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  •  I wasn't referring to... (5+ / 0-)

    ...individual politicians, but to the party itself.  The DCCC, the DNC Platform, they take positions because they are forced to.  I have no doubt whatsoever that if pro-choice voters declared en masse that they were willing to enthusiastically back anti-choice candidates, the party would start recruiting those candidates.
    I remember when Bob Casey Jr. ran for Senate his first time, and how giddy some Democrats seemed at the prospect of winning back those "Reagan Democrats" with a popular "pro-life" candidate. They didn't think it was a liability, they thought it was an advantage.

    •  Exactly. Now, because it's useful to the party (4+ / 0-)

      the party is screaming to the rooftops about Republican anti-abortion outrages. But a few years ago, it was all about sucking it up and understanding that we had to vote in pro-lifers in order to be "viable." It was a pragmatic decision.

      A pragmatist with no values except pragmatism will throw you and your issue under the bus as soon as it becomes convenient to do so--or perhaps I should say, more convenient than not doing so.

      Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 10:20:47 AM PDT

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    •  Well, a lot of them used to delusionally (4+ / 0-)
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      insist the Republicans never intended to take away reproductive choice because it was such a great organizing and fundraising issue for them. I never believed that, and now look.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 10:33:32 AM PDT

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