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Sat Nov 8, 2014, 02:44 PM Nov 2014

Populist Reform of the Democratic Party [View all]

I'd like to test the water to see if there is support for a Populist Reform Group on DU.

A potential Statement of Purpose:

"To discuss and debate issues, candidates, and strategies related to the promotion of progressive, populist reforms within the Democratic Party"

We have a great reservoir of talent and experience on DU. I'd like a safe environment where we can collectively define, discuss, and debate progressive populism.

59 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I support a group to discuss populist reforms within the Democratic Party
58 (98%)
I do not support a group to discuss populist reforms within the Democratic Party
1 (2%)
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please vote, kick, and rec this poll for visibility. Thanks! /NT demwing Nov 2014 #1
What's the name of the new group, and is it set up yet? fadedrose Nov 2014 #63
Still waiting for a response from Skinner demwing Nov 2014 #64
If the title is as written, fadedrose Nov 2014 #65
My working name is "Populist Reform Group" demwing Nov 2014 #68
Very Good fadedrose Nov 2014 #69
PRG is good, but PRoD would also be a great acronym suffragette Nov 2014 #71
Kick back to the top. Kingofalldems Nov 2014 #2
I kick, rec, and vote "yes", but IMO it's hopeless Doctor_J Nov 2014 #3
well, ty for the vote demwing Nov 2014 #4
Where is the base? aspirant Nov 2014 #52
Maybe you have not been here long enough to notice, but liberals/Progressives djean111 Nov 2014 #81
Here's my kick, rec, & yes vote to help you out. nt scarletwoman Nov 2014 #5
kick 840high Nov 2014 #6
K&R 99Forever Nov 2014 #7
PRG! bigwillq Nov 2014 #8
OK, maybe PPRG? demwing Nov 2014 #10
PRG is fine. bigwillq Nov 2014 #15
I didn't even consider the acronym at first demwing Nov 2014 #16
No bigwillq Nov 2014 #17
The Canucks had the Canadian Reform Alliance Party. riqster Nov 2014 #23
Bwah! bigwillq Nov 2014 #24
It could be worse. riqster Nov 2014 #25
Oh, man. bigwillq Nov 2014 #28
Good idea! nt Zorra Nov 2014 #9
We already have a Socialist Progressives sub-forum. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #11
But you used the S-word, which Democrats run away from cprise Nov 2014 #34
Time to shed light on the conservatives in Democratic clothing and promote Roosevelt Liberals. EEO Nov 2014 #12
You can bet on it... elzenmahn Nov 2014 #26
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^n/t truedelphi Nov 2014 #50
K&R NorthCarolina Nov 2014 #13
Yes. K&R. tosh Nov 2014 #14
lol - too bad we have to create a special group for this. Just shows how liberals have been whereisjustice Nov 2014 #18
K & R...for exposure...nt Wounded Bear Nov 2014 #19
and *real* reforms and follow-through--not "we got Gingrich's plans passed, pulled out of Iraq MisterP Nov 2014 #20
Message hidden by jury decision L0oniX Nov 2014 #21
I was juror #5. I would add that I think the BOG is a good model. nm rhett o rick Nov 2014 #33
Kick. Good idea. riqster Nov 2014 #22
Don't assume "populist" means "liberal" or "correct" baldguy Nov 2014 #27
Agreed, which is why I made sure demwing Nov 2014 #30
The group would clarify that. silverweb Nov 2014 #31
I'm afraid what we'd get is a bunch of people offering the public nothing but sand to drink baldguy Nov 2014 #43
That's WCS demwing Nov 2014 #44
Because that's exactly what's being advocated for right now on DU. baldguy Nov 2014 #46
Are you sure you are right about this? I mean, can I ask you then how it truedelphi Nov 2014 #51
I'd add Howard Dean as Secretary of Health and Human Services demwing Nov 2014 #54
Robert Reich is someone I have found continually mis-estimating reality - truedelphi Nov 2014 #62
DU "purging?" We don't have the power to puke Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #77
K&R silverweb Nov 2014 #29
K&R ReRe Nov 2014 #32
K&R madinmaryland Nov 2014 #35
Kicked and recommended a whole bunch! Enthusiast Nov 2014 #36
Proud to be voter 100 Oldtimeralso Nov 2014 #37
Third Way is absolutely entrenched in the DEM Party apparatus. See Obama as an example. So, good blkmusclmachine Nov 2014 #38
Liberals must be proud... BlueJac Nov 2014 #39
Let my people go aspirant Nov 2014 #53
Take the money out of it! BlueJac Nov 2014 #72
Just remember...you don't have to out-run the bear... kentuck Nov 2014 #40
OK, who voted no??? grahamhgreen Nov 2014 #41
I'm guessing... RiverLover Nov 2014 #42
you know how to see the names right? demwing Nov 2014 #45
No, I dont, actually! grahamhgreen Nov 2014 #47
That Is what GD, Politics, and Good Reads should be about and the Turd Way baker's dozen TheKentuckian Nov 2014 #48
You mean a "safe haven"? BrotherIvan Nov 2014 #49
I'd like the PRG to be more than just an "Anti-BOG" demwing Nov 2014 #55
Well it would be nice to have an actual discussion without it being disrupted and derailed BrotherIvan Nov 2014 #57
True, that. Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #78
I've submitted a request to the Admins, and would like your feedback on 2 issues: demwing Nov 2014 #56
Your statement of purpose is fine; I would go with either Activism or Democrats as a topic heading LongTomH Nov 2014 #58
Good to go with that. I'm in. nt Bohunk68 Nov 2014 #59
Hm...I'd probably choose activism, but my second choice would be Democrats. Chathamization Nov 2014 #66
One more push for the Weekday crowd demwing Nov 2014 #60
That could be my new home page. Orsino Nov 2014 #61
kick 4dsc Nov 2014 #67
SKINNER APPROVED! demwing Nov 2014 #70
I think it's a good idea, but when I first came here that was the entire forum. Shows how many sabrina 1 Nov 2014 #73
Yep. You and Orsino. ^^^ Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #79
Awesome Idea! K/R NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #74
Saw this in ATA AngryOldDem Nov 2014 #75
K & R democrank Nov 2014 #76
Next: How do we take control of the Party? nt Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #80
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