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plurality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 07:14 AM
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News Flash: Dean doesn't own the anti-war vote.
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I have had enough of hearing from Dean supporters saying Kucinich 'sold out' by telling his supporters to causus for Edwards if he wasn't viable. Your premise is flawed and I'm tired of it being implied that I'm a sell out because I won't vote for the king of compromise, the poser of principles Howard Dean.

Let's get a few things straight. Howard Dean is NOT anti-war, nor is he anti Iraq war. He barely opposed the war at the begining (Biden-Lugar or 60 days anyone?) and he is in favor of continuing the occupation, which if you are paying attention is a war! If Kucinich was going to be able to maintian his purity on the war vote he would tell his people to caucus for Sharpton who was anti-war and is anti-occupation. But wait a moment, Sharpton had no support, so this group would again be unviable, which means Kucinich people would have to caucus for a major candidate.

And personally I think Edwards is a perfect choice on this. Because 1) He doesn't hold us in contempt as Dean obviously does since he thinks it's perfectly OK to lie and say that you're the only candidate that opposed the war. And 2) He actually has a domestic policy that is similar to Kucinich's because it does something about helping poor people.

So sorry Dean supporters, cry sell out all you want. I think it's quite funny actually, I never thought I'd hear supporters of the King of compromise calling others sell-outs, but hey stranger things have happened. Anyway, cheerio!
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  -News Flash: Dean doesn't own the anti-war vote. plurality  Jan-20-04 07:14 AM   #0 
  - "UN in, US out."  HFishbine   Jan-20-04 07:17 AM   #1 
  - Pretty much.  plurality   Jan-20-04 07:21 AM   #2 
     - here come the flames  soundgarden1   Jan-20-04 08:34 AM   #16 
        - sorry but no  plurality   Jan-20-04 08:40 AM   #19 
           - A different view  HFishbine   Jan-20-04 08:53 AM   #21 
  - It is ironic, isn't it?  snoochie   Jan-20-04 07:24 AM   #3 
  - Oh I imagine we'll never hear the end of it.  plurality   Jan-20-04 07:29 AM   #4 
     - I like that about Edwards too  snoochie   Jan-20-04 07:46 AM   #6 
     - You aren't a sellout. You should vote anyway you please.  stickdog   Jan-20-04 08:54 AM   #22 
        - i'm sorry  plurality   Jan-20-04 09:15 AM   #24 
        - Pretty high and mighty to be throwin those stones  youngred   Jan-20-04 09:42 AM   #28 
  - The only reason the Dean supporters  in_cog_ni_to   Jan-20-04 07:44 AM   #5 
  - Oh I know that's it.  plurality   Jan-20-04 08:00 AM   #7 
     - they say acorns  windansea   Jan-20-04 08:04 AM   #8 
     - You nailed that one.  blm   Jan-20-04 08:04 AM   #9 
     - Kucinich and Edwards finessed Dean and Trippi,  DemBones DemBones   Jan-20-04 08:10 AM   #10 
     - they they they.....  Nazgul35   Jan-20-04 08:20 AM   #12 
     - ok, will "visable Dean supporters that post threads implying...  plurality   Jan-20-04 08:33 AM   #15 
     - Note: Those aren't real Kucinich supporters  Tinoire   Jan-20-04 08:37 AM   #18 
        - amen!  goodhue   Jan-20-04 01:48 PM   #33 
     - Yup,  in_cog_ni_to   Jan-20-04 09:02 AM   #23 
     - Bingo!  beaconess   Jan-20-04 09:41 AM   #27 
  - No one claimed they "own the war vote".  Paragon   Jan-20-04 08:15 AM   #11 
  - oh so who were all the Dean supporters that wrote threads...  plurality   Jan-20-04 08:32 AM   #13 
  - No...  Paragon   Jan-20-04 08:33 AM   #14 
     - They have little grasp of how caucuses work in that case  Tinoire   Jan-20-04 09:42 AM   #29 
  - I'm not sure what your implying but  veganwitch   Jan-20-04 09:23 AM   #25 
  - It's politics...  Duder   Jan-20-04 08:34 AM   #17 
  - Sorry.  stickdog   Jan-20-04 08:49 AM   #20 
  - Amen!  youngred   Jan-20-04 09:38 AM   #26 
  - I am glad you posted that.  ThirdWheelLegend   Jan-20-04 01:30 PM   #30 
     - Agreed  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-20-04 01:44 PM   #32 
        - When did Sharpton say that?  plurality   Jan-20-04 04:34 PM   #38 
  - right on!  goodhue   Jan-20-04 01:44 PM   #31 
  - give Saddam 30 to 60 days to disarm, and if he doesn't, unilateral action  sangha   Jan-20-04 01:54 PM   #34 
  - *kick*  sangha   Jan-20-04 02:22 PM   #35 
  - yeah, that's what I was talking about  plurality   Jan-20-04 04:43 PM   #39 
     - another kick  sangha   Jan-20-04 05:36 PM   #40 
  - Newsflash: I never said Dean "owned the anti-war vote"  GloriaSmith   Jan-20-04 02:27 PM   #36 
     - you are one of the minority then  youngred   Jan-20-04 04:03 PM   #37 

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