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  •  i *AM* sure "progressive" is an inaccurate term (6+ / 0-)

    for someone who has no qualms about voting for GDub twice

    there are a bunch of folks who are running away from the Republicon brand because they are embarrassed by it, but that does not make them Democrats or progressives.

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 02:32:13 PM PST

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    •  Not sure why people keep saying I voted W twice (0+ / 0-)

      Again, I was 13 years old when Bush was first elected, please read the whole thing before claiming i'm not enough of a progressive to use the word "progressive".

      historically we have two progressive parties.

      one was focused on domestic issues, development, populism.

      the other was a movement heavily infested with communism and focused on unrealistic FP goals. henry wallace himself wrote an entire piece on why the party was wrong, read through that if you want to understand how much he regreted the far-lefts who hijacked the progressive party..

      so, again, what are we calling "progressive"?

      •  I am not sure what you mean here.... (1+ / 0-)
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        the other was a movement heavily infested with communism and focused on unrealistic FP goals.
        When was the Democratic Party infested with communism?  Did you approve of the McCarthy hearings which were politcally motivated witch hunts?  Or are you talking earlier in American history and if so, when? I ask because the Kennedy and Johnson administrations were strongly anti communist in the 60s or there would not have been such a commitment in southeast Asia and the embargo in Cuba and the rest.

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        by wishingwell on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:41:59 AM PST

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        •  I'm talking about (0+ / 0-)

          the actual PROGRESSIVE PARTIES

          roosevelt's -- the first
          wallace's -- the second

          no reference to democrat party, quite the opposite.

          Read Henry Wallace's article "Why I was Wrong", to learn about why he was wrong and how he let his Progressive Party turn into a heavily communist-influenced party.

          •  Oh ok, thanks for the clarification as now the (0+ / 0-)

            progressives are mainly members of the Democratic Party.  So that is why I questioned this.  

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            by wishingwell on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:46:35 AM PST

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