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  •  You overestimate the California Democratic Party (0+ / 0-)

    when it comes to its position on issues like single payer, minimum wage, et al.  The resolutions that we can (sometimes) get passed are aspirational -- there's your "feel-good" action, if you want to identify one -- but they neither necessarily bespeak a deep intention to act on those issues nor a willingness to shun and oppose those who disagree with them.

    I think that Brown is probably about at the center of where Democratic Party members stand on most issues, to the right of engaged party activists -- and to the left of the party elites who control much of what happens.  The last are often happy to see liberal lip service ... so long as it doesn't get in the way of profit.

    "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                           -- Saul Alinsky

    by Seneca Doane on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 03:40:20 PM PDT

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    •  I'd recommend checking the polls. Not just (0+ / 0-)

      Democrats, but the state as a whole backs a minimum wage of 10.50.

      That's what he suggested they stand down on.

      I love you stupid fucking fucks. Now stop poking at the dead cat on the table and get back to the issues.

      by JesseCW on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 04:03:39 PM PDT

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      •  We should talk about polls some time (0+ / 0-)

        Somehow, what people say about something when asked off the cuff does not necessarily match their subsequent behavior, including their votes.  Politicians know this, eh?  Who would get punished for opposing such an increase?

        "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                               -- Saul Alinsky

        by Seneca Doane on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:09:48 AM PDT

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