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As a Democrat, why should I give a Flying Fuck what Racists and Repugs "care" about in the GE?
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Edited on Tue Mar-25-08 09:40 PM by FrenchieCat
It's not like they care about what I think. :shrug:

I thought that Democrats were meant to offer Americans something different from what the Republicans offer? I didn't know that we were supposed to try to appease Republicans and racists in "hopes" that they would vote for a Democrat during the General Election.

I thought that we were simply supposed to show up in greater numbers than them. I thought that was the whole reason that we wanted to convince Independents, young people and more minorities to vote Democratic? So that there could be more of us than them. Considering that 40% of folks who could vote in these United States don't, seems like we've got quite a pool to energize.

I also believed that based on the strength of our Democratic platform, our chosen framing and our policy arguments of pointing where our country is, that the general election was supposed to be about persuading Americans to vote in their best interest. Isn't that why there is an election to begin with? Isn't that why Democrats won congress back in 2006, precisely because we were offering a different alternative to Republicans on Iraq? We wanted to end the iraq War, and the Republicans didn't? :shrug:

But yet, all I ever hear from Hillary Supporters and her surrogates in rationalizing why Hillary should get the Nomination; is because she is a better General Election candidate. But what does that mean, truly? I want someone to tell me why they think that Republicans or Independents will choose Hillary over McCain?

Well, I've got news for you; I don't want to be a Republican. I don't even want to agree with the DLC mentality that has made the Left move towards the Right. I didn't like NAFTA, DOMA, DADT, Bankruptcy Laws, The Telecommunications Act, Banking Deregulation, China Free Trade, IRAQ, and Sex scandals....and I certainly don't like saber rattling against Iran.

So please tell me again why would want to be a Republican Lite in 2008 and vote out of fear as to what the Republicans will do or say?

Also, I don't want to please the ignorant White Fucks who won't understand media propaganda and who are allowing themselves to be hoodwinked because it serves their personal prejudice, and who don't seem to understand what being patriotic truly means. We either will have the strength to turn them around, or we won't. And so, Why should I cast my vote according to what they think? How is that helping our cause? How is that helping my children?

These same Republicans and Ignorant White Assholes the Hillary Supporters talk about won't be voting for Hillary Clinton why am I caring about them so god damn much? The only people voting for Hillary in great numbers are Blue Collar Democrats and Republicans who won't be voting for her during the GE. But the Blue Collar Democrats are the ones that care a great deal about their own economic survival these days. Why will they be voting for a Republican? Because they are racists? I believe that once Obama has made his case, they will be getting on that Obama wagon so fast, till it won't even be funny.

I believe that Obama will garner enough new voters tired of the bullshit, enough fired up minorities, enough young people who want change, to kick the republicans' ass!

Plus, Obama will have the perfect Vice President, and will be awesome as our GE candidate, and afterwards as our President.

I don't need to fucking appease the fucktards. That's what those who voted for the IWR were doing in 2002...and we still lost the 2002 election.

So please, Racists, Right Wingers, Dumb White Fucks and Hillary supporters who dare make this dumbass case; please know.....I don't give a shit what these people "think", just like they don't give a shit as to what I think! And no, I don't believe them to be in the majority. That's what Hillary supporters thinks, which is why they want us quaking in our boots!

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  -As a Democrat, why should I give a Flying Fuck what Racists and Repugs "care" about in the GE? FrenchieCat  Mar-25-08 09:27 PM   #0 
  - :-)  EffieBlack   Mar-25-08 09:32 PM   #1 
  - K&R!  NewHampshireDem   Mar-25-08 09:33 PM   #2 
  - I always figured the HRC boosters peddled that line to excuse her campaign's race-baiting tactics.  apocalypsehow   Mar-25-08 09:35 PM   #3 
  - You've got them pegged. That's why her whole reason of being  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 09:46 PM   #8 
     - Howard Dean said we should reach out to the Confederate flag crowd  billbuckhead   Mar-26-08 10:42 AM   #44 
     - He was making the point that Democrats shouldn't ignore those voters  Gonnabuymeagun   Mar-26-08 01:17 PM   #48 
  - ......  cboy4   Mar-25-08 09:36 PM   #4 
  - Because racists are a voting majority and this nation is a sort of democracy  billbuckhead   Mar-25-08 09:38 PM   #5 
     - Like I said, then you can just be one.  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 09:42 PM   #7 
     - Some people just don't have a clue  buff2   Mar-25-08 09:47 PM   #9 
        - Yep.......The ones pushing demonizing via guilt by association won't probably get a clue......  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 10:01 PM   #10 
           - I think that Wright matter is over  buff2   Mar-25-08 10:04 PM   #11 
              - Hillary's opponent went on vacation so he didn't have to go to church  billbuckhead   Mar-26-08 10:41 AM   #43 
                 - Oh.......  buff2   Mar-26-08 11:12 AM   #45 
  - K&R  IsItJustMe   Mar-25-08 09:41 PM   #6 
  - They didn't vote for Kerry in 2004 or for Gore in 2000, so I agree, their opinion means squat to me.  Major Hogwash   Mar-25-08 10:04 PM   #12 
  - It's all about the new and young voters, and energizing minorities, and  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 10:09 PM   #14 
     - That's what it will be about, once Hillary gives up on her delusional dreams for conquest.  Major Hogwash   Mar-25-08 10:13 PM   #15 
     - DLC struggling to remain relevant! Too bad for them if they lose.....  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 11:04 PM   #16 
     - Right. . .  brensgrrl   Mar-26-08 01:26 AM   #35 
  - I'm with you. I don't care what they "think"  Catherina   Mar-25-08 10:07 PM   #13 
  - Your problem is as clear as day  stillcool47   Mar-25-08 11:16 PM   #17 
  - First "K&R" ever  landonb16   Mar-25-08 11:18 PM   #18 
  - Congratulations!  ClassWarrior   Mar-26-08 12:47 AM   #31 
  - You shouldn't of course, but these people vote in GEs and there are many of them.  Carrieyazel   Mar-25-08 11:19 PM   #19 
  - K&R!!  unkachuck   Mar-25-08 11:21 PM   #20 
  - I tried to answer your question in another thread....  flowomo   Mar-25-08 11:21 PM   #21 
  - Too bad you didn't just answer here.........  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 11:42 PM   #23 
     - I don't want anyone to think of me as rude...  flowomo   Mar-25-08 11:52 PM   #26 
        - When a candidate is selling racism (to superdelegates) as a factor for them to turn against  FrenchieCat   Mar-26-08 12:12 AM   #28 
           - but your remarks are not just about the "candidate"....  flowomo   Mar-26-08 12:22 AM   #29 
              - I'm just ranting....cause I'm pissed.....  FrenchieCat   Mar-26-08 12:54 AM   #32 
  - These White Fucks, Republicans and Ignorant White Assholes, ad nauseum  Taxmyth   Mar-25-08 11:42 PM   #22 
  - You missed my point, didn't you? I said that I'm not going to vote to appease them......  FrenchieCat   Mar-25-08 11:44 PM   #24 
  - "We are not the names used in the OP, we are Americans." GREAT post! I hope the OPer reads it!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-26-08 02:36 PM   #59 
  - Amen! Why does Russ Feingold consistently win with HUGE numbers of (R)s & (I)s?  ClassWarrior   Mar-25-08 11:51 PM   #25 
  - That's what I'm talking about.......  FrenchieCat   Mar-26-08 12:06 AM   #27 
     - Super-sick is right. We need to quit letting those hacks write the script.  ClassWarrior   Mar-26-08 12:32 AM   #30 
  - hear hear!  Progs Rock   Mar-26-08 01:08 AM   #33 
  - Keep on believing that Obama can get elected without  brensgrrl   Mar-26-08 01:24 AM   #34 
  - FrenchieCat,  knixphan   Mar-26-08 01:46 AM   #36 
  - K&R. Couldn't have said it better!  bhikkhu   Mar-26-08 01:49 AM   #37 
  - *Kickety-kick*  apocalypsehow   Mar-26-08 03:26 AM   #38 
  - .  ClassWarrior   Mar-26-08 09:33 AM   #41 
  - I completely agree  chyjo   Mar-26-08 03:46 AM   #39 
  - .  ClassWarrior   Mar-26-08 03:53 PM   #60 
  - Contrast 50% of the Non-voting Electorate w/a Handful of Republicans  crankychatter   Mar-26-08 04:19 AM   #40 
  - Well said. Why are we chasing smaller and smaller slices of the pie...  ClassWarrior   Mar-26-08 10:24 AM   #42 
  - come on frenchiecat-tell us how you really feel!  madrchsod   Mar-26-08 11:28 AM   #46 
  - Yet another "vote for BO or you're a racist" thread....  MethuenProgressive   Mar-26-08 01:05 PM   #47 
  - Shut up you ignorant white fuck!  ronnykmarshall   Mar-26-08 02:20 PM   #51 
     - I'm shocked! Wouldn't a post containing a phrase like that get the OPer tombstoned?  MethuenProgressive   Mar-26-08 02:23 PM   #52 
        - Stunning isn't it?  ronnykmarshall   Mar-26-08 02:26 PM   #53 
           - If that other poster gets a granite cookie, you'll be next!  MethuenProgressive   Mar-26-08 02:30 PM   #54 
              - Monkey's will fly out of my ass first.  ronnykmarshall   Mar-26-08 02:31 PM   #55 
                 - Do monkeys fly out of the typical white person's ass?  MethuenProgressive   Mar-26-08 02:33 PM   #57 
  - I know what your problem is, FrenchieCat  WesDem   Mar-26-08 01:18 PM   #49 
  - K&R  Herdin_Cats   Mar-26-08 01:19 PM   #50 
  - From what I've seen here it looks like the Dixiecrats have rejoined the party.  anonymous171   Mar-26-08 02:32 PM   #56 
     - You misspelt Obamacrat there, anon  MethuenProgressive   Mar-26-08 02:35 PM   #58 
     - They've been hiding under a rock, I presume!  FrenchieCat   Mar-27-08 08:50 PM   #61 

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