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16. Well, I probably agree with Bush on an issue or two, as well
but I don't consciously label myself that way.

Unfortunately, it's this kind of "with us or against us" attitude that has alienated a number of "anti-choice" voters from the party. People like my in-laws, who are devoutly Catholic, economically populist, lifelong farmers, and formerly very active in the DFL. However, they don't even bother voting these days, because the Dems have spent their time focusing on divisive social issues instead of the economic issues-- where most Americans agree more with us than the GOP.

We're basically playing the role the RWers have made for us: letting divisive hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage split the party, and driving the socially conservative/econoically progressive voters from our party.

The RW is playing the tune-- and labelling solid Democrats like Oberstar as "pro-Bush" is only dancing to their beat.

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