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110. I don't think so
I think people go out of their way to accommodate the nominee. This place is incredibly ideological during the primaries and most other times. But the nominee is given lots of leeway.
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  -Right ward turn of this message board? inthebrain  Aug-18-08 08:09 PM   #0 
  - you're just pissed off cause a lot of us like or admire Joe Biden. I hope he is the VP  cryingshame   Aug-18-08 08:10 PM   #1 
  - Oh, That's Productive  Dinger   Aug-18-08 09:01 PM   #18 
  - Charming  JoFerret   Aug-19-08 06:25 AM   #60 
  - I'm always amused by how her hateful remarks are followed by a Bible sig line.  QC   Aug-19-08 08:59 AM   #91 
     - You are so right  JoFerret   Aug-19-08 09:09 AM   #96 
     - Do a search of inthebrain and Biden from around just before Iowa primary. You'll see why  cryingshame   Aug-19-08 10:42 AM   #129 
  - Q: Whats the most dangerous place in DC? Between Biden and a camera.  the other one   Aug-19-08 08:11 AM   #83 
  - LOL  Zenzic   Aug-19-08 08:23 AM   #87 
  - I don't know about that...  nebenaube   Aug-18-08 08:11 PM   #2 
  - It's just you n/t  IWantAnyDem   Aug-18-08 08:11 PM   #3 
  - I haven't taken a position on the issue  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 08:12 PM   #4 
     - So much of a non-position you had to post  IWantAnyDem   Aug-18-08 08:13 PM   #6 
        - Ummmm  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 08:19 PM   #11 
           - Don't deny it! We know it was a conspiracy that led you to post this!  QC   Aug-18-08 10:50 PM   #45 
              - LOL  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 10:56 PM   #46 
  - Big time! This is now your one-stop option for most of the Contract on America and Clinton smears  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-18-08 08:13 PM   #5 
  - Seems about correct  JoFerret   Aug-18-08 08:56 PM   #17 
  - A pox upon you for  raebrek   Aug-19-08 06:28 AM   #61 
  - Speaking of taking a turn on the right  Jake3463   Aug-18-08 09:32 PM   #22 
  - I remember calling out Bill on his Welfare Reform  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 10:02 PM   #33 
  - Funny thing happened though....  prodn2000   Aug-19-08 04:04 AM   #57 
  - esp. not with rabid DLCer Rahm Emmanuel in such a prominent Obama role  RedShoes   Aug-19-08 08:06 AM   #81 
  - And the DLC's chief economist making his economic policy...  QC   Aug-19-08 09:00 AM   #92 
  - That is so funny, when you talk about the DLC  Bluenorthwest   Aug-19-08 08:33 AM   #89 
  - Yes, Rightist Republican Revisionism Runs Rampant!  QC   Aug-18-08 10:35 PM   #38 
  - Yep  Bluenorthwest   Aug-19-08 09:06 AM   #95 
     - Unfortunately, being a nasty bigot is not enough to keep one out of the pantheon of heroes  QC   Aug-19-08 10:34 AM   #126 
  - Yep - just about sums it up...  TankLV   Aug-18-08 11:42 PM   #52 
  - Good way to phrase it -- I agree 100%  LostinVA   Aug-19-08 06:39 AM   #63 
  - No - they just don't post in this forum  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Aug-19-08 07:14 AM   #68 
  - One toke over the line...  larissa   Aug-18-08 08:14 PM   #7 
  - that's just the infesting PUMAs. they do not represent this board or our Party.  JackORoses   Aug-18-08 08:14 PM   #8 
  - I haven't heard this opinion from any of those folks  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 08:42 PM   #14 
  - you must have struck a nerve you  swampg8r   Aug-19-08 12:23 AM   #54 
  - Wrong again  JoFerret   Aug-18-08 08:52 PM   #16 
  - There are far more people here obsessing over the PUMAS than there are actual PUMAs. n/t  QC   Aug-18-08 10:37 PM   #40 
     - So true - must be  JoFerret   Aug-18-08 10:41 PM   #42 
        - It gives them a way to relive the primary shitstorm, which they loved,  QC   Aug-18-08 10:43 PM   #43 
           - I was reading this book about  JoFerret   Aug-19-08 06:24 AM   #59 
           - It's called "the narcissism of small differences."  QC   Aug-19-08 09:01 AM   #93 
              - Thanks  JoFerret   Aug-19-08 09:14 AM   #97 
           - QC gets it right, again. nt  MookieWilson   Aug-19-08 09:29 AM   #100 
              - Thanks! n/t  QC   Aug-19-08 10:32 AM   #124 
  - seek help dude, your obsession is not healthy  Skip Intro   Aug-18-08 11:09 PM   #51 
  - PUMAS!!  pecwae   Aug-19-08 03:57 AM   #56 
     - It reminds me of the Communist "Red Scare"  LostinVA   Aug-19-08 06:43 AM   #64 
     - Do you think we will get water-boarded?  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 07:26 AM   #74 
     - Water-boarding  polmaven   Aug-19-08 08:55 AM   #90 
     - Classic factionalism  JoFerret   Aug-19-08 07:36 AM   #78 
     - According to Tommy Smothers..  Bluenorthwest   Aug-19-08 09:23 AM   #99 
  - I haven't noticed any wrong-ward swing.  calimary   Aug-18-08 08:15 PM   #9 
  - DU has always been left of mainstream America and that hasn't changed, imo n/t  Spazito   Aug-18-08 08:16 PM   #10 
  - more tolerance  Newshues   Aug-18-08 08:24 PM   #12 
  - What barometer are we using  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 08:30 PM   #13 
  - I think that'spretty much true.  JoFerret   Aug-18-08 08:51 PM   #15 
  - are these the same posters who thought it was too liberal when they thought ...  TexasObserver   Aug-18-08 09:13 PM   #19 
  - I started posting here in 2004  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 09:29 PM   #20 
     - has anyone defended that gas bag, Lou Dobbs?  TexasObserver   Aug-18-08 09:32 PM   #23 
        - Back then it was common  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 09:36 PM   #26 
        - I like Lou Dobbs  littlebit   Aug-18-08 10:10 PM   #36 
           - Which times?  TexasObserver   Aug-18-08 11:51 PM   #53 
  - Definitely. nt  Sparkly   Aug-18-08 09:30 PM   #21 
  - People defend the nominee in an election year  Jake3463   Aug-18-08 09:34 PM   #24 
  - Nope haven't noticed. Seems still very progressive to me.  book_worm   Aug-18-08 09:36 PM   #25 
  - This is a weird post.  Diamonique   Aug-18-08 09:39 PM   #27 
  - I've noticed a similar pattern.  Occam Bandage   Aug-18-08 09:39 PM   #28 
  - It wasn't long ago  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 09:53 PM   #32 
  - Hey, I also notice that the people who agree with me are the normal ones,  iconicgnom   Aug-19-08 06:21 AM   #58 
  - It seems to me that there is a small vocal section of "purists"  mcctatas   Aug-18-08 09:40 PM   #29 
  - Yup, the purists are always objecting! I think Britney Spears said it best:  iconicgnom   Aug-19-08 06:31 AM   #62 
  - get a fucking clue.  FarceOfNature   Aug-19-08 07:18 AM   #69 
     - get a fucking clue.  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 08:21 AM   #86 
     - so the true base of the party wants expanded corporate whoring, surveillance, war, etc.?  FarceOfNature   Aug-19-08 09:32 AM   #102 
        - I would say the base of the party has grown tired of "progressive" rhetoric like "corporate whoring"  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 09:39 AM   #103 
           - It's posts like this that really make me go ....WTF???????  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 09:50 AM   #108 
              - And your post is exactly the kind of thing WE'RE talking about...  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 09:53 AM   #111 
                 - Perhaps it's the lack of coffee this am, but your post made no sense to me.  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 09:54 AM   #112 
                    - maybe because you picked up on a conversation midway through it?  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 10:01 AM   #115 
                       - No- I read the entire thing.  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 10:03 AM   #116 
                          - then it must be a lack of coffee as you suggested  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 10:04 AM   #117 
                             - I have no idea what you mean by "the voters that keep turning away "progressives" at the polls"  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 10:06 AM   #119 
                                - Then I'll explain it to you  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 10:14 AM   #120 
                                   - Ah okay- I get what you are saying: Progressives ideals are to far to the left  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 10:25 AM   #122 
                                   - obviously, you DON'T get what I'm saying  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 10:41 AM   #128 
                                   - FDR  inthebrain   Aug-19-08 10:33 AM   #125 
                                      - FDR  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 10:36 AM   #127 
                                         - Hit me!!!!  inthebrain   Aug-19-08 10:56 AM   #131 
                                            - you got it  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 11:00 AM   #132 
                                               - FDRs New Deal was not a "centrist" program  inthebrain   Aug-19-08 11:51 AM   #137 
     - so sayeth the purist....  mcctatas   Aug-19-08 11:48 AM   #136 
  - on the contrary  elana i am   Aug-18-08 09:49 PM   #30 
  - "when all else fails - lower your standards"  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-18-08 09:49 PM   #31 
  - Word.  ResetButton   Aug-19-08 09:04 AM   #94 
  - Maybe. But I've been reading the same thing since at least 2002  orangepeel68   Aug-18-08 10:03 PM   #34 
  - certain supporters have made this place really, really suck  Skittles   Aug-18-08 10:03 PM   #35 
  - Yes, the board has lurched to the right.  QC   Aug-18-08 10:18 PM   #37 
  - I've never seen anyone argue for Wal Mart  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 10:36 PM   #39 
  - It comes and goes. The appointment of a prominent WalMart defender  QC   Aug-18-08 10:40 PM   #41 
     - What did he defend Wal Mart on?  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 10:47 PM   #44 
        - He's an economist, a close associate of Austan Goolsbee,  QC   Aug-18-08 10:58 PM   #47 
           - That guy sounds like a real asshole  inthebrain   Aug-18-08 11:05 PM   #49 
              - I don't know why Goolsbee and Fuhrman are making economic policy for our party.  QC   Aug-18-08 11:07 PM   #50 
  - and it wasnt monicas cigar  swampg8r   Aug-19-08 12:26 AM   #55 
  - I also know I've read posts from NON HRC primary supporteres saying this very thing  LostinVA   Aug-19-08 06:45 AM   #65 
  - oh look, another purist come to ruin our party with their Ivory Tower principles.  FarceOfNature   Aug-19-08 07:19 AM   #71 
  - DU is a left-of-center site.  Old Crusoe   Aug-18-08 11:02 PM   #48 
  - Oh yes, those names are held in high esteem -  dflprincess   Aug-19-08 11:53 AM   #139 
  - My take?  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 06:47 AM   #66 
  - what the fuck is a "pragmatic" Democrat anyway?!  FarceOfNature   Aug-19-08 07:22 AM   #73 
     - dupe  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 07:30 AM   #75 
     - I'll start with the definition  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 07:31 AM   #76 
        - thanks for a completely worthless and pointless response.  FarceOfNature   Aug-19-08 09:30 AM   #101 
        - "worthless and pointless" because you hated reading it.  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 09:47 AM   #105 
        - Just a thought  Bluenorthwest   Aug-19-08 09:47 AM   #106 
        - here's a thought for you  wyldwolf   Aug-19-08 10:20 AM   #121 
        - There is a difference between being pragmatic and selling people out  inthebrain   Aug-19-08 10:31 AM   #123 
        - If they're not caving - and actually believe what their corporate masters are telling them  dflprincess   Aug-19-08 11:56 AM   #141 
  - Should we all stick to left leaning views?  RichGirl   Aug-19-08 06:54 AM   #67 
  - We're behind the (D) candidate  TOJ   Aug-19-08 07:19 AM   #70 
  - That is the way I see it.  butterfly77   Aug-19-08 08:03 AM   #80 
  - I think it has  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 07:22 AM   #72 
  - Interesting OP/thread.  H2O Man   Aug-19-08 07:35 AM   #77 
  - Great post. nt  tomg   Aug-19-08 11:18 AM   #135 
  - That would be normal  PATRICK   Aug-19-08 07:54 AM   #79 
  - People disagreeing with you isn't DU "turning rightward".  Bucky   Aug-19-08 08:10 AM   #82 
  - it's not about disagreeing  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 08:15 AM   #84 
  - absolutely Marrah.  FarceOfNature   Aug-19-08 09:40 AM   #104 
     - I feel the same  Marrah_G   Aug-19-08 09:48 AM   #107 
        - Oh well, look on the bright side.  QC   Aug-19-08 11:02 AM   #133 
  - Maybe you should learn to read past the title nt  inthebrain   Aug-19-08 11:53 AM   #138 
  - I have a theory about these things  Prism   Aug-19-08 08:18 AM   #85 
  - Ugh, if the Democratic party "moderates" any more, it will merge with the Republicans  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-19-08 11:59 AM   #144 
  - i do not see any right ward turnings  grannie4peace   Aug-19-08 08:24 AM   #88 
  - This thread is like asking Fox news whether Fox news is biased  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-19-08 09:19 AM   #98 
  - Damn good post!!!  inthebrain   Aug-19-08 09:59 AM   #113 
  - Precisely! Anti-Right is not the same as Left.  QC   Aug-19-08 11:03 AM   #134 
  - The opinions on crime and punishment on this board are certainly right wing, if not neo-fascist  alcibiades_mystery   Aug-19-08 09:51 AM   #109 
  - I don't think so  Bleachers7   Aug-19-08 09:52 AM   #110 
  - i don't think DU is moving rightwards  shireen   Aug-19-08 10:00 AM   #114 
  - one more thing  shireen   Aug-19-08 10:04 AM   #118 
     - That depends on how you define progressive.  bitchkitty   Aug-19-08 10:55 AM   #130 
        - A modern "progressive" is similar to a George HW Bush Republican:  Romulox   Aug-19-08 11:59 AM   #145 
  - It is just the bitter Clinton supporters that keep posting everything negative they can find  my3boyz   Aug-19-08 11:55 AM   #140 
  - Support for "free trade", pre-emptive war, War on Drugs, police-state, all found here on DU. nt  Romulox   Aug-19-08 11:57 AM   #142 
  - I agree.  LisaM   Aug-19-08 11:58 AM   #143 
  - Locking  The Magistrate   Aug-19-08 12:01 PM   #146 
 

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