Clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right, here I am....

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Maybe Third-Party Land Isn't A Bad Idea

I've been giving third-party land some thought lately and wondering if maybe it's time we stopped complaining about the Democratic party and how it's not listening to it's netroots, etc and do something on our own. After all, I think this country might be ready for a change and the blogsphere has proven to be very powerful in its own right. If we could actually organize ourselves into our own political party, we could raise the money and pass on the message. After all, we've done it for Them. Maybe it's time we did it for ourselves.

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Posted by N. Mallory (not verified) on 14 March 2006 - 10:31am
That is the 'Centrist' frame up

How many times these idiots call themselves "centrist" or moderates all the while making inferences that the so called "far left" is equivalent to the extremist windnuttery of the "far right".

John of Americablog babbled on about being "librul" but not too "librul" the other week.

Now the second time with in a week Kos gushes over his "friendship" with the racist bigoted homophobe Redstater... but he is just being pragmatic... when NARAL makes alliances with GOPers they are just being silly women.

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Posted by parker (not verified) on 14 March 2006 - 11:01am
Grrreat post!

As you listen to it, just imagine where this scandal would be if Democrats had simply come out from the beginning and taken a strong stand in defense of the rule of law and our constitutional principles, instead of listening to those worthless, fear-driven Beltway consultants who -- as Feingold pointed out -- counseled that Democrats should just allow Bush to break the law because it was too risky politically to oppose it.

OK, this is what the CA Democratic party and various labor leaders, consultants told the CNA, CA Nurses to do when they were handed a shitty contract by Arnholt... told he ws too powerful politically and to make the best of it.

To their credit and their leader, Rose diMauro and others who joined them (teachers firefighters home health aides) they fought back. They brought his humbers 20 pts lower and got a better deal. They demonstrated at his political backers offices, as well.

He is rebuilding, but nobody is sleeping. A cross over Dem who joined to help Arnold is being brought down politically.

Yo have to fight back. You have to. 'Course the Democrats have shown negligible to no sign of life (real life) since about a week after Clinton took office - and not much for 15+ years before that. They are moribund, ossified.

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Posted by Marisacat on 14 March 2006 - 12:02pm
Kos was snared by the

Velvet Alley some time ago. That's the almost unavoidable price of becoming an insider. Same goes for achieving any sort of prominence in a meaningful political organization. Even Feingold is bathed in timidity; he only floats censure because he knows it will go nowhere and have no consequence.

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Posted by David Thompson (not verified) on 14 March 2006 - 6:46pm
Lefty Feminists Called It First...

Brandy Baker, Nicole Colson, and Sharon Smith have been writing about feminist estrangement from the DP for several years now. I just wanted to give them some love, too.

Oh, and don't forget Patricia Goldsmith and Margaret Kimberly when it comes to disenchanted liberals. Always worth a read.

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Posted by alsis39.75 (not verified) on 15 March 2006 - 11:53am