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It's a very different Party than it was in 2008.  First most of the Blue Dogs and DLC types have been wiped-out.  Second, Progressive Caucus has grown to 96 Representatives and members should be chairing 10 of the House Standing Committees.   Plus Pelosi resigned from membership of the Progressive Caucus when she was elected House Minority leader in 2004.  

And there's no political downside to moving Left.  In fact, if I'm reading the tea leaves correctly, there's plenty of upside.

We'll see  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Dec 30th, 2018 at 10:53:22 PM EST
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Except it makes the donors nervous. I'm not really clued into US party politics, but Sander's funding model seems to have been completely erased from the discussion. Not even to argue that it's not possible, just never brought up in polite society.
Then there seem to be a lot of spook - dems that rode the Russia grift into Congress.
We'll see but I'm not optimistic.
by generic on Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 at 07:53:20 PM EST
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