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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-05 02:50 PM
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3. I respectfully disagree.
I have been saying this same thing since 1993, before the 1994 debacle. Our side is rudderless. We have voices all over the political map and no unified positions. We rarely have any issues that ALL (or even a big majority of) Democrats will go to the mat for no matter the politics of the situation. Our opponents aren't like us in many respects and this is a prime example. They virtually always follow the party line--and they have a party line.

We can't say that Democrats stand for this or that position, because as sure as the sun rises in the East, there will be a Miller, Lieberman, Koch, or even a Clinton, saying well maybe not. We are the gang that can't shoot straight. We look like we don't stand for anything. We look weak and indecisive as a party.

Those of us who follow politics closely know the Democrats do stand for what is good about America. The general public doesn't see that. The right wing propaganda machine is merely reinforcing the perception of Democrats that has existed for a long time. That's why they always get traction with the "flip-flopper" charge.
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