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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #26
27. OK, in _partisan_politics_, what defines a "base"?
Edited on Tue Oct-09-07 03:37 PM by LoZoccolo
You use this word in the title of your post to make an accusation, so it's pretty important. Who's being ignored? The majority of Democrats, or just people who agree with your particular opinions?
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  -The tactics of ridicule, the tactic of ignoring the base, tactic of appeasing the right.... madfloridian  Oct-09-07 12:20 AM   #0 
  - Madfloridian, I love the research that you do.  Dr.Phool   Oct-09-07 01:17 AM   #1 
  - You do more than your share working in Florida.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 01:20 AM   #2 
     - It's not really problems.  Dr.Phool   Oct-09-07 01:29 AM   #3 
        - So sorry to hear about your mom.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 10:01 AM   #14 
  - One of the best posts ever Madflo!  saracat   Oct-09-07 02:32 AM   #4 
  - k&r -- great post. [n/t]  stranger81   Oct-09-07 03:01 AM   #5 
  - Happy to rec this - important point.  leveymg   Oct-09-07 03:04 AM   #6 
  - Ridicule as a tactic.  lonestarnot   Oct-09-07 05:10 AM   #7 
  - Thank you for this post. All of this points to....  elizm   Oct-09-07 05:25 AM   #8 
  - If a (D) Congressperson from a "Red State" votes w/ the GOP  rucky   Oct-09-07 05:31 AM   #9 
  - I've said before: if your own team members score points against you, does it matter what  Lerkfish   Oct-09-07 07:27 AM   #10 
  - Of course the right is ALLOWED to establish the framework  Echo In Light   Oct-09-07 07:41 AM   #11 
  - Exactly...  Armstead   Oct-09-07 08:11 AM   #12 
  - Unfortunately, I must agree with you.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 11:45 AM   #20 
  - Maybe you should clarify what you mean by "base".  LoZoccolo   Oct-09-07 08:54 AM   #13 
  - Yes, LZ, I do mean people who hang out at DU. I most surely do.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 10:05 AM   #15 
     - How do you explain the large discrepancies in opinion? n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-09-07 10:31 AM   #17 
        - Because we are Democrats.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 10:46 AM   #18 
           - What would be your generic definition of "base"?  LoZoccolo   Oct-09-07 12:06 PM   #23 
              - The foundation.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 01:59 PM   #24 
                 - Do you really want to render much of your OP meaningless? n/t  LoZoccolo   Oct-09-07 02:02 PM   #25 
                    - I am sure you would like to do so.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 02:08 PM   #26 
                       - OK, in _partisan_politics_, what defines a "base"?  LoZoccolo   Oct-09-07 03:37 PM   #27 
                          - Ahh yess...the DU DLC contingent's answer to Patrick Fitzgerald.  Jim Sagle   Oct-09-07 09:03 PM   #33 
                             - I think it's somewhat ironic that the OP refers to  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 09:35 PM   #35 
                             - Some Democrats are more equal than others...  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 09:48 PM   #38 
                             - You're wrong  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 09:57 PM   #40 
                                - Of course we have a lot in common. My post did not mention the DLC at all.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 10:06 PM   #42 
                                   - Mr. Sagle brought the DLC into it  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 10:15 PM   #46 
                             - I take your point...proudly.  Jim Sagle   Oct-09-07 09:49 PM   #39 
                                - I'm fully in support of issue-oriented debate  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 10:01 PM   #41 
                                   - Try to understand that it may not be personal, even if it's expressed that way.  Jim Sagle   Oct-09-07 10:13 PM   #45 
                                      - Okay that's cool  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 10:24 PM   #48 
                                         - Your reply was civil, and that helps. (Read your ally's comments for some ugly counter-examples.)  Jim Sagle   Oct-09-07 11:03 PM   #54 
                             - It's a simple question, but it still hasn't been answered.  LoZoccolo   Oct-09-07 10:11 PM   #43 
                             - BWAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!  dionysus   Oct-24-07 12:47 PM   #65 
  - Mad, are you familiar with union-busting tactics? Quite similar....n/t  antigop   Oct-09-07 10:07 AM   #16 
  - Yes, and I remember the Reagan years hurting very badly.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 10:48 AM   #19 
  - Kudos madfloridian! How hard will the "fat and sassy" Third Way Corporatists work for The Party?  ShortnFiery   Oct-09-07 11:52 AM   #21 
  - "Fat and sassy Third Way Corporatists"  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 09:41 PM   #36 
     - The so-called center has been pushed to the right  Armstead   Oct-09-07 10:11 PM   #44 
        - There is nothing wrong with  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-09-07 10:43 PM   #52 
  - Awesome post!  Totally Committed   Oct-09-07 11:53 AM   #22 
  - You say it so much more  againes654   Oct-09-07 03:47 PM   #28 
  - Yep, America is dead.  backscatter712   Oct-09-07 04:16 PM   #29 
  - IMO, what's lacking here is an IMPEACHMENT response to Bush/Cheney crimes ---  defendandprotect   Oct-09-07 08:33 PM   #30 
  - FISA UPDATE  creeksneakers2   Oct-09-07 08:38 PM   #31 
  - Here's the ACLU today on the FISA bill.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 08:45 PM   #32 
  - Kick & Recommend!  KoKo01   Oct-18-07 02:38 PM   #60 
  - Excellent and thank you, this is the danger we risk when we  slipslidingaway   Oct-09-07 09:24 PM   #34 
  - AWESOME POST, MF!  Capn Sunshine   Oct-09-07 09:46 PM   #37 
  - Appreciate the kind words  madfloridian   Oct-10-07 12:32 PM   #58 
  - The DLC apologists here would be wise to heed the Capn.  hedda_foil   Oct-24-07 12:23 PM   #63 
     - Yes, he knows whereof he speaks on that subject, hedda  madfloridian   Oct-24-07 12:52 PM   #66 
  - Pelosi ridiculed us for being the liberal right and threatened to give us a "civic lesson" on how  pingzing58   Oct-09-07 10:21 PM   #47 
  - For those who only see ridicule directed at them  Jim4Wes   Oct-09-07 10:36 PM   #49 
  - That is what my post is about.....losing while winning.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 10:41 PM   #50 
     - Whose morals? This is a democracy  Jim4Wes   Oct-09-07 10:49 PM   #53 
        - Yes, I do have a simplistic view of politics and life.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 11:22 PM   #56 
  - Great Post, floridian. I applaud you and you are correct.  illinoisprogressive   Oct-09-07 10:42 PM   #51 
  - Oh, by the way, thanks Madfloridian, your posts inspire me and my thoughts I always relay this info  pingzing58   Oct-09-07 11:06 PM   #55 
  - Nice words. Thank you.  madfloridian   Oct-09-07 11:27 PM   #57 
  - False centrism abounds.  madfloridian   Oct-18-07 02:23 PM   #59 
  - Ridicule is rampant this week.  madfloridian   Oct-24-07 10:12 AM   #61 
  - kick  Totally Committed   Oct-24-07 11:14 AM   #62 
  - Excellent research and powerful commentary!  ShortnFiery   Oct-24-07 12:26 PM   #64 

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