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Roger Bybee, In These Times

 

January 04, 2011

In 2006, pollsters and political analysts John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira analyzed Democracy Corps polling data and concluded: "A majority of Americans do not believe progressives or Democrats stand for anything." In other words, it is unclear which values the Democratic Party would find worthy of fighting for.

 

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They must become clear. The Democratic Party must become the party of the people shut out from the record profits and share of income enjoyed by Corporate America and the richest 1 percent. Just as the Republicans incessantly define themselves in simple, memorable terms like "smaller government and lower taxes," the Democrats must become known as "the party of decent jobs, a fair shot for all, and dignity for everyone."

Roger Bybee, In These Times

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