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lefairhill06 Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-10 02:36 AM
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46. Progressive Candidates
This is a good point -- the R's have been doing this for 30+ years, definitely not so much for Democrats. When people talk about the "huge" majority this Administration has in Congress -- while generally adequate on the House side, folks seem to forget that 13 of the Democratic Senators are from States that voted for McCain in 2008, and 4 more represent States that went for President Obama by fewer than 2-percentage points. That's not really much of a "progressive" presence -- and several of them have been around much longer than a Rahm Emanuel, who seems to get the lion's share of blame for DLC or DINO-types. While working to elect more progressives, I hope the Democratic base does not do a Republican-style purge of anyone not "pure" enough to be in the Party.
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