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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-09-09 02:55 PM
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137. Thank you for the compliment. I fear that I am far too
Edited on Thu Apr-09-09 02:56 PM by truedelphi
Shrill at times, but I do want people to understand that just because we have a charismatic "fun" guy in the WH,it won't mean Shit unless he backs away from the same policies as the Bush-ters
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  -Were Screwed and I think you know it. rhett o rick  Apr-07-09 04:22 PM   #0 
  - Well, if you want to feel that way, that's your choice.  Deja Q   Apr-07-09 04:25 PM   #1 
  - Tell that to the people living in cars and tents. Tell that to the millions losing their retirements  rhett o rick   Apr-07-09 04:32 PM   #5 
  - The "Greatest" generation saddled...  yowzayowzayowza   Apr-07-09 05:04 PM   #19 
  - Yeah - we are all ever so happy to be in this position - The poster said none of those things  debbierlus   Apr-08-09 04:18 PM   #108 
     - Thank you and well said. We have a major problem right here in Democratic-River City  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 05:26 PM   #112 
  - I don't agree with your premise. Legislators represent their constituents.  MADem   Apr-07-09 04:27 PM   #2 
  - But who are their constituents?  RufusTFirefly   Apr-07-09 04:32 PM   #6 
  - Look, you can fiddle with verbiage all day. The point I make, in plain language, is that  MADem   Apr-07-09 04:39 PM   #10 
  - Sorry, but you're still missing the point  RufusTFirefly   Apr-07-09 04:48 PM   #15 
  - We agree on something. THAT's INERTIA.  MADem   Apr-07-09 05:00 PM   #17 
  - The public does not give a shit  BeFree   Apr-07-09 06:03 PM   #32 
     - Naaah. My glass is half full. We, The People just need to be made sufficiently  MADem   Apr-07-09 06:11 PM   #34 
     - And they'll do what?  BeFree   Apr-07-09 06:29 PM   #37 
        - People got pretty uncomfortable in the 1930's.  MADem   Apr-07-09 06:53 PM   #39 
           - Enjoy?  BeFree   Apr-07-09 07:00 PM   #40 
              - My comment was conditional. IF (see that word, if??) that shoe fits, you go on and wear it.  MADem   Apr-07-09 07:25 PM   #47 
                 - Ha  BeFree   Apr-07-09 10:42 PM   #63 
                 - Wow, that's some interesting reinvention of very recent history.  MADem   Apr-07-09 10:52 PM   #64 
                    - Gross  BeFree   Apr-08-09 09:19 AM   #75 
                       - I am not "offering" anything. All I am saying is you can run around like a chicken with your  MADem   Apr-08-09 11:48 AM   #82 
                          - Whoa, nelly!  BeFree   Apr-08-09 01:56 PM   #94 
                          - "And what is your answer? Follow Obama."  MADem   Apr-08-09 02:25 PM   #95 
                             - You don't attack anyone?  BeFree   Apr-08-09 05:47 PM   #113 
                                - You have a problem with comprehension, I see.  MADem   Apr-08-09 08:07 PM   #118 
                                - Note observed behaviors?  BeFree   Apr-08-09 08:18 PM   #120 
                                - Yes--I note observed behaviors.  MADem   Apr-08-09 08:36 PM   #122 
                                - Sweet Dreams, sugarpie.  BeFree   Apr-08-09 09:05 PM   #125 
                          - Ir wasn't Desert Storm. It was holding the hostages.  Cetacea   Apr-08-09 02:36 PM   #97 
                             - DESERT ONE--not DESERT STORM. DESERT ONE.  MADem   Apr-08-09 08:11 PM   #119 
                 - Great post  get the red out   Apr-08-09 03:47 PM   #106 
     - I believe the public does care. We cared enough to believe  yy4me   Apr-08-09 04:36 PM   #109 
        - Yeah  BeFree   Apr-08-09 06:06 PM   #114 
  - I understand your point.  Andy823   Apr-07-09 05:30 PM   #24 
     - Two words: Campaign financing  RufusTFirefly   Apr-07-09 07:03 PM   #42 
        - yup  kenfrequed   Apr-08-09 03:13 PM   #105 
  - It is not that simple.  bvar22   Apr-07-09 06:28 PM   #36 
     - "The voters ARE GIVEN...." See--you're one of the "passive ones."  MADem   Apr-07-09 07:08 PM   #43 
     - I can see you've never been nose-to-nose....  bvar22   Apr-07-09 07:32 PM   #48 
        - Hahahahahaha!  MADem   Apr-07-09 07:38 PM   #50 
           - Actually, I had the honor of working on Wellstone's last campaign.  bvar22   Apr-07-09 07:45 PM   #51 
           - Ok, so what are you telling me--party bosses killed Wellstone?  MADem   Apr-07-09 07:48 PM   #53 
           - OK . I can understand how those of you....  bvar22   Apr-08-09 10:58 AM   #79 
              - Dean was "shut out" because Obama didn't want him. Winning has consequences.  MADem   Apr-08-09 11:55 AM   #83 
                 - Obama showed up in Iowa with $100Million, a political machine,  bvar22   Apr-08-09 12:16 PM   #85 
                    - You're just determined to turn him into Boss Tweed, aren't you?  MADem   Apr-08-09 12:56 PM   #86 
                       - There you go again with the preaching.  bvar22   Apr-08-09 01:31 PM   #90 
                          - "Those of us who know better"---and you call me "preaching?"  MADem   Apr-08-09 01:33 PM   #91 
           - As much...  kenfrequed   Apr-08-09 03:09 PM   #103 
           - Sometimes I wish Paul had stayed home.  truedelphi   Apr-07-09 10:23 PM   #62 
              - So do I. I wish he'd hauled out that old green bus instead. NT  MADem   Apr-08-09 11:57 AM   #84 
     - Exactly Bvar  dflprincess   Apr-08-09 02:42 PM   #98 
  - And therein lies the crux of the matter  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-07-09 04:43 PM   #11 
     - And they do it on BOTH sides of the aisle.  Deny and Shred   Apr-09-09 06:17 PM   #139 
  - I get your point. But I don't agree with your premise.  Democracyinkind   Apr-07-09 04:37 PM   #9 
  - Pull the string, and you SEE the constituents--they're the damned VOTERS.  MADem   Apr-07-09 04:45 PM   #13 
     - Agreed, but the fact that their interest goes no further than you have stated  Democracyinkind   Apr-07-09 05:46 PM   #25 
        - It all starts with the voters, though. Without them, you're screwed.  MADem   Apr-07-09 05:51 PM   #28 
           - Imagine, I'm a man and I totally agree. Although the women that tend to get voted in today  Democracyinkind   Apr-07-09 06:02 PM   #31 
           - Its not who votes, its who counts the votes  the other one   Apr-08-09 07:21 AM   #73 
              - Sure, Mister Stalin. Another "hopeless" post.  MADem   Apr-08-09 01:00 PM   #87 
  - Congress-critters represent constituents by definition only.  rhett o rick   Apr-07-09 06:31 PM   #38 
  - Enough of them vote to put the person in the seat, though.  MADem   Apr-07-09 07:36 PM   #49 
     - "if the electorate gets off their asses and works for a change", is definitely what we  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 09:29 AM   #77 
        - The Lieberman example is bullshit. Sorry. Lamont fucked up.  MADem   Apr-08-09 01:06 PM   #88 
           - I disagree. Lamont defeated Lieberman in the primary, which is extremely rare.  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 05:07 PM   #110 
              - YES---and Lamont was sitting in the catbird seat. But as the campaign progressed,  MADem   Apr-08-09 08:31 PM   #121 
                 - I am not sure where you are going with this line of argument.  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 11:17 PM   #126 
                    - Where I am going is this-- "It CAN be done."  MADem   Apr-09-09 12:41 AM   #127 
  - "Legislators represent their constituents."  leftofthedial   Apr-07-09 09:26 PM   #61 
  - Who votes them in, then, Santy Claus?  MADem   Apr-07-09 10:56 PM   #65 
     - we "vote" them in,  leftofthedial   Apr-07-09 11:14 PM   #66 
        - That's all I'm saying. WE are "the problem."  MADem   Apr-07-09 11:25 PM   #67 
  - I think you're dead wrong on this.  Dr.Phool   Apr-08-09 02:53 PM   #100 
     - I agree of course. nm  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 05:09 PM   #111 
     - OK Dr. Phool....you ran a campaign. Just supposing you got a whole lotta  MADem   Apr-08-09 08:56 PM   #124 
  - I'm pretty sure we're doomed and they're doing all the wrong things to stop it  librechik   Apr-07-09 04:31 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, I know. That's why I take Xanax. Best drug to ride out the end of the world with  shadowknows69   Apr-07-09 04:32 PM   #4 
  - Vodka  rhett o rick   Apr-07-09 04:33 PM   #7 
  - yep, pretty much agree. nt  Mari333   Apr-07-09 04:35 PM   #8 
  - Here's what I got from your OP:  redqueen   Apr-07-09 04:43 PM   #12 
  - I'm walking on air today and not all the "we're doomed" posts in the world  cali   Apr-07-09 04:46 PM   #14 
  - I am happy for you (no sarcasm intended). nm  rhett o rick   Apr-07-09 05:55 PM   #29 
  - Life isn't perfect.  Boomerang Diddle   Apr-07-09 05:58 PM   #30 
  - The Democratic leaders are in a dangerous position  leftstreet   Apr-07-09 04:53 PM   #16 
  - good post.  Mari333   Apr-07-09 05:02 PM   #18 
  - Agree. Too many examples of astonishing, frustrating, mystifying behavior by  wiggs   Apr-07-09 05:08 PM   #20 
  - Common ground between right and left  RufusTFirefly   Apr-07-09 05:24 PM   #23 
  - You'll be pretty frustrated with reactions to this view up to the day that the empire comes crashing  Democracyinkind   Apr-07-09 05:48 PM   #27 
  - Dodd will probably be gone..  girl gone mad   Apr-07-09 05:16 PM   #21 
  - i'm 48, with no kids, retired due to permanent disability...  dysfunctional press   Apr-07-09 05:21 PM   #22 
  - There's a seven year old boy named...  LanternWaste   Apr-07-09 05:47 PM   #26 
  - I totally agree that life in these United States is better than a good share of the world.  rhett o rick   Apr-07-09 06:21 PM   #35 
  - Talk about PERSPECTIVE. If I could recommend a post, I'd recommend yours.  MADem   Apr-07-09 07:50 PM   #54 
  - Yes, we are  BeFree   Apr-07-09 06:08 PM   #33 
  - My wife and I decided to quit.  bvar22   Apr-07-09 07:02 PM   #41 
  - 4-11 is start -- and it's just around the corner. nt  xchrom   Apr-07-09 07:17 PM   #44 
  - UR right rhett o rick  jemma   Apr-07-09 07:19 PM   #45 
  - There aren't ten actual Democrats in DC.  leftofthedial   Apr-07-09 07:19 PM   #46 
  - And that is a really good point. n/t  TBF   Apr-07-09 08:16 PM   #58 
  - Ponies for everyone!  balantz   Apr-07-09 07:48 PM   #52 
  - Ohh - Pretty pony ...  waiting for hope   Apr-07-09 08:06 PM   #55 
     - You two crack me up... I know you're making those  TBF   Apr-07-09 08:15 PM   #57 
        - A spy in our Belize compound!  balantz   Apr-07-09 08:30 PM   #59 
        - Production is a bitch - let me tell you.  waiting for hope   Apr-07-09 08:40 PM   #60 
  - The ruling class... and the rest of us -  TBF   Apr-07-09 08:12 PM   #56 
  - As Michael Moore put it: Face It, You'll Never Be Rich  FiveGoodMen   Apr-08-09 02:32 PM   #96 
     - And he wrote that in 2003 - a very good article.  TBF   Apr-09-09 07:32 AM   #132 
  - campaign finance reform  dreamnightwind   Apr-08-09 12:03 AM   #68 
  - free cable & network time.  Hannah Bell   Apr-08-09 12:17 AM   #70 
  - it should help, not a complete fix though  dreamnightwind   Apr-08-09 05:11 AM   #71 
  - "paying our reps a ton of money, huge salaries" ... have we learned  TBF   Apr-08-09 07:04 AM   #72 
  - sounds like we've learned different things  dreamnightwind   Apr-09-09 04:45 AM   #128 
  - Campaign finance reform, Universal Single Payer Health Care, all the big issues  truedelphi   Apr-08-09 01:27 PM   #89 
  - the way things are currently structured it will never happen  dreamnightwind   Apr-09-09 04:56 AM   #129 
     - Thank you for the compliment. I fear that I am far too  truedelphi   Apr-09-09 02:55 PM   #137 
  - Here's my take on reform..  twitomy   Apr-08-09 03:08 PM   #102 
     - Easy pickings  dreamnightwind   Apr-09-09 05:08 AM   #130 
  - well, i know we're screwed around here:  orleans   Apr-08-09 12:11 AM   #69 
  - I've known it for a long time, and you are correct. nt  LWolf   Apr-08-09 07:24 AM   #74 
  - The primary concern of politicians is to get re-elected. Serving the country is a slogan.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-08-09 09:27 AM   #76 
  - K&R-- I agree with you 100 percent....  mike_c   Apr-08-09 10:46 AM   #78 
  - ditto  Last Stand   Apr-08-09 11:01 AM   #80 
  - They prostrated themselves before Dubya  Jack Sprat   Apr-08-09 03:13 PM   #104 
  - Oh Mr.Nader Your Ignorant Little Wah Wah Rants Never Cease To Be Hilarious!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-08-09 11:29 AM   #81 
  - Some of us have railed against the corporatists for years  nolabels   Apr-08-09 01:52 PM   #92 
  - pls read C. Wright Mills: The Power Elite  amborin   Apr-08-09 01:54 PM   #93 
  - Thanks for the recommendation but, will it make me feel better or worse?  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 08:03 PM   #116 
     - difficult to say  amborin   Apr-08-09 08:05 PM   #117 
  - Senator B. Everett Jordan lost his Senate seat by being defeated in the primary  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-08-09 02:48 PM   #99 
  - Do you support the blue dog Democrats Freddie?? nm  rhett o rick   Apr-09-09 09:32 AM   #134 
  - Freddie, please tell us if you support the blue dog Democrats. nm  rhett o rick   Apr-09-09 04:41 PM   #138 
  - Honestly, you make a good case.  Jack Sprat   Apr-08-09 03:00 PM   #101 
  - You could start with a list of those....  bvar22   Apr-08-09 04:06 PM   #107 
  - I rate your post as one of the top 10 ever written here at DU  wundermaus   Apr-08-09 06:21 PM   #115 
  - Thanks very much. The important thing here tho is to understand:  rhett o rick   Apr-08-09 08:55 PM   #123 
  - Defeatist Hyperbole  ProfessorGAC   Apr-09-09 05:15 AM   #131 
     - Now that's some strange logic. I should root for a dictatorship because I think  rhett o rick   Apr-09-09 09:30 AM   #133 
     - Ok rhett  BeFree   Apr-09-09 10:59 AM   #136 
     - If I had to guess...  BeFree   Apr-09-09 10:24 AM   #135 
 

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