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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Duge Butler Jr.
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Star Wars/Transformers fan. Hopeless news & politics "junkie" and wannabe writer. Married with children/step-children.

Journal Archives

If it "worked"

Then we had no business, staying then, right?

Not to mention that pesky SOFA that Bush negotiated with Iraq in 2008 promising the withdrawal of our troops by the end of 2011. If Republicans think THAT was a mistake, will they care to explain just how long they think we should have been staying in Iraq?

What they seem to want but most won't advocate for is to put troops back into Iraq, which is likely to be a non-starter for most Americans at this point. We spent a lot of years, money, and resources trying to train up Iraqi forces and seem to be seeing little or no return on that investment.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu May 21, 2015, 07:50 AM (0 replies)

They didn't make up the attack (THAT was real)

but they made up/believe all of the conspiracy theories about it- but can't prove any of them, taking it from a tragedy to a sinister conspiracy of sorts.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon May 18, 2015, 04:55 PM (1 replies)


The Republicans were arguing semantics with her, she got irritated, and they got that soundbite from her. Nobody who is being honest would seriously argue that Hillary Clinton just didn't/doesn't care about Ambassador Stevens or the others whom died at the outpost. If there is truly something dark and sinister about Benghazi, it's a marvel that the Republicans, whom have investigated it to death, haven't uncovered this evil conspiracy to do.......something. Talk about beating a dead horse.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon May 18, 2015, 04:53 PM (0 replies)

I suppose he hasn't reflected on his role in causing some of the problems?

Last I checked, he, along with his best friend John McCain, was a BIG supporter of the Iraq War, which helped create a lot of (unnecessary) instability and chaos in the ME.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon May 18, 2015, 11:23 AM (1 replies)

Guess the ISIS/Union comparison didn't go over so well, eh?

So, basically, he just wants to appoint a bunch of people and do what they want him to do? No independent thought? No actual decision-making? Why elect him anyway then?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun May 17, 2015, 08:35 PM (0 replies)

I don't trust them not to repeat their mistakes (or make brand new ones)

They are certainly spoiling for a fight with Iran and may even want to go back to Iraq since they think that following the terms of SOFA was a mistake.

Bottom line is this: If you don't want a lot of senseless wars and boneheaded foreign policy decisions, don't vote for Republicans because that's what you're get if you pull the lever for one.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun May 17, 2015, 07:35 PM (0 replies)

Did it have a measurable effect on the election results?

So many pundits were running on "getting tough" on Ebola and using the hysteria as an excuse to tear down the government when it was actually performing very competently and responsibly. I was mildly concerned about Ebola but the hysteria over it was OTT much of the time as it apparently is much harder to spread than some of the unintelligent/ill-informed pundits and politicians claimed it was and, as it turns out, the CDC was way more on top of things than it will ever be given credit for, which is extremely frustrating. *sigh*
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat May 16, 2015, 10:15 AM (1 replies)

".....because when it doesn't bleed, it doesn't lead."

Yup. Especially in this particular case.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat May 16, 2015, 10:10 AM (0 replies)

Anybody whom can't see difference

Simply isn't paying attention, doesn't care enough to find out, or purposely trying to muddy the waters for their own ends. America: Your choice.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu May 14, 2015, 11:16 AM (0 replies)

The invasion WAS "the mistake"

and every other mistake thereafter simply flowed from that first one IMHO
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon May 11, 2015, 11:58 AM (1 replies)
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