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  •  The book is not out of date (0+ / 0-)

    The politicians are. The book was supposed to be about busting up a calcified power structure. So if it's calcified again, bust it up again.

    OT: Leverage - Dems have it, and the GOP are shitting themselves over defense cuts that they signed up for. The failure of the Supercommittee was a Good Thing.

    •  Not so easy to do (0+ / 0-)

      In 2004 we were railing against a Republican power structure.  Had we been able to truly turn the Democratic Party around between 2004-08, a "repeat" would not be necessary.  In hindsight it's clear that the Democratic Party didn't take heed, in fact the situation is far worse.  For now the party is far more co-opted, has compromised itself politically, and you have two camps of progressives (those tapped by Dean and Obama, respectively) who were to be the hearts and hands and voices and feet of a reform movement.  Enough of those people are disillusioned that finding the people willing to do the work of reform inside the political system will be difficult.

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 07:01:35 PM PST

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