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Certainly you should take her past in view, but what is of main importance is to look

at what she has done the past 5 years, and what she stands for today. She has been
a Democrat for 20 years. Her record is open for all to see.

That would be nice. I would like

people like Sanders, Grayson, etc. I hope Warren would run too, but that's not likely.

Yes, O'Malley is definitely left of center, and he is also a doer, not merely an ideologue. I'd

pick him over Hillary any day, although I'd vote for her if there is no one to oppose her.

I agree with you that most right-tilting independents, unfortunately, would choose Hillary. It's

in their nature to do so, being right-tilting. But I also think Elizabeth is the one who can
convince the largest number of undecideds among the Independents.

Hi Calimary: It's great that you are doing something like this. I am quite involved with something

right now, and can spend only a little time with DU every now and then at the present time.

May I make a suggestion? We have only 4 months left until Election Day in November. And
Democrats are notorious for turning out in low numbers in non-presidential election years.
This could spell DOOM for us! A Democratic president could do next to nothing if both Houses
should be Republican. Let's make sure that both Houses will become Democratic this November.
Then work on having a Democratic president in 2016. But Nov. 2014 should come first. Success
in almost everything else depends on our winning both Houses this November!

This should be our top priority. It is the MOST IMORTANT OFFENSIVE I can think of for the coming 4

Thanks so much for coming up with this great idea, and the best of luck to your (and our) enterprise!
I hope many DUers will take an active part in whatever capacity they are capable of.

I have a strong feeling that things are coming to a head as of now and the coming few years. We
can't live in our present limbo any longer. We either make it or we sink!

Excellent article comparing the 1950s McCarthyism's rise to power, as well as fall, to what is

taking place with Rush Limbaugh today. Businesses are now withdrawing their support of
Limbaugh by the droves. Something similar is happening to Fox -- although, in this case,
not as drastically, at least, not yet. Is the end of half-truths, falsehoods, pure inventions
and lies in the news media finally in sight?

Will this era of journalistic nightmare finally and really be coming to an end? Will sanity in
journalism take over again? I don't believe so, yet. But I say, "The sooner the better."

Limbaugh accused the Pope of Communism -- Sen. Joe McCarthy accused Eisenhower and
the US Army of Communism. After the Us Army - Joe McCarthy hearings, this latter was
censured by the Senate. He became ostracized not only by his colleagues, but also by most
of the people whom he had known. He was isolated and died a couple of years later in 1957
at the age of 48. The number of innocent lives he had wrecked when he was working his
way to power in the early 1950's!


Limbaugh and others were stupid enough to accuse the Pope of being Communist. It could be their

biggest mistake and will backfire. They will begin to lose those followers who know that the Pope
is anything but Communist. And the older Right Wingers will begin to remember the McCarthy
Era days, when he accused Eisenhower and the US Army of being Communist.

I hope this will be the beginning of the end of the effectiveness of the lies of Limbaugh, Fox News,
et al..... More and more of those who have been fooled, will begin to see the light.

<< It will likely never matter to these critics that Pope Francis himself has emphatically denied any association with Marxism or Marxist ideology. And so in a recent interview, he took another tack: Rather than making another attempt to roundly decry a set of ideologies no one seriously suspects him of adhering to, Pope Francis turned the criticisms around on the critics:

"I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel," he said, citing Biblical passages about the need to help the poor, the sick and the needy. "Communists say that all this is communism. Sure, twenty centuries later. So when they speak, one can say to them: 'but then you are Christian'."

In other words, since his concern for the poor causes critics to accuse him of Marxism, Pope Francis reversed their accusations: rather than Christianity looking suspiciously communist over its concern for the poor, perhaps communism looks suspiciously Christian. After all, justice for the poor is hardly a communist invention; as Pope Francis points out, a focus on helping the poor was native to Christianity long before the 19th century.

But Pope Francis' reversal has another effect: namely, it calls into question why our political narratives immediately categorize any demand for justice for the poor as anti-Christian communism. In fact, it would seem rather impossible to practice any legitimate form of Christianity without seeking justice for the poor. If we immediately identify support for impoverished people as evidence of some anti-Christian impulse, then we've built up a political narrative that can't sustain the truth about Christianity. >>


I think too many GOP leaders in high positions are sociopaths, and sociopaths are only capable

of framing laws to support their own opinions. They are incapable of framing their opinions
to support the law. This is part of the sociopathic character. And they cannot change.

Hence, as long as there are too many sociopaths in high positions, sooner or later there
will be conflicts and wars. They can't help it. Our system can stand a few of them in high
places, but not more without getting into repeated chaos and crises. And this is exactly
what is happening right now. Our nation is being ruined by them right before our eyes.

SOCIOPATHS ARE THE PROBLEM -- WORLDWIDE. They always have been, since the
dawn of history.

It takes 8 minutes for the light of the sun to reach earth. Solar winds travel way, way slower than

light does.

A hearty welcome to DU.

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