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Am I right in thinking that the "progressives" Yves is raising to near heroic status are largely male, almost exclusively white, (and of course wealthy to boot)?  Given the demographic changes in the USA they are on a path to electoral irrelevance anyway.  Are there equivalent holier than thou, purer than the driven snow lobbies in the African American and Latino communities as well?  And if so, have they any electoral relevance?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Jun 4th, 2016 at 06:47:05 AM EST
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They are the demographic you and she both describe. I don't know any even by 'nic' as it has been years since I have followed the comment section of NC. But there were some very insightful and positive people there also. I would expect them to vote and donate in numbers well exceeding their usual behavior given a successful candidate with a feasible message and a real chance to win. Taking their marbles and going home has been a sane policy for decades, though many, IIRCC, were initial supporters of Obama. But then he was a closet Third Way candidate cleverly implying he was a progressive with his marvelously vague 'hope and change' routine. This time IS different and Sanders has shown the way forward.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 4th, 2016 at 10:36:39 AM EST
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