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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 10:46 AM
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38. Exactly right. When progressives cave on moderate positions
...there is no check on the power of the right to dictate policy. Instead of seeking bipartisinship on Republican terms, a recipe for defeat if ever there was one, we need to establish that the Right is outside of the mainstream by strongly making the case for our initiatives. Because we were chasing the will of the wisp goal of bipartisinship, Democrats stayed civil while the Right went ballistic. Attacks on the Republican Party for being obstructionist and defending a failed system remained muted while attacks on Obama for supporting Nazi/Socialist Death Panel programs went ballistic.

All this damage in order to negotiate with one moderate Republican Senator, Snowe, and a couple of pretenders? Lunacy.
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