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WELCOME - Updated

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Welcome to the Populist Reform of the Democratic Party Group, also known as the Populist Reform Group (or just PRG).

I hope you make this spot your DU home page. Please check the PRG Folder, and share your ideas and content... we especially appreciate your positive strategies for populist, progressive reform of our Democratic party.

SOME GROUND RULES:

The PRG is a safe house for DUers interested in the progressive, populist reform of our Democratic party.
If you disagree with PRG's message or goal, that's OK. Find a group that fits, or enjoy the DU forums.
Everyone starts out as welcomed. No one earns their way in - only their way out.
Follow all DU rules. Don't put the group at risk

If you have questions or concerns, ask a host (demwing / NYC_SKP / MannyGoldstein).



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Reply WELCOME - Updated (Original post)
demwing Nov 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #1
villager Nov 2014 #2
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #10
villager Nov 2014 #12
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #38
villager Nov 2014 #39
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #40
villager Nov 2014 #41
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #42
villager Nov 2014 #54
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #55
villager Nov 2014 #56
merrily Nov 2014 #53
Downwinder Nov 2014 #3
rurallib Nov 2014 #4
MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #9
demwing Nov 2014 #22
rhett o rick Nov 2014 #51
jwirr Nov 2014 #5
Bohunk68 Nov 2014 #6
demwing Nov 2014 #7
Chathamization Nov 2014 #8
nc4bo Nov 2014 #11
think Nov 2014 #13
Enthusiast Nov 2014 #14
riqster Nov 2014 #18
Enthusiast Nov 2014 #19
Oilwellian Nov 2014 #15
WillyT Nov 2014 #16
riqster Nov 2014 #17
bbgrunt Nov 2014 #20
silverweb Nov 2014 #21
closeupready Nov 2014 #23
demwing Nov 2014 #35
closeupready Nov 2014 #36
peacebird Nov 2014 #24
Odin2005 Nov 2014 #25
hrmjustin Nov 2014 #26
starroute Nov 2014 #27
blackspade Nov 2014 #28
democrank Nov 2014 #29
LiberalElite Nov 2014 #30
demwing Nov 2014 #48
ms liberty Nov 2014 #31
hedda_foil Nov 2014 #32
Segami Nov 2014 #33
dflprincess Nov 2014 #34
demwing Nov 2014 #37
sabrina 1 Nov 2014 #43
swilton Nov 2014 #44
99Forever Nov 2014 #45
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #46
demwing Nov 2014 #47
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #50
rhett o rick Nov 2014 #49
Quackers Nov 2014 #52
TBF Nov 2014 #57
demwing Nov 2014 #58
2banon Nov 2014 #59
sabrina 1 Dec 2014 #60
demwing Dec 2014 #61
2banon Apr 2015 #66
Waiting For Everyman Jan 2015 #62
demwing Jan 2015 #63
antiquie Jan 2015 #64
2banon Apr 2015 #65
demwing Apr 2015 #68
demwing Apr 2015 #67
2banon Apr 2015 #69
grasswire Apr 2015 #70
demwing May 2015 #73
Paka May 2015 #71
demwing May 2015 #72
Paka May 2015 #74
merrily Aug 2015 #75
Bubzer Nov 2015 #76
demwing Nov 2015 #77
Ghost Dog Mar 2016 #78
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #79
demwing Apr 2016 #80
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #81
lmbradford Jun 2016 #82
disillusioned73 Jun 2017 #83

Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 05:36 PM

1. I LOVE IT!

 

Am I the first reply to the first post?

I volunteer to co-host!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 05:40 PM

2. And I'll be the second! Clearly, with both me and NYC_SKP on board, it's a big tent! ;-)

 

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Response to villager (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 10:00 AM

10. God, I'll say!

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 01:25 PM

12. And bigger still with the arrival of the great-company-outside-of-any-gun-thread Eleanor38!

 


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Response to villager (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 10:48 AM

38. Hell, look at who's hosting this mess.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 02:48 PM

39. Did the third-wayers realize they were creating a monster!?

 

Then again, if doesn't exist within the Beltway, to them, it doesn't exist at all.

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Response to villager (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 04:30 PM

40. Oh, I think they are aware, but think they can beat it back.

 

As I said in another post, the only juice they can work up is when they face liberal opposition; they certainly can't and won't fight the FR.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 04:39 PM

41. True enough -- they rely on progressives being routinely dismissible

 

So part of the challenge is how to make progressivism matter outside of lip service...

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Response to villager (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 04:44 PM

42. Uproot a stagnant DNC-type party structure or 2

 

in a competitive state, like Florida. That'll get their attention.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #42)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 07:29 PM

54. Aren't we progressives being reprimanded/encouraged by the center-right faction to do just that?

 

"If don't like the party -- change it!," etc.

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Response to villager (Reply #54)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 08:23 PM

55. Well, they asked for it. We should accomodate.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #55)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 08:24 PM

56. We should accommodate... in spades!

 

n/t

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Response to villager (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 02:47 PM

53. And without violating any board TOS.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 05:49 PM

3. Subscribed

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 06:18 PM

4. holy crap what a great idea

is this like the underground of democraticunderground?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 12:19 AM

9. That is precisely what I was going to write!

 

Does that worry you? It should.

Seek professional help!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:19 PM

22. I'm hoping you'll both help make it that way! /nt

 

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 08:36 PM

51. Yep!

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 07:01 PM

5. I'm interested.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 07:11 PM

6. How do I subscribe?

Looking forward to discussion in this forum.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 08:32 PM

7. Follow this link:

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1277

Click the big orange SUBSCRIBE button!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 10:01 PM

8. Thanks for this. I really think there's a lot of untapped potential out there. We've actually had

some decent local successes recently.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 01:12 PM

11. Here and thank-you for the invite! nt

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 01:31 PM

13. Thank you for the invite. Look forward to discussions here. /nt

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 03:26 PM

14. I see this as essential. But, be aware, it will also give the infiltrators a target.

Paranoid? Hardly. The NSA is monitoring everything.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:12 PM

18. Yup. That hardly makes this group unique, tho'.

"Fuck the fucking NSFuckingA!"

I feel better, having screamed.

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Response to riqster (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:30 PM

19. I understand that no internet group escapes NSA scrutiny.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 04:43 PM

15. Thanks for the invite

I'm honored to be in such good company.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 04:48 PM

16. Thanks For The Invite, demwing !!!

 




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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:10 PM

17. Most excellent. Thanks for creating the group.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:36 PM

20. I'm in. Thanks for the invite.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:03 PM

21. Wonderful!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]Thank you so much for the invitation. I'm proud to be a member of this new group and in such illustrious company!



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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:23 PM

23. Thank you - will be watching for ideas!

 

Reform is very much needed, IMO.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 12:15 AM

35. Don't just watch

 

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please also post your own ideas

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Response to demwing (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 12:17 AM

36. You KNOW I will.

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:40 PM

24. Thank you for this group!!!!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:41 PM

25. YAY! I was hoping for this!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:43 PM

26. Congratulations on this new room!

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:55 PM

27. Lots of good company here

I'm frankly not sure the Democratic Party can be saved from itself -- but whether it can or not, a group with the quality of this one is bound to generate some fascinating discussions and useful ideas. So count me in.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 07:56 PM

28. Thanks for the Invite!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:13 PM

29. Thanks for the invitation.

~A hug from Vermont~

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:14 PM

30. Not sure what I can add

to the discussion but I'm in. Thank you!

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 11:37 PM

48. Content and comments

 

that always helps.

But if you don't feel comfortable with either of the above, be a Rec'ing ball

Aggressively Rec posts you like. It helps them get to the Greatest page and increases visibility of the reform message

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 09:19 PM

31. Thank you for the invite! Subscribing and looking forward!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 10:07 PM

32. Thank you for carving out a space for us!

I'm really looking forward to working on this.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 10:10 PM

33. Thanks for inviting me demwing!

 

Definitely a great idea!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 10:54 PM

34. Thanks to demwing for inviting me & Scarletwoman for also giving me a heads up about the group

This is sorely needed.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 12:23 AM

37. I'm counting on you all to make it live

 

a top down populism is antithetical

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 06:50 PM

43. Thank you, great forum, just like the old DU. Actual discussion with none of the now familiar

'explanations' and 'excuses' etc for all that has gone wrong with our party.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 10:07 PM

44. Thanks for including me!

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 10:25 AM

45. Thanks for the invite.

I see most of my favorite people are here. What a great and very needed group.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 09:33 PM

46. Thank you for the idea, and for pinning some threads!

 

Including some suggested guidelines for conduct and participation.

As your graphic of little fish and one big fish says...

"ORGANIZE"

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #46)

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 09:39 PM

47. I wanna use a Pinned spot

 

for a "Pin of the Week"

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Response to demwing (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 01:03 PM

50. Great idea!

 

Are you thinking at the end of the week, Friday night, or Sunday?

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 12:10 PM

49. Thanks for inviting me. I very much look forward to a group where we can hold vibrant discussions

 

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regarding progressive issues without the disruptors. IMHO this should not be GD where anything goes. As far as I am concerned, everyone is welcome if they are not here to be rude or disruptive.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 12:34 PM

52. Congrats on getting this going!

I just subscribed.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 10:23 PM

57. I do most of my OPs in the socialist group

but I expect to read here often. Although we have different end goals (yours - reform the dem party, me - rid the world of capitalism) we certainly share in our concern for the working class and I vote accordingly. Good luck w/your new home.

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Response to TBF (Reply #57)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:20 PM

58. back at ya!

 

we should rely on natural alliances to help organize, and to achieve common goals.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:30 PM

59. Happy to see more of this.

 

I'm subscribed to the Socialist Group, but I sometimes feel like we're just singing to the choir there. Which is ok too in that news and information is shared which would otherwise "sink" in main forums like GD. Looking forward to subscribing to this forum..

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:37 PM

60. Just wanted to say that for just one month, this group is

doing pretty well.

Thanks again for starting it, demwing!

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #60)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 05:30 PM

61. And I thank my co hosts, our 188 members, and all our contributors

 

I expect there will be some ups and downs, but the real value of this group will come in the leadup to the next election.

Should be some fireworks!

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Response to demwing (Reply #61)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 02:04 PM

66. 188 members! Wow! Very cool! Looking forward to making this place "home page"

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Fri Jan 2, 2015, 10:29 AM

62. Thanks demwing!

Sorry to be late, I was taking a break from DU for a while. Glad to see this group forming, it's a good idea!

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #62)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 02:11 PM

63. no way, thank you!

 

this is a people powered group. Your posts make it happen!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sun Jan 11, 2015, 02:28 PM

64. This group has made DU relevant again, for me.

 

Thank you.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 02:01 PM

65. Demwing, are you able to determine the number of subscribers this group has

 

and maybe post it in a pinned thread? just curious.

Now that HRC is about to make it official, I'm going to unsubscribe GD - avoid that place as much as I can and just come to this and socialists progressive group etc. It would be interesting to see how many other du members do the same..

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 04:56 PM

67. Current Stats, by request

 

Number of posts, last 30 days: 1,022
Number of posts, All time: 5,673
Number of subscribers: 220
Number of people trashing: 4

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Response to demwing (Reply #67)

Fri Apr 10, 2015, 05:13 PM

69. awesome! thanks!

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2015, 08:47 PM

70. I have forgotten how to subscribe to a topic...

....but it is time for me to declare myself here. The Rude Pundit's column posted today put me on notice. Wow.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #70)

Thu May 28, 2015, 07:56 AM

73. Belated welcome to the group!

 

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 07:06 AM

71. I just joined today.

I look forward to some great discussions. I am the product of a far right family that embraced progressive values at age 10, during the HUAC nastiness. My hero was Edward R. Murrow, much to my parent's chagrin. My mother died at age 97 having never forgiven me.

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Response to Paka (Reply #71)

Thu May 28, 2015, 07:53 AM

72. Welcome Paka!

 

To DU, and to the Populist Reform of the Democratic Party Group. Our acronym is PROTDPG, which is awkward, and when spoken, sounds something like a stifled sneeze. Most folks refer to us as the Populist Reform Group, or the PRG. May you always find a home here!

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Response to demwing (Reply #72)

Thu May 28, 2015, 08:04 AM

74. Thank you for that welcome.

I have a good feel here already.

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 10:18 AM

75. kicking bc I think it should be the first post pinned post

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 05:25 PM

76. Kick the tires and light the fires - Subscribed

Rhett o rick suggested I might enjoy this group... so, here I am.

I look forward to seeing what people have to say

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Response to Bubzer (Reply #76)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 05:43 PM

77. Thank Bubzer! But this group depends on people like you!

 

and we look forward to seeing what you have to say!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:26 AM

78. Cool welcome. Terse. Thanks. n/t

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 04:58 PM

79. demwing: what next?

 

I'm still fighting, the fight for reform will not end, but what are some of the other boards that we can use to enact change.

DU is great, but I worry that reformers might not find it pleasant to post here if Sanders doesn't win.

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #79)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 05:16 PM

80. Well, a possible Hillary win was one if the reasons I created this group

 

I knew that DU would need a format to criticize the corrupt establishment, without it being an anti-Hillary extension of the primary (which would get us all tombstoned). I've been on this site since shortly after it was created, & I'm not about to just walk away after 15 years.

And Bernie's not out yet. There's still about 30% of states still to vote, including Cali and Oregon. Let's see what happen over the next month.

In the meantime, I encourage you (and all others who demand reforms) to post in the Populist Reform Group. Let your voices be heard.



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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #79)

Wed Apr 27, 2016, 05:39 PM

81. Maybe if we manage to toe the line, this group will get popular in a hurry!

 

I'd rather, of course, not need to do so much reform but the need is more urgent than ever!

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Response to demwing (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 01:55 PM

82. Didnt know this group was here...

I would have subscribed ages ago.

Im actually excited to see some new and innovative ideas here instead of ducking and running for cover every time i post.

Thanks so much!!!

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