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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-18-06 10:30 PM
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13. Democrats have lost by NOT sticking to their principles
And by moving rightward. The party as a whole continues to lose because they have not stood up for the principles that are the foundation of the Democratic Party: civil rights (including first and foremost the right to privacy and, thus, the right to choose), economic issues (including support for unions and which they have scuttled in favor of some corporatist, free trade agenda), the environment (although I generally think the Democrats have been okay here).

The left, as you call it, is merely advocating a return to the Democratic Party of old, not this centrist, corporatist, anti-worker one that seems to be in vogue right now.
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