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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 09:54 AM
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3. "I do not see how a 'progressive' party...
Edited on Wed Jul-26-06 09:55 AM by Totally Committed
can have a "conservative" wing and still be an opposition to a lock-step conservative party."

And, therein, lies the HUGE conundrum threatening to kill this Party even as I write this. We truly are not a genuine "opposition" Party as long as we have the DLC as a part of it. They don't "oppose" the RNC POV.... as a matter of fact, they aid, abet, and echo it, couched, as you have said, in pseudo "progressive language". It is a cynical and depraved practice, and I feel most of our elected Democrats, whether members of the DLC or not have had their integrity co-opted by the need for re-election against them.

What is needed is for the Electoral College to be killed completely, so that the truly Liberal wing of the Democrats can break away from this DLC/DINO wing and be real Democrats again -- who elect real Democrats to represent their socially responsible left-of-center POV. This would also allow the Religious Right to break away from the RNC and split their vote down the center or worse. It would be good all around.

As it stands now, no real opposition is expressed on a consistent basis. We are a Party of diluted, weak-ass wusses. Time to get up off our knees and die on our feet, or conquer by just standing up for ourselves again!

TC
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