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  •  We marched in solidarity in '06 and '08 (16+ / 0-)

    After the '08 elections, we had the largest popular vote % for a Dem POTUS in 44 years, the largest Senate majority in 30 years, and an ample House majority as well.   On the rare occasion when we've rallied against a Blue Dog in a primary (e.g. AR-Sen '10), the party "leadership" has decisively intervened and then told us we wasted our $ and our efforts aftewards.

    What is it about that you don't get?

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 11:02:12 AM PDT

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    •  I don't give up and walk away, in face of setbacks (2+ / 0-)
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      and uncompleted objectives, I grow more resolute, and determined to redouble efforts.

      We have not seized the power, yet.

      Oh well.  

      The struggle continues.

      What is it about THAT that YOU don't get?

      Don't expect sympathy for a lot of whining about how freakin' hard you tried, and how freakin' goddamn disappointed you are that you didn't get instant gratification.

      I've been at this for over 50 years, and have nothing but contempt for those who would throw up their hands and abandon the struggle so easily, especially at this time, when the prospect, and the need for victory is greater than it has ever been for at least several generations.

      Genuine solidarity demands more than that.

      We are up against the biggest, baddest, richest, most ruthless motherfuckers Evah, and nobody with a brain ever promised (or believed, anyway), that it would be easy.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

      by Radical def on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 11:20:52 AM PDT

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    •  Right a powerful house majority (1+ / 0-)
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      in which even progressive Democrats like David Obey were willing to sacrifice health care reform to attack abortion rights and the Senate majority depended on people like that moron from Indiana.

      You did fucking waste your money in AR - as seen by the loss and then the GOP win.

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