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  •  As I Said In A Previous Thread - There Is A (7+ / 0-)

    concerted effort by the Koch bought and paid for GOP governors in the Rust Belt states to get rid of unions (and thus weaken the Democratic party). It is time for Democrats in the Rust Belt states - Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin- to have a unified strategy to go on the offensive against the right wing. It starts with getting rid of GOP governors and legislators who pose as moderates to fool the electorate - and I know getting rid  of them is not going to be easy, due to gerrymandering. But, it is the first place to start, along with referendums where possible to get rid of union busting, race to the bottom, billionaire funded legislation. Democrats can't afford to be complacent and play defense anymore - look where it has gotten us in the states that have some of the highest union representation in the country. It is time for Democrats to play hardball with the billionaire funded right wingers in the Rust Belt!!

    •  running as moderates--outright lying about it-- is (5+ / 0-)

      now their modus operandi.  They take off their masks once they're in power.

      Until people really do their research--who's funding them, their affiliations, etc., they really can't know what kind of creature they've elected.  

      Unfortunately, the majority of voters don't have this kind of time--or interest.  

      Eventually, a backlash against a corrupt government and their overlords always occurs.  So the fight must continue.

      I agree with a comment upthread that a good way to start is to run honest and good people at the local level.

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 06:57:28 AM PST

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