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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-04 09:26 PM
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11. I didn't say "Shut up"
Edited on Wed Jun-16-04 09:28 PM by MessiahRp
But there are more productive ways to help the Democratic agenda than smashing our candidate into bits so that he hasn't a prayer in hell in November because everyone who has listened to you now thinks he's a jagoff.

That strategy gives us four more years of Bush, and to me that is a stupid strategy for any self-professed liberal to follow.

Instead of attacking Kerry, why aren't you using all this energy to attack Bush and his cronies, or possibly working on a local candidates campaign to get a Democrat in there.

And if you don't want to do that, and you don't like the Democrats that are running or at all for that matter, why are you on Democratic Underground at all?

Sure I may not have the same post count as you (although I have been here since 2002 so don't think I'm new just because I don't post a ton), but I was made a mod because Skinner had confidence in my judgment.

In that spirit I wish you would as well. I am not attacking you. I know not all of us are gung ho Kerry guys. And during this campaign he's playing center-right to get the swing voters. Of course Bush played center-left in 2000 and then he was elected and unveiled his real agenda and we can only hope that we swing far left when Kerry's in.

But stop going around thrashing the guy all of us support as our candidate. Help the Democratic cause, don't hurt it. And hell, there has to be something positive in your area you can post about as well. Take that energy and help us get more Dems elected at home because it helps us all Nationally as well.

Being productive with that energy is far superior to being negative and tearing down the leader of our cause at the moment. Kerry may not be 100% far left, but there's just no way to say he's as bad as the alternative.

We need to win this thing, more than ever. I just wish you were totally on our side instead of ripping apart our only shot to take our Presidency back.

Rp
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  -YES!! Hope this is a trend! saywhat  Jun-16-04 08:14 PM   #0 
  - I tend to agree  freetobegay   Jun-16-04 08:19 PM   #1 
  - Thanks ....I'm glad someone finally said it  Catt03   Jun-16-04 08:23 PM   #2 
  - I agree,and at this point in time,why would a true Democrat oppose Kerry?  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-16-04 08:42 PM   #5 
     - A true Democrat may be disgusted at the poor quality of leadership  Larkspur   Jun-16-04 09:05 PM   #7 
  - Thank God.  mountainvue   Jun-16-04 08:27 PM   #3 
  - Truly, there are other boards for that  Rowdyboy   Jun-16-04 08:29 PM   #4 
  - Just to clarify  MessiahRp   Jun-16-04 09:05 PM   #6 
  - Some of us aren't sheep following the Kerry herd  Larkspur   Jun-16-04 09:10 PM   #8 
  - some are sheep who worship a loser candidate  JI7   Jun-16-04 09:25 PM   #9 
  - Some people take all of the fun out of trying to win an election  merh   Jun-16-04 09:25 PM   #10 
  - I didn't say "Shut up"  MessiahRp   Jun-16-04 09:26 PM   #11 
  - I'll bet you make the rightwing lurkers smile.  buff2   Jun-16-04 09:50 PM   #15 
  - Thank you  buff2   Jun-16-04 09:42 PM   #13 
  - Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!  saywhat   Jun-16-04 09:43 PM   #14 
  - Right on!!!  juajen   Jun-16-04 10:35 PM   #24 
  - BTW I didn't just do it for Kerry posts  MessiahRp   Jun-16-04 09:42 PM   #12 
     - I thank you  union_maid   Jun-16-04 09:54 PM   #16 
     - I read this on FR a long time ago......  buff2   Jun-16-04 10:02 PM   #18 
        - I am pretty positive there are FR lurkers  MessiahRp   Jun-16-04 10:22 PM   #19 
           - I understand  buff2   Jun-16-04 10:25 PM   #20 
     - I'm with saywhat.....  buff2   Jun-16-04 09:56 PM   #17 
        - That would be hard  MessiahRp   Jun-16-04 10:29 PM   #21 
           - "we can be one unified group that rips Washington a new one this November"  saywhat   Jun-16-04 10:32 PM   #22 
           - I'm doing my part.. :)  MessiahRp   Jun-16-04 10:35 PM   #25 
           - I do too rp  buff2   Jun-16-04 10:33 PM   #23 
              - Me three.  saywhat   Jun-16-04 10:41 PM   #26 
 

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