Police your side of the street

Marvin the Martian

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A friend posted this on Facebook, and in theory, it is a good idea. Liberals should police liberals, conservatives should police conservatives. But in practice, it is useless. If I were to take issue with someone more progressive, their response is that I'm just not sufficiently progressive. When conservatives here took issue with Trump, they were just dismissed as not really conservative. I don't see a good solution to fruitful discussion, in theory, this is it, but for the reason I listed I don't think it would work.

 
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UncleMark

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If I were to take issue with someone more progressive, their response is that I'm just not sufficiently progressive. When conservatives here took issue with Trump, they were just dismissed as not really conservative. I don't see a good solution to fruitful discussion, in theory, this is it, but for the reason I listed I don't think it would work.

In a sense it does work, only it's slow and happens quietly.

At least on the Dem/Progressive side, we have Biden over Bernie, and most recently Shontel Brown over Nina Turner.
 

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It would be interesting how much
In a sense it does work, only it's slow and happens quietly.

At least on the Dem/Progressive side, we have Biden over Bernie, and most recently Shontel Brown over Nina Turner.

The needing to govern based on making sure you get re-elected is unfortunately good and bad. The good is obviously people can hold their representative accountable. The bad is the representative is likely doing things he knows is wrong but thinks it will help get re-elected.
 

Cortez88

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Marv you only need to look through the Maher thread to understand how pie in the sky your suggestion is.
 
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In a sense it does work, only it's slow and happens quietly.

At least on the Dem/Progressive side, we have Biden over Bernie,

that was the far right, Wall St, policing the progressive side, so a poor analogy.

but then you already knew that.
 

i'vegotwinners

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A friend posted this on Facebook, and in theory, it is a good idea. Liberals should police liberals, conservatives should police conservatives. But in practice, it is useless. If I were to take issue with someone more progressive, their response is that I'm just not sufficiently progressive. When conservatives here took issue with Trump, they were just dismissed as not really conservative. I don't see a good solution to fruitful discussion, in theory, this is it, but for the reason I listed I don't think it would work.


so is someone saying Pubs should hold Pubs accountable, and Dems should hold Dems accountable???

sure wish i'd of thought of that, and posted it here 100 plus times already.

no doubt you'd have had my back every time Marv.

or not.
 
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Marvin the Martian

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In a sense it does work, only it's slow and happens quietly.

At least on the Dem/Progressive side, we have Biden over Bernie, and most recently Shontel Brown over Nina Turner.
But it doesn't work in our discourse. Our resident Bernie backer sees no difference between you and me vs Mas.