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What Banner Will Unite Progressives?

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What Banner Will Unite Progressives?

    

It is clear after the last election that if progressives cannot unite under a single banner, our divergent efforts will tend to cancel each other out. We will need unity more than ever in 2012.

 

With unity a necessity, and compromise, at least among progressives, necessary to attain unity, how will progressives unite.

 

It's instructive to note that enough responses are provided to ensure that we see no unity here, but maybe, just maybe, it can be a stumbling first half step to start the conversation.

 

How will progressives deal with these circumstances?

Form a coalition of organizations, maintaining unique identities under a new single name.
       20% from 10 votes  
Unite under the Democratic banner for at least one election.
       10% from 5 votes  
Unite under the Green Party banner for at least one election
       12% from 6 votes  
Start a new progressive political party.
       18% from 9 votes  
You must be crazy, you're herding cats, it can't happen.
       22% from 11 votes  
A stiff dose of Republican reality, however bloody, is what America needs to wake up.
       8% from 4 votes  
Forget all this nonsense, I've got a better idea. You'll see it in the comment thread.
       12% from 6 votes  

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From the Democratic Party. From now until the 2012... by Kevin Gosztola on Monday, Nov 15, 2010 at 4:55:01 PM
that would negatively affect a program of protest ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 7:48:08 AM
Media anymore. There was a cultural uprising for a... by Kevin Gosztola on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:01:13 AM
As a confirmed Luddite, I often fail to recognize ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:07:59 AM
I re(pre)sent that statement. :)Luddites are an un... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 8:54:50 AM
~....the most:Form a NEW POLITICAL PARTY THAT IS F... by Charlene Richards on Monday, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:16:07 PM
strikes me as being aimed right at the American ce... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 7:58:59 AM
She's right. Those qualities are the reason I ... by zonie on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:57:20 AM
it's called "The Libertarian Party"They are fiscal... by Steven Leser on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:45:03 PM
How can you be a fiscal conservative and a progres... by Robert Lee on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:55:52 AM
is fiscally irresponsible. After all, it's not lik... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 7:23:07 AM
While the point that the private interests of corp... by Ethan Allen on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 3:26:08 PM
The American people have largely "lost the plot" a... by Doc McCoy on Monday, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:21:54 PM
Old Codger, a lot of what you said makes sense. Wi... by Tim Harney on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:56:24 AM
a single point when you wrote that last line. Ever... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:48:32 AM
outside of the second amendment, I've never seen a... by Steven Leser on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:47:35 PM
Quote: " Who would have thought it would only take... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:04:23 PM
I keep failing in my proposal to pick a popular is... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:10:54 PM
Herding cats.... by Laura Roberts on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:03:05 PM
Herding cats with DRD4 flaw.... by Robert Lee on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:51:04 AM
eventually. Why should ours be any different?It's ... by M. Wizard on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:17:47 AM
I don't think all your ideas are nonsense. Getting... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:26:43 AM
and you could certainly do worse than that. Agai... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:56:52 AM
Anyone considering assembling a political party or... by Sherwin Steffin on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 1:45:01 PM
I'm hoping that progressives can find some unity a... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 2:08:20 PM
"Dead Brains Walking!"Funny! Dead brains needing g... by Robert Lee on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:58:56 AM
Who the blue eyes knows? My recommendation is,... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 3:37:17 PM
on that point we agree. Time is of the essence, b... by Allen Oliver on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:21:24 PM
surrender nothing and become more cohesive when we... by Allen Oliver on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:19:19 PM
!. Urgency - if we keep going the way we're going,... by Vernon Huffman on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:45:31 PM
wholeheartedly given you a "thumb's up" on this ex... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:50:32 PM
As I suspected... progressives have nothing to ral... by Tim Harney on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:11:57 AM
Why can't George Soros celebrate the fact that he ... by Kevin Gosztola on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 7:37:32 AM
It's really the only place that authoritarian foll... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 8:19:10 AM
....just 'cause you're not a Somalian 'pirate'.sig... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 9:00:32 AM
What is the main focus of attention? It does seem... by Philip Pease on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:54:08 AM
must include all the forces, like Trade Unions, Pr... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:21:44 PM
Did you call these forces of good:1)socialists2)co... by Robert Lee on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 7:36:49 AM
Comparing what little I know about your background... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:28:45 AM
To love thyne country is to help honest people in ... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 1:04:37 PM
I'm not going to stoop to your level of personal a... by Robert Lee on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 2:29:37 PM
or you might not have to hide behind his name. Or ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 4:52:01 PM
If you really believe what you have written then ... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:32:21 AM
education must be reconsidered. The more it is co-... by Margaret Bassett on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:37:18 PM
As I have said before true progessives need to joi... by Progessive 1 on Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 at 6:45:28 AM
Having spoken with Americans from across the polit... by Vernon Huffman on Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 at 3:25:50 PM
No politician (especially no partisan politician),... by Arthur Avalon on Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:44:18 PM
Two years ago progressives were (almost) united: b... by Don Smith on Friday, Nov 26, 2010 at 8:24:21 PM
If we look around to see what's worked in the past... by Laura Stein on Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 at 2:34:41 PM

 
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