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Response to bettyellen (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 09:17 PM

18. There is no such thing as a national race for the House of Representatives

 

I'm the farthest thing from a Blue Dog and I am a strong advocate for moving the party platform to the left, probably much farther left than most on DU. That being said, I don't equate supporting a less than liberal Democrat in a house race where the numbers say he or she can win with abandoning our values as a party. If we have no power we have no power to protect any of our core values; we have no power to set the agenda; we have no power to pass a budget that helps the poor and improves our communities. Our power comes from being the majority party. We have to get a majority, one district at a time. The formula for winning in California is not the same as the formula is Nebraska.

If a member votes to make a Democrat Speaker they can "fight" us on individual issues all the want. The speaker decides what gets a vote and what doesn't.

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