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seg4527 Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 03:41 AM
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13. because apparently you need to walk lock-step with the democratic party...
to be considered a "progressive".

whatever people feel like saying, i'm not going to get duped into voting for any lightweight democrat again.

i should have known better in 2004. it was particularly disgusting in pennsylvania, where i was living before i went away to school, how the democratic party treated nader. they got him knocked off the ballot. he wasn't even a choice to vote for.

i was planning on not voting at all, simply as a protest against this undemocratic action by the democratic party. enough people here on DU were convincing enough with their "anybody but bush" slogans and junk that i wound up voting for kerry, green for the rest of the offices if there was a candidate running.

the idea that we need to support any democrat just because they are a democrat is all too similar to the republican talking points "we need to support the commander in chief, because he's the commander in chief" and so on. from now on, i vote for somebody if they deserve it, if they've stood up to these war criminals. not because they simply have a D after their name. that's not enough.

the idea that democrats are so scared of debating the merits of somebody more progressive, that they are going to hit an alert button and hope that a moderator makes sure that people aren't allowed to participate in this important debate, shows me how far -or not far- we've come as a party.

there's something wrong in this country, there are lots of things wrong. i'm only going to vote for somebody who is actually wants to fix these problems. if it's a democrat, then that's awesome. if it's nader, or some green party candidate, then that's awesome too.

if it's nobody, then it's nobody.

if we're afraid to even talk about it, then that's pretty sad.
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  -Why not vote Nader? abester  May-17-06 02:57 AM   #0 
  - I would really suggest that you peddle your wares somewhere else. nt  Bluebear   May-17-06 03:02 AM   #1 
  - My thoughts exactly  WildEyedLiberal   May-17-06 03:03 AM   #2 
  - using the alert button to stifle progressive dissent....  mike_c   May-17-06 03:17 AM   #6 
  - Well, this is DU, not a third-party community, no? nt  Bluebear   May-17-06 03:19 AM   #7 
  - that guy who alerted is a joke  dad   May-17-06 05:04 AM   #37 
  - sweet mother of god!  abester   May-17-06 03:30 AM   #10 
     - This place is Democratic, yes, capital D  Bluebear   May-17-06 03:33 AM   #11 
     - This is a place for Democrats  William769   May-17-06 06:53 AM   #44 
     - In the past I might have supported Nader, but not now.  Rainbowreflect   May-17-06 07:19 AM   #50 
  - Edwards is very different from Cheney  kurth   May-17-06 03:05 AM   #3 
  - ralphie is an aragont fool who may have helped destroy our republic  still_one   May-17-06 03:45 AM   #16 
  - Some People Voted for Nader in 2000 and We Got Change  AndyTiedye   May-17-06 03:08 AM   #4 
  - Point in the right direction ther was  nadinbrzezinski   May-17-06 05:56 AM   #40 
  - for what it's worth, I think you're entirely correct...  mike_c   May-17-06 03:13 AM   #5 
  - Ah, but they beat out Baskin Robbins...  Mythsaje   May-17-06 03:27 AM   #9 
  - really, what about Feingold or Boxer, or Conyers  still_one   May-17-06 03:49 AM   #18 
  - Please sir, re-read my post!  abester   May-17-06 04:29 AM   #32 
  - Here is where Political Compass ranks them...  personman   May-17-06 07:30 AM   #54 
  - Well, I like Nader a hell of a lot...  Rich Hunt   May-17-06 03:26 AM   #8 
  - nader is a scum bag hypocrite whose own ego gave us bush  still_one   May-17-06 03:53 AM   #20 
     - Are you a democrat?  abester   May-17-06 04:32 AM   #33 
  - 4 MORE YEARS!!!  rpannier   May-17-06 03:36 AM   #12 
  - and how much time do dems STILL spend attacking nader  seg4527   May-17-06 03:51 AM   #19 
     - WRONG, GORE WON THE ELECTION  still_one   May-17-06 03:55 AM   #22 
     - i remember  seg4527   May-17-06 04:07 AM   #29 
     - And where in OP was the name "Feingold" even mengtioned  rpannier   May-17-06 04:11 AM   #31 
     - nader took $ from repug. only talking nader cause poster started  seabeyond   May-17-06 06:56 AM   #45 
  - because apparently you need to walk lock-step with the democratic party...  seg4527   May-17-06 03:41 AM   #13 
  - you don't have to vote for a light weight democrat  still_one   May-17-06 03:58 AM   #25 
  - i don't think he's a hero  seg4527   May-17-06 04:05 AM   #28 
  - Wholeheartedly agreed  abester   May-17-06 04:37 AM   #34 
  - saying it one more time with feeling  radfringe   May-17-06 03:43 AM   #14 
  - How about...  Xap   May-17-06 03:49 AM   #17 
     - either way  radfringe   May-17-06 03:57 AM   #24 
  - I am NOT a big fan of what the democrats have become  still_one   May-17-06 03:43 AM   #15 
  - Ralph Nader and the Naderites  PhilipShore   May-17-06 03:54 AM   #21 
  - I remember how that judas nader had no problem taking  still_one   May-17-06 04:00 AM   #26 
  - Because he invests in Halliburton, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing  jpgray   May-17-06 03:57 AM   #23 
  - any legacy nader had he destroyed in 2000  still_one   May-17-06 04:02 AM   #27 
  - Source?  abester   May-17-06 04:40 AM   #35 
  - i've been here for like 5 years  seg4527   May-17-06 04:10 AM   #30 
  - You mean the guy . . .  TomClash   May-17-06 04:41 AM   #36 
  - Nader can go to hell.  Starbucks Anarchist   May-17-06 05:18 AM   #38 
  - I really don't understand this and hope someone can enlighten me..........  Minnesota Libra   May-17-06 05:54 AM   #39 
  - Nader is a classic egomaniac.  DiverDave   May-17-06 06:26 AM   #41 
  - Screw Nadar!  Blue State Native   May-17-06 06:27 AM   #42 
  - Is that you KKKARL?  Hubert Flottz   May-17-06 06:29 AM   #43 
  - Because we're scared of democracy  Terran1212   May-17-06 06:58 AM   #46 
  - care to elaborate, nader-bashers?  abester   May-17-06 07:08 AM   #47 
  - Because he is a Republican Shrill  FreakinDJ   May-17-06 07:09 AM   #48 
  - Maybe because he isn't running for anything?  depakid   May-17-06 07:18 AM   #49 
  - He threatens the oligarchy. The bosses don't want us to vote against it.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-17-06 07:20 AM   #51 
  - Why not George Forman, Why not Madonna  donheld   May-17-06 07:27 AM   #52 
  - Because I will peronally come and hunt you down....  paparush   May-17-06 07:29 AM   #53 
  - locking  Moderator   May-17-06 07:46 AM   #55 

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