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  •  True progressives as defined by you are likely a (2+ / 0-)
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    hooper, FiredUpInCA

    minority in the party. How can they take over anything?

    •  I don't understand how you can define someone you (0+ / 0-)

      don't know.

      As for progressives being a minority in the party, the Progressive Caucus is the largest Democratic caucus in congress.

      If anyone can explain this meme to me and tell me what formal definitions are in play, I'd really appreciate that.

      Rather than using some distorted personal definition known only to a single person, let's try to stay with the dictionary definitions of words.

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/...

      Definition of PROGRESSIVE
      a: one that is progressive

      b: one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 11:34:05 AM PST

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      •  People who complain about being suppressed by (2+ / 0-)
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        v2aggie2, FiredUpInCA

        OFA machine tend to have their own definitions of things.

        •  Is it possible that your experience is different (1+ / 0-)
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          FG

          from that of others?

          I live in a red congressional district of a swing state. I'd like to see a true Democrat running for office here. Our last two candidates wouldn't even qualify as blue dogs. They were tea people running as Democrats. In 2010 the real Democrat dropped out of the race when his wife sued for divorce. In 2012 the real Democrat suffered a heart attack and died.

          Some of us are very frustrated.

          If you have experienced something else, maybe you should count your blessings instead of throwing rocks.

          Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

          by Just Bob on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 01:14:12 PM PST

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