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  •  Well I don't agree with that at all (2+ / 0-)
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    Instead of forming yet another splinter group, Feingold should put his efforts toward recapturing the Democratic Party from the corporatists who have infiltrated it, and purging them and what they stand for.

    "Progressives United" will never nominate a single candidate, will never recruit precinct committee officers, or form and maintain legislative district or county or state organizations. Only the Democratic Party will.

    I like Feingold. I have met him and spoken with him, and I tried to get him to run for president. That turned out to be a lapse in judgment on my part. Russ has consistently refused to do the organizational scut work that would have gotten him re-elected, and although I support his ends here, I do not support his means.

    "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

    by Ivan on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 06:59:32 AM PST

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    •  Obviously that's why (5+ / 0-)
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      elwior, jamess, ohmyheck, Floande, DawnN
      Instead of forming yet another splinter group, Feingold should put his efforts toward recapturing the Democratic Party from the corporatists who have infiltrated it, and purging them and what they stand for.

      it's such an intractable  problem. Stay where we are, we get ignored & taken for granted; try something else, we're a splinter group. But the whole Dem establishment is down with Clinton/Obama corporatism--they're not planning change--and the president himself has pretty much told anyone who doesn't like that to hit the bricks.

      It's a Bitch. Innit?

      So far President Obama's big accomplishment is proving that support for either party is neither Hope-inducing nor Change-producing.

      by Wom Bat on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 07:06:59 AM PST

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