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Sat Nov 23, 2013, 11:03 AM

7. I hope the days of the namby-pamby Democrats are over soon.

The Democrats, because of their lack of resolve, have gotten little respect in this country from most Americans, especially the Republicans since the Reagan years. I'm glad to see this new breed of Democrats who aren't afraid to stand for something and fight for their cause. If more Dems had been like this in the last 30 years, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in today. Too many Dems in the past have not only given in to the GOP, they've collaborated with them. I hope we're going to see all of that change.

So many American voters don't know the difference between a Democrat and a Republican, but they respect strength and the ability to govern effectively. Unfortunately, they haven't heard too many Democrats in the past who articulated the difference between the two parties. That's because a lot of Democrats tried to be just a softer version of Republicans. They were actually ashamed of Democratic ideals. When Democrats explain what they stand for, most Americans like what they hear. Let's hope the days of trying to trick voters into believing we're just like the GOP are over. That's the last thing we want to be.

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