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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-11-06 01:41 PM
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34. It's Just What He/She Thinks
I agree.... any Democrat who minimalizes others' civil rights for politics hurts the Party's prestige as civil rights advocates. Once the Dems do that they concede their stance on protecting the little guy, the one's who have no representation due to their race, sex or creed. Wavering on that principle is leaving you open to attack from the right wing. It is why some Republicans claim conservative Democrats are no "different" from the Republicans we see in office today. It's hard for me to disagree with that and on a number of occasions, this nasty fact has been used the Democratic Party in debates with righties.

On the other hand we have to work together....
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  -You CAN be conservative and still a Democrat. NaturalHigh  Nov-11-06 08:32 AM   #0 
  - So let's avoid the wedge issues for a while  Boston Critic   Nov-11-06 08:34 AM   #1 
  - bingo. If someone is opposed to abortion, he shouldn't have one.  Iris   Nov-11-06 08:36 AM   #3 
  - Same With Guns  iamjoy   Nov-11-06 08:52 AM   #14 
     - Except that other people's guns can affect me.  Pithlet   Nov-11-06 09:10 AM   #22 
     - Criminals shouldn't have access to guns.  NaturalHigh   Nov-11-06 12:39 PM   #30 
     - we had 2 children killed by guns they found in their homes in the past week  Iris   Nov-11-06 11:06 AM   #28 
  - I'm not forgetting six long years of camouflaged fascism.  zanne   Nov-11-06 08:37 AM   #5 
  - What's "a while"?  donco6   Nov-11-06 08:39 AM   #6 
  - No time frame  Boston Critic   Nov-11-06 08:47 AM   #12 
     - That's what I figured. Thanks. eom  donco6   Nov-11-06 08:52 AM   #15 
     - Equal rights for all should not be left up to the states.  Lars39   Nov-11-06 09:09 AM   #21 
        - Not quite the same thing  Boston Critic   Nov-11-06 01:33 PM   #33 
  - That's it.  AlinPA   Nov-11-06 08:40 AM   #7 
  - When he doesn't push for women's rights to choose  Lars39   Nov-11-06 08:36 AM   #2 
  - He ran as a democrat because the Republican incumbent couldn't be beaten  acmejack   Nov-11-06 08:40 AM   #9 
  - He's a Democrat.  NaturalHigh   Nov-11-06 08:58 AM   #16 
     - Certainly  acmejack   Nov-11-06 09:12 AM   #23 
        - Hopefully, they'll vote their conscience.  NaturalHigh   Nov-11-06 12:34 PM   #29 
  - oops! I focused on the abortion issue and didn't see the  Iris   Nov-11-06 08:42 AM   #10 
     - What we'll wind up with at some point in the future is a "Democratic  Lars39   Nov-11-06 09:07 AM   #20 
        - yep. But, hopefully, there will emerge some other choice.  Iris   Nov-11-06 11:06 AM   #27 
  - So true  mdmc   Nov-11-06 08:37 AM   #4 
  - self-delete  Iris   Nov-11-06 08:40 AM   #8 
  - Oh here we go  TomClash   Nov-11-06 08:42 AM   #11 
  - Issues we agree on...  NaturalHigh   Nov-11-06 08:48 AM   #13 
     - Fair 'nough.  VeggieTart   Nov-11-06 08:59 AM   #17 
        - I agree in part.  NaturalHigh   Nov-11-06 09:03 AM   #19 
        - I want citizens to have whatever LEOs have,  Jed Dilligan   Nov-11-06 01:06 PM   #32 
  - In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place. Gandhi  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-11-06 09:01 AM   #18 
  - Whew. That quote nails it. Thank you. nt  JudyM   Nov-11-06 10:17 AM   #26 
  - I call them anti-gay, anti-women Democrats  Selatius   Nov-11-06 09:13 AM   #24 
     - You are right on the mark there.  joe_sixpack   Nov-11-06 09:25 AM   #25 
     - Would you rather all the conservative Democrats...  NaturalHigh   Nov-11-06 12:42 PM   #31 
        - It's Just What He/She Thinks  stepnw1f   Nov-11-06 01:41 PM   #34 

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