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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 05:36 AM
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90. You naively believe America is a genuine democracy, when, in fact, it's
a two-party oligarchy.
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  -When You Vote Green ruggerson  Aug-02-06 08:45 AM   #0 
  - Man, I just love the two-party system we've got.  Selatius   Aug-02-06 08:46 AM   #1 
  - me too. dumb and dumber. nt  jonnyblitz   Aug-02-06 09:50 AM   #22 
  - *lol*  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-02-06 07:38 PM   #51 
  - Yeah isn't it the best?  Nutmegger   Aug-02-06 03:47 PM   #32 
  - Ironic then, that in Pennsylvania  bryant69   Aug-02-06 08:47 AM   #2 
  - and both agreed on the nominations of Alito and Roberts  Ravenseye   Aug-02-06 09:00 AM   #10 
  - And if Casey plus five other Democrats had been in the Senate  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 09:04 AM   #12 
     - True  Ravenseye   Aug-02-06 09:06 AM   #14 
     - The point of this OP  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 09:09 AM   #15 
        - Well I think it's not as cut and dry  Ravenseye   Aug-02-06 09:14 AM   #17 
        - I've become more polarized re: the Green Party. Even in a  pinto   Aug-02-06 09:57 PM   #76 
        - I wonder who these forgetful Green voters are that you're talking  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 09:16 AM   #18 
           - Count yourself lucky...  paulk   Aug-02-06 10:55 AM   #26 
              - The Green Party as a whole certainly didn't adopt that position  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 11:05 AM   #27 
                 - I totally get where you're coming from  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 06:19 PM   #43 
                    - ruggerson, what district is that? I sure know the feeling, lol.  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 07:58 PM   #53 
                       - Colorado 4th -  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 08:31 PM   #56 
                          - I went and read a bit. If Tom Delay called her one of the 10  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 08:47 PM   #60 
                             - Eastern CO  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 10:32 PM   #78 
                                - Sounds like we ALL need to get rid of her.  sfexpat2000   Aug-03-06 12:26 AM   #79 
     - Yes, a Green majority would be much better for everyone. (NT)  Tesha   Aug-02-06 10:15 AM   #25 
  - Casey supports family planning, Santorum does not.  MH1   Aug-02-06 05:33 PM   #41 
  - The Greens stand for all that stuff?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-02-06 08:48 AM   #3 
  - Voting Green is tantamount to voting for Republican majorities  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 08:53 AM   #5 
     - No, I'm not.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-02-06 08:59 AM   #7 
     - That's right. Keep trying to convince yourself n/t  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 09:00 AM   #9 
     - Thanks, but I don't need to convince myself.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-02-06 09:20 AM   #19 
     - how dare you vote your conscience!  RDU Socialist   Aug-02-06 07:23 PM   #50 
     - Fine, in most situations, especially battleground seats  Ken Burch   Aug-06-06 01:42 AM   #87 
  - Interesting in it's absoluteness  Protagoras   Aug-02-06 08:52 AM   #4 
  - I am discussing Congress  ruggerson   Aug-02-06 08:56 AM   #6 
  - I'm wounded.  Protagoras   Aug-02-06 08:39 PM   #58 
  - If only Lieberman were the real problem. He is certainly the most  greyhound1966   Aug-02-06 03:50 PM   #33 
  - That's silly!  katinmn   Aug-02-06 09:00 AM   #8 
  - When you vote Green, you also  Warpy   Aug-02-06 09:02 AM   #11 
  - Good points.  LWolf   Aug-02-06 10:00 AM   #23 
  - That's the real pity, you know  Warpy   Aug-02-06 03:12 PM   #29 
     - You describe it well. n/t  LWolf   Aug-02-06 03:54 PM   #34 
  - Or it tells them that there is nothing they can do to appease you so why  w4rma   Aug-02-06 05:09 PM   #38 
  - Actually, most of those things happened when I voted exclusively  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 09:05 AM   #13 
  - I also support fundamentalism..  mainegreen   Aug-02-06 09:11 AM   #16 
  - Canadian bacon?!  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 09:24 AM   #20 
  - When I vote Green, it will be for local candidates. When I vote Green  davidwparker   Aug-02-06 09:49 AM   #21 
  - You forgot "God kills a kitten"  slackmaster   Aug-02-06 10:02 AM   #24 
  - ...it's because you're sick of Democrats who act like Republicans  High Plains   Aug-02-06 11:14 AM   #28 
  - AMEN!!  ikojo   Aug-02-06 09:15 PM   #68 
  - simplistic bullshit  omega minimo   Aug-02-06 03:13 PM   #30 
  - What crap! I'm not a Green, nor do I vote for them, but his mantra  greyhound1966   Aug-02-06 03:46 PM   #31 
  - If the Democratic Party would return to its roots,  bvar22   Aug-02-06 04:37 PM   #35 
  - When I vote Green, please kill me!  meisje   Aug-02-06 04:43 PM   #36 
  - Also when libs don't help/vote in Democratic primaries it lets DLCers win  w4rma   Aug-02-06 05:07 PM   #37 
  - In the 2004 MO Dem primary I voted for  ikojo   Aug-02-06 09:18 PM   #69 
     - You did it the right way  Jim Lane   Aug-03-06 07:51 AM   #81 
  - Recent posts by DU show Greens are puke green. Of course,  HypnoToad   Aug-02-06 05:10 PM   #39 
  - ABSOLUTELY. n/t  MH1   Aug-02-06 05:31 PM   #40 
  - The Green Party takes money from the repukes...  cynatnite   Aug-02-06 05:40 PM   #42 
  - I don't care about party, I care about policy  Asgaya Dihi   Aug-02-06 06:27 PM   #44 
  - "I haven't decided yet if I'm voting green or just not voting at all"  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-02-06 07:22 PM   #49 
     - No, shame on them. And us.  Asgaya Dihi   Aug-02-06 07:47 PM   #52 
        - You Would Benefit From This.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-02-06 08:18 PM   #55 
           - Been there, done that  Asgaya Dihi   Aug-02-06 08:45 PM   #59 
              - Well If You Hate Dems So Much Then Why Are You Here?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-02-06 08:47 PM   #61 
                 - Hell, I don't  Asgaya Dihi   Aug-02-06 08:57 PM   #63 
  - True  Mr_Spock   Aug-02-06 07:04 PM   #45 
  - As should all those Dems in Florida  ikojo   Aug-02-06 09:22 PM   #70 
     - Punish them first! lol n/t  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 09:37 PM   #73 
     - RedRum  Mr_Spock   Aug-02-06 09:42 PM   #74 
     - only 50K? i saw exit polls that placed it closer to 300K...  theanarch   Aug-06-06 02:23 AM   #89 
  - When you vote Green ......  ronnykmarshall   Aug-02-06 07:04 PM   #46 
  - Maybe hating Greens and Nader is the way some folks process the fact  omega minimo   Aug-02-06 07:19 PM   #47 
  - Damn Right. Fuck Those Who Are Narrow-Minded Enough To Vote Green.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Aug-02-06 07:21 PM   #48 
  - The Green Party: A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the GOP.  BlooInBloo   Aug-02-06 08:03 PM   #54 
  - So...  Pastiche423   Aug-02-06 08:51 PM   #62 
  - And the lies roll on... just like the republican party who owns them...  BlooInBloo   Aug-02-06 09:06 PM   #66 
     - Did you even read what I typed?  Pastiche423   Aug-02-06 09:43 PM   #75 
     - You need to look into some of the corporate contributions accepted by  mod mom   Aug-03-06 08:21 AM   #86 
  - Those "cowards" were the ones who fought for Dem base voter's votes to be  mod mom   Aug-03-06 08:15 AM   #84 
  - Yep. That's why I always vote Democrat, while simultaneously working  impeachdubya   Aug-02-06 08:37 PM   #57 
  - "If you're not with us, you're with the Republicans"  GAPeace   Aug-02-06 09:00 PM   #64 
  - Michael will be in my area this week end! I'm going to try to  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-06 09:35 PM   #72 
  - That mantra sounds vaguely familiar  mod mom   Aug-03-06 08:16 AM   #85 
  - Hear hear  DainBramaged   Aug-02-06 09:01 PM   #65 
  - lol  mdmc   Aug-02-06 09:08 PM   #67 
  - Word.  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-02-06 09:22 PM   #71 
  - when you vote Green  MoseyWalker   Aug-02-06 10:03 PM   #77 
  - Great post...and right on the money  MrBenchley   Aug-03-06 12:36 AM   #80 
  - The Greens in Ohio are the ones who raised the $ for the '04 recount and  mod mom   Aug-03-06 08:10 AM   #82 
  - I voted democratic and got that.  mmonk   Aug-03-06 08:12 AM   #83 
  - not necessarily, but generally that is correct  hfojvt   Aug-06-06 01:55 AM   #88 
  - You naively believe America is a genuine democracy, when, in fact, it's  deutsey   Aug-06-06 05:36 AM   #90 
 

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