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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 03:41 PM

23. Not if we want a more progressive majority. A 50-state stategy means that we will

 

inevitably get Blue Dog Democrats.

If the overall, most intelligent approach is to elect as many Democrats to Congress as possible, regardless of their ideology, then yes, a 50-state strategy works.

But having to hear many people here on DU complain about why it is Obama's policies aren't liberal or progressive enough is tiring. It is precisely due to the 50-state strategy that we got Democrats like Jon Tester, Claire McCaskill and Blanche Lincoln. They are Democrats, but they are Blue Dogs.

The answer is simple: it depends on what outcome we want. If we want more progressives, then a 50-state strategy won't do. We need to target progressive Democrats in each state and groom them for office. The question is: are there enough progressive Democrats running in each of the 50 states to affect the outcome? If not, then a straight 50-state strategy will have to do.

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