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  •  If they voted in an R, why in hell would they vote (2+ / 0-)
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    musiccitymollie, FiredUpInCA

    for a Progressive Dem?

    It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:35:25 AM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry, but I didn't put emphasis on my main (1+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade

      point:

      the Democratic Party doesn't even try (or didn't here) to run a true progressive candidate, much less attempt to educate folks and/or change minds.

      IMHO, IF folks understand true progressive agendas/values, they would vote for a progressive Dem!

      Conversely, how did it make an appreciable difference for my district to lose one conservative (a Dem) for another (a Republican)--again, unless raw statistics are the objective, not the actual agenda or voting record of the Dem officeholder.

      This Dem Rep was to the 'right' of the current Republican Representative.

      That was also true of a recent Democratic Senatorial candidate who lost to a Republican.

      It was the Democratic Senatorial candidate who filmed a campaign ad from a church pew!!  Not the Republican, who ran 'to the left of' the Democrat [the Republican emphasized business interests, whereas the Democrat was a typical cultural and fiscal conservative].

      Again, my reference is to a particular race, in my own district.  

      But, it is hard to imagine that there are not similar circumstances in other locales. ;-)

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:48:09 AM PDT

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