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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-25-09 08:25 AM
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55. Although...
there were probably a lot of Whigs who said the same thing, when their party failed to deal with the major issues of the day.
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  -The two words that scare DUers more than any others? kentuck  May-24-09 10:14 PM   #0 
  - "Third party" is a waste of time. The formula is simple:  Buzz Clik   May-24-09 10:19 PM   #1 
  - That's the idea !  kentuck   May-24-09 10:23 PM   #2 
  - That works for me.  Buzz Clik   May-24-09 10:25 PM   #3 
  - That's exactly what William Greider said  zeos3   May-25-09 12:49 AM   #42 
  - I'm forced to conclude that sticking with either major party is the real waste. The thing that  salguine   May-24-09 10:29 PM   #8 
  - The ONLY way to beat an incumbent is within the party.  Buzz Clik   May-24-09 10:39 PM   #17 
     - CT 2006 n/t  Greyhound   May-24-09 10:52 PM   #23 
     - DLC/Emmanuel is busy hatching more Blue Dogs as candidates . . .  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:36 PM   #36 
  - This comes under the heading of . . .  defendandprotect   May-24-09 10:38 PM   #16 
  - Uh, yeah. That's why Lieberman was out on his ass.  Buzz Clik   May-24-09 10:44 PM   #21 
     - Liebereman is "out" . . . where ... ??  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:28 PM   #33 
        - Oh. We're having one of those arguments where you get to reframe your comments...  Buzz Clik   May-25-09 09:12 AM   #61 
  - You've ignored the biggest obstacle, the party apparatus itself.  Greyhound   May-24-09 10:47 PM   #22 
  - Although...  Lydia Leftcoast   May-25-09 08:25 AM   #55 
  - It's seemed to me for a long time that progressives (and pretty much everyone  salguine   May-24-09 10:26 PM   #4 
  - Thanks salguine.  kentuck   May-24-09 10:29 PM   #7 
  - Your post has inspired me to drop them a note..  snowdays   May-24-09 10:35 PM   #12 
  - At the least . . .  defendandprotect   May-24-09 10:40 PM   #18 
  - I registered as a Democrat in response to the nomination of Idiot Frat Boy.  Greyhound   May-24-09 11:00 PM   #28 
  - agreed. nt  tomp   May-25-09 09:05 AM   #57 
  - "Susan Boyle?" eom  hyphenate   May-24-09 10:27 PM   #5 
  - We Desperately Need A Brand New Party  MannyGoldstein   May-24-09 10:28 PM   #6 
  - We have the base of the Party already.  kentuck   May-24-09 10:33 PM   #11 
     - And very few outings are planned without a Plan B . . .  defendandprotect   May-24-09 10:43 PM   #20 
     - It's also curious that Labor and Women's groups haven't come together . . .???  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:31 PM   #34 
  - Doesn't scare me in the least. And I fearlessly say: fuck Nader, fuck Nader voters.  BlooInBloo   May-24-09 10:30 PM   #9 
  - Who said anything about "Nader"...??  kentuck   May-24-09 10:36 PM   #15 
  - I did. Two posts up.  BlooInBloo   May-24-09 10:56 PM   #25 
  - You really need to . . ..  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:07 PM   #30 
  - You're beating your head against a brick brain, n/t  Greyhound   May-25-09 01:47 AM   #43 
     - agreed. nt  tomp   May-25-09 09:06 AM   #58 
  - The bravery staggers!  Forkboy   May-25-09 08:23 AM   #54 
  - yes, it has been.  snowdays   May-24-09 10:31 PM   #10 
  - Doesnt scare me  DJ13   May-24-09 10:35 PM   #13 
  - Doesnt' scare me either  IDFbunny   May-25-09 02:07 AM   #44 
  - the progressive party. i'm there. nt  tomp   May-25-09 09:07 AM   #59 
  - For one . . .  defendandprotect   May-24-09 10:36 PM   #14 
  - Don't kid yourselves.  kentuck   May-24-09 10:41 PM   #19 
  - Not just a "few".  dgibby   May-24-09 10:59 PM   #27 
  - K&R ...  waiting for hope   May-24-09 10:53 PM   #24 
  - Assume we have a third party right now.  Gregorian   May-24-09 10:56 PM   #26 
  - For one thing the "media" get 80% of the campaign funds . . .!!!  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:23 PM   #32 
  - Take what we have both said, and combine it.  Gregorian   May-25-09 12:14 AM   #39 
  - the first term of a successful third party would be ENTIRELY about...  tomp   May-25-09 09:11 AM   #60 
  - With IRV a third party is FANTASTIC, otherwise it's STUPID.  Festivito   May-24-09 11:06 PM   #29 
  - Instant Runoff Voting and Same Day Registration are great tools for third parties.  wildeyed   May-25-09 07:39 AM   #53 
  - We don't need to leave, we need to kick the corporate dems out.  anonymous171   May-24-09 11:10 PM   #31 
  - Unfortunately, Obama has just taken the DLC/corporate wing into the White House!!!  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:35 PM   #35 
  - We are the party of FDR, WJC, and BHO.  IDFbunny   May-25-09 02:10 AM   #45 
  - We've also been letting the Democrats know we want an end to computer voting . . .  defendandprotect   May-24-09 11:38 PM   #37 
  - Do you plan to win elections with the third party?  creeksneakers2   May-24-09 11:44 PM   #38 
  - The Third Party is the Democrat Party.  kentuck   May-25-09 12:14 AM   #40 
     - Bingo. We just need to take back the second Party.  Truth2Tell   May-25-09 12:19 AM   #41 
        - The party belongs to those who have bought and paid for it..  Fumesucker   May-25-09 02:33 AM   #47 
  - Only 3rd?  notesdev   May-25-09 02:23 AM   #46 
  - A lot of the once faithful are talking this way  emsimon33   May-25-09 03:07 AM   #48 
  - "Democrats" are creating a politcal vaccum by pandering to the right and corporate money  depakid   May-25-09 03:25 AM   #49 
  - I thought it was 3 words, President Jeb Bush  MiniMe   May-25-09 03:35 AM   #50 
  - Really? Is that all you got?  JNelson6563   May-25-09 06:31 AM   #51 
  - I'm not scared of a "third party".  ColbertWatcher   May-25-09 06:32 AM   #52 
  - I've been an indie for a decade now, but vote dem locally  Echo In Light   May-25-09 08:30 AM   #56 
  - Third party, eh? How did that John Anderson presidency work out? Ross Perot?  Wednesdays   May-25-09 09:19 AM   #62 
  - Being somewhat recent NY voter, fascinated by cross-endorsing minor parties--WFP  Snazzy   May-25-09 09:20 AM   #63 
  - Working Families Party is not really a third party, but it might be a good model  HamdenRice   May-25-09 09:25 AM   #64 
     - true except when the Dems are really conservatives  mdmc   May-25-09 09:39 AM   #67 
  - Two-word rebuttal: Reform Party  derby378   May-25-09 09:25 AM   #65 
  - we need a party that answers to US.  snot   May-25-09 09:27 AM   #66 
  - I'm pretty confident we will get a health care plan, but not the single payer plan many DUers want  book_worm   May-25-09 09:45 AM   #68 
  - California Peggy  Catshrink   May-25-09 09:53 AM   #69 
  - locking  maddezmom   May-25-09 09:55 AM   #70 
 

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