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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-05 10:37 PM
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2. Congratulations for standing up for your principles
I've been a Democrat all my life and will remain one and try to reform the party from within. But I simply can't blame someone like you who takes this step. The National Democratic party needs to wake up.
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  -I have joined the Democratic Socialists of America this past week. Cascadian  Jan-03-05 10:34 PM   #0 
  - Nothing with the name socialist  Radical Activist   Jan-03-05 10:36 PM   #1 
  - Well, then, it's a double-whammy, ain't it?  BiggJawn   Jan-03-05 10:39 PM   #3 
  - Just do it!  Mika   Jan-03-05 10:46 PM   #7 
  - IWW is a fun group  Radical Activist   Jan-03-05 10:52 PM   #13 
  - Tell me what you know!  0007   Jan-04-05 01:56 PM   #32 
  - what? the IWW is liberating gay bar janitors and Berkeley recyclers to  InvisibleBallots   Jan-07-05 08:55 PM   #53 
  - My grandfather was a wobbly organizer  sherilocks   Jan-08-05 12:34 PM   #62 
     - I'll bet he'd advise a different name like "THE PEOPLE'S ADVOCATE",...  Just Me   Jan-09-05 04:42 PM   #80 
        - Whats in a name?  Neanderthal   Jan-10-05 12:52 AM   #86 
  - IWW isn't communist, it's syndicalist  tomorrowsashes   Jan-05-05 09:23 PM   #49 
     - My grandfather, a Wobbly, was not an anarchist  sherilocks   Jan-08-05 12:39 PM   #63 
  - Tell that to Ken Salazar  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-04-05 09:07 PM   #41 
  - 44 Senators, 200 Representatives...  Telly Savalas   Jan-07-05 11:05 PM   #59 
     - 201 Representatives!!  Wabbajack   Jan-09-05 06:30 PM   #84 
  - The word "socialist" can be dropped.  Cascadian   Jan-03-05 10:40 PM   #4 
  - That might be a good idea  Radical Activist   Jan-03-05 10:50 PM   #11 
  - The word socialist can be reclaimed  InvisibleBallots   Jan-07-05 08:58 PM   #54 
  - I like the word socialist, myself. Populist too. Because it's all  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-07-05 09:00 PM   #55 
  - I don't think its a Political Party  Chicago Democrat   Jan-03-05 10:43 PM   #6 
  - We have to keep away from certain words...  Cascadian   Jan-03-05 10:48 PM   #9 
  - even though the rw is more communistic in their outlook and approach  SemperEadem   Jan-04-05 12:09 AM   #23 
  - That strategy is obviously not working now is it?  InvisibleBallots   Jan-08-05 12:41 PM   #64 
  - Roosevelt needed a little push to create social security  Radical Activist   Jan-03-05 10:49 PM   #10 
  - FDR's Democratic Party no longer exists.  Cascadian   Jan-03-05 10:55 PM   #14 
  - The only Democrat running for President who called himself a FDR Dem  Radical Activist   Jan-03-05 11:11 PM   #20 
  - The Democratic Party is a big business party  IrateCitizen   Jan-04-05 02:23 PM   #36 
  - I think there were socialist mayors, etc in OK and IA in the 20s-30s  bobbieinok   Jan-04-05 08:41 PM   #39 
  - Cleveland once had a socialist mayor  Radical Activist   Jan-05-05 02:08 AM   #47 
     - I can name two more people who were Socialist mayors.  Cascadian   Jan-07-05 08:18 PM   #51 
  - The NDP in Canada has some great ideas.  Cascadian   Jan-05-05 08:25 PM   #48 
     - I wish they would open a branch down here  InvisibleBallots   Jan-07-05 09:01 PM   #56 
  - give the current fascists enough time  GreenArrow   Jan-03-05 10:46 PM   #8 
  - That would be nice,  Nadienne   Jan-04-05 01:54 PM   #31 
  - Please see: US Representative Bernie Sanders  IrateCitizen   Jan-04-05 02:18 PM   #34 
  - What party does he belong to?  Radical Activist   Jan-04-05 08:02 PM   #38 
     - Major Owens, a Democratic representative from New York, is a member. n/t  Darranar   Jan-04-05 09:12 PM   #44 
        - He's a Democrat  Radical Activist   Jan-04-05 09:24 PM   #45 
  - It's not a political party, it's an organization. n/t  Darranar   Jan-04-05 09:09 PM   #42 
  - Congratulations for standing up for your principles  WI_DEM   Jan-03-05 10:37 PM   #2 
  - From the Democratic-Socialist's site... they support progressive Democrats  bloom   Jan-04-05 01:17 PM   #30 
  - Good luck to you! I am tempted highly to do the same.  spooked911   Jan-03-05 10:41 PM   #5 
  - I'm tempted, I tell ya.  Bouncy Ball   Jan-03-05 10:50 PM   #12 
  - The big task to get everybody to set aside their petty differences.  Cascadian   Jan-03-05 10:57 PM   #15 
  - I agree.  Bouncy Ball   Jan-03-05 10:58 PM   #16 
  - Im not sure that Dean would ever leave  Rockerdem   Jan-03-05 11:02 PM   #17 
  - See I agree with that, too.  Bouncy Ball   Jan-03-05 11:04 PM   #18 
     - There are always dead times in the political calendar  Rockerdem   Jan-03-05 11:13 PM   #21 
  - From what I have heard, the constitution party  Heaven and Earth   Jan-04-05 12:17 AM   #24 
     - Oh GEEZ  Bouncy Ball   Jan-04-05 12:22 AM   #25 
     - The CP and the Libertarians are righties  mandyky   Jan-04-05 07:48 AM   #26 
        - Libertarians are NOT righties...  IStriker   Jan-04-05 02:23 PM   #35 
           - Libertarians are right-wingers  InvisibleBallots   Jan-08-05 01:24 PM   #66 
  - You could call the party ....KA-KA!  serryjw   Jan-03-05 11:09 PM   #19 
  - I have already announced my intention of leaving....  rhite5   Jan-03-05 11:55 PM   #22 
  - There is a schizophrenia for me.  davsand   Jan-04-05 12:16 PM   #27 
  - I'm a socialist switching from Dem to Green.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-04-05 12:56 PM   #28 
  - me too...  AlbizuX   Jan-07-05 09:02 PM   #57 
  - This may be no better time to leave the Democrats, or to join others...  Solon   Jan-04-05 01:09 PM   #29 
  - Well...  Nadienne   Jan-04-05 02:15 PM   #33 
  - I am waiting to see if Dean gets DNC Chair  mandyky   Jan-04-05 02:53 PM   #37 
  - if Dean doesn't get DNC Chair, I hope everyone boycotts the Dems  InvisibleBallots   Jan-08-05 07:23 PM   #76 
  - The DSA is a good group to join  hfojvt   Jan-04-05 08:50 PM   #40 
  - Congrats! I did last month!  LostinVA   Jan-04-05 09:11 PM   #43 
  - Ecotopians chose "Survivalists"  OxQQme   Jan-05-05 12:07 AM   #46 
  - How about these for new party names  thecorrection   Jan-05-05 09:59 PM   #50 
  - While I Won't Defect....  ChiciB1   Jan-07-05 08:39 PM   #52 
  - You mean the Liberal Democratic Party in Britain?  Cascadian   Jan-08-05 11:53 AM   #60 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-07-05 09:04 PM   #58 
  - Why the DSA instead of the SPUSA?  JanMichael   Jan-08-05 12:11 PM   #61 
  - I joined DSA as a first step.  Cascadian   Jan-09-05 04:24 PM   #77 
  - Welcome!  TheEconomist   Jan-08-05 01:22 PM   #65 
  - buh bye  cleofus1   Jan-08-05 01:29 PM   #67 
  - I think you misunderstand  TheEconomist   Jan-08-05 01:31 PM   #68 
     - sorry  cleofus1   Jan-08-05 01:39 PM   #71 
     - I dont think he was mocking Dems...  TheEconomist   Jan-08-05 01:42 PM   #72 
     - You're right. I am not mocking Demos.  Cascadian   Jan-08-05 02:45 PM   #74 
     - They are NOT a separate Political party...  Solon   Jan-08-05 02:12 PM   #73 
     - Exactly.  Cascadian   Jan-09-05 04:32 PM   #78 
  - I don't know of any political party that suits me  American Tragedy   Jan-08-05 01:33 PM   #69 
  - I'm proud to be a Democrat,  BenZona   Jan-08-05 01:36 PM   #70 
  - Then you better start fighting harder.  Cascadian   Jan-08-05 02:49 PM   #75 
     - lots of left/progressives outside the Dem. Party  ngant17   Jan-09-05 05:37 PM   #81 
  - I can understand how you feel I'm pretty angry myself.  genius   Jan-09-05 04:38 PM   #79 
  - Welcome to the Green Party  Disturbed   Jan-09-05 06:02 PM   #82 
     - I would not want to see capitalism dismantled, just modified.  Cascadian   Jan-10-05 12:34 AM   #85 
  - save me a seat !!!  welshTerrier2   Jan-09-05 06:27 PM   #83 
     - Dems 'R US?  ngant17   Jan-10-05 02:11 AM   #87 
        - very interesting ... thanks ...  welshTerrier2   Jan-10-05 09:29 AM   #88 
 

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