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  •  Maybe not the best strategy? (0+ / 0-)
    We need to redirect our efforts and learn something from the teabaggers. In my case, my umpteen years of supporting and voting for Durbin will come to an end with the next election.
    And if Durbin is defeated by a Republican? Will you gloat, or mourn?

    Personally, considering what the Republicans stand for in terms of policy, and policy initiatives, compared with Dick Durbin, I would mourn the fate of my grandchildren.

    You tell me, what could we possibly learn from the teabaggers? Start an Astroturf progressive movement, triggered by an Ed Schultz rant? (Think Jim Cramer.)

    The baggers are not exactly popular these days, and their only true ongoing influence derives from how fascinated the Villagers are over them, and Koch Bros. donations. Is that where progressives want to end up?

    "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

    by paz3 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:40:46 AM PST

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    •  I'll mourn. (0+ / 0-)

      But I'll mourn far more deeply over the fact that there is no political party in this country that can be trusted to put what is right above their own privileges and personal advantage.

      As to the teabaggers, they changed the country in less than a decade. While all we hear from Dems and their hangers-on is that we STILL aren't being patient enough. How do you feel knowing your party's Senate leader is a shameless, lying grifter and has most of the party still worshiping him?

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