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66. I really think that the current timidity of the Democrats on the hill is
because they are afraid of exposing who they really are. They are a hybrid party of conservative centrists and progressive liberals. They are afraid to act because they are not united. They may be more sensible than the GOP but they have no cohesiveness.
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  -It's not imaginary. The progressive majority of Americans HAVE been abandoned. TahitiNut  Oct-03-07 06:29 PM   #0 
  - I see the same damn 6 foot rabbit.  sfexpat2000   Oct-03-07 06:34 PM   #1 
  - yep--and they say directly here sometime: 'shut up and trust us'  yurbud   Oct-03-07 06:38 PM   #5 
  - I've tried to say as much for a long time...  Mythsaje   Oct-03-07 06:34 PM   #2 
  - It's the media, too. Check this out:  sfexpat2000   Oct-03-07 06:38 PM   #6 
  - That certainly doesn't help...  Mythsaje   Oct-03-07 06:42 PM   #11 
  - The doc is being aired over and over and so are Peter's remarks.  sfexpat2000   Oct-03-07 06:47 PM   #14 
  - That is disturbing, isn't it.  truedelphi   Oct-03-07 09:36 PM   #50 
  - I've posted to their forum.  sfexpat2000   Oct-03-07 09:43 PM   #51 
  - Media  november3rd   Oct-04-07 03:34 PM   #97 
  - check out  november3rd   Oct-04-07 03:39 PM   #98 
  - I fully agree.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 06:44 PM   #12 
  - "Independent" most likely means  Mythsaje   Oct-03-07 06:48 PM   #15 
  - As a committed independent liberal myself, I lose patience with such folks.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 07:01 PM   #22 
  - Wow, well said and spot on.  progpen   Oct-03-07 07:14 PM   #26 
  - Excellent points  Yael   Oct-04-07 09:57 AM   #79 
  - K&R  dicksteele   Oct-03-07 06:35 PM   #3 
  - K&R A kick for the truth. Thank you. n/t  antigop   Oct-03-07 06:36 PM   #4 
  - Well done.  H2O Man   Oct-03-07 06:38 PM   #7 
  - The majority may think  zidzi   Oct-03-07 06:40 PM   #8 
  - The problem as always is the Electoral System.  Disturbed   Oct-03-07 06:46 PM   #13 
  - that sounds a lot like how it breaks down on DU. See this poll I did a couple years back:  yurbud   Oct-03-07 06:41 PM   #9 
  - It's one of the DU myths to call ourselves "exceptional" ...  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 06:53 PM   #19 
     - what they mean is appease the corporations lest they be angry with thee and smite thee  yurbud   Oct-03-07 07:23 PM   #27 
     - It's pathetic! Screw pandering  zidzi   Oct-03-07 07:26 PM   #30 
  - Congress has become privatized. Not accountable to us little people anymore.  diva77   Oct-03-07 06:41 PM   #10 
  - We have to get corporate money out of our elections  sfexpat2000   Oct-03-07 06:49 PM   #17 
     - corporate money must exit every area where the public health and welfare is at stake  burythehatchet   Oct-03-07 06:59 PM   #20 
  - you must be some wyld eyed progressive!?! -- hey -- so am i!  xchrom   Oct-03-07 06:49 PM   #16 
  - I feel it every day, with every decision made. nt  babylonsister   Oct-03-07 06:49 PM   #18 
  - Kick! I t's amazing the stuff that doesn't get ATTENTION on DU these Days..  KoKo01   Oct-03-07 06:59 PM   #21 
  - There's too many fires every day.  sfexpat2000   Oct-03-07 07:03 PM   #24 
  - too many , my friend  mdmc   Oct-04-07 10:07 AM   #81 
  - Well, we just got a new toilet.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 07:08 PM   #25 
     - OMG! ROFL!  KoKo01   Oct-03-07 08:24 PM   #40 
        - Well, I can't help thinking about DU  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 09:22 PM   #44 
  - You can say that again and again. - n/t  porphyrian   Oct-03-07 07:02 PM   #23 
  - That's it in a nutshell and very well said  Jacobin   Oct-03-07 07:24 PM   #28 
  - So, I really am NOT a leftist whackjob??  leftchick   Oct-03-07 07:25 PM   #29 
  - no, you're still a leftist whackjob.  ulysses   Oct-03-07 07:27 PM   #31 
  - Puppy Pile!!  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 07:29 PM   #35 
  - pitbulls, of course.  ulysses   Oct-03-07 09:22 PM   #45 
  - LWJM!  leftchick   Oct-03-07 07:35 PM   #36 
     - I see a bracelet campaign in our future.  ulysses   Oct-03-07 09:24 PM   #47 
  - You can be what you want to be.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 07:28 PM   #33 
  - Recommended  me b zola   Oct-03-07 07:27 PM   #32 
  - My husband fits very neatly into the article's categorization of "independent."  blondeatlast   Oct-03-07 07:29 PM   #34 
  - The chants to the capital should be Stop stealing from us and lying to us you motherfuckers.  lonestarnot   Oct-03-07 07:41 PM   #37 
  - Many have been" triangulated" into believing "not as bad" is good enough. K&R  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-03-07 07:51 PM   #38 
  - If not as bad is good enough  truedelphi   Oct-03-07 09:46 PM   #52 
  - ..  proud2Blib   Oct-03-07 07:52 PM   #39 
  - Many people talk about a Third Party for Progressives.  Disturbed   Oct-03-07 08:44 PM   #41 
     - I agree  proud2Blib   Oct-03-07 10:52 PM   #58 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-03-07 09:14 PM   #42 
  - What the hell are you thinking?!?! You're attacking the Orthodoxy!!!!  scarletwoman   Oct-03-07 09:17 PM   #43 
  - LOL!  ulysses   Oct-03-07 09:23 PM   #46 
  - Sometimes you feel like a nut ...  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 09:27 PM   #48 
     - And sometimes you climb a tree because you feel like a nut.  scarletwoman   Oct-03-07 11:33 PM   #60 
  - "If only there was an American political party that unwaveringly reflected these views... "  WillyT   Oct-03-07 09:34 PM   #49 
  - Isn't it sad.  SimpleTrend   Oct-03-07 10:06 PM   #53 
  - We The People  WizardTN   Oct-03-07 10:09 PM   #54 
  - But, but, but we are told to just fall in line  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-03-07 10:14 PM   #55 
  - Hey, I was just going to ask how many of us are out there in the wilderness  Kaleko   Oct-03-07 10:26 PM   #56 
  - M-O-N-E-Y  PassingFair   Oct-04-07 06:39 AM   #69 
  - I've long that the Dems went wrong when they espoused conservative  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-03-07 10:32 PM   #57 
  - I think the term is "neo-liberal" economic policies.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-07 11:28 PM   #59 
     - Well said, Tahiti.  NoGodsNoMasters   Oct-03-07 11:57 PM   #62 
     - The Dem Party veered to the right politically during Raygun's  Disturbed   Oct-04-07 12:05 AM   #63 
  - Well, we need to replace these faux Democrats with real Democrats, ones that are liberals.  Major Hogwash   Oct-03-07 11:53 PM   #61 
  - antiwar independents..  frylock   Oct-04-07 12:15 AM   #64 
  - I agree with the header  kiloman   Oct-04-07 05:26 AM   #65 
  - They don't take us seriously  againes654   Oct-04-07 09:41 AM   #75 
     - Thats our position  kiloman   Oct-04-07 09:50 AM   #77 
  - I really think that the current timidity of the Democrats on the hill is  Sentinel Chicken   Oct-04-07 06:03 AM   #66 
  - Define current, please... n/t  greyhound1966   Oct-04-07 11:10 AM   #85 
  - Gettin' kind hard to walk dat ole Party Line, innit?  dbt   Oct-04-07 06:06 AM   #67 
  - Your premise is wrong. Our leaders are not "irrevocably unresponsive to the majority of the people."  Perry Logan   Oct-04-07 06:07 AM   #68 
  - WHO's "supping on the right wing media?" I don't think it's Tahiti Nut  kenzee13   Oct-04-07 08:04 AM   #71 
  - Q.E.D.  TahitiNut   Oct-04-07 09:56 AM   #78 
     - Ya know, I keep trying to reply to the replies,  greyhound1966   Oct-04-07 11:15 AM   #87 
  - GREAT article. Thanks for posting it.  LWolf   Oct-04-07 07:03 AM   #70 
  - It's nice to feel that the insinutation that I'm not some "commie"  YOY   Oct-04-07 08:11 AM   #72 
  - Recent history (100 years) shows that the greatest antipathy for "commies" is from fascists.  TahitiNut   Oct-04-07 09:42 AM   #76 
  - Great article!!!  againes654   Oct-04-07 09:13 AM   #73 
  - Want politicians to change?  WarhammerTwo   Oct-04-07 09:32 AM   #74 
  - k/r  mdmc   Oct-04-07 09:57 AM   #80 
  - AMAZING!! Four-star 'Greatest' with 60 recommendations and NOT YET one grammarian ....  TahitiNut   Oct-04-07 10:10 AM   #82 
  - The "Americans" being right next to your verb...  redqueen   Oct-04-07 10:43 AM   #83 
     - Yep. But that's something we learned in high school - a common error.  TahitiNut   Oct-04-07 10:47 AM   #84 
  - Leave my progressive majority alone  seemslikeadream   Oct-04-07 11:14 AM   #86 
  - Thank you Tahiti Nut! Do you remember when Michael Moore was promoting  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-04-07 11:21 AM   #88 
  - Yes, I think Moore is far more 'connected' than the average politician.  TahitiNut   Oct-04-07 12:43 PM   #91 
     - Very well said. When reading it, it reminded me of a recent appearance  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-04-07 12:52 PM   #92 
  - Great article!  Totally Committed   Oct-04-07 11:28 AM   #89 
  - my thoughts well put..  ooglymoogly   Oct-04-07 12:41 PM   #90 
  - Kick & Nominated  pberq   Oct-04-07 12:54 PM   #93 
  - Yes, we may be "abandoned" by leadership . . . but we have the numbers . . ..  defendandprotect   Oct-04-07 02:19 PM   #94 
  - A Big K&R for my friend, the Nut  ProudDad   Oct-04-07 02:20 PM   #95 
  - K & R! Well worth bookmarking for future reference!  robertpaulsen   Oct-04-07 03:26 PM   #96 
  - K & R & Bookmarked. nt  TheGoldenRule   Oct-04-07 04:46 PM   #99 
  - Know How We Think  Forrest Greene   Oct-04-07 04:52 PM   #100 
  - Kick ...for a Great Read...Strategy...Future...!  KoKo01   Oct-04-07 06:22 PM   #101 
  - Enjoy the Wedgie.  L. Coyote   Oct-04-07 06:32 PM   #102 
 

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