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  •  The party has 40+ years (0+ / 0-)

    of history of the left being unreasonable and abandoning it for not moving left enough, fast enough (no matter how unrealistic it would be to move far enough left enough fast enough to suit the left) -They aren't going to move left on their own in the face of that history.

    The left is going to have to do some heaving lifting to convince the party that they will be rewarded for moving left,no matter how small the movement instead of abandoned for not moving far enough left, fast enough.

    Once the left does that; however, (and I'm not gonna lie, given the history, and especially after the crap the left pulled in 2010, it's gonna take more than a single election), the party will rush back left.

    Sadly, the left today seem to think they're "above" trying to be a constituency that rewards politicians for good behavior; they have an entitlement attitude and don't want to work the system.

    Which is sad, because unless and until the left changes their attitude and electoral strategy, the party (and by extension the country) will continue to drift further and further right.

    "The future of man is not one billion of us fighting over limited resources on a soon-to-be dead planet. . .I won't go back into the cave for anyone."

    by Whimsical on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 04:14:40 AM PDT

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