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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-05 09:56 AM
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20. I am confused by 'far left', whatever that means, and 'out of MSM'.
Everything progressive in the least is out of MSM, even true centrist points are not in the MSM, so I'm not sure what you are asking for?
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  -Can ANYONE please name one single major Dem politician who is far left?? Douglas Carpenter  Sep-18-05 09:15 AM   #0 
  - Do you consider Bernie Sanders far left?  XanaDUer   Sep-18-05 09:17 AM   #1 
  - He is not democrat  Mass   Sep-18-05 09:24 AM   #3 
  - I think that's where Douglas is going with this....  Totally Committed   Sep-18-05 09:38 AM   #15 
  - certainly not and neither do the people of staunchly conservative rural  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 09:27 AM   #9 
  - OOps. Me bad.  XanaDUer   Sep-18-05 09:34 AM   #13 
  - Perhaps Barbara Boxer escaped your sights? She's the most radical liberal  radwriter0555   Sep-20-05 01:10 AM   #89 
  - I always thought communism was far left and I don't know any US  FloridaPat   Sep-18-05 09:23 AM   #2 
  - Only a handful of Liberal Democrats  joanne   Sep-18-05 09:27 AM   #8 
     - If you include the house  BL611   Sep-19-05 02:29 PM   #65 
  - Jim McDermott for one...n/t  KoKo01   Sep-18-05 09:25 AM   #4 
  - respectfully, please state what policies Mr. McDermott supports that would  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 09:30 AM   #12 
     - Here is link to his website and what he supports from Project Vote Smart.  KoKo01   Sep-18-05 10:05 AM   #25 
        - thank you for the links, I agree that he is quite liberal (makes me feel  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 10:13 AM   #27 
           - I'm very fond of Jim McDermott...Wish we had more like him. n/t  KoKo01   Sep-18-05 10:17 AM   #28 
  - If you take the "far" off, the list doesn't get much longer. nt  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-18-05 09:26 AM   #5 
  - And isn't THAT an indictment! (nt)  Mairead   Sep-18-05 09:40 AM   #17 
     - damn right...70 percent of the people are left  pretzel4gore   Sep-18-05 10:36 AM   #32 
  - far left compared to whom?  Mass   Sep-18-05 09:26 AM   #6 
  - Several CBC Democrats are very liberal.  1932   Sep-18-05 09:27 AM   #7 
  - Far Left?  TallahasseeGrannie   Sep-18-05 09:28 AM   #10 
  - Given How Far To The Right The GOP Is....  emanymton   Sep-18-05 09:29 AM   #11 
  - Who of the far left are as extreme as W's supporters are to the right?  indepat   Sep-18-05 09:37 AM   #14 
  - You're not going to get anywhere with your question  Mairead   Sep-18-05 09:39 AM   #16 
  - you are probably right..Personally I think the whole term is a GOP hoax.  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 09:52 AM   #19 
  - No, but I can name manyRepugs far right enough to nudge fascism and racism  bluedawg12   Sep-18-05 09:43 AM   #18 
  - I am confused by 'far left', whatever that means, and 'out of MSM'.  leesa   Sep-18-05 09:56 AM   #20 
  - Several House members....  Dob Bole   Sep-18-05 09:58 AM   #21 
  - I agree that there are some left house members .. far left???  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 10:24 AM   #29 
  - EVERYONE looks far left when you're far right.  rocknation   Sep-18-05 09:59 AM   #22 
  - Since a small portion of people consider themselves FAR left...  tx_dem41   Sep-18-05 10:00 AM   #23 
  - none ... done ...  welshTerrier2   Sep-18-05 10:02 AM   #24 
  - I agree completely  Lorien   Sep-19-05 01:15 AM   #52 
  - Rather than responding we need to start calling them the reckless right  nothingshocksmeanymore   Sep-18-05 10:11 AM   #26 
  - it's not a matter of Left or Right . . . it's who will tell the Truth . .  OneBlueSky   Sep-18-05 10:30 AM   #30 
  - Ultra-liberal and out of the mainstream are relative terms.  tasteblind   Sep-18-05 10:34 AM   #31 
  - agree with you 100% - What is really awful is how is how some  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 10:46 AM   #33 
  - Far left = socialist , so no.  McCamy Taylor   Sep-18-05 10:59 AM   #34 
  - They all have died in plane crashes...  Lochloosa   Sep-18-05 11:16 AM   #35 
  - and even those. Did they hold ANY position that were out or the  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 11:22 AM   #36 
  - I was going to say the same thing  MsAnthropy   Sep-19-05 03:11 PM   #75 
  - Conyers and Kucinich are pretty left  JNelson6563   Sep-18-05 11:25 AM   #37 
  - probably not and I don't know of any policy positions held by Mr. Conyers  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 11:51 AM   #38 
     - I live in Nascar land and believe me neither Conyers nor Kucinich  KoKo01   Sep-18-05 12:19 PM   #39 
        - they may be perceived that way by many  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 08:06 PM   #40 
           - Exactly!  jaredh   Sep-18-05 09:50 PM   #43 
           - Both Kucinich and Conyers get their message across to their own voters  KoKo01   Sep-18-05 10:22 PM   #45 
  - No far left  jaredh   Sep-18-05 09:42 PM   #41 
  - Dupe. (nt)  jaredh   Sep-18-05 09:43 PM   #42 
  - Bingo! You are on the right track...  renie408   Sep-18-05 10:14 PM   #44 
  - Great post.  Zhade   Sep-18-05 10:30 PM   #46 
  - you would have to have a community with majority in far left to  seabeyond   Sep-18-05 10:32 PM   #47 
  - Nope.  TankLV   Sep-18-05 11:28 PM   #48 
  - I couldn't agree more  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-18-05 11:58 PM   #49 
  - Sanders, kucinich, boxer, durbin,  ElsewheresDaughter   Sep-19-05 12:09 AM   #50 
  - do Sanders(who is not a Dem), Kucinich, Boxer or Durbin or any other  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 03:39 AM   #55 
  - Kucinich is not 'far left', he speaks for the majority  Marleyb   Sep-19-05 11:13 AM   #56 
  - I would not consider Boxer and Durbin as far left.  Mass   Sep-19-05 03:10 PM   #74 
  - Nope. Compared to the Democrats I observed in the '70s  Lorien   Sep-19-05 01:10 AM   #51 
  - I would so much like to like John Edwards...  mestup   Sep-19-05 02:13 AM   #53 
  - I disagree with your Edwards assessment  tkmorris   Sep-19-05 02:39 AM   #54 
     - Sorry, didn't mean to suggest it was a character flaw.  mestup   Sep-19-05 01:06 PM   #57 
  - I consider him more centrist but he's to the left of the DLCers  genius   Sep-19-05 01:17 PM   #58 
  - certainly in terms of the positions held by either Dennis Kucinich or  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 01:34 PM   #59 
  - I'll bet if you asked the mirror image question in freeperville  never cry wolf   Sep-19-05 01:42 PM   #60 
  - that may be. however, there is more than enough data to show that the  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 02:14 PM   #61 
     - Agreed  never cry wolf   Sep-19-05 02:24 PM   #63 
        - well, I lived in Germany many years ago, and I realized the same thing  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 02:55 PM   #71 
  - Definitely bush, after that speech I mean.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Sep-19-05 02:15 PM   #62 
  - like how Far left?  BSDRebel   Sep-19-05 02:29 PM   #64 
  - let's give it a very broad definition  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 02:39 PM   #67 
  - I would also add -- far left by the standards of modern western democracy  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 10:17 PM   #84 
  - Barnie Franks, Conyers, Ted Kennedy  barb162   Sep-19-05 02:34 PM   #66 
  - what positons advocated by any of these three Gentleman would you  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 02:41 PM   #68 
     - gay rights, national health insurance, etc.  barb162   Sep-19-05 02:51 PM   #69 
     - Oops, maybe you want to define what YOU mean by far left  barb162   Sep-19-05 02:51 PM   #70 
        - let's give it a very broad definition  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 02:57 PM   #72 
           - Support for gay marriage is a minority opinion  barb162   Sep-19-05 03:08 PM   #73 
              - my biggest complaint is not that the GOP calls Dems far left -I suppose  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 03:14 PM   #76 
                 - For some, choosing a party is merely a career choice,  rman   Sep-19-05 03:28 PM   #77 
  - Why is being left assumed to be wrong?  closeupready   Sep-19-05 03:53 PM   #78 
  - because Democrats allow the GOP to define what's center  barb162   Sep-19-05 06:53 PM   #83 
  - Evan Bayh  Armstead   Sep-19-05 03:59 PM   #79 
  - Far Left meaning Socialists?  Disturbed   Sep-19-05 04:09 PM   #80 
  - You forgot the "sarcasm" tag  AntiCoup2K4   Sep-19-05 04:26 PM   #81 
  - Okey-Dokey!  FrenchieCat   Sep-20-05 01:50 AM   #92 
  - I like Thom Hartmanns take  TumorSupressor   Sep-19-05 05:13 PM   #82 
  - Ted Kennedy, ...Barbara Boxer  EndElectoral   Sep-19-05 10:37 PM   #85 
  - what positions do Ted Kennedy or Barbara Boxer hold that are in any  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 10:49 PM   #86 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-19-05 10:51 PM   #87 
  - first of all, welcome to DU  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-19-05 11:03 PM   #88 
  - KERRY!! OMG He's a SOCIALIST LIBRUL  TheDonkey   Sep-20-05 01:13 AM   #90 
  - N-o!  FrenchieCat   Sep-20-05 01:48 AM   #91 
  - THE WHOLE POINT I AM TRYING TO MAKE WITH THIS POST  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-20-05 03:11 AM   #93 
  - "Far left" is Republican-speak for ANY Democratic candidate,  Raksha   Sep-20-05 03:24 AM   #94 
  - indeed it its and it's unfortunate when some Dems echo these GOP talking  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-21-05 12:38 AM   #97 
  - I'll say it again. When the far left in Canada gets into power - they  applegrove   Sep-20-05 03:33 AM   #95 
  - Ok so there's a dissonance between *real* public opinion,  rman   Sep-20-05 10:41 AM   #96 
  - The term is way overused.  WatchWhatISay   Sep-21-05 01:40 AM   #98 
 

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