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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-26-06 03:33 PM
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19. I agree, lumberjack.
The blue dogs and the progressive coalition can agree on those principes. The DLC, on the other hand...

There is no viable coalition within the Democratic party that can work on social issues, unfortunately. The DLC is all over the place on social issues (mostly conservative, though), and the blue dogs are conservative on social issues. The progressives are, of course, more liberal. all together, it is a pretty even split...but the Republicans win in the end because they can caucus with half of the Dems on social issues.

But economic populism is the key to a unified Democratic message. And it will justifiably marginalize and eventually replace the DLC. One party in this country should stand for economic justice, and it should be us (the Dems).
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