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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 11:10 PM
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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  -Third Way's words from 2007 about the middle class...coming back to haunt them? madfloridian  Mar-23-09 12:05 AM   #0 
  - They don't owe us anything. They're paid by Wall Street to mislead and demoralize us.  Jim Sagle   Mar-23-09 12:22 AM   #1 
  - Yep. The Financial Elites Have Contaminated BOTH Political Parties.  tonysam   Mar-25-09 12:00 PM   #22 
  - The middle class is being purposely destroyed by the right wing aided by a group of craven Democrats  AdHocSolver   Mar-23-09 01:21 AM   #2 
  - I agree.  madfloridian   Mar-24-09 11:38 AM   #14 
  - Calling themselves progressives and calling us neo-populists.  Lasher   Mar-23-09 05:30 AM   #3 
  - Misleading by language. Nothing progressive about them.  madfloridian   Mar-23-09 10:28 AM   #7 
     - A classic exercise in labeling to frame an argument.  Lasher   Mar-23-09 02:18 PM   #9 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-26-09 07:16 PM   #33 
  - About the bonuses being a "drop in the bucket..."  W_HAMILTON   Mar-23-09 05:36 AM   #4 
  - I read something recently showing that executive labor cost was  Hannah Bell   Mar-23-09 05:40 AM   #5 
  - Third Way? Fourth Reich is more like it..  Kip Humphrey   Mar-23-09 05:42 AM   #6 
  - Third Way in 2006: Bankruptcies are rare, majority of Americans have no credit card debt.  madfloridian   Mar-23-09 01:20 PM   #8 
  - It is almost like they were trying to justify the damage that was on the way.  madfloridian   Mar-23-09 08:58 PM   #10 
  - Third Way's policy on the middle class is failing as badly as their gun control policy  derby378   Mar-23-09 09:04 PM   #11 
  - Their views may be irrelevant, but their money and power prevail.  madfloridian   Mar-24-09 01:11 AM   #13 
  - I think that you are incorrect.  imdjh   Mar-25-09 11:10 PM   #31 
  - David Brooks loved the New Rules Economy report....also dissed "neopopulists"  madfloridian   Mar-23-09 11:09 PM   #12 
  - The PPI is why I prefer to call my self a leftist, rather than a "progressive."  LWolf   Mar-24-09 11:43 AM   #15 
  - Agreed, I'm coming to that realization as well.  Naturyl   Mar-25-09 02:18 AM   #19 
  - They called us "fringe"...anti-war, activists on any level..fringe.  madfloridian   Mar-25-09 11:49 AM   #21 
     - There was a time  LWolf   Mar-25-09 12:52 PM   #26 
        - I thought I was "in the middle" ....  madfloridian   Mar-26-09 01:08 PM   #32 
  - Austan Goolsby, the PPI's chief economist, was on TV speaking on behalf of the Obama admin this week  Romulox   Mar-24-09 11:48 AM   #16 
  - Correct me, but isn't he one who wants to privatize Social Security?  madfloridian   Mar-25-09 01:56 AM   #17 
  - Yep. He's a one of the "Chicago School Boys."  tonysam   Mar-25-09 12:01 PM   #23 
  - Can't find an article I was looking for.  madfloridian   Mar-25-09 12:46 PM   #25 
  - He was the one who promised Canada that Obama's trade talk was all smoke & mirrors  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-25-09 02:23 AM   #20 
  - I don't view the middle class as "struggling to get by."  Naturyl   Mar-25-09 02:16 AM   #18 
  - In this economy, there are only a few not struggling.  madfloridian   Mar-25-09 04:52 PM   #27 
  - They're just now starting to see what it's like  Brucie Kibbutz   Mar-25-09 09:24 PM   #29 
  - You seem to be taking pleasure in the suffering of others.  madfloridian   Mar-28-09 10:40 AM   #35 
  - I don't think there is one  imdjh   Mar-25-09 10:54 PM   #30 
  - All you ever hear about is the middle class.  Brucie Kibbutz   Mar-25-09 09:15 PM   #28 
  - More about the authors of that article.. and Third Way leadership  madfloridian   Mar-25-09 12:34 PM   #24 
  - kick n/t  slipslidingaway   Mar-28-09 10:29 AM   #34 

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