Tag: schism


(Cross-posted from the Free Speech Zone)


WASHINGTON – After a half-day of animated debate, the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected efforts by liberal Democrats to add a government-run health insurance plan to major health care legislation, dealing the first official setback to an idea that many Democrats, including President Obama, say they support.


Baucus      (D-MT)

Ben Nelson  (D-FL)

Lincoln     (D-AR)

Conrad      (D-ND)

Lincoln     (D-AR)

Carper      (D-DE)

Missing from the Progressive Political Eco-System – An Org’n for Completely Dissafected Democrats

(cross-posted at openleft.com)

I read a diary over the weekend (“So You Want To Form A New Party? Hmmm, Come With Me”) that, together with the comments, illustrated the dilemma facing progressives who have had it with the Democratic Party. There are, of course, good reasons for progressives to take the ‘leave it’ option, as well as good reasons to take the ‘fix it’ option. Reading the diary made me think about another element missing from the Progressive political eco-system that can deal more constructively with this dilemma.