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56. Who would you rather have as a neighbor? n/t
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  -I'm going to get flamed for this, I'm sure .... but Dobson's 3rd party is just like our far lefties. Husb2Sparkly  Oct-04-07 12:14 PM   #0 
  - I trust Dobson as much as I believe in the  malaise   Oct-04-07 12:15 PM   #1 
  - Our far left, me included, is more rational and logical than their far right  mainegreen   Oct-04-07 12:16 PM   #2 
  - No, they're not, actually, they make the very same  liberalhistorian   Oct-04-07 12:26 PM   #6 
     - How is far left defined?  mainegreen   Oct-04-07 12:38 PM   #18 
     - Beauty, like far left, is in the eye of the describer  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 12:48 PM   #22 
     - "Far left" is as willing to wage violence as the "far right".  sicksicksick_N_tired   Oct-04-07 02:48 PM   #79 
     - Anyone who voted for Nader in 2000...  whoneedstickets   Oct-05-07 12:52 AM   #133 
     - Rather like Kucinich not voting to withdraw the troops because the bill didn't  LittleClarkie   Oct-04-07 06:17 PM   #108 
  - Well, what *they* call "far left" is anything but...  Mythsaje   Oct-04-07 12:20 PM   #3 
  - You get NO argument from me on that point.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 12:31 PM   #11 
     - Glad to hear it...  Mythsaje   Oct-04-07 12:47 PM   #21 
        - I have been screaming for years that our single biggest issue is the media  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 12:51 PM   #26 
           - Boy, are we on the same page there...  Mythsaje   Oct-04-07 01:25 PM   #37 
  - No flames from me, just warm agreement  Hekate   Oct-04-07 12:20 PM   #4 
  - Henry Clay was the great compromiser.  IMModerate   Oct-04-07 12:50 PM   #25 
     - Thanks -- the ability to Get Things Done without killing the opposition became a lost art after Newt  Hekate   Oct-04-07 06:41 PM   #109 
        - Man! You got that right!  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 06:47 PM   #110 
  - on a scale where left is communism and right is totalitarianism  bullimiami   Oct-04-07 12:25 PM   #5 
  - You're right.. Far left as defined by the far right is just slightly left of center.  tridim   Oct-04-07 12:36 PM   #15 
  - Get him!  Lasher   Oct-04-07 12:27 PM   #7 
  - I like the exploding head  hfojvt   Oct-04-07 12:52 PM   #27 
     - Here, have fun:  Lasher   Oct-04-07 12:56 PM   #29 
  - No flames comin' your way from this angle ...  NanceGreggs   Oct-04-07 12:27 PM   #8 
  - no flame here either  Froward69   Oct-04-07 12:28 PM   #9 
  - Yup.  sicksicksick_N_tired   Oct-04-07 12:29 PM   #10 
  - Oh NO!! I'm not part of the mainstream!!  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-04-07 12:32 PM   #12 
  - No flames here, in total agreement.  liberalhistorian   Oct-04-07 12:33 PM   #13 
  - Stinky, yer all wet  Warpy   Oct-04-07 12:34 PM   #14 
  - Thank you, Warpy  lastliberalintexas   Oct-04-07 12:45 PM   #20 
  - I disagree ......  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 12:54 PM   #28 
     - No, your position is based on "they're both nuts."  Warpy   Oct-04-07 01:29 PM   #38 
        - Let's try looking at it this way .......  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:06 PM   #45 
           - "They both have belief sets" is a little thin for comparing the two  Warpy   Oct-04-07 02:39 PM   #74 
  - Yup  Marrah_G   Oct-04-07 12:36 PM   #16 
  - I just can't come to DU and not get my feelings hurt these days.  Totally Committed   Oct-04-07 12:37 PM   #17 
  - It wasn't intended to be personal  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 12:57 PM   #30 
     - It's okay... my hard-left turn at this late stage of the game has even my head spinning.  Totally Committed   Oct-04-07 01:11 PM   #36 
  - no flame here... kool-aid comes in many flavors...  radfringe   Oct-04-07 12:39 PM   #19 
  - I think you need to define "far left"  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 12:49 PM   #23 
  - No, that level of precision is not necessary and detracts from the larger issue  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 01:02 PM   #34 
     - If you refuse to define what is "far left"  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 01:52 PM   #43 
        - No, the discussion is far more simple .....  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:19 PM   #53 
           - I didn't mean "you" personally...  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 02:35 PM   #70 
              - Look around at any absolute statement and you'll see what I mean  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:48 PM   #78 
                 - Ah, so you are talking about anonymous posters  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 03:18 PM   #83 
                    - Actually, I see and hear them on the news, too.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 03:24 PM   #84 
                       - This is getting ridiculous  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 03:57 PM   #94 
                          - No ..... its about the broad principle, not the minutia.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 04:12 PM   #96 
                             - Okey doke  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 04:32 PM   #102 
                                - That's true ..... instead what we have is a bunch (undefined number) of people who .....  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 04:39 PM   #103 
                                   - Thus, the OP hasn't a leg to stand on.  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 04:55 PM   #104 
                                      - Okay, back to the bigger issue ..... the POINT of the OP  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 06:50 PM   #111 
                                         - "You been goofin' with the bees?"  Breeze54   Oct-04-07 07:15 PM   #115 
                                         - Okay, you win. You have NO intention of discussing anything.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 07:42 PM   #117 
                                            - Jeesh! I am not Breeze54! (n/t)  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 07:44 PM   #120 
                                            - Huh?  Breeze54   Oct-04-07 07:51 PM   #123 
                                            - You can do better than that.  Breeze54   Oct-04-07 07:54 PM   #125 
                                            - I wasn't 'flinging' anything but  Breeze54   Oct-04-07 07:59 PM   #128 
                                         - You could have asked the question  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 07:42 PM   #118 
  - Maybe the right of center DLCers will rejoin the Moderate Repuke party then?  stimbox   Oct-04-07 12:50 PM   #24 
  - It could happen  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 12:59 PM   #31 
  - What utter bullshit. "Our far lefties" appear ISSUE-BY-ISSUE to be in line with the U.S. electorate,  The Stranger   Oct-04-07 01:00 PM   #32 
  - You clearly chose not to read the thread before proffering your opinion.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 01:03 PM   #35 
  - I agree with you  RedEarth   Oct-04-07 01:01 PM   #33 
  - DLC Democrats are stunningly similar to George H.W. Bush Republicans...  Romulox   Oct-04-07 01:32 PM   #39 
  - Lest we forget, there were lots of so-called "Reagan Democrats"...n/t  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:20 PM   #54 
  - Some of those "Regan Democrats" are the modern day DLCers. nt  Romulox   Oct-04-07 02:24 PM   #58 
     - If they want to come back and vote Democratic again..  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:29 PM   #62 
        - Nothing in life is free, and he who pays the piper calls the tune...  Romulox   Oct-04-07 02:33 PM   #66 
           - So you win on compromise or you lose on principle..  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:34 PM   #69 
              - Well said  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:37 PM   #71 
              - Compromise and *Capitulation* are not the same thing  Romulox   Oct-04-07 02:40 PM   #76 
                 - well stated  frylock   Oct-04-07 06:03 PM   #106 
                 - Well, I look at it this way..  Virginia Dare   Oct-05-07 12:34 PM   #139 
  - ...n/t  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:29 PM   #60 
  - That's maybe quite true  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:32 PM   #64 
  - yeah, those hard-left, hard-line positions  leftofthedial   Oct-04-07 01:32 PM   #40 
  - logic... circuits... malfunctioning... n/t  burythehatchet   Oct-04-07 01:34 PM   #42 
  - You're failing at dragging your cross around ......  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:08 PM   #46 
     - when some of us advocate those positions  leftofthedial   Oct-04-07 06:01 PM   #105 
  - I think you should apply for a spot on Jon Stewart's Speculatum panel nt  burythehatchet   Oct-04-07 01:33 PM   #41 
  - I have no idea what that means.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:08 PM   #47 
  - Sorry. Don't buy the "far lefty" meme anymore.  TheDoorbellRang   Oct-04-07 02:04 PM   #44 
  - And, yet... did you see where on the Political Compass most of our candidates are?  Totally Committed   Oct-04-07 02:09 PM   #48 
  - Yes, I saw that. It was quite disheartening. eom  TheDoorbellRang   Oct-04-07 02:12 PM   #51 
  - Yes  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:11 PM   #50 
     - The point is...  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 02:29 PM   #61 
     - But you have to see what's going to happen here..  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:32 PM   #65 
        - A more realistic view  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 02:40 PM   #75 
           - Parliamentary vis a vis Representative  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:50 PM   #80 
              - Parliamentary democracy is also representative democracy.  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 04:15 PM   #97 
                 - You're being willfully obtuse  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 04:20 PM   #100 
     - My point is that I wonder if the current "far lefty" is the old fashioned "moderate"  TheDoorbellRang   Oct-04-07 02:33 PM   #67 
        - It doesn't matter  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 06:51 PM   #112 
           - Ah. Well, dagnabbit, whyn't ya just say so?  TheDoorbellRang   Oct-04-07 07:36 PM   #116 
              - See. Its simple. That really was the point.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 07:43 PM   #119 
                 - Not cool.  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 07:53 PM   #124 
                    - Actually, the discourse displayed an interesting phenomenon  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 07:59 PM   #127 
                       - Presumably, I am one of those crazed bulls.  Luminous Animal   Oct-04-07 09:10 PM   #130 
                          - Now you see, I labeled NO view as far left in the OP  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-05-07 12:28 AM   #131 
                             - Actually...  Luminous Animal   Oct-05-07 02:45 AM   #134 
                                - Please show me the quote where I characterized mainstreamers as far left  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-05-07 08:12 AM   #135 
  - No flames here. Insisting on perfection and purity leads to inaction in politics  jpgray   Oct-04-07 02:10 PM   #49 
  - Don't expect this parallel: Creepy Freeper funding Greens  L. Coyote   Oct-04-07 02:14 PM   #52 
  - Blackwater already has...  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:23 PM   #57 
     - Erik Prince is one of the Creepy Freeper Family members. There are other  L. Coyote   Oct-04-07 02:33 PM   #68 
  - You think so?  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-04-07 02:22 PM   #55 
  - Who would you rather have as a neighbor? n/t  rucky   Oct-04-07 02:23 PM   #56 
  - I like this quote by Bruce Springsteen..  Virginia Dare   Oct-04-07 02:24 PM   #59 
  - In addition to agreeing with bullimiami's post #5  me b zola   Oct-04-07 02:30 PM   #63 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-04-07 02:38 PM   #72 
  - Wrong. Dobson is an authoritarian. The left is not. If anything we  alfredo   Oct-04-07 02:39 PM   #73 
  - No prob... the DLC/centrist Democrats here are no different than Republicans period!  devilgrrl   Oct-04-07 02:46 PM   #77 
  - How is that germaine?  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 02:53 PM   #81 
     - It's germaine in that the corporate masters of the Republicans are the same  Romulox   Oct-04-07 03:11 PM   #82 
        - The our job ought to be revoking corporate personhood and taking the money out of campaigns  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 03:51 PM   #88 
        - Pot-shotting??? Like comparing "Far-lefties" with James Dobson? You mean that kind?  devilgrrl   Oct-04-07 03:54 PM   #91 
           - That wasn't a pot shot. It was a targeted hit.  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 03:56 PM   #93 
        - Yep.  devilgrrl   Oct-04-07 03:51 PM   #89 
           - I like it fine. See my post, right above yours  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 03:52 PM   #90 
              - You're not going to like my response  devilgrrl   Oct-04-07 03:55 PM   #92 
  - Fascinating Reading...  KharmaTrain   Oct-04-07 03:30 PM   #85 
  - One major difference is social conservatives are seriously repressed  DemGa   Oct-04-07 03:33 PM   #86 
  - Agree totally. No flames from me.  sufrommich   Oct-04-07 03:35 PM   #87 
  - There is NO SUCH THING as the FAR LEFT in America  lynyrd_skynyrd   Oct-04-07 04:00 PM   #95 
  - Why is so hard for you to discuss the issue?  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 04:17 PM   #99 
  - The "Far Left".  Disturbed   Oct-04-07 04:24 PM   #101 
     - Uh, the DSA and SPUSA don't look like "far left" at all. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-05-07 09:40 AM   #136 
  - Why it is not the same  PATRICK   Oct-04-07 04:16 PM   #98 
  - "but Dobson's 3rd party is just like our far lefties" ... without the brains. nt  Ilsa   Oct-04-07 06:09 PM   #107 
  - Now I know you're nuts.  Breeze54   Oct-04-07 06:56 PM   #113 
  - There's an awful lot of invective against me there. Where's the substantiation?  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 07:02 PM   #114 
  - you are absolutely right  mark414   Oct-04-07 07:44 PM   #121 
  - No flames here. There are certainly times when  JerseygirlCT   Oct-04-07 07:46 PM   #122 
  - Pro family vs Anti Woman  Husb2Sparkly   Oct-04-07 07:55 PM   #126 
     - Well, I suppose a great deal depends on your definition of  JerseygirlCT   Oct-04-07 08:50 PM   #129 
  - Very stylish. I like your suit, and I agree with you. n/t  Hoof Hearted   Oct-05-07 12:31 AM   #132 
  - I think the real issue there is not being "far-" something, but rather the splitting  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-05-07 09:44 AM   #137 
  - Could not agree more!Very well said!  DemEtienne   Oct-05-07 11:04 AM   #138 
  - You mean those broadly held values like  MadHound   Oct-05-07 12:41 PM   #140 
 

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