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Peter Winkler

Peter Winkler
Location
North Hollywood, California,
Birthday
December 14
Bio
Peter Winkler is the author of Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel (Barricade Books, 2011). Filmmaker Philippe Mora writes, "I knew Dennis Hopper in his wild days and his sober days, and this book captures the man in his many incarnations. Winkler's deeply researched biography of Hopper is the definitive book on this live wire who lived on the high wire." Winkler has written for a variety of publications, including Filmfax, The Huffington Post, and Playboy. Winkler graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 2:00PM

Tea Party Candidates Won't Help the Democrats

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The Democratic Party and many liberals are gleefully rubbing their hands in anticipation of mid-term campaigns against the likes of Christine O'Donnell.

Actually, this strategy reveals the fatal weakness of the Democrats. If your only hope for victory is in looking good only by comparison to the looniest people outside an asylum, then you're sunk.

This means that, considered on their own performance, the Democrats look lousy, just a slightly paler shade of corporate coloration than the average Republican.

I don't get hopeful about the prospects of the Democrats retaining their electoral majority, because they never do anything productive when they have it. If they did, they wouldn't have to rely on the prevalence of fringe Republican candidates in order to win.

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Agreed. The Dems are also controlled by Big Business and are lame. However, progressives can control the Dem Party, but not the GOP, hence we should focus on ousting these clowns from the party. They lack a sensible, realistic platform precisely because they are too upperclass, albeit well-meaning.