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Moving center-right for the Democrats is a failed strategy.

For many here, the Democratic party has done exactly what you suggested. Run center-right Dems in red states. Run away from the Liberal/Progressive platform and name. Run against Obama (and Clinton when he was president). Appeal to moderates and independents and ignore the Democratic base entirely.

They've done exactly what you've prescribed and look at the map. Look at the results that you're getting. The people in the red states are not as different than the people in the blue states. They want a positive vision of the future for themselves and their families. They want to know how to feed their family. They want jobs that pay better than minimum wage. They want to know how to compete in a global marketplace.

They're not hearing that from the Dems. All that they hear is, "I'm not Obama", "I'm pro-gun", "I'm pro dirty energy", etc. etc. etc.

If Democratic candidates ran on progressive ideas on a consistent basis...

they would win more elections over time than lose. Yes, in individual elections or cycles, they would lose here and there, but over time, they would win more because their ideas would resonate with the people.

For example, if Grimes actually ran against big coal and laid out a vision for a new future for KY free of depending on coal jobs, that would resonate with that 18-22 year old who wants a future other than working in a coal mine.

Tom Werner should step down as Red Sox Chairman and sell his stake in the team due to the Cosby...

scandal. Tom Werner made his fortune by producing the Bill Cosby show in the 80s. As producer on the show, he knew about the rape allegations and did nothing about it. He's on par with Joe Paterno.

He has denied having any knowledge at the time, but that is Bullshit:


If you take the Ferguson cops and DA side, don't ever complain about the NSA or Snowden ever again.

There are a lot of Libertarians out there screaming about government intrusion in our lives. They howled and screamed when they learned that the government has access to their emails. Yet, these same folks are awfully fucking quiet over this Ferguson murder.

An agent of the government took the life of an unarmed, innocent man, and the assailant was never charged. Never had to face trial. This means that the government can kill innocent people and never have to face the people.

So, if you take the side of the Ferguson cops and DA, then don't ever complain again about the govt intruding into your personal life. Your logic is inconsistent if you say that it's okay for that same government to kill an unarmed civilian.

Ferguson: A big test for the new Libertarian movement in this country

Their leader is Rand Paul. They rail against government and in particular, the Obama admin for NSA spying. They rail against social spending. They're supposed to represent the new Republican party, tolerant of the GBLT rights, end to the drug war, and no wars overseas. Heck, they even have some sympathizers here on DU.

Well, now is the time for them to show their fidelity to their ideology. What the police did in Ferguson violates their core beliefs. They should be as outraged as the protestors, even more so.

So where is it? Where is the Libertarian outrage? Is Libertarianism a real thing or is it a bunch of White guy conservatives that just want tax cuts, legal drugs, and legalized prostitution.

Odell Beckham's Catch Tonight. Greatest Catch Ever?

Let the debate commence.


What are the odds that 13 different women from different backgrounds who have very similar and...

specific stories about being drugged and then raped are all lying about it? Pretty low odds. For their stories to NOT be true would take a lot of intense coordination and planning among complete strangers.

Was he charged and tried by a court of law? No, he was not, and you cannot label him a "convicted rapist". With that said and given the amount of stories and their specificity, it's clear that these women ARE NOT lying.

Mystery solved: Don’t blame the Americans! The real origin of the word ‘soccer’



"You're not helping"

"I know that you think you're helping, but you're not helping."

Hey, what happened to Ebola? Where did it go?

Oh, that's right. The mid-term elections are over.
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