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Democrats and Progressives Need Each Other

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This year it was the Blue Dog Democrats who lost out in the midterm elections. With a few notable exceptions, progressives were largely unscathed. So maybe the Democratic Party will be revitalized with new energy from the Left.

I can sense the sea change locally. For years people thought my calls for investigation and prosecution of the Bush gang were unrealistic. Later, my criticisms of Obama's centrism were regarded with distaste, as if I was parroting conservative Obama-bashers. But since the election losses, more Democrats are responding politely to my emails and commenting on my facebook posts.

The Democratic Party needs progressives.

Will progressives realize that they need the Democratic Party?

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