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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 02:46 PM
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14. You're right, that was probably a bit too broad-brush
But I've seen many posts that argue (simply for effect or for other reasons) that the Congressional Democrats and the major presidential have not earned strong progressive support. They're right, but I wanted to explain why I will be supporting the Democrats indirectly in 2008, despite the fact that they haven't really earned my support. My goal is to fully defeat the most visible symbol of the problems in -both- major parties, and that is still the GOP. Their success has corrupted many a Democrat, true, but looking at how policy shifts have been effected in the past few decades, a complete and utter GOP defeat seems the most viable way to show that the policies and corruption they represent will not be tolerated.

I wish they were the only party that represented those evils, since that would make things very clear and simple. Given this atmosphere, however, I don't really expect to see a great progressive platform attached to a major candidate. And a really eye-opening rejection of conservative ideals I think could help to change that atmosphere.
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