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On easy outrage, and state party platforms - Mark Atwood — LiveJournal
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On easy outrage, and state party platforms
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docorion From: docorion Date: June 21st, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm. Well, I admit I haven't read *all* of the MassDem platform. I read the bits I was concerned about, and skimmed the rest. As it happens, there's plenty to object to, regardless of your political orientation (let's say there's something for everyone to dislike).

And I know how they're written, also. Last year at the state Dem convention, a "small group of well organized people" came within inches of striking the entire thing and substituting one they liked better (it was broadly similar, but struck some fairly anti-democratic provisions regarding getting on the ballot). Inserting a plank is stone easy for things which are truly non-controversial (trans-equality sailed on by), and more difficult for more controversial issues (which are often governance rules which threaten the status quo). Although as I noted above, there was a near-run governance revolt last year (I predict there will be a successful one next year; the structure is every-other-year "issues" conventions, and in election years there are "nominating" conventions. So next year is the issues convention, and with the cock-up the party has made of recent elections (notably the Coakley debacle), I don't care much for the chances of the current chairman and his cronies.

But I doubt this was about MA state politics. What was it about?
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