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We have to get past this "Democrats are monolithic" mind set by too many around here.

Monotheism is a Republican lock-step mind set
Democrats are anything but of one mind. The DLC, 3rd Way, New Democrats, Blue Dogs, Ex-Republicans "Democrats" that switch parties so they can run for office, do nothing except push and pull the Democratic Party ever farther to the Right. How does that help anything, when the party is already over Center to the Right? That magic (D) is not the answer, it is hiding the problem.

We need to do what the Republicans did. Start at the local level and run for any elected post available, from dog catcher, school board, any nonpartisan positions, where your politics are not an issue. Get known locally. Advance to the county level, or whatever the next level is. Then run for state level elected positions, using your past election wins and accomplishments. It took the Republicans over 30 years, but they elected a President that way. Then stuffed the federal agencies with their people. They are currently ham-stringing our government. Their gerrymandering is from local and state. They make and enforce election laws. They write laws keeping women and minorities down. And much much more, and there isn't a whole lot we can do about it because the have taken control from the local level to the federal level. Using this method, the have stacked the deck in their favor from the local level to every federal agency their is.
To undo what they have done we also must start at the local level and take back control. And that will take many decades also.

Just because they are on DU, does not mean they are any kind of Liberal.

It is the 3rd Way, DLC, New Democrats, people pretending, people without a clue, people that think that the (D) is all it takes, people that think the real political center is between conservative Democrats and the tea baggers, people that think that Democrats should be lock-step like the Republicans, purposeful disruptors, outright bullies...
If we we were all some kind of Liberals and/or Progressives here, there would not be anywhere near as much fighting. Disagreements, yes, fighting no.
We'd make more progress, if the tent weren't so packed damn full.
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