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70. Agreed...but the 'squeaky wheel'...
...has to be 'greased' by the party. No one else is going to do it. Not the media...and certainly not the Bushies.

- I just don't understand the reluctant of the Democratic party to get in the 'game'. To do what they were hired to do: represent the best interests of the people. It's NOT in their best interests to have a dictatorial executive branch that uses executive orders like royal decrees.

- It's one thing to 'support' the Democratic party. It's quite another to become part of the problem by not saying anything when they've obviously lost their way.
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  -Democrats have a duty to country: bring the Bushies to justice Q  Nov-08-03 05:31 AM   #0 
  - Reduce voter turnout. Bring out issues that energize your base.  RuB   Nov-08-03 05:49 AM   #1 
  - Getting out the vote...  Q   Nov-08-03 05:55 AM   #2 
  - Yes but the Democratic "truth-teller" has to be a man that hasn't  Skwmom   Nov-08-03 06:15 AM   #5 
  - We can't leave this up to one person...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:21 AM   #8 
  - Bingo!  Ardee   Nov-09-03 09:17 AM   #94 
  - Republicans respond to Dean not based on his veracity  RuB   Nov-08-03 07:01 AM   #23 
  - As long as Democrats allow the Republicans to define the issues  RuB   Nov-08-03 06:33 AM   #12 
  - GOTV is of the utmost importance in 04  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 06:01 AM   #3 
     - I'm not sure you're 'getting' my point...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:10 AM   #4 
        - More questions:  Q   Nov-08-03 06:16 AM   #6 
        - Byrd is responding.  RuB   Nov-08-03 06:44 AM   #15 
           - Did you know that the great Byrd speeches...  Q   Nov-08-03 07:05 AM   #24 
              - Well you can thank Gephardt and Daschle for that.  RuB   Nov-08-03 07:21 AM   #32 
                 - What kind of strategy is that?!  JackRiddler   Nov-10-03 09:21 AM   #129 
        - If the Democrats want to become the party of "truth"  Skwmom   Nov-08-03 06:18 AM   #7 
        - Telling the truth has nothing to do with 'politics'....  Q   Nov-08-03 06:25 AM   #9 
           - You'll lose in 04 if you base you hopes on Bushie being impeached.  RuB   Nov-08-03 07:07 AM   #25 
              - What makes you think the truth won't energize the Dem base?  Q   Nov-08-03 07:36 AM   #36 
                 - What was the question Pilate asked Jesus?  RuB   Nov-08-03 08:00 AM   #44 
                    - Yup.  bushwentawol   Nov-09-03 11:46 AM   #117 
                       - Another good indictment of the mass media not doing their job.  RuB   Nov-09-03 03:42 PM   #118 
        - "I'm not sure you're 'getting' my point..."  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 06:28 AM   #10 
           - Please don't tell me to 'stay calm'...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:35 AM   #13 
           - What do you expect?  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 06:50 AM   #18 
              - Why should I 'expect' anything less than the truth?  Q   Nov-08-03 07:44 AM   #38 
           - A comment  Ani Yun Wiya   Nov-08-03 06:49 AM   #17 
           - Shackles and handcuffs won't happen  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 06:52 AM   #19 
           - Perhaps a new slogan is needed.  Ani Yun Wiya   Nov-08-03 06:59 AM   #22 
           - So then...you're saying that justice can wait until Dems win?  Q   Nov-08-03 07:11 AM   #26 
              - I've had enough of your bad attitude  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 07:20 AM   #31 
                 - Do you recall...  Ani Yun Wiya   Nov-08-03 08:03 AM   #45 
                 - Bad attitudes  Resistance Is Futile   Nov-08-03 07:21 PM   #72 
                    - Care to elaborate??  Speed8098   Nov-09-03 07:27 AM   #85 
           - The most damaging thing you can do to the Republican party  RuB   Nov-08-03 07:12 AM   #28 
           - Kicking * out is not enough.  Ani Yun Wiya   Nov-08-03 07:54 AM   #41 
              - Listen, your talking to the choir. I hate Bushie too.  RuB   Nov-08-03 08:05 AM   #47 
              - You have echoed...  zatoichi   Nov-09-03 06:26 AM   #78 
           - Indeed...we're suppose to 'stay calm'...  Q   Nov-08-03 07:18 AM   #30 
              - the truth doesnt always set you free  Ardee   Nov-09-03 09:27 AM   #96 
           - Clark/Edwards?!  JackRiddler   Nov-10-03 09:23 AM   #130 
  - Democrats have QUIT representing working people  workenstiff   Nov-08-03 06:30 AM   #11 
  - But the 'battles' haven't changed...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:43 AM   #14 
  - Never said anything about 60's crowd  workenstiff   Nov-08-03 07:12 AM   #27 
     - Give us a candidate (this means 1 one)  wegottem   Nov-08-03 07:40 AM   #37 
     - The problems are the same as they were forty years ago...  Q   Nov-08-03 07:54 AM   #42 
  - minorities, gay rights, abortion rights, and the environment.  RuB   Nov-08-03 06:57 AM   #21 
     - then...why should women, people of color, gays and  noiretblu   Nov-09-03 10:40 AM   #111 
     - Gay rights is the one that's going to break the Republicans...  JackRiddler   Nov-10-03 09:28 AM   #131 
  - two pronged problem  xchrom   Nov-08-03 06:48 AM   #16 
  - You're right about the hatred...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:57 AM   #20 
  - not true.  RuB   Nov-08-03 07:16 AM   #29 
     - i have no idea what you are talking about  xchrom   Nov-08-03 07:23 AM   #33 
        - No I guess you don't do you.  RuB   Nov-08-03 08:16 AM   #51 
           - thanks for that rapier like wit.  xchrom   Nov-08-03 09:00 AM   #63 
  - Did you know that it's a 'war crime'...  Q   Nov-08-03 07:28 AM   #34 
  - And as a Democrat  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 07:32 AM   #35 
  - It can't hurt to spread the 'word'...  Q   Nov-08-03 07:49 AM   #39 
  - Yes  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 08:08 AM   #48 
     - We don't need 'control'...we need to use our VOICES in DC...  Q   Nov-09-03 07:30 AM   #86 
  - The grass roots cannot lead  Resistance Is Futile   Nov-08-03 08:24 PM   #73 
  - Not good enough...  LeahMira   Nov-08-03 08:15 AM   #50 
     - Responding to the people  Resistance Is Futile   Nov-08-03 08:46 PM   #75 
  - What the democratic party needs  mmonk   Nov-08-03 07:53 AM   #40 
  - But the party must back them up...  Q   Nov-08-03 07:58 AM   #43 
     - That's kind of what I mean  mmonk   Nov-08-03 08:12 AM   #49 
     - Daschle is the one pressuring Rockefeller  Cocoa   Nov-08-03 08:18 AM   #52 
        - So where do you have this?  JackRiddler   Nov-10-03 10:50 AM   #132 
  - your demands are vague, as usual  Cocoa   Nov-08-03 08:04 AM   #46 
  - No doubt that demands for the whole truth...  Q   Nov-08-03 08:24 AM   #54 
     - the frustrating part is  xchrom   Nov-08-03 09:16 AM   #65 
  - Great piece  CWebster   Nov-08-03 08:21 AM   #53 
  - I agree  Cocoa   Nov-08-03 08:29 AM   #55 
     - Thank You  Speed8098   Nov-08-03 08:35 AM   #56 
     - I think the 'hallmark' here...  Q   Nov-08-03 08:42 AM   #57 
     - Dean is the frontrunner mostly because of his anti war stance.  RuB   Nov-08-03 08:47 AM   #59 
        - The odds are better than the ones for giving Chimpy a bank check  CWebster   Nov-08-03 08:54 AM   #61 
        - The Democrats have a response  RuB   Nov-09-03 07:17 AM   #83 
        - ok what will get any dem candidate  xchrom   Nov-08-03 08:59 AM   #62 
           - So you think the anti war stance will get Dean to the W.H.?  RuB   Nov-09-03 07:13 AM   #82 
     - Well, I guess you could have the same complaint about Thomas Paine  CWebster   Nov-08-03 08:48 AM   #60 
  - Its hard to bring the Bushies to justice  mmonk   Nov-08-03 08:46 AM   #58 
  - There are literally hundreds of Democratic representatives in DC...  Q   Nov-08-03 09:19 AM   #66 
     - Its not defeatist  mmonk   Nov-08-03 09:31 AM   #67 
        - Agreed...but the 'squeaky wheel'...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:15 PM   #70 
  - The problem is  mmonk   Nov-08-03 09:14 AM   #64 
  - i vote dem  xchrom   Nov-08-03 09:36 AM   #68 
  - Why would anyone challenge the basic premise...  Q   Nov-08-03 06:06 PM   #69 
  - You know...we don't have to 'guess' about these things...  Q   Nov-09-03 07:20 AM   #84 
  - I totally agree, but it has very rarely happened, and won't here, I think  jpgray   Nov-08-03 06:47 PM   #71 
  - How many 'impossibles' does that make?  Q   Nov-09-03 06:48 AM   #79 
  - Q is such a downer................. why is that Q  sgr2   Nov-08-03 08:33 PM   #74 
  - huh?  xchrom   Nov-09-03 06:10 AM   #77 
  - Frankly...you SHOULD be discouraged...  Q   Nov-09-03 06:59 AM   #80 
  - Kick  Resistance Is Futile   Nov-09-03 12:17 AM   #76 
  - My motto: expect the worst and hope for the best  Q   Nov-09-03 07:10 AM   #81 
     - How we differ  Speed8098   Nov-09-03 07:38 AM   #87 
        - What you don't 'seem' to realize...  Q   Nov-09-03 07:49 AM   #88 
           - I think in terms of party politics since * was elected  Speed8098   Nov-09-03 08:15 AM   #89 
              - One could say that it was 'party politics'...  Q   Nov-09-03 08:29 AM   #90 
              - I thought I was finished with this, but.................  Speed8098   Nov-09-03 08:55 AM   #92 
                 - Jesus...let's learn from history and not repeat our mistakes...  Q   Nov-09-03 09:11 AM   #93 
                    - "obtuseness"  Speed8098   Nov-09-03 09:27 AM   #95 
                       - Calling someone 'obtuse' isn't a personal attack...  Q   Nov-09-03 09:30 AM   #97 
                          - I beg your pardon  Speed8098   Nov-09-03 09:37 AM   #99 
                             - Fine. Have a wonderful Sunday...  Q   Nov-09-03 09:44 AM   #101 
              - A note to Speed8098  Q   Nov-09-03 08:52 AM   #91 
  - Carl Levin on Fox News Sunday  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 09:34 AM   #98 
  - Of course the Republicans and Bush* are responsible...  Q   Nov-09-03 09:38 AM   #100 
     - you admit it's the republicans, but it's only because you have to  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 10:01 AM   #102 
        - I like the way you give yourself credit...  Q   Nov-09-03 10:10 AM   #103 
        - I've seen your anti-Bush threads  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 10:15 AM   #106 
           - Yeah...and the RWingers accuse me of 'hate speech' against Bush*...  Q   Nov-09-03 10:25 AM   #108 
           - the DNC has one of the best anti-Bush blogs out there  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 10:35 AM   #110 
              - Misinformation and now 'propaganda'?  Q   Nov-09-03 10:40 AM   #112 
                 - where have you been?  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 10:52 AM   #115 
                    - The WMD issue IS dead and buried on the back pages  Q   Nov-09-03 11:25 AM   #116 
           - Why not go all the way Cocoa  Forkboy   Nov-10-03 11:14 AM   #133 
        - perfection, obviously  Iverson   Nov-09-03 10:12 AM   #104 
           - Perfectly said!  Q   Nov-09-03 10:13 AM   #105 
           - not every critique is hostile  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 10:20 AM   #107 
              - Wow...now you're accusing me of 'spreading misinformation'?  Q   Nov-09-03 10:27 AM   #109 
              - exactly how do you think dems keep losing?  xchrom   Nov-09-03 10:43 AM   #113 
                 - While some are busy hunting for signs of 'misinformation'...  Q   Nov-09-03 10:51 AM   #114 
                 - Gephardt gave an example today  Cocoa   Nov-09-03 03:53 PM   #119 
                    - As a Dem...I'd rather go down fighting...  Q   Nov-10-03 06:04 AM   #122 
                    - I don't believe that Dems paid a 'price' for voting...  Q   Nov-10-03 07:02 AM   #126 
  - thank you for this thread, Q  grasswire   Nov-09-03 04:25 PM   #120 
  - kick  grasswire   Nov-09-03 06:17 PM   #121 
  - As it turns out...  Q   Nov-10-03 06:14 AM   #123 
  - it's not bloodless  xchrom   Nov-10-03 06:19 AM   #124 
     - RWing Republicans cater to their extremist voting base...  Q   Nov-10-03 06:45 AM   #125 
        - We have a criminal sitting in the White House...  Q   Nov-10-03 07:27 AM   #127 
  - 'No President has Lied so Baldly and so Often and so Demonstrably'  Q   Nov-10-03 07:49 AM   #128 
 

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