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Milt Shook @miltshook
When GOP expresses bigotry agst anyone but straight white males, they limit electoral chances. It's only emo progs who keep them in power.
Milt Shook @miltshook
We have the greatest opportunity in generations to turn this into a progressive nation. The GOP is a smaller minority than ever. ...
Milt Shook @miltshook
... But it'll take concentration, and it will take as much as 30-40 yrs, to take hold. But we must reverse the damage neocons have done ...
Milt Shook @miltshook
THe question progs have to ask themselves is, can they jump off their high horse, and stop trying to micromanage the politics? ...
Milt Shook @miltshook
... And start playing politics in such a way that leads to winning elections AND turning the body politic to our way of thinking.
Milt Shook @miltshook
It's not about stunts that don't work, or protests that are more like slumber parties than political events.
Milt Shook @miltshook
It's about learning to take the best politicians you can find now (who can win!) and working to get progressively better pols in the future.
Milt Shook @miltshook
THAT is progressive politics. It's not having the "right" stance on issues; it's about making progress with gov't.
Milt Shook @miltshook
It doesn't matter how you feel about the issues. If you're not tying to get the people elected who are best able to make it happen ...
Milt Shook @miltshook
... then you're not really "progressive," except as a label. The root word of "progressive" is "progress" for a reason.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Progressive politics is NOT a coffee klatch, it's not a trend, it's not a fad; it's a movement; a movement that's been stuck for 40 yrs.
Milt Shook @miltshook
We keep slitting our own throats at election time, and it really has to stop. We can no longer afford it. Neocons have run things too long.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Neocons make up less than 20% of population, yet they keep winning, because they're able to depress turnout, and WE HELP THEM.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Look back at our record. Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry... WE undermined them by not supporting them. They weren't "pure" enough.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Hate to break it to you, folks, but that's democracy. Full on progs make up MAYBE 15% of populace. We can't win on our own.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Candidates will always reflect their constituencies, voters. Until we can get 218 districts, 51 state majorities to think our way...
Milt Shook @miltshook
... and I think all will agree, that will take hard work. It CAN be done, but it won't be quick, and we can't be lazy.
Milt Shook @miltshook
FIRST, we need to get rid of the RW. That means tolerating Blue Dogs. That's not selling out; that's how politics works.
Milt Shook @miltshook
You can't start at the top and then get pissed off in 2 years when the country doesn't magically change.
Milt Shook @miltshook
If you're "disappointed" in Obama, you're a political neophyte, period. U may immerse urself in politics, but you're not actually learning.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Impossible to be a political realist and be disappointed in Obama. For chrissakes, folks, 30 yrs of neocon can't be done away with in 2 yrs
Milt Shook @miltshook
My advice to all political "junkies"; get away from the TV/Opinion once in a while, talk to real people.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Not all info you read is good info. In order to be effective, politically, you have to be discerning, understand diff bet good/bad info.
Milt Shook @miltshook
To those progs who think "criticizing" is so important, get a clue. The ppl KNOW what the important probs are. They'd like solutions!
Milt Shook @miltshook
Constantly complaining just serves to discourage voters, which plays into the RW's hands. They WANT fewer voters.
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