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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 02:01 AM
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If we lose in 2004, will the Democratic party become extinct?
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I believe that it's a real possibility that we could become a one-party totalitarian nation. I haven't missed a vote since 1972 when I first became eligible to vote. Watched McGovern lose in a landslide. I believe that the only candidate with a ghost of chance in 2004 is Gen. Clark. I think the Reptilicans will sucessfully paint Dean as an Eastern liberal and it will stick like glue. I just don't think I can drag myself to the polls again after another loss, especially if the Democratic leadership forms the circular firing squad again. If a dedicated voter like me is actually thinking of bailing out of the system, somebody else out there must be thinking the same thing. I think it will be our last chance until the Reptilicans self-destruct, taking down the country with them. In that case, it will take a future Roosevelt and a 21st Century version of the New Deal to dig us out from the mess. Why can we ever learn from history?
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  -If we lose in 2004, will the Democratic party become extinct? Miss_Bevey  Oct-23-03 02:01 AM   #0 
  - We can learn from history  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-23-03 02:05 AM   #1 
  - Gov. Dean and Sen. McGovern are not at all alike unless you are afraid of  w4rma   Oct-23-03 02:05 AM   #2 
  - That's a great post.  BullGooseLoony   Oct-23-03 02:47 AM   #12 
  - looking at current polls and recent Congressional votes  leftofthedial   Oct-23-03 02:07 AM   #3 
  - This election is different  La_Serpiente   Oct-23-03 02:16 AM   #4 
  - Yes  rucky   Oct-23-03 02:22 AM   #5 
  - I don't think there is any choice  La_Serpiente   Oct-23-03 02:26 AM   #6 
     - Dean will win  onebigbadwulf   Oct-23-03 02:32 AM   #7 
     - I'm Betting My Country On It n/t  rucky   Oct-23-03 02:34 AM   #9 
     - Hmmm Wolf  La_Serpiente   Oct-23-03 02:38 AM   #10 
     - fdr  amlouden   Oct-23-03 02:32 AM   #8 
     - I believe the Republicans flexed their strength under FDR  freedomfrog   Oct-23-03 10:09 AM   #34 
        - This is quite right.  RichM   Oct-23-03 11:53 AM   #39 
           - Thanks so much, RichM! :)  freedomfrog   Oct-23-03 12:46 PM   #40 
     - Happy - er - EVIL 666 Posts!  rucky   Oct-23-03 02:40 AM   #11 
     - It would be harder for the Pukes  BullGooseLoony   Oct-23-03 02:49 AM   #13 
        - If We Lose in 2004  AndyTiedye   Oct-23-03 04:35 AM   #19 
  - I'm really not that worried, Miss_Bevey. Things are not that dire... yet.  VolcanoJen   Oct-23-03 03:41 AM   #14 
  - missing the point, perhaps.....  Ardee   Oct-23-03 06:07 AM   #27 
  - Numbers don't count to these people  OldSoldier   Oct-23-03 06:20 AM   #28 
  - Thanks, nice post  NewJeffCT   Oct-23-03 01:10 PM   #43 
  - Yes , the Democrats...  slor   Oct-23-03 03:46 AM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-23-03 04:10 AM   #16 
  - Is this more troll obsession with anal sex?  mbartko   Oct-23-03 04:27 AM   #17 
  - Hey!!  tkmorris   Oct-23-03 04:50 AM   #20 
     - Your obsession is not rooted in hate.  Booberdawg   Oct-23-03 04:57 AM   #21 
     - Of course not,  mbartko   Oct-23-03 05:02 AM   #22 
     - Only if your sexually obsessed with Limbaughs anus.  RapidCreek   Oct-23-03 05:24 AM   #24 
  - Thanks for stopping by! So sorry you you couldn't stay longer!  Booberdawg   Oct-23-03 04:30 AM   #18 
  - We already are a one party totalitarian Nation  RapidCreek   Oct-23-03 05:19 AM   #23 
  - One reason I guess would be the people are young  izzie   Oct-23-03 05:36 AM   #25 
  - The Party Will Go To Shit...  HornBuckler   Oct-23-03 05:48 AM   #26 
  - If all your faith is based a candidate as savior  CWebster   Oct-23-03 06:35 AM   #29 
  - I generally agree.  Bleachers7   Oct-23-03 07:01 AM   #30 
  - Yep! It would be the nail on the coffin for many  Kahuna   Oct-23-03 07:26 AM   #31 
  - I've heard that one party or the other was "dead"  Rowdyboy   Oct-23-03 07:52 AM   #32 
  - I don't know, will Neanderthals or woolly mammoths become extinct?  burr   Oct-23-03 10:06 AM   #33 
  - It seems to me that there are three likely possibilities  freedomfrog   Oct-23-03 10:54 AM   #35 
  - Very good post. I'll take a whack at the probabilities.  RichM   Oct-23-03 11:48 AM   #38 
  - The Republicans couldn't survive as the only party  ShimokitaJer   Oct-23-03 01:23 PM   #44 
  - Nope  DemCam   Oct-23-03 11:15 AM   #36 
  - Don't be goofy.  denverbill   Oct-23-03 11:21 AM   #37 
  - No  CMT   Oct-23-03 12:49 PM   #41 
  - so you think its Clark or the party evaporates?  jonnyblitz   Oct-23-03 12:58 PM   #42 

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