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NoUsername Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 12:53 AM
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85. I'd rather see some third party emerge.
Hopefully people are starting to realize that the "two-party" system is nothing but a dog-and-pony show put on by the two wings of the corporate party to maintain the status quo.

But you're probably right. The Republicans could very well prevail in the next election because that's the best scenario that would allow the illusion to continue. "We WANT to change the HCR bill but those pesky Republican are blocking us. The solution is to elect more Democratss in the next election. If you want to help, please consider making a small contribution of $$$ to help us in our effort of electing more Democrats to office which would allow the Democratic Party to continue the important work of representing the needs of the people in this great country of ours."

And on it goes.
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  -Resignation letter from Framingham DemCommittee Chair (quitting party & going undeclared) Robbien  Jan-08-10 01:54 PM   #0 
  - Damn all my complaints wrapped in a resignation  dkf   Jan-08-10 02:00 PM   #1 
  - Standing there smiling  nykym   Jan-08-10 02:02 PM   #3 
  - Yep. All the people who point to the polls showing 85% approval among Dems are missing the point  Hello_Kitty   Jan-08-10 02:18 PM   #7 
  - They'll have a grand time getting rich making speeches to fat cats.  burning rain   Jan-08-10 09:53 PM   #30 
  - Agreed dkf ! It's an excellent resignation - both clear and concise. eom  ShortnFiery   Jan-09-10 09:38 AM   #41 
  - A canary in the coal mine.  jtrockville   Jan-08-10 02:00 PM   #2 
  - this canary did a little singing too ...  shireen   Jan-09-10 11:26 AM   #48 
     - I had a helluva time getting them to remove me from their email list.  NoUsername   Jan-10-10 12:39 AM   #84 
        - very true  shireen   Jan-10-10 01:12 PM   #90 
  - This is why those "liberal Democrats are still thrilled" polls are worthless.  girl gone mad   Jan-08-10 02:09 PM   #4 
  - Even so, no one who remains thrilled should be considered a LIBERAL Democrat.  FiveGoodMen   Jan-08-10 02:13 PM   #6 
  - You beat me to it!  Hello_Kitty   Jan-08-10 02:19 PM   #9 
  - Most of the young people I know identify with the Democrats /nt  still_one   Jan-08-10 03:43 PM   #21 
  - fine, you don't want to work within the party, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out /nt  still_one   Jan-08-10 02:10 PM   #5 
  - Maybe better yet, like Harry Truman once said about politicians  rurallib   Jan-08-10 02:18 PM   #8 
  - Truman also said that if you give the voters a choice between a Republican  dflprincess   Jan-09-10 10:15 PM   #81 
     - I'd rather see some third party emerge.  NoUsername   Jan-10-10 12:53 AM   #85 
     - That one burned...  depakid   Jan-10-10 12:59 AM   #86 
  - Then you agree with the Dem party standard party line  Robbien   Jan-08-10 02:27 PM   #10 
  - Put words in my mouth, that isn't what I said, but the distortions on this board are terrific /nt  still_one   Jan-08-10 02:55 PM   #13 
  - I agree with the sentiments in the resignation letter and I am frustrated  left is right   Jan-08-10 03:02 PM   #16 
  - Then throw your vote away, the Democratic party will survive without you, and those of us who remain  still_one   Jan-08-10 03:38 PM   #19 
     - "the Democratic party will survive without you"  girl gone mad   Jan-08-10 04:25 PM   #22 
     - My response was not to you /nt  still_one   Jan-08-10 07:20 PM   #26 
     - and that is exactly the problem despite your good intentions you will not be able to make a diff  left is right   Jan-08-10 05:15 PM   #24 
     - At least that not giving up /nt  still_one   Jan-08-10 07:22 PM   #27 
     - Excellent post...  CoffeeCat   Jan-09-10 09:29 AM   #40 
     - We don't have enough representatives who see office as SERVICE rather than A STEPPING STONE  ShortnFiery   Jan-09-10 09:51 AM   #44 
     - Actually, when they control both houses of Congress and the White House, and  salguine   Jan-10-10 01:29 AM   #89 
     - Nice way to presuade folks to stay. You may not realize it but the Party NEEDS these folks.  saracat   Jan-08-10 08:55 PM   #29 
     - EXACTLY!!!  Hawkowl   Jan-08-10 11:23 PM   #31 
     - Do you understand how much SORROW working class people will have to suffer because  ShortnFiery   Jan-09-10 09:48 AM   #43 
     - Aw, stuff like that doesn't matter.  NoUsername   Jan-10-10 01:08 AM   #87 
     - How many are you willing to lose? Big election for Senate in MA coming up.  freddie mertz   Jan-09-10 11:26 AM   #49 
     - Instead...  DisgustedInMN   Jan-09-10 12:43 PM   #64 
     - The way the Democrats have always reached out to voters is by using  dflprincess   Jan-09-10 10:22 PM   #82 
     - and then when the dems lose seats in 2010 you'll piss and moan..  frylock   Jan-09-10 11:36 AM   #50 
     - It's this Type of Arrogance that is Destroying the Party within  fascisthunter   Jan-09-10 12:05 PM   #55 
     - still_one  katkat   Jan-09-10 12:13 PM   #56 
     - BINGO  peace frog   Jan-09-10 12:34 PM   #62 
     - you sound as if you are working for the Repos. The more people you alienate, the  John Q. Citizen   Jan-09-10 12:58 PM   #67 
     - when the Dem party has lost all the union memeber in this nation..how will you feel then?  flyarm   Jan-09-10 03:14 PM   #75 
     - Looks to me like a vote for Obama was the vote "thrown away". I voted for him, and I've  salguine   Jan-10-10 01:26 AM   #88 
  - I agree with you and so well stated. n/t  truedelphi   Jan-09-10 01:19 AM   #32 
  - The corporatism has taken over our party...  CoffeeCat   Jan-09-10 09:24 AM   #39 
  - "The Party" has become a corporate entity and autocratic.  ShortnFiery   Jan-09-10 09:43 AM   #42 
  - didn't.  bkozumplik   Jan-09-10 01:06 PM   #69 
  - It is so god-damned obvious that unless the politicians suffer consequences for their  T Wolf   Jan-08-10 02:33 PM   #11 
  - and /nt  still_one   Jan-08-10 02:57 PM   #15 
  - Whatever you do, don't stay home  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-08-10 05:43 PM   #25 
  - I've decided to remain in my town's DTC  Larkspur   Jan-08-10 02:42 PM   #12 
  - That is exactly what someone who really cares for the party should do  still_one   Jan-08-10 02:56 PM   #14 
     - I don't give a good god-damn about the future of the Party - only about the future of my child and  bread_and_roses   Jan-08-10 08:04 PM   #28 
        - So what choices do you have?  Larkspur   Jan-09-10 10:16 AM   #46 
           - I do have another choice - two, actually  bread_and_roses   Jan-09-10 12:24 PM   #61 
  - As a Democratic Committee Member, I agree with the sentiment but not the approach - here's why  leveymg   Jan-08-10 03:21 PM   #17 
  - wow, someone who wants to be actively part of trying to make something better instead of giving up  still_one   Jan-08-10 03:40 PM   #20 
  - That boils down to: We'll do something effective if and when the GOP cooperates.  FiveGoodMen   Jan-08-10 04:31 PM   #23 
  - Over the weekend I went to a New Year's party  truedelphi   Jan-09-10 01:24 AM   #33 
  - It would take more than a decade to get a thrid party in prime time  Larkspur   Jan-09-10 10:20 AM   #47 
  - The way I see it, I will be 10 years older in 10 years, whether I go after my dreams or  truedelphi   Jan-09-10 09:53 PM   #80 
  - The current state of the Democratic Party....  bvar22   Jan-09-10 11:41 AM   #51 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-09-10 07:25 AM   #35 
  - leveymg  katkat   Jan-09-10 05:20 PM   #76 
  - I resigned from my DEC position 2 years ago.  Dr.Phool   Jan-08-10 03:27 PM   #18 
  - For the life of me Dr. P, I do not understand these "WARS" and the Democrats who support them?  ShortnFiery   Jan-09-10 09:56 AM   #45 
  - I didn't just leave the Democratic Party ten years ago:  Goldstein1984   Jan-09-10 03:14 AM   #34 
  - The system is not simply "invested" in the status quo - the Big Shot Dems rig  truedelphi   Jan-09-10 09:36 PM   #79 
  - I hope you're not promoting the idea that Democrats leave the Party like this one did  HughMoran   Jan-09-10 08:37 AM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-09-10 12:14 PM   #58 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-09-10 12:21 PM   #60 
  - Bravo Ms. Sivan!  Vidar   Jan-09-10 09:14 AM   #37 
  - This is the BEST thing I've read in YEARS!!!!  CoffeeCat   Jan-09-10 09:19 AM   #38 
  - And this was a hardcore party person  mdmc   Jan-09-10 11:49 AM   #52 
  - Let this be an example for ALL decent Democrats  slay   Jan-09-10 12:05 PM   #54 
  - my response to this posted at Boston Globe  yurbud   Jan-09-10 12:02 PM   #53 
  - Oops - crossposted my post below - while I was getting ready to quote/post your wonderful comment,  kath   Jan-09-10 12:21 PM   #59 
  - What an incredibly intgelligent and wonderful response Yurbud!!  flyarm   Jan-09-10 01:01 PM   #68 
  - you're welcome! Give it some love on social bookmarking sites: LINKS  yurbud   Jan-09-10 02:31 PM   #72 
  - I know what you're saying.  Dr.Phool   Jan-09-10 02:49 PM   #73 
     - WOW. We've got something serious to learn from that.  lildreamer316   Jan-09-10 06:40 PM   #77 
  - Thanks for posting this -- everyone be sure to read the comment at the link - also very well stated:  kath   Jan-09-10 12:14 PM   #57 
  - thanks! I posted it on my blog too with links to social bookmarking sites to vote it UP:  yurbud   Jan-09-10 12:46 PM   #65 
  - Blah, blah, blah  matt819   Jan-09-10 12:42 PM   #63 
  - So, exactly how many lifelong Democrats...  DisgustedInMN   Jan-09-10 02:18 PM   #71 
  - what would be an unacceptable level of corruption to you? or is it good enough to just be  yurbud   Jan-09-10 07:22 PM   #78 
  - K&R.  Greyhound   Jan-09-10 12:56 PM   #66 
  - This person speaks for me  dpbrown   Jan-09-10 01:24 PM   #70 
  - Kick and rec!  Dr.Phool   Jan-09-10 02:52 PM   #74 
  - it includes provisions stripping women of the most basic right of all - ownership of their own bodie  shopgreen   Jan-10-10 12:37 AM   #83 
 

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