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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-27-03 12:12 PM
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1. I stay in the party because it is closest to my liberal views
I agree, Q's comments were flame bait, but seriously why would the moderates try and push the left out of politics, when it would be much more constuctive to push the religious right out of politics? Then we would have two reasonable parties, instead of a wacko party and a moderate party. I am moderate left and would prefer this outcome.
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  -a different take on factionalism for Democrats Iverson  Sep-27-03 12:06 PM   #0 
  - I stay in the party because it is closest to my liberal views  Classical_Liberal   Sep-27-03 12:12 PM   #1 
  - I grew up in a Republican household always believing Democrats...  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 12:12 PM   #2 
  - didn't you leave in 2000?  gully   Sep-27-03 12:21 PM   #6 
     - no, but I will be now  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 12:22 PM   #8 
     - let's keep it constructive  Iverson   Sep-27-03 12:23 PM   #9 
  - Theoretically Im pretty conservative  LeviathanCrumbling   Sep-27-03 12:13 PM   #3 
  - I tend to agree with you  Armstead   Sep-28-03 04:44 PM   #85 
  - I'm barely in the party anymore. I'm tired of the constant scare tactics  JVS   Sep-27-03 12:14 PM   #4 
  - understood, but my question is different  Iverson   Sep-27-03 12:20 PM   #5 
  - I'm not sure this is where I should be working  JVS   Sep-27-03 12:23 PM   #10 
  - I agree entirely. I'm also annoyed that your thread was locked. It's like  RichM   Sep-27-03 12:22 PM   #7 
     - in a specific way ...  Iverson   Sep-27-03 12:24 PM   #11 
     - specifically reasoning why we were here in the first place?  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 12:26 PM   #13 
        - that's one of many possibilities  Iverson   Sep-27-03 12:27 PM   #15 
           - my candid response was in my first post  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 12:35 PM   #18 
     - It is as though a Berlin wall has decended around our "big tent"  JVS   Sep-27-03 12:24 PM   #12 
  - Iverson, you are very kind to try to get us to express our thoughts in a..  JVS   Sep-27-03 12:27 PM   #14 
  - JVS, we live in an age that has abandoned reason.  Iverson   Sep-27-03 12:32 PM   #17 
  - I stay in the Democratic party because there is no other option  WhoCountsTheVotes   Sep-27-03 12:30 PM   #16 
  - Where's the line?  dralston   Sep-27-03 01:00 PM   #19 
  - Life is always better  10digits   Sep-27-03 01:09 PM   #20 
  - A sidenote  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 01:11 PM   #21 
  - If we are leaving the party, what makes you think we care?  JVS   Sep-27-03 01:48 PM   #28 
     - What can I do  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 02:05 PM   #33 
        - HA! I wish you could see this, Carlos. But here goes: You say "So what  RichM   Sep-27-03 02:15 PM   #37 
        - have you seen Armstead's thread?  noiretblu   Sep-28-03 05:25 PM   #86 
  - Dupe*  gully   Sep-27-03 01:22 PM   # 
  - I stay with in the party because....when a Democrat has been president ...  gully   Sep-27-03 01:22 PM   #22 
  - I'm no longer in the Party -- I'm *here* because I'm hoping the Party  Mairead   Sep-27-03 01:23 PM   #23 
  - Nice knowing you!  dralston   Sep-27-03 01:31 PM   #24 
  - Yeah he shapes discussion like running over a cat alters a crosstown trip  JVS   Sep-27-03 01:40 PM   #25 
  - "Can't you be satisfied that Dennis helps shape the discussion?"  Mairead   Sep-27-03 01:41 PM   #27 
     - Sad fact  dralston   Sep-27-03 02:02 PM   #30 
        - I'll answer that for them  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 02:15 PM   #36 
        - you know ...  Iverson   Sep-27-03 02:19 PM   #38 
        - this poster is a prime example of why I'm not hanging around  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 02:20 PM   #39 
        - hold on  Iverson   Sep-27-03 02:24 PM   #42 
        - I have Iverson  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 03:43 PM   #65 
        - Yeah, they'll sacrifice our votes but piss and moan forever  JVS   Sep-27-03 02:25 PM   #43 
        - she's supporting a democrat: kucinich  noiretblu   Sep-28-03 03:40 PM   #82 
        - "what will you do when your other party candidate fails to win?"  Mairead   Sep-27-03 03:01 PM   #52 
        - What I will do if Kucinich doesn't win  JellyBean1   Sep-27-03 04:25 PM   #71 
  - See you on the other side comrade.  JVS   Sep-27-03 01:41 PM   #26 
  - You call it 'factionalism'...but I call it an orchestrated effort...  Q   Sep-27-03 01:59 PM   #29 
  - good to see you posting Q  JVS   Sep-27-03 02:03 PM   #32 
  - So far so good...  Q   Sep-27-03 02:13 PM   #35 
  - thank you  Iverson   Sep-27-03 02:22 PM   #40 
  - I think, if it comes to that, that we'll have plenty company  Mairead   Sep-27-03 03:03 PM   #53 
  - Do you honestly think America would elect DK president?  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 02:08 PM   #34 
     - Yeah.  JVS   Sep-27-03 02:22 PM   #41 
     - Only at DU would people say I am conservative  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 02:26 PM   #44 
        - You are conservative on the spectrum of Democrats  JVS   Sep-27-03 02:28 PM   #45 
        - I disagree  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 02:31 PM   #48 
        - excuse me ...  Iverson   Sep-27-03 02:29 PM   #46 
           - That was a fair post on Carlos' part and I clarified my statement  JVS   Sep-27-03 02:31 PM   #49 
     - Honestly, Carlos? Yes, I do.  Mairead   Sep-27-03 02:39 PM   #50 
        - Enjoy your fantasy  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 03:04 PM   #54 
           - It's not a fantasy, Carlos, it's the statement you asked for.  Mairead   Sep-27-03 03:17 PM   #59 
              - Fair enough  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 04:34 PM   #73 
                 - You never answered my questions  Mairead   Sep-27-03 04:44 PM   #74 
                    - Now how did I know that you'd duck these questions, Carlos?  Mairead   Sep-29-03 02:23 AM   #90 
  - I think the Democratic Party is hopeless, though there are some good  RichM   Sep-27-03 02:03 PM   #31 
  - I've come back to the party  quaker bill   Sep-27-03 02:30 PM   #47 
  - Thank you!  dralston   Sep-27-03 02:44 PM   #51 
  - Why only one?  Mairead   Sep-27-03 03:05 PM   #55 
  - Tell you what  quaker bill   Sep-27-03 03:07 PM   #57 
  - Deal  dralston   Sep-27-03 03:26 PM   #62 
     - Good point  RandomUser   Sep-28-03 06:05 PM   #87 
  - Okay, at least one!  dralston   Sep-27-03 03:16 PM   #58 
  - Personally  quaker bill   Sep-27-03 03:05 PM   #56 
  - best post i've seen today  eileen_d   Sep-27-03 03:48 PM   #67 
  - funny, I started in the center  Terwilliger   Sep-27-03 03:59 PM   #68 
  - i STILL havent seen any definition!!!  Kamika   Sep-27-03 03:17 PM   #60 
  - Okay, try these -- I think they'd be fairly widely supported  Mairead   Sep-27-03 03:25 PM   #61 
  - that cant be right  Kamika   Sep-27-03 03:28 PM   #63 
     - Lieberman?  dralston   Sep-27-03 03:34 PM   #64 
     - wto supports the poor too  Kamika   Sep-27-03 03:46 PM   #66 
        - Exploitation is not support  dralston   Sep-27-03 04:30 PM   #72 
     - If you look more closely, I'm sure you can find several who  Mairead   Sep-27-03 04:08 PM   #70 
  - It is a view of government responsibility  JellyBean1   Sep-27-03 04:57 PM   #75 
  - part inertia,  ulysses   Sep-27-03 04:08 PM   #69 
  - Kick...  Q   Sep-27-03 05:33 PM   #76 
  - In answer  RandomUser   Sep-27-03 06:19 PM   #77 
  - thank you  Iverson   Sep-27-03 09:12 PM   #78 
  - Are people through with these concerns?  Iverson   Sep-28-03 03:07 PM   #79 
  - Dunno  RandomUser   Sep-28-03 03:33 PM   #80 
  - Adversity makes strange bedfellows  knight_of_the_star   Sep-28-03 03:39 PM   #81 
     - this is pretty much where i stand as well nt  noiretblu   Sep-28-03 03:47 PM   #83 
        - noiretblu and knightofthestar  Iverson   Sep-28-03 04:24 PM   #84 
           - a kick  noiretblu   Sep-28-03 06:53 PM   #88 
              - flames, flames, flames, flames  noiretblu   Sep-28-03 07:07 PM   #89 
 

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