different groups, with different interests.  The term "Democratic base" is effectively meaningless.

          "Because I am a river to my people."

          by lordcopper on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 05:46:42 AM PDT

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