3 Reasons Why Progressives Are So Frustrated
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If I may be so bold, I believe I can sum up, in three main points why progressives are so frustrated right now:
- They are on the short-end of a left-progressive vs. Third Way ideological divide with the leadership of the American center-left coalition;
- In attempts to not be on the short-end of #1, and persuade the coalition rank and file to join them, they face a massive organizational deficit against the coalition leadership;
- Finally, if progressives look to split with the coalition in response to #1 and #2, more often than not they just end up getting squashed for it.
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Chris Bowers was a full-time editor at MyDD from May 2004 until June 2007. Some of his projects have included the creation of the Liberal Blog Advertising Network , the first scientifically random poll of progressive netroots activists , the Use It Or Lose It campaign, the nation's most accurate forecast of Democratic house pickups in 2006, and the 2006 Googlebomb the Elections campaign.