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SwingVoter2006 Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 12:11 PM
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60. Can you be specific?
What uniquely liberal issues have broad traction?

I am asking as a swinging moderate.

No, this is not a jab. It's a serious question. I am curious, because to my way of thinking when an issue has broad enough traction it ceases to be defined in liberal or conservative terms, and simply becomes an American issue.

The national debt, for one thing; over which many grassroots cons and libs seem both pissed all to hell.
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  -We won in '06 because we won the center WI_DEM  Nov-10-06 11:15 AM   #0 
  - We won because people were angry at the Bush agenda.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:17 AM   #1 
  - I disagree... look at the closeness of some of these races...  ShaneGR   Nov-10-06 11:19 AM   #3 
  - Harold Ford ran as a conservative and lost.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:22 AM   #7 
     - Ford wasn't convincing, and they CRUCIFIED Tammy  warrens   Nov-10-06 11:28 AM   #20 
     - When Tammy was attacked personally  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:53 AM   #39 
        - Precisely  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:12 PM   #61 
     - Virginia could very well be a swing state in 08'  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 11:31 AM   #26 
     - You make good points.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:55 AM   #42 
        - That's the key  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:06 PM   #56 
     - Responses  ShaneGR   Nov-10-06 11:40 AM   #33 
     - Populism works in tennessee  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:50 AM   #37 
        - You're right!  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-10-06 11:59 AM   #46 
           - IMO, those votes would have made up the 3% difference  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:03 PM   #53 
              - Agree  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-10-06 12:16 PM   #63 
                 - And not Democratic votes either  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:20 PM   #66 
                    - I believe it was Malloy who said,  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-10-06 12:24 PM   #68 
                       - Yep - it's the old "devil you know" mantra that people stick to  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:32 PM   #70 
     - Webb ran as a conservative and won the Senate for us.  Bernardo de La Paz   Nov-10-06 12:44 PM   #72 
  - I agree we won because of unrest over the war and Bush  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #12 
  - I Don't Know What A Progressive Agenda Is...  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-10-06 11:31 AM   #24 
     - that number doesn't mean much.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 12:00 PM   #47 
  - Independant doesn't necessarily mean "moderate"  Heaven and Earth   Nov-10-06 11:19 AM   #2 
  - Good point.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:23 AM   #10 
  - We won the independents, not the center  rocknation   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #15 
  - Then Why Does 45% Of The Electorate Define Themselves As Moderate?  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-10-06 11:36 AM   #32 
  - Because "moderate" is a feel good word that not many want to reject  Heaven and Earth   Nov-10-06 12:00 PM   #48 
  - A majority of the public hold liberal positions on issues.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 12:02 PM   #52 
     - Can you be specific?  SwingVoter2006   Nov-10-06 12:11 PM   #60 
        - 1st, the environment  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 12:27 PM   #69 
  - Moderate = not beholden to the extremes of the spectrum!  SwingVoter2006   Nov-10-06 12:08 PM   #58 
  - The Independents are the center or are orthogonal (Libertarian)  Bernardo de La Paz   Nov-10-06 12:46 PM   #73 
  - That's true but by and large I think many indepenents are  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:26 AM   #16 
     - Most independants are Libertarians?  Heaven and Earth   Nov-10-06 12:01 PM   #50 
  - A third of Evangelicals voted Dem. They aren't center n/t  NNN0LHI   Nov-10-06 11:20 AM   #4 
  - Dean said that on Daily Show. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the poll that info  cryingshame   Nov-10-06 11:22 AM   #9 
  - The Electorate Is 21% Liberal 35% Conservative And 42% Moderate  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-10-06 11:28 AM   #18 
  - I'm at work and can't really get involved in a big search now, but...  LoZoccolo   Nov-10-06 12:04 PM   #55 
  - And will we keep them in '08? nobody's is saying we shouldn't  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:28 AM   #19 
  - 71%-24%-4%  ShaneGR   Nov-10-06 11:43 AM   #35 
  - That isn't up much from past years.  LoZoccolo   Nov-10-06 12:02 PM   #51 
  - There is no "center." So how do we pursue a strong progressive agenda...  ClassWarrior   Nov-10-06 11:21 AM   #5 
  - ok, good points, not the center but swing voters.  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:33 AM   #27 
  - Saying "there is no center" is Rovian doom-think.  Bernardo de La Paz   Nov-10-06 12:47 PM   #74 
  - I agree with Atrios - I just don't know what that *means*....  BlooInBloo   Nov-10-06 11:21 AM   #6 
  - See post #5. Lakoff says we should speak to the so-called "center"...  ClassWarrior   Nov-10-06 11:22 AM   #8 
  - With a populist message  sandnsea   Nov-10-06 11:24 AM   #11 
  - Indeed and what is so radical about that?  Warren Stupidity   Nov-10-06 11:29 AM   #22 
     - Who said it was?  sandnsea   Nov-10-06 11:34 AM   #29 
        - I think I agree with you here.  Warren Stupidity   Nov-10-06 11:45 AM   #36 
           - Yes  sandnsea   Nov-10-06 11:55 AM   #43 
  - If it was indeed the center then why did Chafee lose?  gatorboy   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #13 
  - But RI is the most democratic state in the country and Bush had  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:31 AM   #25 
     - I think you're just not giving the Dem campaign enough credit is all.  gatorboy   Nov-10-06 02:21 PM   #76 
  - we won because people weren't as scared...  Actionman   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #14 
  - expose the credit card bill  sweetheart   Nov-10-06 11:27 AM   #17 
  - Exactly. You win if your message appeals to both the center and the left  Selatius   Nov-10-06 11:29 AM   #21 
  - We were the liberals AND the conservatives AND the libertarians  mondo joe   Nov-10-06 11:29 AM   #23 
  - We won because we were the pretty blond in the room...  txaslftist   Nov-10-06 11:33 AM   #28 
  - In effect they defeated themselves  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:36 AM   #31 
  - It was a repudiation of the republican party by the center  mmonk   Nov-10-06 11:35 AM   #30 
  - That's only one factor in our winning, so the statement is false.  porphyrian   Nov-10-06 11:43 AM   #34 
  - I agree.  Proud2BAmurkin   Nov-10-06 11:52 AM   #38 
  - Tell that to Harold Ford. Progressives won the day. Centerists ARE radical.  WA98296   Nov-10-06 11:54 AM   #40 
  - Exactly  depakid   Nov-10-06 11:57 AM   #45 
  - We won because Dean exploited the implosion of the GOP.  Odin2005   Nov-10-06 11:54 AM   #41 
  - Ok--I agree.  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:56 AM   #44 
  - Dean is the new Rove  treestar   Nov-10-06 12:22 PM   #67 
  - ModerateProgressive could be a non-issue for now if we just  higher class   Nov-10-06 12:00 PM   #49 
  - Thanks, WI_DEM!  SwingVoter2006   Nov-10-06 12:03 PM   #54 
  - Ending the war in Iraq is certainly of vital importance....  Bridget Burke   Nov-10-06 12:14 PM   #62 
  - IA I would say the only mandate is to do things like  treestar   Nov-10-06 12:20 PM   #65 
  - By creating and supporting legislation  TayTay   Nov-10-06 12:06 PM   #57 
  - The center is one reason.  H2O Man   Nov-10-06 12:10 PM   #59 
  - Yes, WE won the Center.  Bridget Burke   Nov-10-06 12:17 PM   #64 
  - I agree  DemCam   Nov-10-06 12:42 PM   #71 
  - No, the repukes LOST the center; we can't count on that happening  HardRocker05   Nov-10-06 01:51 PM   #75 
  - The only people  not_a_robot   Nov-10-06 03:43 PM   #77 

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