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  •  Good Post. (9+ / 0-)

    Hard to disagree but,,,
    What happens when they give an election and only whites show up?...
    like in 2010.

    Nuclear Reactor = Dirty Bomb

    by olo on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:43:16 AM PST

    •  Points out the need to articulate policies, (6+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Rolfyboy6, LuvSet, ringer, olo, whaddaya, Odysseus

      Field a deep, progressive candidate field, and legislate in ways that energize our emerging demographics.  The GOP is still setting the terms of the debate . . . We're getting better but not yet enough.  Fifty state strategy is crucial, if no longer fashionable.

      The Begich social security bill should be our next crusade (IMO).

      We also need to have a coherent strategy for driving the Party left.

      Military spending and neo-con foreign policy?  Sigh.   I despair.  There is no left remaining in foreign policy.

      "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

      by Rikon Snow on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:54:59 AM PST

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      •  If you want to drive the party left (11+ / 0-)

        Liberal constituencies must learn to friggin' participate in primary elections and midterms.

        What left-leaning slacktivists keep forgetting is that while not voting for a candidate and making him/her lose might make them go your way -- if you withhold your vote from a candidate and they manage to win without you by courting different constituencies you better believe that they're going to keep ignoring you.

        You want a more liberal Democratic party? Vote in the damn primaries and off-year elections. Depending on where you are your vote can be anywhere from twice to a twenty times more powerful than it would during the final phase of the election.

        As amazing as it sounds, the typical Tea Party voter is apparently much smarter than the Green Party voter. Because they actually know when their vote is at its strongest.

        •  I'm not sure that statistics bear this out (0+ / 0-)

          I need to see the numbers from the 2010 election. It was the common view that liberals sat 2010 out, but from what I recall, liberal activist types turned out pretty well.

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