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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 10:36 PM
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7. Oh, the irony
Edited on Mon Aug-01-05 10:39 PM by Eloriel
Howard Dean has been PREVENTED from "setting policy," and yet the DLC -- with no OFFICIAL place in the Party -- is appropriating for itself that function, with "help" from one of its most prominent members.

Un-freakin'-believable.

And of course Vilsack asked Hillary. And of course Hillary accepted. (I dislike and distrust her more every single day.)

You bet they're co-opting Dean and the populist inclination the Party has taken lately. The NERVE of those delegates to go around the Party Elite, thumbing their noses at them, to elect Dean.

Well, the Dark Side has plenty of practice co-opting people's agendas, haven't they? BilL Clinton himself taught the Repugs, and now everyone's doing it to everyone else, or rather the Dark Side is repeatedly doing it to everyone else.

If it's any consolation, I feel strongly that this little effort will fail. There'll be NOTHING to come of it -- it's all just window-dressing and show, anyway -- and it will simply leave in its wake an even higher number of Dems who are thoroughly disgusted with the DLC and now newly aware of their deceits and corruption.

Just like Lincoln said: you can fool some of the people some of the time....

But that doesn't mean I don't think we should raise holy hell, everywhere we possibly can, and continue to educate people about these vile faux Democrats.


Edited: Thanks for posting this, and my congratulations for discovering this, with your increasingly savvy political instincts.
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  -I think the DLC is hijacking the DNC's agenda. Presenting my thoughts. madfloridian  Aug-01-05 10:08 PM   #0 
  - Why are you looking at this as a hijacking and not a merger of ideas?  napi21   Aug-01-05 10:17 PM   #1 
  - Merging ideas would be done at the DNC meeting.  madfloridian   Aug-01-05 10:20 PM   #2 
  - Because a "merger of ideas" would have been COORDINATED  Eloriel   Aug-01-05 10:42 PM   #8 
     - Oh for god sake! Where's your faith in Howard Dean?  napi21   Aug-01-05 11:00 PM   #13 
        - We have faith in him and ourselves...being aware is the first step.  madfloridian   Aug-01-05 11:03 PM   #14 
  - The "American Dream Initiative"  Gyre   Aug-01-05 10:22 PM   #3 
  - yep...sounds like an attempt to do a "Rove." Weak...and stale.  KoKo01   Aug-01-05 10:28 PM   #5 
     - Just think of the other "Intiatives" they could have put forward:  KoKo01   Aug-01-05 10:47 PM   #9 
  - Bush has dismantled so much, yet he will have another year and a half  KoKo01   Aug-01-05 10:24 PM   #4 
  - There are more of us.  madfloridian   Aug-01-05 10:30 PM   #6 
  - Oh, the irony  Eloriel   Aug-01-05 10:36 PM   #7 
  - No official place...you are right. They are a think tank, nothing more.  madfloridian   Aug-01-05 10:47 PM   #10 
  - Check your inbox  madfloridian   Aug-01-05 10:56 PM   #11 
  - I heard something along the lines  bloom   Aug-01-05 10:56 PM   #12 
  - Yes, that's the "American Dream Initiative".  madfloridian   Aug-01-05 11:23 PM   #15 
  - It's all about the money, a quote from Kos tonight.  madfloridian   Aug-02-05 12:11 AM   #16 
 

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