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  •  Yes, and ALSO: Retake America's House and Senate! (none)
    I hope we all now can clearly see the value in:

    • transparent and fair elections

    • Kos's highlighting of the need to contest all House and Senate races!

    • stronger ward/precinct-level organization

    (My dKos Public Email is altered. Swap "ve-riz-on" and "ace-pumpk-in", then remove dashes to email me.)

    by Ace Pumpkin on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 09:09:47 AM PST

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    •  Agree but (none)
      ---We have to do something to change the nature of the national debate.  Right now - their power is imbedded in our formal political institutions -the legislature and courts, the media,and the corporate sector...we won't be able to change the debate except around the edges unless we change the paradigm around discussing POWER. Right now, WE actually have more power than we are using.  But it is RELATIONAL rather than inherent in roles.  To sustain their power, they must, MUST have us obey their rules.  When followers do not obey, the power of the leader dies. One of the ways that we can disobey is to not buy things from selected and targeted corporations involved in supporting the current regime.  This is about empowering the masses of the opposition - US.

      As you say, it is still very important to run good candidates.  But it will help them and our cause a lot to start shaking things up a bit at the grass roots. Without that shake up - we are looking at continuing to nip around the edges while the others shape the debate - what there is of it.  Please check out my recent diary on this too if you would like. I am dead serious here and think that its high time to start taking another tack.  When your political institutions fail, you must have a plan B.

      Dreaming of clear streams, clear skies and our hearts clear and free from hate...

      by SwimmertoFreedom04 on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 09:47:35 AM PST

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