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akangel2008 Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:37 PM
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1. We won't. But we do need to get more centrist Democrat because
some of the fringe is keeping out a lot of working class Democrats from the midwest.
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  -If the Democrats lose this election Echos Myron  Sep-07-08 11:35 PM   #0 
  - We won't. But we do need to get more centrist Democrat because  akangel2008   Sep-07-08 11:37 PM   #1 
  - ?  BrklynLiberal   Sep-07-08 11:38 PM   #2 
  - Centrist Democrats = pro-corporate Democrats  Larkspur   Sep-07-08 11:39 PM   #3 
  - A.K.A Republicans  Lorien   Sep-08-08 01:34 AM   #47 
  - There's nothing bad about being pro business  Fluffdaddy   Sep-08-08 06:57 AM   #73 
     - There is something wrong  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 07:06 AM   #80 
        - And support Telecom immunity after passing the recent FISA bill  Larkspur   Sep-08-08 10:12 AM   #98 
  - Uh, why don't you just describe for me  WatchWhatISay   Sep-07-08 11:47 PM   #7 
  - Well since you asked as a teacher I support school vouchers  akangel2008   Sep-08-08 12:02 AM   #15 
     - How about a little more money and support for  Kool Kitty   Sep-08-08 12:36 AM   #23 
     - Two counties in Iowa voted to raise their sales taxes in order  akangel2008   Sep-08-08 12:40 AM   #25 
     - i don't understand the school vouchers thing.  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 12:48 AM   #32 
        - School vouchers is giving school choice. Let me explain a bit as a teacher.  akangel2008   Sep-08-08 12:59 AM   #37 
           - That's part and parcel of Property taxes tho.  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 01:05 AM   #41 
           - I certainly understand your situation  akangel2008   Sep-08-08 01:15 AM   #42 
              - But here's the thing....I don't mind paying property taxes  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 01:27 AM   #45 
           - I disagree  bookman   Sep-08-08 01:20 AM   #43 
           - Where to start with this malarkey? I know, let's  coalition_unwilling   Sep-08-08 02:02 AM   #50 
           - Since you're a teacher, I'm surprised you hadn't made the point that we ALL stand to benefit  calimary   Sep-08-08 03:53 AM   #58 
           - excellent post!  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 07:31 AM   #83 
           - The "choice" you speak of is an illusion because vouchers do not cover the  Larkspur   Sep-08-08 06:03 AM   #60 
           - Strange... I have never met a teacher that wasn't opposed to school vouchers (even republican ones).  demmiblue   Sep-08-08 06:13 AM   #62 
           - School vouchers simply take money from public schools.  alarimer   Sep-08-08 07:00 AM   #76 
           - However, if you are poverty level  mrone2   Sep-08-08 07:21 AM   #81 
           - Are you certified? Just curious. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-08-08 10:20 AM   #100 
  - Psst...only conservative, Right Wing Democrats are running  Lorien   Sep-08-08 01:32 AM   #46 
  - THE DLC agrees with you, And so do I.  Fluffdaddy   Sep-08-08 06:57 AM   #71 
  - I'll never understand why the DLC and Blue Dogs just don't join the GOP  mrone2   Sep-08-08 07:54 AM   #92 
  - If they blow this one, they will become extinct.  Dr.Phool   Sep-08-08 02:23 PM   #105 
  - I love the last line...  WCGreen   Sep-07-08 11:40 PM   #4 
  - I just hope that all these people  texastoast   Sep-07-08 11:45 PM   #5 
  - What is this Bullshit? Do they think we're stupid?  FrenchieCat   Sep-07-08 11:46 PM   #6 
  - have you read the board lately? lots of us apparently are. nt.  IndianaJones   Sep-07-08 11:47 PM   #8 
  - If we lose this election we will become a dictatorship and we will  movonne   Sep-07-08 11:50 PM   #9 
  - Yep. This is our last chance to save our country.  backscatter712   Sep-07-08 11:56 PM   #13 
  - Leaving the country.....  honkydonkey   Sep-08-08 02:15 AM   #52 
  - Yea, I'm gone.  d_b   Sep-08-08 04:28 AM   #59 
  - That demonstrates a callous  coalition_unwilling   Sep-08-08 02:37 AM   #54 
  - How do you think they'll do it?  GoesTo11   Sep-08-08 06:41 AM   #66 
  - If that happens, I absolutely wash my hands of this country.  Crunchy Frog   Sep-07-08 11:51 PM   #10 
  - Same Here  Yavin4   Sep-07-08 11:55 PM   #12 
  - Please see my post #54 -- I  coalition_unwilling   Sep-08-08 02:44 AM   #56 
  - If The Dems Lose, The Party Will Move More To The Right  Yavin4   Sep-07-08 11:53 PM   #11 
  - Not in the past...  CashGap   Sep-08-08 10:17 AM   #99 
  - As a Californian...  heliarc   Sep-07-08 11:58 PM   #14 
  - Now THAT'S telling them!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-08-08 12:03 AM   #16 
  - Your "free market" politics  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 12:05 AM   #18 
  - So you guys are double-teaming again tonight?  WatchWhatISay   Sep-08-08 12:31 AM   #21 
  - Bravo! These "free market" types are really just "as long as MY ox isn't gored" hypocrites. nt  Romulox   Sep-08-08 12:46 AM   #29 
  - Wow... well... I should use the sarcasm icon a little more...  heliarc   Sep-08-08 12:47 AM   #30 
  - Californian IT workers have a MUCH larger carbon footprint than Indians.  Romulox   Sep-08-08 12:48 AM   #34 
  - Way to try and divide the party...  heliarc   Sep-08-08 01:01 AM   #39 
     - ONOES! I "divided the party" by making Mr. Free Trade feel bad!  Romulox   Sep-08-08 01:04 AM   #40 
  - The Big 3 has dragged their feet on Environmentally Friendlier Cars  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 06:49 AM   #67 
     - I didn't...  heliarc   Sep-08-08 01:59 PM   #104 
  - A big ticket purchase is something that people can't afford to risk buying uncertain quality.  JVS   Sep-08-08 02:50 AM   #57 
  - I support outsourcing Californian IT jobs for the same reasons!  Romulox   Sep-08-08 12:44 AM   #28 
  - I have work to do with my car...  heliarc   Sep-08-08 12:55 AM   #36 
     - Right. And I have work to do with my computer. Which is why I support outsourcing IT jobs  Romulox   Sep-08-08 01:00 AM   #38 
  - Elements kick ass!  Egnever   Sep-08-08 01:25 AM   #44 
     - Honda Loving Democrats can kiss Michigan good bye  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 06:51 AM   #68 
        - Ok see ya!  Egnever   Sep-08-08 10:25 AM   #101 
  - Unfortunately, if we lose this election...  regnaD kciN   Sep-08-08 12:04 AM   #17 
  - Obama needs to stop pussyfooting around  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 12:08 AM   #19 
  - YES!!  akangel2008   Sep-08-08 12:20 AM   #20 
  - Obama is a NAFTA/ "free trade" advocate. Not much distance between he and the DLC on trade. nt  Romulox   Sep-08-08 12:47 AM   #31 
  - If the Democrats lose this election  NightOwwl   Sep-08-08 12:31 AM   #22 
  - clearly  amborin   Sep-08-08 12:36 AM   #24 
  - No, I haven't read the book -- But I reject your cynicism  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 06:54 AM   #69 
  - If the Dems lose this election  knixphan   Sep-08-08 12:44 AM   #26 
  - I agree with you in everything except  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 12:44 AM   #27 
  - Solidarity 4 ever, eh?  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 06:55 AM   #70 
     - So i should spend money on a big-ticket item  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 07:29 AM   #82 
        - I am not an autoworker  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 07:34 AM   #84 
           - Oh. A journalist.  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 07:40 AM   #86 
              - ????  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 07:55 AM   #93 
                 - Ok. Why do you think consumers are to blame  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 08:04 AM   #94 
                    - The ignorance of this post is ASTOUNDING. Michigan has lost 300,000 jobs since 2000  Romulox   Sep-08-08 08:51 AM   #97 
                       - Not really....  MsTryska   Sep-08-08 07:01 PM   #107 
  - I won't care too much...  FlyingSquirrel   Sep-08-08 12:48 AM   #33 
  - No.  quakerboy   Sep-08-08 12:51 AM   #35 
  - "thumb their noses at American- made cars."  depakid   Sep-08-08 01:39 AM   #48 
  - This "they MADE us" buy them stuff is just silly.  Romulox   Sep-08-08 01:47 AM   #49 
  - It's a feedback loop- and no honest person can say that Detroit didn't PUSH them  depakid   Sep-08-08 02:06 AM   #51 
     - Nope. I can't agree that "Detroit" or "Michigan politicians" MADE you want an SUV  Romulox   Sep-08-08 07:42 AM   #87 
  - It's not about politicians and executives  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 06:57 AM   #72 
  - thumb their noses at american cars? its not our fault american cars tend to suck.  goletian   Sep-08-08 02:33 AM   #53 
  - Anotehr Broad brush painter  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 06:58 AM   #74 
  - And it's not our fault that American IT workers tend to suck, is it? nt  Romulox   Sep-08-08 07:43 AM   #89 
  - DU may not be a cross section of anything but itself, it's not possible...  bridgit   Sep-08-08 02:41 AM   #55 
  - Obama/Biden is a union's last hope  progressiveforever   Sep-08-08 06:06 AM   #61 
  - Then they need to act like it  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 07:00 AM   #75 
  - "I believe in the Free Market. I believe in Capitalism. I believe in Free Trade." - Barack Obama  Romulox   Sep-08-08 07:44 AM   #90 
  - Pennsylvania is not "going to go with Republicans". Get over it.  WinkyDink   Sep-08-08 06:15 AM   #63 
  - Wouldn't you say a whole lot of people vote Republican  Vinca   Sep-08-08 06:17 AM   #64 
  - People on both sides  Echos Myron   Sep-08-08 07:03 AM   #77 
     - Democrat after Democrat is telling you that they WILL NOT support American labor  Romulox   Sep-08-08 08:19 AM   #95 
  - We won't have the chance to try again  Politicub   Sep-08-08 06:31 AM   #65 
  - If Ford/GM didn't make such pieces of shit vehicles, you might find more people buying them.  alarimer   Sep-08-08 07:04 AM   #78 
  - That's why I started a thread about Obama using _basketball_ for a better emotional connection...  stevietheman   Sep-08-08 07:05 AM   #79 
  - We CAN'T CAN'T lose this thing  julialnyc   Sep-08-08 07:38 AM   #85 
  - In 2004, my best friend's daughter drove from IL to MI the day before Election Day  secondwind   Sep-08-08 07:44 AM   #91 
  - I have always been proud to be called a liberal, and I usually correct them and say  secondwind   Sep-08-08 07:42 AM   #88 
  - K&R If we lose this one, I don't think it will matter, not until it's desperation and  NoFederales   Sep-08-08 08:46 AM   #96 
  - If the dems lose this election, already is off track.  Stevepol   Sep-08-08 12:14 PM   #102 
  - I am very annoyed about our distance from the "Working Class"  qwlauren35   Sep-08-08 12:20 PM   #103 
  - So, we WIN by LYING to reach their sensibilties. We NEED TO SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF VOTERS.  NoodleyAppendage   Sep-08-08 02:26 PM   #106 
 

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