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3 Reasons Why Progressives Are So Frustrated

Really, it's pretty simple.

If I may be so bold, I believe I can sum up, in three main points why progressives are so frustrated right now:

  1. They are on the short-end of a left-progressive vs. Third Way ideological divide with the leadership of the American center-left coalition;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.