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Goldstein1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 04:14 AM
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34. I didn't just leave the Democratic Party ten years ago:
I stayed on course and watched the party go off in the wrong direction. I'm the same democrat was was when I registered in 1974, and the same person working outside the system that I was as a teenager.

From the letter:

there are 82 members in the Congress Progressive Caucus and only 52 conservative "blue dogs" but which side constantly prevails? The problem isn't in the numbers.

almost all of the important achievements the Left has won for the people of this country have come from people working outside of the political system

...the existing political system is too invested in the status quo to change without enormous outside pressure.

So, in argument against all of those party loyalists who condemn those of us who don't stay in the party to change it: The problem isn't in the numbers, the system is too invested in the status quo to change from the inside, and significant achievements come from outside the system.
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