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  •  Is it purity to demand Democrats... (0+ / 0-)

    that actually stand by and fight for policy planks in the Democratic Party platform?

    Odd.

    Here I was thinking it was called "being a Democrat".

    Quick tip: having Democrats who act like Democrats rather than Republicans determined to sink the Democratic Party platform makes winning more likely.

    See if you can grasp that difficult concept.

    More and Better Democrats

    by SJerseyIndy on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 03:04:20 PM PDT

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    •  I asked a simple quesiton about goals. (0+ / 0-)

      You imply that the minority is going to be in a good position to do something, and I'm asking what it is you want to do.

      Quick tip: having Democrats who act like Democrats rather than Republicans determined to sink the Democratic Party platform makes winning more likely.

      Well, that's true for the minority caucus.  But when does it become true for 218 seats?  Or does that depend on deciding what "acting like a democrat" means?  Because you seem to think it's important to pass that test first, so much so that you think that there's been a victory already.

      All I know is that at best, pretending like the progressives didn't lose is counting all your chickens before they hatch, at best.  It may be putting purity over legislation.

      Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

      by Inland on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 03:14:35 PM PDT

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      •  Progressives didn't lose. (1+ / 0-)
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        BlueDogs did.

        The world did not end yesterday.

        For those actually interested in Progressive Dems, it only began yesterday... wherein new openings provide opportunity for more Progressive Dems in the future primary season.

        But, continue on with "Progressive Losers!" memes if you must.

        More and Better Democrats

        by SJerseyIndy on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 03:18:46 PM PDT

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