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  •  Even With the Help of Billionaires the Rightwing (10+ / 0-)

    rejected this idea in favor of working to take over the Republican Party.

    I can't think of a stronger endorsement for building a progressive movement to take over the Democrats rather than going 3rd party.

    Do as the rightwing did, start mobilizing progressives to become candidates for entry level offices like school board and town council, and to take positions on local and state party organizations.

    You are absolutely correct about what the Democrats will do if merely supported and left to chart their own course. They will continue to be the conservative party opposed to the rightwing party.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 11:33:50 AM PST

    •  I understand this sentiment (0+ / 0-)

      I just feel that, as one of the two major parties, Democrats are limited in ways that third parties are not. The advantages that come with being a major party require members to "play the game" to make the most of those advantages. For example, pandering to the pro-Israel and Evangelical groups.

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