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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 11:58 AM
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63. Shills for the GOP or just behind the times?
In my mind the biggest failing of the DLC is not that they aren't "true" Democrats (whatever that is supposed to mean) or that they "act like Republiklans" (ibid).

The biggest failing they have is they can't keep up with current events. They are suggesting ideas and policies designed to bring Democrats more in line with what they believe are the majority of Americans, ie- red-blooded, flag waving, Bush fanatics who support the "war effort".

The problem is, that was never the majority of Americans. They misread the meaning of last year's election, they misread the meaning of what the GOP keeps calling its successes, and they are failing to percieve that the Republican "majority", (in reality never more than an uneasy plurality living in uneasy truce with itself) has slipped from majority to minority status.

THey can't even keep up with polls.

They ought to call themselves the DFC. The Democratic Followership Council.
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