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  •  Yes, we need the centrists and corporatists to (0+ / 0-)

    keep us from really changing things.  I understand.

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

    by nailbender on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:21:14 AM PST

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    •  Not sure I get your point (1+ / 0-)
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      Are you proposing that a smaller but purer Democratic party would, by means of greater vigor and integrity, be more successful in accomplishing change?  Despite holding a correspondingly smaller share of the electorate?  If so, that seems to me a problem with respect to the electoral math.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:28:02 AM PST

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      •  The problem is that the Dem centrists currently (0+ / 0-)

        promise liberal agendas to get elected and then deliver corporatist solutions once they're in office.  This effectively neuters the liberal movement in the US.  By divorcing the rhetoric of the left from the programs of the center-right, a clear choice between what is broadly popular (liberalism) and what has been foisted on us in the name of liberalism (DLC Third Way triangulism) will change electoral dynamics to the point that the liberal agenda will become the order of the day.

        "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

        by nailbender on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:27:10 AM PST

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