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BlueInRed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 11:06 AM
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6. I'd rather work in the Democratic Party & also, define moderate
Edited on Fri Feb-11-05 11:29 AM by BlueInRed
First off, please define moderate. It means different things to people. If you mean "DLC" I'd never consider it. I consider myself a moderate but I am not DLC, at least as of 2001. I believe in a fair shake for both workers and small business owners, but not in advancing big corporate interests. I believe in reasonably priced health care for Americans while allowing doctors to make a reasonable profit. I believe you can encourage technological advances while still protecting the environment. I believe in fiscal responsibility AND a safety net for those who need it. I believe in allowing people personal freedoms to live their lives, as long as it doesn't jeopardize the safety of other people. I believe taxes should take into account the ability to pay (to whom much is given, much is expected). This is how I define moderate.

The Democrats have a real chance to become a dominating force if we can just get our campaign strategy together and learn how to run locally in purple states. I'd rather focus on that.

Anyway, this seems an odd question for a Democratic board.

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  -Would you support a moderate third party? Moderate Dem  Feb-11-05 10:30 AM   #0 
  - I'm not sure what the middle ground is. What is the middle between  lutherj   Feb-11-05 10:37 AM   #1 
  - NO  MisterLiberal   Feb-11-05 03:25 PM   #54 
  - Whitman supported Bush and only spoke out AFTER the election  JI7   Feb-11-05 10:41 AM   #2 
  - My thoughts as well  Donna Zen   Feb-11-05 10:49 AM   #4 
  - I think it's out of deference.  leyton   Feb-11-05 11:21 AM   #11 
     - i don't expect her to endorse Kerry or any other Democrat  JI7   Feb-11-05 11:50 AM   #13 
     - For her to come out for Kerry would be like Zell coming out for Bush!  bunkerbuster1   Feb-11-05 12:25 PM   #21 
        - Well, Kerry never gave Zell a job.  leyton   Feb-11-05 02:23 PM   #39 
  - It's a Bit Like What Ross Perot Was Trying to Do  ribofunk   Feb-11-05 10:45 AM   #3 
  - Ross Perot might well have won in 1992 if he hadn't suddenly quit.  denverbill   Feb-11-05 11:13 AM   #8 
     - It would have still been extremely difficult for Perot to get majority  American Tragedy   Feb-11-05 02:12 PM   #38 
        - You may be right. It's tough to say with the electoral system.  denverbill   Feb-11-05 03:37 PM   #56 
  - We already have one. It's called the Democratic Party.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-11-05 10:50 AM   #5 
  - You beat me to it. eom  lukasahero   Feb-11-05 11:08 AM   #7 
  - Why do you assume that moderate is automatically DLC  LittleClarkie   Feb-11-05 11:15 AM   #9 
  - A bad attitude.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-11-05 11:55 AM   #14 
  - Addendum: I didn't mention the DLC in my first post.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-11-05 12:30 PM   #23 
     - "The Third Way"  LittleClarkie   Feb-11-05 12:35 PM   #25 
        - I think what you're describing could more accurately  Crunchy Frog   Feb-11-05 12:49 PM   #27 
        - Ah, I like that word  LittleClarkie   Feb-11-05 12:54 PM   #31 
        - An interesting response.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-11-05 12:49 PM   # 
        - The DLC had planned to form a third party...  RealDems   Feb-11-05 02:51 PM   #46 
  - Exactly Correct  sarahlee   Feb-11-05 12:49 PM   #28 
  - I'd rather work in the Democratic Party & also, define moderate  BlueInRed   Feb-11-05 11:06 AM   #6 
  - NO NO NO!  txaslftist   Feb-11-05 11:19 AM   #10 
  - What do you mean by "radical"?  Moderate Dem   Feb-11-05 11:23 AM   #12 
     - Dennis Miller?!?!  txaslftist   Feb-11-05 01:39 PM   #33 
  - Dupes! EOM  lojasmo   Feb-11-05 11:57 AM   #15 
  - No, but I would laugh heartily at anyone  cestpaspossible   Feb-11-05 11:58 AM   #16 
  - Actually, the funniest thing...  Moderate Dem   Feb-11-05 12:05 PM   #19 
  - Honest answer: Yes, with a humungous IF  bunkerbuster1   Feb-11-05 12:02 PM   #17 
  - Hell, no.  Bridget Burke   Feb-11-05 12:02 PM   #18 
  - I will support anyone who:  EST   Feb-11-05 12:15 PM   #20 
  - How much more "middle" can we get?  mrgorth   Feb-11-05 12:27 PM   #22 
  - no kidding. I am still waiting for a viable "left" party.  jonnyblitz   Feb-11-05 12:34 PM   #24 
  - I think we already have a moderate second party  Crunchy Frog   Feb-11-05 12:42 PM   #26 
  - Needs a catchy name first, something like...  Javaman   Feb-11-05 12:49 PM   #29 
  - I would have to read the platform, but I probably would not.  American Tragedy   Feb-11-05 12:53 PM   #30 
  - Cynthia McKinney springs to mind...  Moderate Dem   Feb-11-05 01:14 PM   #32 
     - And where is...  Hell Hath No Fury   Feb-11-05 02:00 PM   #36 
     - But even those are an extremely marginalized, narrow minority of the party  American Tragedy   Feb-11-05 02:08 PM   #37 
        - Please--list current Democrats who want to abolish private property....  Bridget Burke   Feb-11-05 02:29 PM   #41 
           - My point exactly, they're pretty much non-existent.  American Tragedy   Feb-11-05 03:08 PM   #50 
              - Breaking away to form a "moderate party"  Bridget Burke   Feb-11-05 03:11 PM   #51 
                 - Naturally, which is why that smug bastard Dennis Miller suggests it.  American Tragedy   Feb-11-05 03:40 PM   #57 
  - Extremist Democrats pushing out the moderates???  Telly Savalas   Feb-11-05 01:48 PM   #34 
  - I have to agree with you :)  BlueInRed   Feb-11-05 02:48 PM   #45 
  - isn't that what the Dems already are?  leftofthedial   Feb-11-05 01:49 PM   #35 
  - I saw that, too -- and yes, I might consider it  moggie12   Feb-11-05 02:24 PM   #40 
  - No  fujiyama   Feb-11-05 02:32 PM   #42 
  - Please define your ideal "moderate third party"  Bridget Burke   Feb-11-05 02:36 PM   #43 
  - Not a realistic option IMHO...I'll support good Democrats.  ModRepubinPA   Feb-11-05 02:38 PM   #44 
  - No, I wouldn't join, and no I don't think it would succeed.  RealDems   Feb-11-05 02:56 PM   #47 
  - No-- still waiting for a REAL 2nd PARTY right now....  no name no slogan   Feb-11-05 03:05 PM   #48 
  - LOL!  BlueInRed   Feb-11-05 03:06 PM   #49 
  - It is all starting to fall apart for them - eh?  applegrove   Feb-11-05 03:15 PM   #52 
  - Dean is a CENTRIST. That's as far to the right as I can accept. I'm not  blm   Feb-11-05 03:17 PM   #53 
  - I support a Christian Right party ! ! ! >  RadiDem   Feb-11-05 03:33 PM   #55 
 

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