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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #45
48. If You Say So, Sir
It is not necessary to gain a majority of that bloc, only to reduce somewhat the proportion of its attachment to the enemy. That is probably a goal that can be achieved.

One of the features of President Clinton's election victories was precisely the recapture of a proportion of the "Reagan Democrat" bloc, most noteably the Catholic portion of it. In his first victory, of course, he was greatly assisted by the peeling of another portion of the enemy's strength to the Perot insurgency. During President Clinton's administration, he was frequently under attack from the left flank, on matters ranging from military enlistmnent for homosexuals to changes in the welfare laws and the like, which lines can still be seen frequently here, often from people claiming to constitute the "base" of the Party.
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  -Do you support the DLC? mutley_r_us  Mar-20-06 02:31 PM   #0 
  - I would say I oppose them almost as much as republicans. - n/t  porphyrian   Mar-20-06 02:33 PM   #1 
  - Why such strong feelings against them?  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 02:37 PM   #5 
     - I think they've failed the party and aren't acting in our best interests.  porphyrian   Mar-20-06 02:52 PM   #18 
     - Thanks for clarifying.  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 02:54 PM   #21 
     - DLC  SeaBob   Mar-20-06 08:35 PM   #61 
     - Probably because their tactics lose elections.  Tesha   Mar-20-06 05:05 PM   #51 
  - I don't, but I don't hate them either.  Vash the Stampede   Mar-20-06 02:33 PM   #2 
  - Don't support them with money or votes.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-20-06 02:36 PM   #3 
  - I agree. n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 02:39 PM   #8 
     - LOVE that FDR quote!  msgadget   Mar-20-06 04:01 PM   #46 
        - Thanks. It's perfect for THESE DAYS,  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 05:34 PM   #52 
           - You betcha!  msgadget   Mar-20-06 06:02 PM   #53 
  - They have corporatized the Democratic Party  LSparkle   Mar-20-06 02:37 PM   #4 
  - NO. n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 02:37 PM   #6 
  - Thanks for giving me the idea for this poll.  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 02:38 PM   #7 
     - You're welcome.  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 02:39 PM   #10 
        - I think I already do.  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 02:40 PM   #11 
  - I Think a Lot of DUers  ribofunk   Mar-20-06 02:39 PM   #9 
  - Howard Dean is DLC? I don't think so. He's head of the DNC...NOT the DLC.  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 02:42 PM   #12 
  - Poor Howard. He's always being bunched in with out own little group  acmavm   Mar-20-06 02:48 PM   #16 
  - Former members. Both Gore and Dean.  Pithy Cherub   Mar-20-06 02:48 PM   #17 
     - I Think That's It --  ribofunk   Mar-20-06 03:03 PM   #28 
  - The DLC, esp Al From hated Dean  mandyky   Mar-20-06 02:47 PM   #14 
     - Yes, I Know  ribofunk   Mar-20-06 02:58 PM   #24 
  - I'd support the idea of an organization like the DLC if its only purpose  Czolgosz   Mar-20-06 02:44 PM   #13 
  - The DLC has killed a lot of support the Party may have had.  T Wolf   Mar-20-06 02:47 PM   #15 
  - My Attitude Is Neutral, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Mar-20-06 02:52 PM   #19 
  - Thank you for your input, sir.  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 02:58 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, we really need a bunch of racist assholes on our side.  T Wolf   Mar-20-06 03:08 PM   #29 
  - The Basis Of Politics, Mr. Wolf, Remains Simple Arithmetic  The Magistrate   Mar-20-06 03:26 PM   #33 
     - Two steps.  T Wolf   Mar-20-06 03:42 PM   #41 
        - Regarding Your Two Points, Sir  The Magistrate   Mar-20-06 03:52 PM   #44 
           - Again....  T Wolf   Mar-20-06 04:12 PM   #50 
  - "Reagan Democrats" no longer exist as such, and likely never will.  porphyrian   Mar-20-06 03:31 PM   #35 
     - Not Quite True, Sir  The Magistrate   Mar-20-06 03:44 PM   #42 
        - Not Quite True Yourself  porphyrian   Mar-20-06 03:54 PM   #45 
           - If You Say So, Sir  The Magistrate   Mar-20-06 04:02 PM   #48 
              - I take issue with the DLC claiming right wing positions as "moderate."  porphyrian   Mar-20-06 09:34 PM   #67 
  - KICK!  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 02:54 PM   #20 
  - I love the DLC  Marie26   Mar-20-06 02:58 PM   #22 
  - It may be too late to include an "indifferent/neutral" option as there  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 03:00 PM   #25 
     - It's okay  Marie26   Mar-20-06 03:01 PM   #27 
  - When they are running against republicans I ABSOLUTELY support them  jackpan1260   Mar-20-06 03:00 PM   #26 
  - kick  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 03:18 PM   #30 
  - kick!  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 03:19 PM   #31 
  - I'm sorry, but the DLC...  Iniquitous Bunny   Mar-20-06 03:26 PM   #32 
  - Until I find something better I guess I'll stick with the DLC....nt  Minnesota Libra   Mar-20-06 03:30 PM   #34 
  - how do you do that thing  FLDem5   Mar-20-06 03:36 PM   #36 
  - Without the spaces I include below, type in the following...  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 03:38 PM   #37 
     - much obliged mutley!  FLDem5   Mar-20-06 03:39 PM   #39 
        - That's adorable! Thanks!  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 03:44 PM   #43 
  - Does the DLC support YOU?  Hubert Flottz   Mar-20-06 03:39 PM   #38 
  - GREAT question! NO, it does not! n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-06 03:41 PM   #40 
  - The corporate wing of the Dem Party?  Pastiche423   Mar-20-06 04:02 PM   #47 
  - I support them when they win an election in a Red/Purple district.  Buck Rabbit   Mar-20-06 04:09 PM   #49 
  - DeFazio's district isn't deep blue!  depakid   Mar-20-06 08:18 PM   #59 
     - delete  depakid   Mar-20-06 08:37 PM   #62 
     - What he ^ said  Pastiche423   Mar-20-06 09:29 PM   #66 
  - I'm not a friend to the DLC...  DemGirl7   Mar-20-06 06:15 PM   #54 
  - no.  ulysses   Mar-20-06 06:20 PM   #55 
  - no . Theyre tools  Ksec   Mar-20-06 06:21 PM   #56 
  - A little kick  mutley_r_us   Mar-20-06 07:31 PM   #57 
  - I support DLC Democrats in areas where no other type of Dem can win.  Heaven and Earth   Mar-20-06 07:45 PM   #58 
  - I don't support them.  im10ashus   Mar-20-06 08:30 PM   #60 
  - The question should be rephrased  depakid   Mar-20-06 08:38 PM   #63 
  - For the record, I don't dislike DLC supporters  Spiffarino   Mar-20-06 08:45 PM   #64 
  - No  mmonk   Mar-20-06 09:12 PM   #65 
  - Generally no  mvd   Mar-21-06 01:50 PM   #68 
  - Why? Are the purges  LibFromWV   Mar-21-06 02:02 PM   #69 
 

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