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Leftists should take credit for bringing down Democrats

Look, if the left is so powerful that is is responsible for Democratic fortunes, well, that’s not something we should shrink from. We should say “Yes, we can destroy Democratic prospects. If you don’t do what we want, we WILL do so.”

Don’t run from this, embrace it, wrap yourself in it. You are part of the left, and the left is capable of destroying governments which don’t do what it wants. And this is good, because objectively Obama has not fixed the economy, has presided over further destruction of civil rights, has reduced access to abortion, and so on.

Maybe if liberals and progressives stayed away from the polls out of protest and disgust with the do-nothing Democrats and their endless compromising, it might wake that party up. Something sure needs to.

The same thing is happening on the right too. Increasing numbers of conservatives are frustrated with the Republican Party. The time is now for the creation and strengthening of third parties.

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  • You have to ask yourself, “is the Democratic Party the answer to the people’s problems?” Why look for a “strong” Democratic Party when you know it is only there to give the illusion of an alternative. They both have the same paymasters, they only differ in matter of degree, not direction.

  • cheryl

    Maybe if liberals and progressives stayed away from the polls out of protest and disgust with the do-nothing Democrats and their endless compromising, it might wake that party up. Something sure needs to.

    That would be cutting off our noses to spite our faces. More pain for us because not only are we missing noses – the repubs get more power.

    Perhaps we don’t have the Dems we want but they are better than the repubs we don’t want. Democracy and government is a slow process. We need to weed out the wimps one at a time so we have a stronger Democratic Party that can and will take on the Republicans without fear and with a united front.

    You have talked in the past about the lack of protests. Ed Montini at The Arizona Republic talked to Alfredo Gutierrez about that regarding SB1070 and Alfredo responded that marches and protests are like fireworks. Brightly and exciting, but quickly over. They are good for letting people know you exist but it is the quiet, methodical voter registrars that get the job done.

  • misanthropope

    which leftists are those, exactly? is everything but spittle-and-bullet-spraying, incoherent drivel relegated to the hippy commie fringe, now?

    • Apparently. (But the author meant those liberals and progressives that Obama and Biden have been attacking lately for not being submissive.

  • I was born a Socialist and raised by my Wobblie Socialist grand-parents… and though their ashes floated to sea down the river that is our homeland, they would turn in their graves at the suggestion Obama and his ilk are “The Left”, and the “Socialists” today are such squaws that any suggestion they could do anything to bring down half of The One Party speaking ’round a folked tongue is… misguided at best. The Dems are not “The Left”.

    It’s over folks… best learn how to garden, run a troutline. Or starve, the sooner the better.

    • We can’t give up, man! I’m only 17!

      • Who’s giving up? Not me! Just saying that the only way the Dem Party will seriously change is if and when they’re forced to.