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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-26-09 12:10 AM
Response to Reply #11
31. I think that you are incorrect.
"They're rapidly becoming irrelevant to the future of the Democratic Party."

That's pretty arrogant and in denial of the reality as I see it. President Obama won the Democratic nomination through strategy, not overwhelming support. He won the national election with the support of lots and lots of people who voted for him because the alternative was unacceptable. That's not a blanket endorsement of his first and greatest fans' ideals, nor is it a promise of continued and unalienable support. Things change. Other people have expectations too. Some people were disillusioned on election day. Others have become disillusioned since inauguration. Of course, it's like water, it's hard to tell the difference between what has spilled out and what has taken its place. The Democratic Party is still a coalition of people with a spectrum of wants, needs, and desires. They are not irrelevant.
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