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Nice post in DU (Original Post) fadedrose Jan 2015 OP
Spot on! Neon Gods Jan 2015 #1
You should post the actual title of the Salon piece Oilwellian Jan 2015 #2
So the solution aspirant Jan 2015 #3
Great article and sabrina 1 Jan 2015 #4

Neon Gods

(222 posts)
1. Spot on!
Fri Jan 23, 2015, 11:11 AM
Jan 2015

Yes, Reid and Pelosi and Hoyer, etc. are old, very old. They lost big last year. Time to clean house, because they've over-stayed their welcome. It bothers me that there is so little willingness in the party to criticize leadership or band together to influence policies. The women in the Republican House banded together and forced their leadership to drop a draconian abortion bill. Republicans!


(12,647 posts)
2. You should post the actual title of the Salon piece
Fri Jan 23, 2015, 11:15 AM
Jan 2015

I would love to see it plastered across the Populist Reform main page.


(3,533 posts)
3. So the solution
Fri Jan 23, 2015, 02:11 PM
Jan 2015

is to primary them?They're not going quietly and I don't see their fellow dems voting in the new batch. What does that say for all of our existing dems?

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
4. Great article and
Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:18 PM
Jan 2015

It’s time for a revolution: Bankrupt policies, historic losses call for new generation of leaders


As a wise man once said, never underestimate the capacity of an entire social order to commit suicide. The Democratic Party’s old order is doing it now. It may seem strange but make no mistake, the Democrats’ leaders are already unconscious. If they don’t wake up soon, they’ll go the way of the Whigs. If progressives don’t wake up now, they’ll go with them.

I’ve argued that progressive political movements died at the hands of their leaders; that their death is what caused the political collapse we errantly term “partisan gridlock”; that progressives need a timeout from electoral politics; and that both Democrats and progressives are best served by a return to a more arms-length relationship.

Progressives have long cohabited with Democrats. The relationship, while abusive, is hard for them to quit. Starting over is always scary, and building movements is hard even in good times, so the temptation is strong to keep on doing what they’re doing. Besides, how can you tell the Democrats are really dead? You can’t call in a coroner or poke them with a stick. It’s simple, really. All you have to do is look.

Life is change and these Democrats never change. It’s like watching “Groundhog Day” but without laughs, a love interest or a learning curve. Democrats in Congress ran the same race in 2014 they ran in 1994, lost badly, and then reelected all their leaders. Obama handled the budget this year the same way he does every year, with the same result. Hillary Clinton is poised to run the same awful race in 2016 she ran in 2008.

And when voters heard the excuses, 'it's not our fault, it's the Blue Dogs' fault' they took it seriously and kicked them out in two mid terms now.

And the leadership both times, took the wrong message from the voters, again, and BLAMED THE VOTERS.

It's getting old, the 'populist' campaign TALK. And it appears voters are not buying it anymore.

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