by Jeremy Young | 12/24/2007 11:16:00 AM
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Happy Christmas Eve! What's on your mind?

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Blogger Lisa Pease on 12/26/2007 3:13 PM:

Every time someone talks about a third party it irritates me. Why would one want to splinter a faction off of the Democratic party, FURTHER weakening the left, rather than taking it over from within, as PDA and DFA members are slowly doing across the country?

If we want a progressive party, we already have it. Now we just have to unseat those who came before and sacrificed too much at the altar of big money.

A third party is really the cop out way. It's a way to pick up your balls and play in a smaller pool with all like-minded people. And then, happy in your purity, you still accomplish nothing. Better to work in the mud of the real system so you understand why purity cannot succeed, and then roll up your sleeves to build coalitions, make compromises, but most importantly, get a progressive agenda enacted, bit by bit if necessary. Take the gains and keep building.