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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 06:37 AM
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55. Exactly. Obama is running the most DLC type campaign of any Democrat in history
so it's no small wonder how enthralled the DLC is with him. Just look at the articles I linked to down-thread, which point this out.

His "Reaching out to Republicans" theme is right out of the mouths of DLC babes, yet all the faux hard-lefties on DU seem to be unaware of that, while all the hard lefties in the real world know that OBama and the DLC go hand in hand.

Obama has the best of both worlds. He's DLC without actually being a card-carrying member. It's the same with his no-votes, like when he forgot to show up for the Kyle-Lieberman bill. That way he can claim whichever side he wants in the General Election. If the prevailing mood is a warmongering one, he'll claim he would have considered voting for Kyle Lieberman, and vice versa if the mood is the opposite at the time. That's why he and McCain were the only two Senators who didn't vote in that crucial vote. If Obama was a true leftie he would've voted NO and stuck to his guns, but the DLC in him told him not to show up.
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  -Just a quick reminder, Hillary Clinton is a DLC leader--not just a member. davsand  May-04-08 12:53 PM   #0 
  - Thanks, but this is NEVER far from my mind.. Good to remind people though!!  futureliveshere   May-04-08 12:56 PM   #1 
  - and a reminder that the DLC has ties to PNAC (neocons)  mod mom   May-04-08 12:57 PM   #2 
  - Anything to do with the PNAC's is poison.  jaxx   May-04-08 01:02 PM   #5 
  - This is why Hillary votes the way she does on war issues, K&R n/t  AntiFascist   May-05-08 01:03 AM   #43 
  - I don't forget this for one moment....  CherokeeDem   May-04-08 01:01 PM   #3 
  - and don't forget this: Simple MATH and Graphs: What Obama needs to Clinch  tiptoe   May-04-08 02:07 PM   #16 
  - and the DLC believes Gore "lost" because he'd FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE OVER THE POWERFUL:  mod mom   May-04-08 01:01 PM   #4 
  - and the DLC prefers Obama over Clinton  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:04 AM   #44 
  - So Obama is not a middle of the road politican similar to Clinton?  Jim4Wes   May-04-08 01:06 PM   #6 
  - Obama is not on the list of DLC leaders. Hil is.  davsand   May-04-08 01:25 PM   #8 
  - He just praises their policies in a book  Jim4Wes   May-04-08 01:57 PM   #12 
     - One more time: Hil is a DLC leader. That is ALL we are talking about here.  davsand   May-04-08 02:04 PM   #15 
     - And has the DLC's head economist making his economic policy proposals.  QC   May-04-08 07:26 PM   #33 
        - Well, Hillary seem to believe she doesn't need no stinkin economists, so  ecdab   May-04-08 08:46 PM   #37 
        - And he has more DLC support than Clinton but Obama winning hurts the DLC  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:01 AM   #42 
           - No because she's loosing. Her own supporters are jumping off the sinking ship.  DerekJ   May-05-08 03:16 AM   #51 
  - Obama is middle of the road......Clinton is all over the map  Armstead   May-05-08 07:49 AM   #61 
     - If Obama gets elected, I will get some serious  Jim4Wes   May-05-08 08:33 AM   #66 
  - Can't forget that  Catherina   May-04-08 01:07 PM   #7 
  - Yup...and even though Obama has been accused of being DLC, he is not  Zodiak Ironfist   May-04-08 01:34 PM   #9 
  - Good article  REACTIVATED IN CT   May-04-08 04:04 PM   #22 
  - Has Obama repudiated having more DLC endorsements than Clinton?  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:05 AM   #45 
  - Might as well be a HRC website - She has a huge list of articles on there:  1776Forever   May-04-08 01:36 PM   #10 
  - Her DLC standing is the main problem I have with her.  Lisa0825   May-04-08 01:39 PM   #11 
  - DU has always been a place where the DLC was reviled.  davsand   May-04-08 02:02 PM   #14 
  - Yep, I never understood how that happened either.  Lisa0825   May-04-08 07:14 PM   #29 
  - Then you are in for a shocker. Either you are being played by Obama or the DLC is...  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:05 AM   #46 
     - If you really believe that, then you have a 50/50 chance to get rid of the DLC. With Hillary ......  Exilednight   May-05-08 07:18 AM   #56 
  - She also was their prom queen.  Neshanic   May-04-08 01:58 PM   #13 
  - Good to remind people. They need to know how much damage the DLC has done. n/t  antigop   May-04-08 02:22 PM   #17 
  - "...has done" and is still doing.  davsand   May-04-08 03:52 PM   #18 
  - and Bill Clinton and Al Gore were founders of it  Enrique   May-04-08 03:55 PM   #19 
  - Hil is listed at th DLC website as of of their LEADERS.  davsand   May-04-08 04:03 PM   #21 
  - I'm semi-convinced that Gore is a member due to the time of inception and his boss.....  Exilednight   May-05-08 07:23 AM   #57 
  - She's like what Tom Cruise is to Scientology  sniffa   May-04-08 03:57 PM   #20 
  - doesn't bother me. Didn't when Al Gore and Bill were DLC either.  annie1   May-04-08 04:05 PM   #23 
  - Interesting reading - I had never heard of the DLC, but I didn't follow politics so closely until  TBF   May-04-08 04:10 PM   #24 
  - Here's some info for you  mrone2   May-04-08 07:25 PM   #31 
  - No. The DLC is "netroots" bogeyman  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:06 AM   #47 
  - That probably means they REALLY do not care if the Democratic party is torn apart.  votesomemore   May-04-08 04:14 PM   #25 
  - it may very well be a goal of the DLC  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-04-08 04:19 PM   #27 
     - Bingo! It makes more sense with this info. She's running on the DLC (republican) platform.  votesomemore   May-04-08 07:09 PM   #28 
     - The DLC employees a 17 state strategy, the belief being that it only takes 17 states .....  Exilednight   May-05-08 07:29 AM   #58 
  - I think Hillary supporters believe the only way to win is the GOP method of "winning"  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-04-08 04:18 PM   #26 
  - I've known it all along, and I will never vote for a DLC member for any office  mrone2   May-04-08 07:22 PM   #30 
  - sounds like a Hair Club member and founder, only worse  Lord Helmet   May-04-08 07:26 PM   #32 
  - I don't think Hair Club has ever been linked to PNAC.  davsand   May-04-08 08:45 PM   #36 
  - Yes.  LWolf   May-04-08 07:27 PM   #34 
  - In other words, she's a Republican. n/t  Triana   May-04-08 08:42 PM   #35 
  - Didn't you have a Clark avatar?  jackson_dem   May-05-08 12:59 AM   #40 
  - Honest, I can't tell any difference between DLC and Republicans. When I first heard Ford speak, I  IsItJustMe   May-04-08 09:16 PM   #38 
  - Indeed.  Califooyah Operative   May-05-08 12:51 AM   #39 
  - So why does Obama have more DLC endorsements?  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:08 AM   #48 
     - Because politicians don't like to be on the losing team.  Califooyah Operative   May-05-08 01:58 AM   #49 
     - Exactly. Obama is running the most DLC type campaign of any Democrat in history  mtnsnake   May-05-08 06:37 AM   #55 
     - Just because you wildly claim something doesn't make it true.  cali   May-05-08 07:34 AM   #59 
        - What wild claims? The DLC's Chair is openly pulling for Obama  mtnsnake   May-05-08 08:09 AM   #63 
  - The netroots has been hoodwinked, bambozooled  jackson_dem   May-05-08 01:00 AM   #41 
  - The one who's winning.  Califooyah Operative   May-05-08 01:59 AM   #50 
  - Barack Obama is the most DLC-type candidate to ever come along & you don't know that??  mtnsnake   May-05-08 06:14 AM   #52 
  - His reaching out to republicans is one of the major  cornermouse   May-05-08 06:18 AM   #53 
  - Same here. "Reaching out to Republicans" is straight out of the DLC playbook, which is Obama's bible  mtnsnake   May-05-08 06:27 AM   #54 
  - I think you miss the difference between being a moderate and a DLC centrist  Armstead   May-05-08 07:44 AM   #60 
     - Your definitions aside, the DLC is more in Obama's corner than Hillary's...for a reason  mtnsnake   May-05-08 08:05 AM   #62 
        - When I've heard him he has been painstakingly neutral.  Armstead   May-05-08 08:15 AM   #64 
           - Good post  mtnsnake   May-05-08 08:29 AM   #65 
              - I'll be glad when the primaries are over so peopel can be allies again  Armstead   May-05-08 11:55 AM   #68 
  - Can't be repeated enough!  HootieMcBoob   May-05-08 11:53 AM   #67 

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