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denimgirly Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 04:30 PM
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21. Rule #1: Finally start listening to your Base
Rule #2: STOP IGNORING YOUR BASE
RUle #3: Running Scared on anything the right says doesnt instill confidence in your Base.
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  -The Dem model for 2010 is right there. Add a few tweaks, and we keep the Congress easily. RBInMaine  Sep-05-10 01:05 PM   #0 
  - Do we care if we lose the house and senate if it means replacing moderates with GOP conservatives?  stray cat   Sep-05-10 01:11 PM   #1 
  - We're a large regional nation, and any pure party will be a PERMANENT minority party. You MUST have  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 01:14 PM   #2 
  - And yet if the progressives continually get the short end of the stick, or a smaller and smaller  AndyA   Sep-05-10 01:32 PM   #4 
  - As a purist you have the following choices:  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 01:47 PM   #5 
  - Not happy? Then NOMINATE and WIN with the "progressives" you want. Can't? Then stop  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 03:16 PM   #14 
  - Not if the progressives educate the seed-corn before the DLC does  derby378   Sep-05-10 01:48 PM   #6 
     - As with Crist though, sometimes it MUST be a MIX of DLC and "Progressivism."  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 01:57 PM   #7 
  - The beauty is as the TeaRadicals take over the Pugs, THEY are driving themselves into permanent  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 01:16 PM   #3 
  - As long as we protect the progressives, this round, I am perfectly fine with losing outspoken DLCers  w4rma   Sep-05-10 02:37 PM   #8 
  - Don't fall into the purity trap. Otherwise you'll be a permanent minority and get NOTHING.  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 03:12 PM   #12 
     - Those DLCers are exactly why we are in this mess today. They took control of the levers of power and  w4rma   Sep-05-10 03:16 PM   #15 
        - The DLC excuse is really getting lame. Not happy? Then WIN more primaries and then the general elec-  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 03:20 PM   #17 
           - Not with this administration and the Congressional committees taking sides in primaries.  w4rma   Sep-05-10 05:02 PM   #25 
              - What, more excuses? Why can't "progressives" muster armies of dedicated volunteers? Excuses.  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 07:13 PM   #26 
                 - We did it and then Obama's DLC team dismantled it. (nt)  w4rma   Sep-05-10 07:37 PM   #29 
  - Winning would be easier if our party was actually  ThomCat   Sep-05-10 02:39 PM   #9 
  - +1000  girl_interrupted   Sep-05-10 02:42 PM   #10 
  - Hogshit. We have a fucking laundry list of progressive accomplishments.  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 03:14 PM   #13 
  - Not really. The most important and popular parts of every accomplishment were removed before the law  w4rma   Sep-05-10 03:19 PM   #16 
  - Then go to those districts, organize the "progressives" you like next time, and WIN there. Either  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 03:22 PM   #18 
     - That attitude tells us that you don't consider progressives  ThomCat   Sep-05-10 03:29 PM   #20 
        - Exactly. That arrogant attitude you refer to is the embodiment of the DLC and this administration.nt  w4rma   Sep-05-10 04:59 PM   #24 
           - DLC DLC DLC DLC DLC yaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnn. Excuses excuses excuses. And,  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 07:25 PM   #28 
              - Sorry. These people have proven themselves more dangerous inside the Democratic Party  w4rma   Sep-05-10 07:39 PM   #30 
  - No. You have a laundry list of compromises  ThomCat   Sep-05-10 03:27 PM   #19 
     - Actually, you have a list of 121 accomplishments and 39 compromises:  jenmito   Sep-05-10 04:44 PM   #22 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-05-10 04:50 PM   #23 
           - Bull. You're just discrediting a fact-checking site that you obviously don't like. n/t  jenmito   Sep-05-10 07:47 PM   #31 
  - Yawn. Broken record.  RBInMaine   Sep-05-10 07:13 PM   #27 
     - Do you have something worth saying?  ThomCat   Sep-05-10 07:55 PM   #32 
        - oh, it was worth saying  Teaser   Sep-05-10 10:11 PM   #34 
  - K&R. It's so simple-but some just don't CARE. n/t  jenmito   Sep-05-10 02:54 PM   #11 
  - Rule #1: Finally start listening to your Base  denimgirly   Sep-05-10 04:30 PM   #21 
  - How do you run on populism when your record doesn't support it?  ibegurpard   Sep-05-10 09:57 PM   #33 
 

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