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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:10 PM

List of useless Democrats. They add very little to progressive conversations and are

an embarrassment when they try to represent on talk shows or on the floor of the House. What say you?

Harold Ford
Ed Rendell
Manchin

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Reply List of useless Democrats. They add very little to progressive conversations and are (Original post)
mfcorey1 Jan 2013 OP
abq e streeter Jan 2013 #1
CherokeeDem Jan 2013 #2
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #3
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #4
banned from Kos Jan 2013 #5
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #7
FightForMichigan Jan 2013 #10
KamaAina Jan 2013 #14
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #17
pnwmom Jan 2013 #13
kenfrequed Jan 2013 #6
BainsBane Jan 2013 #8
CE5 Jan 2013 #9
apocalypsehow Jan 2013 #11
tallahasseedem Jan 2013 #12
DonCoquixote Jan 2013 #15
spanone Jan 2013 #16
bvar22 Jan 2013 #18
ileus Jan 2013 #19

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:13 PM

1. A good starter list.Unfortunately, there are plenty more.

I don't even know where I'd begin.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:14 PM

2. Agree...

I'm certain there are more to add to the list...

Rendell has been a disappointment...I honestly thought he was a decent Dem but his true colors have shown up since he left the governor's mansion. He is a particularly nasty shade of blue.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:17 PM

3. To be honest

 

you should probably start a list of decent progressive Democratic representatives and Senators.

It would be smaller and much easier to compile.

And that is the sad state of our political discussion today.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:30 PM

4. K&R - that is a particularly foul bunch

 

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:40 PM

5. There are no useless Democrats as long as they vote (D)

 

Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman are two examples because they vote (R).

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:47 PM

7. My just-elected state Democratic representative

announced on Friday that she has switched her party to Republican and that she's been considering it for the past six years that she's been a so-called Democratic representative. We're all furious as this gives the R's a supermajority in the State House. Today a recall Facebook page was set up with 95 likes in three hours. You can help us out if you want: http://www.facebook.com/#!/RecallHolmes

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:07 PM

10. This is vile, but...

don't give up hope.

When this crap was done here in Michigan last year, it resulted in the quisling turncoat being not just voted out, but booted out with two feet. The Democrats were solidly behind his challenger, and the Republicans didn't even want him anymore and didn't fund his campaign.

Don't take it quiety. Organize and mobilize. Even some Republicans hate these kinds of games - I heard a lot of that when it happened here.

This sh*t is just revolting. I'm so sorry you're going through it.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:19 PM

14. Wonder what they gave her to switch

Committee chair, perhaps?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:37 PM

17. All they gave her (that we know about) was a seat on the finance committee.

She could have joined the majority caucus as a Democrat if she had wanted to (as several rural Alaskan Democrats have done over the years), but instead she chose to give the R's a supermajority, cheating a REAL Democrat out of the finance committee position. She now says that she was considering making this switch for the entire time that she's been in the House (six years), but she sure didn't tell her constituents that. She just makes me sick.

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:18 PM

13. Joe Lieberman left the party years ago. He's an Independent

who ran against the Democratic nominee and got enough votes from Republicans to win the general.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:47 PM

6. Harold Ford has long been a problem...

But the sunday morning shows love these guys.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:51 PM

8. hardly

Manchin is a Democrat from W Virginia who has spoken out against gun violence and gun insanity, despite an A rating from the NRA. Most importantly, he's a Democratic vote that goes toward a D majority in the Senate. A Southern Democrat Senator cannot be the same as one from the NE, CA, or the Midwest. Of course, you can always target him in the primary, replace him with a more progressive candidate and turn the seat over to Republicans. If you want to go the way of the GOP, keep targeting Dems who fail to meet your notion of ideological purity. It's a great way to become a minority party.

Rendell and Ford are just talking heads. Go for it.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

9. Jim Webb

 

What did he just want to get US Senator on his resume?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:09 PM

11. Add "pro gun progressives" to that list - not that many of them ARE Democrats to begin with.

But they sure like to pretend.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:09 PM

12. I completely agree about Ed Rendell...

There were times during the election that I swear he was rooting for Mitt Romney.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:19 PM

15. How the hell

did Mary Landreiu escape this list?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:26 PM

16. harold is from one of the most dysfunctional political families ever

The father: Before becoming a well-heeled lobbyist with a home in the Hamptons, Harold Ford Sr. was a congressman for 32 years who broke the Republican stranglehold on his district, perfected the Election Day “Ford ballot” endorsement, and beat federal prosecutors in a celebrated corruption trial in 1993.

Uncle John: The brother of Harold Ford Sr., John Ford, now serving a 14-year prison sentence, was a powerhouse in the Tennessee General Assembly before being convicted on federal bribery charges in a sting called “Tennessee Waltz.” The trial featured undercover tapes of cash payoffs and of Ford threatening to shoot an undercover witness if Ford found out he betrayed him. (Years ago, John beat the rap after a truck driver accused him of firing a pistol at him through the sunroof of his car.)

Uncle Joe: Joe Ford is the mayor of Shelby County, which includes Memphis, and former operator of N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, founded by his father. In 1999, he ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Memphis against Willie Herenton.

Aunt Ophelia: A latecomer to politics, Ophelia Ford is a state senator from Memphis. A few years ago, her weird histrionics and public rants caused family members to urge her to go to rehab. (She said she is anemic.)

Uncle Edmund: Edmund Ford Sr. was a member of the Memphis City Council who was indicted, and later acquitted, after a federal undercover witness videotaped him at his funeral home taking alleged payoffs. His son, Edmund Ford Jr., took his place on the city council.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/01/13/ford-family-values.html

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:47 PM

18. My list is quite a bit longer.

In fact, it is easier for me to list those Democrats who are worthwhile.
Most of them are in the Progressive Caucus,
AND one Independent...Bernie Sanders.



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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:49 PM

19. Manchin is loved by his state

and he'll one day be the new Robert Byrd for Mountaineers. He's also the key to getting a very blue collar state back in the Blue State of mind.

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