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IndyPriest Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 10:16 PM
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118. New Dance - The Texas Walkout
The Texas Dems walked out during the redistricting debacle. Didn't stop it, but put a huge spotlight on it.
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  -Should Democrats in the Senate and Congress stage a walkout? Q  Nov-27-04 05:28 AM   #0 
  - Ha!  Stand and Fight   Nov-27-04 05:47 AM   #1 
  - There seems to be no other way...  Q   Nov-27-04 05:52 AM   #2 
  - Unfortunately,, I agree with Stand and Fight  DeepGreen   Nov-27-04 06:03 AM   #5 
  - Well....something has to be done to show THE PEOPLE...  Q   Nov-27-04 06:06 AM   #6 
  - The Republicans would really love that "really"  menoz   Nov-27-04 03:20 PM   #57 
  - You're right.  trogdor   Nov-28-04 02:26 PM   #107 
  - The irony of all of this...  Q   Nov-27-04 07:16 PM   #90 
  - I've been thinking about this for a while  cali   Nov-27-04 05:53 AM   #3 
  - The duration of the walkout wouldn't matter as much...  Q   Nov-27-04 05:58 AM   #4 
     - If they refuse to attend they can be arrested  AngryAmish   Nov-27-04 05:09 PM   #79 
  - That would really take some courage...  Vickers   Nov-27-04 06:15 AM   #7 
  - I agree with both your statements.  calimary   Nov-27-04 01:13 PM   #43 
  - They absolutely should - after all, their vote means crap right now  mtnester   Nov-27-04 06:15 AM   #8 
  - Obviously, it should be at the State of the Union address  mikehiggins   Nov-27-04 06:27 AM   #9 
  - Why they won't walk out  Selatius   Nov-27-04 06:43 AM   #10 
  - You pretty much summed up my thoughts.  Robeson   Nov-27-04 12:43 PM   #39 
  - unfortunately...this seems to be the truth eom  noiretblu   Nov-27-04 02:08 PM   #50 
  - A mass sit down arms folded at the SOTU on the Dem side  bklyncowgirl   Nov-27-04 07:14 AM   #11 
  - SoU would be a horrible PR move; protocol exists for a reason.  blondeatlast   Nov-27-04 09:29 AM   #17 
  - not yet ...  welshTerrier2   Nov-27-04 07:26 AM   #12 
  - Where are the Democrats' PR people?  blondeatlast   Nov-27-04 09:32 AM   #18 
  - a party adrift ...  welshTerrier2   Nov-27-04 09:50 AM   #22 
     - Don't I know it--the silence is deafening... and  blondeatlast   Nov-27-04 10:05 AM   #23 
        - if i were king of the forrrrrrrest ...  welshTerrier2   Nov-27-04 11:04 AM   #30 
           - I hate to admit it, but you are absolutely correct.  bush_is_wacko   Nov-29-04 10:49 AM   #130 
  - "If we are not given a voice"  Q   Nov-27-04 10:55 AM   #28 
     - no offense taken but ...  welshTerrier2   Nov-27-04 11:24 AM   #34 
  - This is similar to the Repugs shutting down the govt. in the 90's.  robcon   Nov-27-04 08:24 AM   #13 
  - I think you are wrong, but it has to be very carefully managed.  blondeatlast   Nov-27-04 09:37 AM   #20 
  - How many voters do you think are being lost because of INACTION?  Q   Nov-27-04 10:58 AM   #29 
     - Damn straight. I'm a 3rd generation yellow dog. My family has  blondeatlast   Nov-27-04 01:18 PM   #44 
     - I think you are correct  m berst   Nov-27-04 02:23 PM   #52 
        - If we were winning right now, we would not be down on the party  juajen   Nov-28-04 02:23 PM   #106 
        - Did anyone catch this essay on BuzzFlash yesterday?  PassingFair   Nov-30-04 09:19 AM   #145 
           - 100% walkout as bush and his brownshirts enter  queeg   Nov-30-04 09:41 AM   #146 
  - I have been thinking  MuseRider   Nov-27-04 09:02 AM   #14 
  - I believe it would be the only way to get past the media filter...  Q   Nov-27-04 10:50 AM   #27 
     - Exactly what I have been thinking  MuseRider   Nov-27-04 12:12 PM   #36 
     - email your thoughts to the DNC!  bush_is_wacko   Nov-29-04 10:56 AM   #131 
  - Considering the way they've been voting lately, WOULD ANYONE NOTICE?  NYCGirl   Nov-27-04 09:24 AM   #15 
  - They could stand and turn their backs to him during the State O' The Union  elehhhhna   Nov-27-04 09:27 AM   #16 
     - That is something I would  MuseRider   Nov-27-04 09:33 AM   #19 
  - There are better ways to accomplish goals...  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 09:48 AM   #21 
  - Obviously, voting 'en bloc' isn't working...  Q   Nov-27-04 10:44 AM   #24 
     - Tell me how...  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 10:50 AM   #26 
        - The idea of a walkout...  Q   Nov-27-04 11:05 AM   #31 
           - Sorry to keep answering with another question, but  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 11:13 AM   #32 
              - Because the MEDIA would have to cover such a unprecedented...  Q   Nov-27-04 03:13 PM   #55 
                 - Assuming you are talking about the Hastert story.....  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 03:33 PM   #59 
  - They walked out on US.  The Flaming Red Head   Nov-27-04 10:48 AM   #25 
  - Before they can walk out, they have to determine under what conditions  buddysmellgood   Nov-27-04 11:14 AM   #33 
  - Personally  MuseRider   Nov-27-04 12:17 PM   #37 
     - That's a start, but I'm saying that if they walk out, they should lay out  buddysmellgood   Nov-27-04 04:06 PM   #63 
        - Oh yes  MuseRider   Nov-27-04 05:08 PM   #78 
        - Agreed...there must be a stated purpose for the walkout...  Q   Nov-27-04 05:23 PM   #86 
  - Hand over the govt to the repukes?  sangh0   Nov-27-04 11:31 AM   #35 
  - They now own the government.  Donna Zen   Nov-27-04 01:04 PM   #41 
  - The 'repukes' have handed over the government to themselves...  Q   Nov-27-04 03:14 PM   #56 
     - So you want to make it official?  sangh0   Nov-27-04 03:59 PM   #62 
        - Make what official? Do you mean that the Republicans don't know they...  Q   Nov-27-04 04:13 PM   #64 
           - Why won't you explain yourself?  sangh0   Nov-27-04 04:15 PM   #65 
              - Do you mean achieve nothing as opposed to achieving nothing?  Q   Nov-27-04 04:27 PM   #67 
                 - How would a walkout be in "the people's best interest"?  sangh0   Nov-27-04 04:29 PM   #69 
  - Well first, I'd like them to vote NAY for crappy bills!!!  TexasBushwhacker   Nov-27-04 12:38 PM   #38 
  - We are the party  Donna Zen   Nov-27-04 12:59 PM   #40 
  - I need to pose this question...  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 01:29 PM   #45 
     - We control nada...  Donna Zen   Nov-27-04 01:43 PM   #46 
     - Walkingout of the process is the same as....  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 01:47 PM   #47 
        - Upset  Donna Zen   Nov-27-04 02:00 PM   #49 
           - I agree with everything you just said.  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 02:09 PM   #51 
     - You're not listening...  Q   Nov-27-04 03:01 PM   #53 
        - I am listening  tx_dem41   Nov-27-04 03:20 PM   #58 
           - Neither one of us could know what a walkout would accomplish..  Q   Nov-27-04 03:35 PM   #60 
           - HAHAHA!  sangh0   Nov-27-04 04:17 PM   #66 
              - I could care less what it would force the media to do  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 04:46 PM   #70 
                 - You sell your principles for cheap  sangh0   Nov-27-04 04:55 PM   #72 
                 - A USELESS ACT FOR A USELESS NATION  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 05:00 PM   #73 
                    - "give me some eye candy"  sangh0   Nov-27-04 05:02 PM   #74 
                    - Christ...I have the principles of my own democratic socialist convictions  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 05:17 PM   #80 
                       - And you're willing to sell them for some eye candy  sangh0   Nov-27-04 05:19 PM   #82 
                          - If they have demanded a higher price  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 05:22 PM   #85 
                             - Not true  sangh0   Nov-27-04 05:25 PM   #87 
                    - If the choice is between nothing and eye candy...  Q   Nov-27-04 05:07 PM   #76 
                       - You can choose to fight  sangh0   Nov-27-04 05:19 PM   #83 
                          - Most Democrats I know personally are still fighting  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 05:41 PM   #89 
                          - We 'hire' others to represent us in congress and the senate...  Q   Nov-27-04 07:29 PM   #92 
                             - No, YOU "hire" others to do your fighting for you  sangh0   Nov-28-04 10:50 AM   #97 
                 - Mass Dem protest on live TV for SOTU address. DO IT!! AAAGH!  JohnOneillsMemory   Nov-29-04 11:50 AM   #132 
           - I think you're wrong  juajen   Nov-28-04 03:25 PM   #109 
  - I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT!  ElsewheresDaughter   Nov-27-04 01:05 PM   #42 
  - Won't happen.  Padraig18   Nov-27-04 01:53 PM   #48 
  - Definitely should, but won't n/t  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-27-04 03:06 PM   #54 
  - Yes, they should..  freedom for all   Nov-27-04 03:53 PM   #61 
  - It would hurt us FAR more than it would help.  Cuban_Liberal   Nov-27-04 04:28 PM   #68 
  - So WHAT!!??  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 04:49 PM   #71 
  - "We spend too much time worrying about how folks think."  Cuban_Liberal   Nov-27-04 05:07 PM   #77 
     - But...what about the VOTERS who want a real, active opposition party?  Q   Nov-27-04 05:18 PM   #81 
     - When the majority of voters demonstrate a functioning brain  Voltaire   Nov-27-04 05:20 PM   #84 
        - Even better.  trogdor   Nov-28-04 02:28 PM   #108 
  - The bottom line here...  Q   Nov-27-04 05:02 PM   #75 
  - but it would make the news... n/t  pig.   Nov-27-04 05:27 PM   #88 
  - Well, I'm not from Texas,  juajen   Nov-28-04 03:32 PM   #110 
  - The American Corporate Media ................  Tennessee Gal   Nov-27-04 07:25 PM   #91 
  - I might stir things up a bit...  Doohickie   Nov-27-04 07:33 PM   #93 
  - A walkout is a bit childish  lulu in NC   Nov-27-04 07:34 PM   #94 
  - No...a walkout would demonstrate principles...  Q   Nov-27-04 07:44 PM   #95 
     - What principle?  sangh0   Nov-28-04 10:51 AM   #98 
     - Childish frustration?  Q   Nov-28-04 12:09 PM   #100 
     - Democrats COULD form an opposition  lulu in NC   Nov-28-04 12:15 PM   #101 
  - I'm surprised that (too many) Democrats...  Q   Nov-28-04 07:34 AM   #96 
  - I'm surprised you continue to "hire" Dems to fight for you  sangh0   Nov-28-04 12:02 PM   #99 
  - Mind if I call you gadfly?  Q   Nov-28-04 12:16 PM   #102 
  - He is making a logical error...  Dr Fate   Nov-28-04 03:58 PM   #115 
  - Tried to hire Muhammed Ali, but all we got was PeeWee Herman.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-28-04 01:59 PM   #104 
  - Q is RIGHT. And I HAVE been fighting my ass off for years.  Dr Fate   Nov-28-04 03:56 PM   #114 
  - Q- the DEMS of n the GROUND feel just like you & me.  Dr Fate   Nov-28-04 03:52 PM   #113 
     - New Dance - The Texas Walkout  IndyPriest   Nov-28-04 10:16 PM   #118 
        - I'll buy you a beer if DEMS have the guts & unity to to that.  Dr Fate   Nov-29-04 03:16 PM   #134 
  - What? Show some courage? It might upset the DLC.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-28-04 01:54 PM   #103 
  - It would upset Matt Lauer & Tony Snow too.  Dr Fate   Nov-28-04 03:49 PM   #112 
  - They should, but they won't.  Butterflies   Nov-28-04 02:12 PM   #105 
  - They are too TERRIFIED about what Judy Woodruff would say...  Dr Fate   Nov-28-04 03:48 PM   #111 
  - We would be called 'cry babies'.  Ima   Nov-28-04 04:04 PM   #116 
  - kick  The Flaming Red Head   Nov-28-04 08:57 PM   #117 
  - Democrats are going to wish they had done something like this...  Q   Nov-29-04 03:29 AM   #119 
  - YES they absolutely NEED too..they MUST..what is to be lost?  ElsewheresDaughter   Nov-29-04 08:28 AM   #120 
  - Do what Gingrich did to Clinton  Nightwing   Nov-29-04 08:37 AM   #121 
  - How?  MrUnderhill   Nov-29-04 08:49 AM   #122 
     - You don't need a majority to walk out...  Q   Nov-29-04 09:17 AM   #124 
        - A "protest" doesn't accomplish anything.  MrUnderhill   Nov-29-04 09:32 AM   #125 
           - No...I'm defining participation in terms of a two-party government...  Q   Nov-29-04 09:42 AM   #126 
           - What are they taking away?  MrUnderhill   Nov-29-04 09:46 AM   #128 
           - "What's wrong with voting AGAINST things?"  Zhade   Nov-29-04 03:25 PM   #135 
  - do you really think lieberman and his ilk would walk out? nt  UpsideDownFlag   Nov-29-04 09:00 AM   #123 
  - No...the DLCers wouldn't walk out...  Q   Nov-29-04 09:45 AM   #127 
     - Hogwash  ColumbiaCowboy   Nov-29-04 10:39 AM   #129 
        - Lots and lots of moderates? You've convinced me.  Q   Nov-29-04 11:57 AM   #133 
  - But wouldn't the republicans love that?  mutley_r_us   Nov-29-04 03:27 PM   #136 
  - What part of the government don't they have right now?  Q   Nov-29-04 04:29 PM   #138 
  - Shut the government down like Newt did.  Vidar   Nov-29-04 04:26 PM   #137 
  - Talk about handing the government over on a silver platter! I say NO! n/  MsConduct   Nov-29-04 04:30 PM   #139 
  - Some would say that the Democratic leadership has already...  Q   Nov-29-04 07:41 PM   #140 
     - Great points! I know that 'we the people' and the dems have no power...  MsConduct   Nov-29-04 09:46 PM   #141 
        - I understand what you're saying...  Q   Nov-30-04 07:17 AM   #142 
           - Now I understand what you are saying. You are right. I guess....  MsConduct   Nov-30-04 08:22 PM   #147 
  - most def  bunny planet   Nov-30-04 07:49 AM   #143 
  - umm... 4 years too damn late  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-30-04 08:02 AM   #144 
 

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