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Morgana LaFey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 07:01 PM
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72. I'm not sure that's true -- or please document if it is
The DLC has a rather nasty habit of appropriating "members" to itself, some of whom are smart enough to disengage forcefully from being "conflated" in the membership stats.

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  -working to crush "the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party" Robbien  Mar-31-07 09:26 AM   #0 
  - 'Politico profile'  bigtree   Mar-31-07 09:28 AM   #1 
  - If anyone knowsthe backstory of the Moderate/Centrist Dem  Robbien   Mar-31-07 09:33 AM   #2 
     - bullshit. These folks are making it up as they go along.  bigtree   Mar-31-07 12:58 PM   #18 
        - Politico/Drudge knows centrists/moderates like the back of their hand.  Robbien   Mar-31-07 04:11 PM   #47 
           - Politico/Drudge may know something, but what they feed us is bullshit  bigtree   Mar-31-07 07:24 PM   #76 
              - The only ones picking on Dems here are the Centrists/Moderates/Blue Dogs  Robbien   Mar-31-07 09:31 PM   #85 
  - There certainly is a struggle going on between the corporate and liberal wings of  Marr   Mar-31-07 09:34 AM   #3 
  - I'd say it's more like the "corporate and populist wings..."  Kurovski   Mar-31-07 04:12 PM   #48 
  - Yep - remember this gem from Hillary - always siding with Bush.....  blm   Mar-31-07 05:50 PM   #66 
  - There has been an ongoing effort to stamp out the left wing of the Democratic party  MadHound   Mar-31-07 09:41 AM   #4 
  - Precisely. I am feeling more disallusioned as I learn.  higher class   Mar-31-07 10:59 AM   #5 
  - It's not a "problem" its a battle between two factions within the Democratic Party.  w4rma   Mar-31-07 01:02 PM   #20 
  - John Edwards WAS DLC the whole time he was senator, btw. n/t  Clark2008   Mar-31-07 04:24 PM   #52 
  - I'm not sure that's true -- or please document if it is  Morgana LaFey   Mar-31-07 07:01 PM   #72 
  - His name is under the Leaders headline  seasonedblue   Mar-31-07 09:15 PM   #84 
     - Well, there ya go.  Morgana LaFey   Apr-01-07 07:46 PM   #100 
  - I'd like to see how that plays out. It's obvious that they have  higher class   Mar-31-07 08:10 PM   #79 
     - The DLC is funded by the big corporations. DLCers says what their funders want them to say.  w4rma   Mar-31-07 08:20 PM   #80 
        - Are there any facts that would show that DLC members have been  higher class   Mar-31-07 08:41 PM   #81 
           - Yes. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-31-07 08:58 PM   #82 
  - It is amusing to me  Pastiche423   Mar-31-07 04:46 PM   #57 
  - If we had national IRV  ProudDad   Mar-31-07 07:46 PM   #77 
  - and yet as the last election showed, they can't afford to get rid of us...  NorthernSpy   Mar-31-07 11:33 AM   #6 
  - That's crystal clear.  LWolf   Mar-31-07 11:54 AM   #7 
  - It isn't a two way street with them.  Radical Activist   Mar-31-07 11:59 AM   #8 
  - When we had a real progressive win the nomination if TX AG the 'Establishment' Democrats worked  Vincardog   Mar-31-07 05:28 PM   #62 
  - And when they show up in DC to lobby,  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:46 PM   #28 
  - Dave Obey has been one of the most reliably liberal....  CarbonDate   Apr-01-07 07:36 AM   #96 
  - Is it the corporate and left wing or the corporate and workers wing?  sfexpat2000   Mar-31-07 02:45 PM   #37 
  - I have learned. Left wing =  PassingFair   Mar-31-07 12:06 PM   #9 
  - Left is for the people, right is for the royals  TorchesAndPitchforks   Mar-31-07 12:21 PM   #13 
  - Well I am fucking SHOCKED!!!  leftchick   Mar-31-07 12:07 PM   #10 
  - The definition of "left wing" is those who are paying attention.  shance   Mar-31-07 12:09 PM   #11 
  - When we stop giving our power and money to Washington, we take our power back.  shance   Mar-31-07 12:16 PM   #12 
  - aka " American centrists" (who are being given voice via "netroots")  pat_k   Mar-31-07 12:25 PM   #14 
  - As many people here know, my MAIN issue today is the voting machines  loudsue   Mar-31-07 12:46 PM   #15 
  - Maybe if Obama loses Illinois in 08 he'll wise up.  Warren Stupidity   Mar-31-07 12:55 PM   #17 
  - Hmmm. You may be right. Obama took his first loss very hard,  loudsue   Mar-31-07 01:00 PM   # 
  - Edwards has more experience at dealing with that stuff than anyone else you listed.  w4rma   Mar-31-07 01:05 PM   #22 
  - I think people on DU become delusional - it really hurts to learn  higher class   Mar-31-07 04:07 PM   #46 
  - You are reading too much into it, and he didn't refer to anyone as conspiracy theorist..  rebel with a cause   Apr-01-07 04:30 AM   #89 
     - Nope. He said it himself. Look in the book!  loudsue   Apr-01-07 04:56 AM   #90 
        - Nope,  rebel with a cause   Apr-01-07 06:20 AM   #91 
  - In 100% agreement! If the corporate factions run our elections, then we don't really have  kiteinthewind   Mar-31-07 04:27 PM   #53 
  - That makes him extremely dangerous, IMO  Morgana LaFey   Mar-31-07 07:07 PM   #73 
  - what left wing?  ananda   Mar-31-07 12:54 PM   #16 
  - Anybody who opposes them is "extreme left wing"  mmonk   Mar-31-07 01:20 PM   #24 
  - They call us, "extreme left wing"..I call  zidzi   Mar-31-07 03:14 PM   #41 
  - They've picked up on the wrongwing talking points. These Democrats are as Democratic as the Neocons  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-01-07 07:32 AM   #95 
  - that phantom left wing  downstairsparts   Mar-31-07 02:06 PM   #33 
  - i'm curious to know what your definition of "Left" is...  rman   Apr-01-07 07:21 AM   #93 
  - Those "3rd Wayers" have the same problem with using Democrat as an adjective as the 'thugs do.  w4rma   Mar-31-07 01:00 PM   #19 
  - In America there is an extreme right wing but not an extreme left wing.  gordianot   Mar-31-07 01:03 PM   #21 
  - I am a member of the extreme left wing  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:48 PM   #29 
     - Compared to the extreme right in power now you are probably right.  gordianot   Mar-31-07 07:18 PM   #75 
  - I already know my opponents (by their choice, not mine).  mmonk   Mar-31-07 01:08 PM   #23 
  - My opponents are domestic, I have seen the elephant.  gordianot   Mar-31-07 01:34 PM   #25 
     - True.  mmonk   Apr-02-07 07:27 AM   #101 
  - when did extreme left wingers get voted into congress???  librechik   Mar-31-07 01:40 PM   #26 
  - I think Kucinich is solidly left. Scarcely extreme, though.  Jim Sagle   Mar-31-07 06:36 PM   #68 
  - And some of these blue dogs are longtime DUers.  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:45 PM   #27 
  - what a bunch of shit  bigtree   Mar-31-07 01:50 PM   #30 
  - True  proud2Blib   Mar-31-07 01:59 PM   #32 
     - Where is it posted?  Breeze54   Mar-31-07 02:21 PM   #35 
     - Here it is: jump in!  loudsue   Mar-31-07 02:40 PM   #36 
        - thank you  leftchick   Mar-31-07 02:57 PM   #39 
        - Thanks!!  Breeze54   Mar-31-07 04:51 PM   #59 
     - who knows why folks respond or don't  bigtree   Mar-31-07 03:06 PM   #40 
     - That wasn't a right/left issue.  cali   Mar-31-07 06:50 PM   #70 
  - the "blue dogs" and the DLC are actually quite different...  NorthernSpy   Mar-31-07 03:18 PM   #42 
     - Many Southerners as well as Catholics under hte Blue Dog tent,.  Jim Sagle   Mar-31-07 06:40 PM   #69 
  - It's slimeballs like this that convinced people to vote Nader in 2000.  intheflow   Mar-31-07 01:51 PM   #31 
  - Who are the 'extreme left' of the Democratic Party?  LeftishBrit   Mar-31-07 02:15 PM   #34 
  - The "extreme left" seems to be people who want fair elections,  sfexpat2000   Mar-31-07 02:47 PM   #38 
     - And want equal rights  zidzi   Mar-31-07 03:28 PM   #43 
     - That's right. How extreme!  sfexpat2000   Mar-31-07 03:39 PM   #44 
     - and want clean air, healthy food, address global warming etc.  leftchick   Mar-31-07 04:18 PM   #51 
        - and are pro-Labor and pro-minority at OTHER than election time  Morgana LaFey   Mar-31-07 07:10 PM   #74 
  - Gee, I've been speaking of "the civil war in the Democratic Party" since 2000.  nealmhughes   Mar-31-07 03:52 PM   #45 
  - I heard in the late 90s it was the Clinton Dems v the Kennedy Dems for soul of the party.  blm   Mar-31-07 05:49 PM   #64 
  - we need to go to the source  leftofthedial   Mar-31-07 04:13 PM   #49 
  - From the title and from the link, 2 words:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-31-07 04:15 PM   #50 
  - Yes. It is no wonder Rahm grabbed credit for the 2006 win  Robbien   Mar-31-07 04:39 PM   #55 
     - He's the Bob Schrum of the New American Century!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-31-07 04:55 PM   #60 
  - the Progressive Caucus in Congress  zippy890   Mar-31-07 04:33 PM   #54 
  - I miss Howard Dean!  Pharaoh   Mar-31-07 04:44 PM   #56 
  - it does not matter  DanWithAngel   Mar-31-07 04:51 PM   #58 
  - Technically talk of voting 3rd party is against the rules  magellan   Mar-31-07 06:17 PM   #67 
  - Grassroots power!  epppie   Mar-31-07 05:12 PM   #61 
  - Welcome to DU epppie  Vincardog   Mar-31-07 05:38 PM   #63 
  - Corporations vs. the People  omega minimo   Mar-31-07 05:50 PM   #65 
  - So if this is a good idea, why do we never hear of the GOP doing it?  Morgana LaFey   Mar-31-07 06:57 PM   #71 
  - Not really  ProudDad   Mar-31-07 07:56 PM   #78 
  - Can we just call the "Extreme Left"  Jcrowley   Mar-31-07 09:08 PM   #83 
  - They are as Poisonous as Republicans  Hidden Stillness   Apr-01-07 12:23 AM   #86 
  - Unfortunately, many Dems think that Clinton/Gore was a break in the rise of  omega minimo   Apr-01-07 01:38 AM   #88 
  - that would be great, yeah. becasue once we get rid of the whacko left nuts, we will have 3 groups  ComerPerro   Apr-01-07 12:26 AM   #87 
  - Crushing the extreme left wing?  creeksneakers2   Apr-01-07 07:14 AM   #92 
  - Did you read the OP?  rman   Apr-01-07 07:26 AM   #94 
     - Yes, and I read the story it linked to  creeksneakers2   Apr-01-07 01:50 PM   #98 
  - To the degree the left is destroyed humanity looses its soul.  Larry Ogg   Apr-01-07 08:24 AM   #97 
     - over one hundred years ago  newspeak   Apr-01-07 02:33 PM   #99 

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