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Blame yourself for no challenger to Hillary

What have you done to build a strong progressive movement in America? What have you done to organize your fellow Americans to support progressive politicians and progressive ideas? What?

No, knocking on doors at election time is not enough.
No, registering a few people is not enough.
No, donating a few dollars is not enough.

What I am talking about is becoming a precinct captain. Running for local offices. Encouraging other progressives to run for office. Organizing your fellow workers to unionize.

IOW, what have you done to build a progressive movement that would generate a progressive candidate?

Say what you want about the conservatives, they have done exactly that, and their movement is well represented in this campaign by Cruz, Walker, Rubio, etc.

--On edit--

I've seen a theme throughout this thread about the big money behind conservatives and that is true. However, that same big money wants immigration reform as well which is something that the Teabaggers hate. Who's winning on that one? The Teabaggers are. The Republicans won't go near immigration because of that.

So, no, big money is not the be-all-end-all that many make it out to be.

Hating the poor is a politically correct way of being racist

Sure, there are poor whites, but the mass perception is that African Americans are deficient and thus, their poverty is inevitable. So, any govt programs targeted to the poor disproportionately will help African Americans.

That perception is the primary reason why the Republican party exists today. Without racism, they would be a fringe party at best.

As for poor Whites, the perception is that they are lazy and deserve their fate.

How to be the cutest kitten alive

It's a little over the top for my taste. Selling it too hard.

Exercising with Cats

I would like the position of Commodore of the Lounge

Where and how do I apply?

What political forums were like before the internet

For those DUers that still think that Warren will run for President in 2016...

It's a DEAD PARROT!!

If Notre Dame wins both NCAA tournaments....

there will be no living with Joey, esp. after the Pats won the SB.

Song you love, but are ashamed to admit it.

Confession is good for the soul!

Chicago: If you leave me now

The Fed is trying to fix the 2016 election for Jeb and the Republicans

The recovery has just now started to gain some momentum, and here comes a rate hike to throw it right back into recession. All in time for the 2016 election. This is the same shit from 1999 when the Fed raised rates for a year and a half and soften the economy so that Bush would be able to win.

This is bullshit.
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