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  •  purity is underrated. it has worked (1+ / 0-)
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    for republicans. they get their way, even when they're in the minority. and it worked for us dems - for years - when we stood up for working people (i.e. the majority of americans) and actually imposed that thing called "party discipline". we effortlessly maintained majorities election after election.

    msnbc = fox = bullshit

    by output on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 09:28:17 AM PST

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    •  Purity Means You Strongly Believe in (0+ / 0-)

      certain ideals. The so-called independent voters will come along if they see a sufficient number of a party's base trumpeting x y and z principles. Who hasn't heard about the "need" for lower taxes and a smaller gov't. Whatever the hell "smaller gov't" means.

      My back is spineless. My back is yellow. I am the American non-voter. -The Simpsons, Episode 2, Season 3, "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"

      by Aspe4 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 09:51:48 AM PST

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