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TexasSissy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 09:31 AM
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95. Nope. In my Republican state, what counts for federal elections
is money. That's how Dean raised $40M, if you recall.

Activism is more helpful here in Repub land on the state and local levels.

But I don't have much time for extracurricular activities. I contribute $$$ instead. And put signs in my yard. And speak up when Repubs say stupid things (I'm surrounded by Repubs). And I make it a point always to vote.

Having said that, I did attend my first Democratic political meeting last month. I was going to get more involved. But that's that. I won't be doing that now. Although I certainly will pay attention to the local Dems views, and will probably vote on issues in their favor. The third party locally here tends to be Libertarian, although there are a few Green Party candidates at the local level.

What I may do is join specific campaigns, rather than party activism. But not necessarily a Dem. candidate.
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  -Why I am leaving the Democratic Party. TexasSissy  Mar-21-05 12:27 AM   #0 
  - What's the ANWR bill?  Floogeldy   Mar-21-05 12:29 AM   #1 
  - Alaskan Natl Wildlife Refuge = ANWR  DemBones DemBones   Mar-21-05 12:32 AM   #4 
  - TAA  Floogeldy   Mar-21-05 12:33 AM   #9 
  - JCYAOOTSPIEMIMEL  imenja   Mar-21-05 12:46 AM   #22 
  - EIRUPVJNKGTBHYRIUARTYAENGVPSIOYAVFA  Carl Yasutomo   Mar-21-05 02:09 AM   #53 
     - that was exactly meant to be my point  imenja   Mar-21-05 02:27 AM   #56 
        - Oops, sorry!  Carl Yasutomo   Mar-21-05 08:04 AM   #88 
           - no need to apologize  imenja   Mar-21-05 08:24 AM   #89 
  - AKAKAINOUYELANDRIEU  XemaSab   Mar-21-05 10:51 AM   #117 
  - Subject of the bill that 41 of the 44 members of the Democratic caucus...  Telly Savalas   Mar-21-05 07:13 AM   #81 
     - Landrieu is sometimes mentiioned as a VP hopeful  imenja   Mar-21-05 07:54 AM   #84 
     - What a horrifying thought.  Carl Yasutomo   Mar-21-05 08:02 AM   #87 
     - DLC's wet dream. Just like Liberman.  iconoclastNYC   Mar-21-05 11:37 AM   #121 
     - Yes, all Congress people have the power the pass or reject bills.  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 09:58 AM   #103 
        - I always thought of them as public servants, not my leader.  Telly Savalas   Mar-21-05 02:45 PM   #124 
           - They're obviously not public servants, since they didn't serve  TexasSissy   Mar-22-05 06:56 PM   #143 
  - Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.  Stand and Fight   Mar-21-05 11:34 AM   #120 
  - Question: were you ever active in the party?  imenja   Mar-21-05 12:30 AM   #2 
  - Who the heck are you to judge how a person spends his or her time...  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-05 12:51 AM   #25 
  - it's a question  imenja   Mar-21-05 12:57 AM   #32 
  - actually I will make a judgment  imenja   Mar-21-05 01:05 AM   #39 
  - The Right Wins Because They Own the News and the Voting Machinez  AndyTiedye   Mar-21-05 01:23 AM   #44 
  - so why can't we get ownership?  imenja   Mar-21-05 01:25 AM   #45 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 03:28 AM   #59 
     - who? The Democrats?  imenja   Mar-21-05 03:32 AM   #60 
     - Care to explain that attack?  LincolnMcGrath   Mar-21-05 03:40 AM   #61 
     - Corporatism, is not free enterprise. n/t.  Robeson   Mar-21-05 04:22 AM   #62 
     - Evidence to back up this ridiculous assertion?  bowens43   Mar-21-05 04:39 AM   #64 
        - Oh sure  Warren Stupidity   Mar-21-05 06:15 AM   #72 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 10:04 AM   #106 
  - AMEN, imenja.  crispini   Mar-21-05 05:44 AM   #68 
     - Let me second that AMEN...  Jeff in Cincinnati   Mar-21-05 07:47 AM   #83 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 07:59 AM   #85 
           - this is a thread about someone who has chosen to leave  imenja   Mar-21-05 08:02 AM   #86 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 09:48 AM   #99 
              - Yep.  crispini   Mar-21-05 11:26 AM   #118 
              - Oh that's a nice statement - if all you do is vote we don't need you  mondo joe   Mar-21-05 02:29 PM   #123 
                 - You come an website called "Democratic Underground"  Jeff in Cincinnati   Mar-22-05 06:24 AM   #141 
  - Assessing the loss?  JNelson6563   Mar-21-05 04:45 AM   #65 
  - Actually, WRT, "Who the heck are you to judge,"  crispini   Mar-21-05 05:49 AM   #69 
  - Didn't you read his post?  HypnoToad   Mar-21-05 06:38 AM   #78 
  - actually  imenja   Mar-21-05 06:53 AM   #79 
  - seriously, in most areas  formernaderite   Mar-21-05 10:06 AM   #108 
  - well, you can join the DEC  imenja   Mar-21-05 06:44 PM   #126 
  - You assume that the local EC...  AngryOldDem   Mar-21-05 11:30 AM   #119 
     - I assume nothing  imenja   Mar-21-05 06:51 PM   #129 
  - Vote green too, make sure that the rw stays in power forever.  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-21-05 12:31 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 12:33 AM   #7 
  - Jackson that was a dorky comment.  jdots   Mar-21-05 12:38 AM   #17 
  - Why I'm staying  LittleClarkie   Mar-21-05 12:44 AM   #21 
  - "Our" Democrats are voting for the RW agenda.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-21-05 12:35 AM   #11 
  - Bingo! Bingo!! BINGO!!! Thank you!  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-05 12:52 AM   #27 
  - ..."Our" Democrats ...  SoCalDem   Mar-21-05 01:06 AM   #40 
  - EXACTLY  gulfcoastliberal   Mar-21-05 06:48 PM   #128 
  - When dems vote in lock step with the RW what difference  mondo joe   Mar-21-05 09:23 AM   #94 
  - Repubs - Dems. Not much difference, now. Used to be. nt  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 10:00 AM   #104 
  - I'm with you. I'll stay a Democrat but be voting Green in '06.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-21-05 12:33 AM   #5 
  - Bye.  w4rma   Mar-21-05 12:37 AM   #14 
  - Pandering seems to be their forte.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-21-05 12:39 AM   #18 
     - so what do you propose we do about that?  imenja   Mar-21-05 01:35 AM   #49 
     - Not to butt in..  liberalpress   Mar-21-05 07:08 AM   #80 
        - yes, but we also need to identify progressive candidates  imenja   Mar-21-05 07:28 AM   #82 
     - You complain about the party not standing up together and then you...  CalebHayes   Mar-22-05 07:13 PM   #146 
  - As it stands, I will not make the same mistake in 2008!  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 12:51 AM   #26 
  - Yeah. I held my nose in '04, too.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-21-05 12:59 AM   #35 
     - Brian Baird voted "Yes"?  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 01:07 AM   #41 
  - People are growing impatient.  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 01:10 AM   #42 
     - I do.  Robeson   Mar-21-05 04:32 AM   #63 
  - Texas? Join the club.  AllyCat   Mar-21-05 12:33 AM   #6 
  - But, you see, AllyCat, I'm not even a progressive!  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 01:28 AM   #46 
     - 'Scuse me?  crispini   Mar-21-05 05:56 AM   #70 
     - Correct--party registration is NOT required in Texas.  Bridget Burke   Mar-21-05 06:24 AM   #73 
     - Can you provide the link? The form to request  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 09:36 AM   #96 
        - You supply the link.  Bridget Burke   Mar-21-05 09:43 AM   #98 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 09:50 AM   #100 
              - I was voting in Texas 20 years ago.  Bridget Burke   Mar-21-05 10:00 AM   #105 
     - Compared to what is passing for Dem leadership now...  AllyCat   Mar-21-05 10:21 AM   #111 
  - You are not alone  Nite Owl   Mar-21-05 12:33 AM   #8 
  - I am sorry to see you go. We really need more of your kind of Democrat.  saracat   Mar-21-05 12:34 AM   #10 
  - Hear, hear. We need more Progressives like you, Texas, not fewer.  ClassWarrior   Mar-21-05 12:37 AM   #15 
  - Where was our democratic leadership tonight? n/t  cynatnite   Mar-21-05 12:35 AM   #12 
  - Some were overseas..........  Historic NY   Mar-21-05 01:03 AM   #37 
  - See ya'!  tx_dem41   Mar-21-05 12:36 AM   #13 
  - Yes! Where were they today?  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 12:43 AM   #19 
  - I'm not a DLCer....so I'm not sure to whom you are addressing this...  tx_dem41   Mar-21-05 12:49 AM   #23 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 12:51 AM   #24 
        - Who me?  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 12:54 AM   #29 
           - I missed the response to my post...  tx_dem41   Mar-21-05 12:55 AM   #30 
  - As long as our faux-leaders vote for the GOP agenda, our numbers...  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-05 12:56 AM   #31 
     - Maybe I wrongly lose my patience...  tx_dem41   Mar-21-05 12:58 AM   #34 
        - I tend to think you're right  imenja   Mar-21-05 02:28 AM   #57 
           - This IS dramatic for someone to change parties for the first time in  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 10:04 AM   #107 
              - it's just that we see so much of that on here  imenja   Mar-21-05 02:28 PM   #122 
  - I share your frustrations.  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 12:37 AM   #16 
  - I hear you, and I feel the same  nonconformist   Mar-21-05 12:44 AM   #20 
  - I also am switching to Independent party  bluedog   Mar-21-05 09:50 AM   #101 
     - the Independence party?  imenja   Mar-21-05 07:17 PM   #135 
  - I'm trying to figure out what leaving the party actually means  imenja   Mar-21-05 12:53 AM   #28 
  - Delete  Sandpiper   Mar-21-05 01:02 AM   #36 
  - Most importantly....no $$$$ to the Party. Then, change my  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 01:35 AM   #48 
  - $$$ as in campaign donations?  imenja   Mar-21-05 01:39 AM   #50 
     - That's BS - if the money didn't matter the DNC wouldn't waste so  mondo joe   Mar-21-05 09:11 AM   #92 
     - I think I made that point quite clearly  imenja   Mar-21-05 06:58 PM   #133 
     - Nope. In my Republican state, what counts for federal elections  TexasSissy   Mar-21-05 09:31 AM   #95 
        - I guess it depends on how much money one has  imenja   Mar-21-05 06:55 PM   #131 
           - Imagine what the party would say if next time they call for donations  mondo joe   Mar-21-05 06:57 PM   #132 
           - I guess your point is to be as negative as possible here  imenja   Mar-21-05 07:01 PM   #134 
              - No, my point is to correct false assertions.  mondo joe   Mar-21-05 07:21 PM   #136 
                 - you aren't paying attention to what I've said  imenja   Mar-22-05 11:03 PM   #150 
           - I just don't have the time. I work a lot of hours,,,  TexasSissy   Mar-22-05 06:59 PM   #144 
           - Besides, volunteering didn't make the reps vote the way they did.  TexasSissy   Mar-22-05 07:02 PM   #145 
              - it would have gotten Kerry elected president  imenja   Mar-22-05 10:59 PM   #149 
                 - No, it wouldn't have. Not here in TEXAS (duh---Bush's home state!)  TexasSissy   Mar-23-05 09:25 AM   #152 
  - Party affiliation isn't listed on your card in Texas.  Bridget Burke   Mar-21-05 06:26 AM   #75 
  - You would do more good if you worked on splitting the republican base.  norml   Mar-21-05 12:58 AM   #33 
  - I will Support Democrats who have earned my Support  Sandpiper   Mar-21-05 01:04 AM   #38 
  - Exactly!  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 01:17 AM   #43 
  - Have a nice life!  Lexingtonian   Mar-21-05 01:31 AM   #47 
  - I left the party in 1998  Onceuponalife   Mar-21-05 01:50 AM   #51 
  - I'm staying!  The_Mule   Mar-21-05 02:03 AM   #52 
  - Don't you think the Repuke policy of putting 15 disparate issues on  applegrove   Mar-21-05 02:10 AM   #54 
  - I left the party right after...  proReality   Mar-21-05 02:20 AM   #55 
  - Solution.  cornermouse   Mar-21-05 03:21 AM   #58 
  - Many of us have spend a lifetime working and voting for the Party...  Q   Mar-21-05 05:28 AM   #66 
  - If you take it a step further, you could start a new movement.  bling bling   Mar-21-05 05:40 AM   #67 
  - I call bullshit  NoPasaran   Mar-21-05 06:11 AM   #71 
  - Yes, it really makes me wonder  crispini   Mar-21-05 06:33 AM   #77 
  - Bye! n/t  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 06:26 AM   #74 
  - Tom DeLay thanks you.  Bridget Burke   Mar-21-05 06:29 AM   #76 
  - i have always been independent, but i am fight for and with dems  seabeyond   Mar-21-05 08:33 AM   #90 
  - Why I am voting for Tom Delay and Bill Frist  dmordue   Mar-21-05 09:07 AM   #91 
  - Except the OP doesn't actually sound like a Texas voter...  Bridget Burke   Mar-21-05 09:40 AM   #97 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-05 10:08 AM   #109 
     - Perhaps the research is being done by the voter, as we speak.  put out   Mar-22-05 11:17 PM   #151 
  - Very interesting.  ArkDem   Mar-21-05 09:21 AM   #93 
  - until the Party is reformed, there will be more and more of this ...  welshTerrier2   Mar-21-05 09:56 AM   #102 
  - Leaving is throwing the baby out with the bathwater  ultraist   Mar-21-05 10:14 AM   #110 
  - maybe so but ...  welshTerrier2   Mar-21-05 10:44 AM   #115 
  - Yes. The Democratic Party MUST change!  Cascadian   Mar-21-05 09:16 PM   #137 
  - I haven't left but, increasingly, I feel they have left me  Norquist Nemesis   Mar-21-05 10:24 AM   #112 
  - Register Green and vote strategically.  d_b   Mar-21-05 10:29 AM   #113 
  - Best Wishes and Stay Involved...  YvonneCa   Mar-21-05 10:39 AM   #114 
  - The Democratic leadership has pissed me off too.  TWiley   Mar-21-05 10:48 AM   #116 
  - Have you considered joining the Republican party?  NNN0LHI   Mar-21-05 03:04 PM   #125 
  - That's not his point. And why support Dems if they vote as Repukes do?  HypnoToad   Mar-21-05 06:47 PM   #127 
  - I understand how you feel. I've been feeling the same myself  Cleita   Mar-21-05 06:55 PM   #130 
  - Well,We Won't Refer to You as a Democrat, Either  UTUSN   Mar-21-05 09:44 PM   #138 
  - This is becoming the sentiment of a whole lot of people in my view.  candy331   Mar-21-05 09:53 PM   #139 
  - I perfectly understand your reasons n/t  Anarcho-Socialist   Mar-21-05 10:10 PM   #140 
  - So what do you think of the Dem position on Social Security,  HopeLives   Mar-22-05 07:02 AM   #142 
  - I'm a registered democrat  davidthegnome   Mar-22-05 07:33 PM   #147 
  - So, by your logic, the Republicans have a better track record on ANWR,  ZombieNixon   Mar-22-05 08:00 PM   #148 
 

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