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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 07:59 PM
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43. The Dems Have Been Over a Barrel for Years about Lots of Things
Just in the SCHIAVO case, two natural constituencies are against us:

1) Advocates for the Disabled, who see this as a better-dead-than-Disabled issue. 2) The Congressional Black Caucus, who have strong religious reasons.

The traditional Catholic wing in the minorities, SHOULD be Dem but has been alienated over Choice for years.

I don't say that the Dems in Congress JUST DISCOVERED Constitutional concerns. This case bubbled up and TURNED into a Constitutional problem. Not all Dems were on board for this, were cowardly about going along. There were only SIX U.S.Reps-Dem at the press conference on Sunday: WEXLER, WASSERMAN-SHULTZ, DAVIS, WU, HOLT, AND FRANK. They were everything I admire about being a Dem---brave, compassionate, committed, articulate. There were only SIX.

We are made up of different groups: Each group has a different Number One item for their agendas, their identity item. Some of the groups have a positive antipathy for the #1 items of other groups. It's only as you go down the lists that a GENERAL consensus of what "Demcrat" is about. Dems at the borders like NAFTA, Labor doesn't, etc.
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