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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 03:12 PM
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12. I agree with you, but feel that you're overlooking something
The very profound effect that third parties have and can have on the reformation of the Democratic party. You need no further proof of this than the tremedous effect the Socialist party had on all of us during the thirties. By agitating loud and long for change during FDR's first re-election, they forced him to take up two of the Socialists pet causes, and make them the Democrats' own. The first was unemployment insurance, and the second was Social Security. If it hadn't been for the large outpouring of support for the Socialists, the Democrats wouldn't have adapted these positions. Outside forces can force enormous changes upon the Democratic party.
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  -RFK,Jr. says 95% of reps and 75% of dems are corrupt NoMoreMrNiceGuy  Jan-24-05 02:54 PM   #0 
  - Numbers seem a little low to me.  ClassicDem   Jan-24-05 02:57 PM   #1 
  - LOL. that's pretty funny.  AgadorSparticus   Jan-25-05 02:02 PM   #35 
  - Is RFK, Jr. running as a democrat or a third party candidate?  WI_DEM   Jan-24-05 03:00 PM   #2 
  - RFK an honest democrat..  rigel99   Jan-24-05 03:06 PM   #8 
  - I agree with you, but feel that you're overlooking something  MadHound   Jan-24-05 03:12 PM   #12 
  - You're right madhound  rigel99   Jan-25-05 01:39 PM   #34 
  - Me too. I'll vote for him any time he chooses to run.  Starlight   Jan-24-05 03:16 PM   #15 
  - Democrat I am sure.  K-W   Jan-24-05 03:08 PM   #9 
     - I don't agree that Republicans have popular support.  Peace Patriot   Jan-26-05 02:01 PM   #47 
  - Oh man I wish he'd run for president.  oldtime dfl_er   Jan-24-05 03:00 PM   #3 
  - Great thread, but I'd add one thing  DerekG   Jan-24-05 03:02 PM   #4 
  - Wasn't he found to be in possession of drugs, when he was younger?  Placebo   Jan-24-05 03:04 PM   #5 
  - Isn't that a prerequisite for President these days?  Senior citizen   Jan-24-05 03:23 PM   #16 
  - No its time to replace corrupt dems with ethical dems.  K-W   Jan-24-05 03:04 PM   #6 
  - Quit being so logical and rational.  prolesunited   Jan-24-05 03:06 PM   #7 
  - One theory is that by creating a splinter group  ClassicDem   Jan-24-05 03:11 PM   #10 
     - The real result of such an action  K-W   Jan-24-05 03:15 PM   #14 
     - yes, exactly. Starve Them. Humiliate them.  eg101   Jan-24-05 03:28 PM   #18 
        - If this is about revenge, count me out.  K-W   Jan-24-05 03:41 PM   #21 
           - Right now choosing Democrats over Republicans  ClassicDem   Jan-24-05 03:46 PM   #24 
           - The glass is half full, the glass if half empty.  K-W   Jan-25-05 03:46 PM   #41 
           - Past Humiliation is a touchstone for the future  eg101   Jan-24-05 04:23 PM   #27 
              - Thos methods are not sound, and are born of emotion, not reason.  K-W   Jan-25-05 03:47 PM   #42 
  - Don't let this man anywhere NEAR an airplane,  Dr_eldritch   Jan-24-05 03:11 PM   #11 
  - Exactly. No small planes, ever! n/t  DrZeeLit   Jan-24-05 05:49 PM   #33 
  - He's daring to speak the truth. His father would be proud.  Nothing Without Hope   Jan-24-05 03:14 PM   #13 
  - I'd say 99% of Republicans are corupt and 60% of Democrats.  PROGRESSIVE1   Jan-24-05 03:24 PM   #17 
  - You're dreaming.  Senior citizen   Jan-24-05 03:35 PM   #20 
     - It depends on how you are using the term corrupt.  K-W   Jan-24-05 03:44 PM   #23 
        - Well, if you want my vote,  Senior citizen   Jan-24-05 04:22 PM   #26 
  - RFK Jr. is a good man  Walt Starr   Jan-24-05 03:28 PM   #19 
  - I hear rumor RFK Jr. is going to  zidzi   Jan-26-05 03:31 PM   #53 
  - money is the root of all evil  mpendragon   Jan-24-05 03:42 PM   #22 
  - notice he is not on many MSM shows....c'mon Tweety are you afraid?  cthrumatrix   Jan-24-05 03:47 PM   #25 
  - Put me down in the 25% who aren't corrupt...  txaslftist   Jan-24-05 04:50 PM   #28 
  - With his background, he'd make a great Green candidate.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-24-05 04:50 PM   #29 
  - I must admit....  housewolf   Jan-24-05 05:24 PM   #30 
  - I'd vote for him n/t  Rapcw   Jan-24-05 05:27 PM   #31 
  - I Agree With Him and It's Nice to Have Someone Saying So.  David Zephyr   Jan-24-05 05:45 PM   #32 
  - I will vote for third party candidates  geniph   Jan-25-05 02:07 PM   #36 
  - Does this mean you are voting for them at the local level, at least?  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-25-05 02:10 PM   #37 
  - They've only run for statewide offices in my state  geniph   Jan-25-05 02:41 PM   #39 
  - Unless we develop an alternative to the corporate media.  K-W   Jan-25-05 03:50 PM   #43 
  - this sounds great--but where is he on ECONOMICS?  eg101   Jan-25-05 02:30 PM   #38 
  - This boy is out for publicity right now???  ldf   Jan-26-05 03:20 PM   #50 
  - It's obvious that we've got mostly a bunch of crooks in office in D.C.  TheGoldenRule   Jan-25-05 03:41 PM   #40 
  - That man ROCKS!  Tinoire   Jan-25-05 04:06 PM   #44 
  - Want another reason to love him?  94114_San_Francisco   Jan-25-05 04:06 PM   #45 
  - well, let's make it catch on.  semillama   Jan-25-05 04:57 PM   #46 
  - i saw him speak last fall  mark414   Jan-26-05 02:03 PM   #48 
  - On saw RFK Jr. on Tavis Smiley  zidzi   Jan-26-05 03:29 PM   #52 
  - RFK is right on!  Peace Patriot   Jan-26-05 02:12 PM   #49 
  - At least some see it as it really is..not  zidzi   Jan-26-05 03:27 PM   #51 

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