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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #51)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 12:48 PM

55. I hate third way.

I am a socialist progressive, but I am also a yellow dog Dem. I'd vote for a yellow dog before I'd vote for a Republican. Or a third party.

My view is to change Democratic politics one has to do it from within, and begin at the bottom.

That is what Jerry Falwell (Moral Majority) and Pat Robertson (Christian Coalition) knew well in the late 70's. They ran their theocratic freaks for precinct delegates all over the country, and they won. Once one has the precincts, one has the county party, and the district delegates. Once one has the district delegation one controls the state party, and the selection of national delegates. And they were wildly successful, far beyond their dreams, or our nightmares.

Now, these crazies have everything but the White House. They have the state legislatures, the governorships, and both sides of the US Congress. And SCOTUS is on a tipping point.

So forgive me if I think that 2016 is the most important election of my life (born in 1948). I also think that if a Democrat does not win, we may be totally fucked. That is why I will not commit to a candidate here this early. First, I am going to support whoever is nominated. Second, I can still work for my favorite candidate. But with the somewhat toxic environment here, I will do the latter outside of DU.

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