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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 08:06 PM
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26. Interesting article,
I would have liked them to have used the kind of in-your-face antics the tea-partiers embraced in the health care debate too.
I found this part fascinating,

" Obama's people had created something both entirely new and entirely old: an Internet version of the top-down political machines built by Richard Daley in Chicago or Boss Tweed in New York. The difference (other than technology) was that this new machine would rely on ideological loyalty, not patronage. And that was a big difference. The old machines survived as top-down organizations because they gave people on the bottom something tangible in return for their participation."
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