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drfemoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-03 01:42 PM
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16. Improvement
is what Dean stands for. So many terms are just meaningless.

You might call one "improvement" -right- or -left- but what does it mean and who cares what you call it if it gets the job done?

This seems to be the mind trap of many Kerry people, believing they can seriously debate using meaningless terms.

.... "lefties" maintain balance to the "rightwing" pull of a "centrist" (huh?)
.... "libertarian" has nothing to do with -right- or -left- .. the "balance" to libertarian is authoritarian ....
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  -DLC lines up against Dean's re-regulation remarks party_line  Nov-20-03 01:00 PM   #0 
  - DLC has no credibility  HawkeyeX   Nov-20-03 01:04 PM   #1 
  - You said it!  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-20-03 03:17 PM   #28 
  - I can only hope  slackdude   Nov-20-03 01:06 PM   #2 
  - Amen  drfemoe   Nov-20-03 01:15 PM   #9 
  - Dean did and led deregulation efforts as governor. He was also DLC  blm   Nov-20-03 01:15 PM   #10 
  - Improvement  drfemoe   Nov-20-03 01:42 PM   #16 
  - You sound like a broken record, blm.  w4rma   Nov-20-03 02:44 PM   #23 
     - The misconceptions about Dean need correcting TOO often to be ignored.  blm   Nov-20-03 03:10 PM   #25 
        - No one says he isn't centrist  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 03:20 PM   #29 
        - he has adapted in his rhetoric, perhaps  paulk   Nov-20-03 03:53 PM   #35 
        - Because in saying what he says  CWebster   Nov-21-03 02:15 PM   #54 
        - How do you know? What are Dean's core principles?  blm   Nov-20-03 04:26 PM   #36 
           - The only issue that I see that is a 'campaign conversion'  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 04:31 PM   #39 
              - That wasn't a campaign coversion  dsc   Nov-20-03 04:34 PM   #40 
              - Really? I heard he only vocalized support after he started running  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 05:44 PM   #42 
                 - FYI, in case you were curious :)  Pavlovs DiOgie   Nov-20-03 08:50 PM   #51 
                    - Can we find a time before he was campaigning when he said this?  LuminousX   Nov-21-03 02:27 PM   #56 
              - heheh..."progression of thought"  blm   Nov-20-03 05:58 PM   #44 
        - Dean was a centrist. Dean still is a centrist.  w4rma   Nov-20-03 03:31 PM   #34 
           - The DLC has been neutered by Dean and they won't recover. Their  polpilot   Nov-20-03 05:37 PM   #41 
  - or the Demicans  a_lil_wall_fly   Nov-20-03 03:28 PM   #33 
  - Time for re-regulation  9119495   Nov-20-03 01:09 PM   #3 
  - Being a Californian  eissa   Nov-20-03 01:11 PM   #4 
  - As governor of VT, Dean enthusiastically supported a deregulation  AP   Nov-20-03 01:15 PM   #8 
     - Is a person running for office never supposed to change an opinion?  unfrigginreal   Nov-20-03 01:39 PM   #15 
     - Clinton was for deregulation as well  eissa   Nov-20-03 01:56 PM   #19 
     - Actually, he changed his position once he saw how awful it was  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 01:55 PM   #18 
     - Dems were telling him why it was bad for years. He sided with CATO.  blm   Nov-20-03 03:14 PM   #26 
        - So wait, why is the DLC opposed to reregulation?  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 03:23 PM   #32 
           - I think it was his rhetorical failure  blm   Nov-20-03 04:29 PM   #37 
           - I know  drfemoe   Nov-20-03 08:03 PM   #49 
     - That's a crock  KaraokeKarlton   Nov-20-03 02:11 PM   #21 
        - Is it true  drfemoe   Nov-20-03 02:34 PM   #22 
        - Yes, because Dean threated to sue the feds  party_line   Nov-20-03 06:25 PM   #45 
           - Wow, I hadn't heard this one  eissa   Nov-20-03 06:41 PM   #46 
           - Baloney. The legislature wouldn't let Dean deregulate  blm   Nov-20-03 07:06 PM   #48 
              - Here's the link  party_line   Nov-20-03 10:15 PM   #52 
        - BLM is right on this --  DemDogs   Nov-20-03 03:20 PM   #30 
        - Dean needed a DISASTER to see the light? He was warned for years  blm   Nov-20-03 04:31 PM   #38 
           - Just like Kerry chose to side with Bush instead of Byrd re: Iraq.  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 05:45 PM   #43 
              - he didn't side with Bush, he negotiated with him  blm   Nov-20-03 07:04 PM   #47 
                 - And voted to support IWR. Case closed.  Scott Lee   Nov-22-03 02:05 PM   #59 
  - It's a remarkable thing to live in fear....  Nazgul35   Nov-20-03 01:13 PM   #5 
  - Come live in CA, pals  wryter2000   Nov-20-03 01:13 PM   #6 
  - the DLC should just die out....  slinkerwink   Nov-20-03 01:15 PM   #7 
  - They're dying as we speak....  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-20-03 03:08 PM   #24 
     - They will not go down without a fight  CWebster   Nov-21-03 02:27 PM   #57 
        - Yes, but the People's money is on Dean.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-22-03 02:12 PM   #60 
  - I'd like to specifics, not just competic rhetoric  jobycom   Nov-20-03 01:15 PM   #11 
  - Regulation can be as simple as placing a watchdog in place to  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-20-03 03:16 PM   #27 
     - Yeah, but that's my point  jobycom   Nov-21-03 01:17 PM   #53 
        - I understand.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-22-03 02:15 PM   #61 
  - I think Al From & Co. aren't quite sure...  GainesT1958   Nov-20-03 01:19 PM   #12 
  - To all those previous anti-DLC are hardly alone  HereSince1628   Nov-20-03 01:28 PM   #13 
  - the dlc can rot in hell!  el_gato   Nov-20-03 01:31 PM   #14 
  - "only little people pay taxes" -L.Helmsley  whirlygigspin   Nov-20-03 01:43 PM   #17 
  - Should Democrats support private citizens or big corporations?  LuminousX   Nov-20-03 02:11 PM   #20 
  - If that's how you feel  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-21-03 02:30 PM   #58 
  - Of Course the DLC is Pro Enron Type Business!  PROGRESSIVE1   Nov-20-03 03:20 PM   #31 
  - Good!  Mass_Liberal   Nov-20-03 08:40 PM   #50 
  - It is Unbelievable that Dean is being attacked for making this stand  CWebster   Nov-21-03 02:26 PM   #55 

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