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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 05:09 PM
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41. I know I normally harp on you,but this isn't a bad point.
I don't agree with some of the specifics of your post,but it's true that a minority of Dems were the ones to blame,not the majority,and that does get lost in the fog of war.

The trouble is that the Dems in the positions of power are just too damn nice in a time when nice is not needed,or even welcome anymore.I realize that's kind of an ugly statement in some ways,but it's true.We are being steamrolled left and right (literally,left and right).These are very,very special times.I truly believe we are in a period of history that will be looked back upon for a long,long time,and our actions will be recorded for history to see.We need to decide which side of that history we want to be remembered for.
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  -All of our Democratic legislators smeared bigtree  Aug-05-07 09:22 AM   #0 
  - A very good post but surely  malaise   Aug-05-07 09:23 AM   #1 
  - Recommended  terrya   Aug-05-07 09:23 AM   #2 
  - Isn't "wrong" wrong?  speakclearly   Aug-09-07 08:59 AM   #57 
  - Which side is the leadership on????  Junkdrawer   Aug-05-07 09:25 AM   #3 
  - Ditto!!!! eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Aug-05-07 09:35 AM   #7 
  - Both leaders voted against the republican legislation  bigtree   Aug-05-07 09:44 AM   #11 
     - Question #1: WHY THE DIFFERENT RULES FOR THE DIFFERENT BILLS????  Junkdrawer   Aug-05-07 09:50 AM   #14 
     - I haven't heard any reasonable explanation for that either.  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:04 AM   #20 
     - Covering one own ASS is not representing the people.  dkofos   Aug-05-07 09:53 AM   #16 
     - right  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:08 AM   #26 
     - Both Leaders Didn't Have To Place The Bills Up For Consideration Either. FISA was  OmmmSweetOmmm   Aug-05-07 10:08 AM   #25 
     - Bush came to Congress after FISA sent him packing  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:13 AM   #28 
        - Congress should have sent him packing too! eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Aug-05-07 10:18 AM   #30 
     - Their job is to deliver the Dem vote as a bloc  OzarkDem   Aug-05-07 10:12 AM   #27 
  - You know, that post is a bunch of unadulterated BS.  Skidmore   Aug-05-07 09:31 AM   #4 
  - 'NO indication that the majority finds anything wrong with it?'  bigtree   Aug-05-07 09:54 AM   #17 
  - Name me one instance in the past seven years when they've have taken care of  Skidmore   Aug-05-07 10:05 AM   #21 
     - They don't all have committee assignments that we can see flip  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:26 AM   #32 
  - Well said - Skid! n/t  Anita Garcia   Aug-05-07 10:05 AM   #23 
  - republicans suck, but at least they stick together!  B Calm   Aug-05-07 09:33 AM   #5 
  - If you have a barrel of 51 apples of which there are 14 rotten  lazer47   Aug-05-07 09:33 AM   #6 
  - Interesting point.  H2O Man   Aug-05-07 09:38 AM   #8 
  - You should know very well what I'm referring to  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:01 AM   #18 
     - "The entire party smeared..."  H2O Man   Aug-05-07 10:05 AM   #22 
        - I think most folks know what I'm referring to.  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:16 AM   #29 
           - Thank you.  H2O Man   Aug-05-07 10:18 AM   #31 
  - It's an excellent analogy, lazer47  notsodumbhillbilly   Aug-05-07 09:44 AM   #12 
  - I can apples, I cut the rotten parts off  sandnsea   Aug-05-07 11:34 PM   #51 
  - We have a Congressional majority, but Republicans control the conversation.  Old and In the Way   Aug-05-07 09:40 AM   #9 
  - Right  marions ghost   Aug-05-07 05:33 PM   #45 
  - When the leadership stands for taking impeachment off the table, your  John Q. Citizen   Aug-05-07 09:42 AM   #10 
  - I agree with you - though there is anger in the air still  HughMoran   Aug-05-07 09:48 AM   #13 
  - YES The majority of the dems did the right thing and should be commended.  dkofos   Aug-05-07 09:51 AM   #15 
  - I am worried about the results.  FredStembottom   Aug-05-07 10:03 AM   #19 
  - Dem leaders could have avoided it  OzarkDem   Aug-05-07 10:08 AM   #24 
  - Dysfunctional party.  Warren Stupidity   Aug-05-07 10:48 AM   #33 
  - We need a leadership which doesn't give a wit about what Bush wants  bigtree   Aug-05-07 10:59 AM   #34 
     - And you have fought the good fight.  Warren Stupidity   Aug-05-07 11:04 AM   #35 
     - No, we don't need partisans. We need principled opposition  jgraz   Aug-05-07 11:30 PM   #50 
  - I'm probably going to write a part in this for my journal this afternoon  Hydra   Aug-05-07 02:42 PM   #36 
  - I don't think there is anything in the OP suggesting we all "stand together"  tanglefoot   Aug-05-07 05:18 PM   #42 
     - I was actually responding partially to Bigtree's other posts  Hydra   Aug-05-07 05:51 PM   #48 
  - CNN's banner read that the democratically controlled House passed the FISA bill.  CrispyQGirl   Aug-05-07 03:16 PM   #37 
  - This bill was passed with the tacit support of the Democratic leadership  tritsofme   Aug-05-07 03:49 PM   #38 
  - Thank you for saying it  Hydra   Aug-05-07 04:56 PM   #39 
  - that was my impression  bigtree   Aug-05-07 04:58 PM   #40 
     - While not exactly the best model  tritsofme   Aug-05-07 05:19 PM   #43 
  - I know I normally harp on you,but this isn't a bad point.  Forkboy   Aug-05-07 05:09 PM   #41 
  - DUers want nothing more than to rip on Democrats....  BlooInBloo   Aug-05-07 05:21 PM   #44 
  - Nobody should never give those big bad bushies ANYTHING they want  TorchesAndPitchforks   Aug-05-07 05:41 PM   #46 
  - Yellow dog Dems should kick those Blue dogs out.  Disturbed   Aug-05-07 05:47 PM   #47 
     - Ah, so these are the dreaded "neutrals"  Hydra   Aug-05-07 06:04 PM   #49 
  - I see the WillPitt Contingent is working overtime performing damage repair.  NoodleyAppendage   Aug-05-07 11:38 PM   #52 
  - It's a big country  sandnsea   Aug-05-07 11:39 PM   #53 
  - OK, everybody's unhappy with the vote,  Beerboy   Aug-05-07 11:41 PM   #54 
  - Yes, somewhat true  farmboxer   Aug-06-07 02:23 AM   #55 
  - hang in there  mdmc   Aug-09-07 08:15 AM   #56 
  - They're members of the WAR PARTY, no longer Democrats.  The Stranger   Aug-09-07 09:02 AM   #58 

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