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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:51 PM
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Well. This is an interesting observation from Charlie Pierce:
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 10:51 PM by whometense
http://www.prospect.org/weblog/2006/10/post_1639.html#0...

Great things are happening in my onetime adopted home state of Wisconsin. First of all, there was Russ Feingold with the new Air America Morning Zoo crew this morning, talking about how the Democratic senatorial caucus talks big in public, and then folds in private, usually on the advice of consultants "with connections to the previous Democratic administration."

And, well, snap, as the kids say. Even if Hillary Clinton doesn't run herself, the internal fight between people who believe that Bill Clinton was the template for Democratic success, and people who believe that he was sui generis, and that Clintonism has proven to be less a governing philosophy than a cult of personality, is going to the presiding dynamic of the next two election cycles. If the Democrats don't capture either house of Congress this time around, the Clinton side will come back with a vengeance. If the Democrats do manage to gain a working majority in either house, some very famous TV pundits are going to find that their phone calls don't get returned. (And I will bet you cash money that those same people will be the loudest Democratic voices cheering on behalf of the ensuing Broderian Wheatena that passes for "bipartisanship.")...


Chew on that one for a few minutes...
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:43 PM
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1. As often, Charlie Pierce is spot on.
The only question is who is who in the list of potential candidates?

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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:30 AM
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2. I think that paragraph
Pierce wrote is one of the most subtle and brilliant pieces of political analysis I've seen in some time.

Of course, he's way too subtle to actually mention the home town boy by name - but there was one particular not-Clinton who jumped to my mind.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 09:58 AM
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3. PLEASE put this up in GD-P.
I have said that for years now, the struggle has been between the Clinton Dems and Kennedy Dems. Clintons mean to make THEIR type of leadership the driving force of the party and want Kennedy Dems to shut up and follow.
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:18 PM
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5. Okay, I will -
any brilliant ideas for a subject line??
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:33 PM
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6. Charles Pierce *gets* what is REALLY behind Dem party power struggle.
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 12:34 PM by blm
or

American Prospect's Charles Pierce nails the Dem party powerstruggle.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:35 PM
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7. American Prospect's Charles Pierce nails the Dem party powerstruggle
I may like this one better
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:39 PM
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8. I like it too.
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 12:40 PM by whometense
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:07 PM
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4. Pierce nails it! n/t
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