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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 11:28 AM
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42. Those who will not vote, for example, are helping the opposition.
That's the very least every member here should do.

When there is an asshole with a D, vote for the Green candidate if they're any good, chances are that they're progressive and that kind of support is not against DU rules.

Not voting at all is lazy and childish.

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  -Ya Know, if a Person is Really Going to Quit Supporting Democrats and the Democratic Party, NYC_SKP  Dec-09-09 10:39 AM   #0 
  - b-b-b-but whining on the internet is the highest form of patriotism!!!!!111!!  dionysus   Dec-09-09 10:41 AM   #1 
  - That's a dishonest complaint.  Deep13   Dec-09-09 10:51 AM   #18 
  - ok, replace whining with impatiently throwing tantrums. throw in vague, childish romanticisms  dionysus   Dec-09-09 10:52 AM   #20 
     - Tantrums?  Deep13   Dec-09-09 10:54 AM   #21 
        - you missed a doozy of a revolution thread yesterday.  dionysus   Dec-09-09 10:55 AM   # 
           - I may have seen it, actually.  Deep13   Dec-09-09 11:06 AM   #30 
  - And we cannot be in lockstep!!! We have to disagree with everything!!!!  treestar   Dec-09-09 11:42 AM   #46 
  - I disagree.  BurtWorm   Dec-09-09 10:43 AM   #2 
  - And a lot of money, too. nt  tsuki   Dec-09-09 10:46 AM   #6 
  - My dear NYC_SKP!  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-09-09 10:43 AM   #3 
  - Hi Peg!  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 10:51 AM   #16 
     - Gotta stay warm somehow!  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-09-09 11:49 AM   #50 
        - LOL!  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:53 AM   #55 
  - That what irks me  loyalkydem   Dec-09-09 10:45 AM   #4 
  - yeah, because DU would be massively improved by turning it into...  mike_c   Dec-09-09 10:45 AM   #5 
  - +eleventy hundred  KG   Dec-09-09 10:47 AM   #10 
  - And that echo chamber could be enhanced by hundreds of PHOTOS threads...  racaulk   Dec-09-09 12:30 PM   #87 
  - +700,000,000,000.00.  closeupready   Dec-09-09 12:53 PM   #114 
  - I like the discussions and venting. You'd rather have blind allegiance to the Party?  NightWatcher   Dec-09-09 10:46 AM   #7 
  - I like discussion and our differences, too. Probably a fraction of 1% here would quit supporting us  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 10:59 AM   #25 
     - I thinkn that threatening to leave the party if they dont change their ways IS criticism  NightWatcher   Dec-09-09 11:05 AM   #28 
     - So it's not acceptable  dwnorman   Dec-09-09 11:07 AM   #31 
  - You think dems are going to win without independents and progressives?  ixion   Dec-09-09 10:46 AM   #8 
  - Well, that's telling him...  cliffordu   Dec-09-09 11:19 AM   #38 
  - I always support Democratic candidates and the Party...when they deserve it.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-09-09 10:46 AM   #9 
  - It has been noted that President Obama wouldn't be welcome here due to his views on gay marriage.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-09-09 10:48 AM   #11 
  - Plenty other Democratic office-holders would not be welcome due to Abortion Position.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:07 AM   #32 
  - In what way do you support the party?  Deep13   Dec-09-09 10:49 AM   #12 
  - Puleez!  kctim   Dec-09-09 11:12 AM   #34 
  - Well, I'm not anti-death penalty or anti-gun.  Deep13   Dec-09-09 11:48 AM   #49 
  - Those who will not vote, for example, are helping the opposition.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:28 AM   #42 
     - Well, I always vote.  Deep13   Dec-09-09 11:50 AM   #51 
  - "It's two party system, you're either with us or against us!"  Umbral   Dec-09-09 10:49 AM   #13 
  - You know, if a party is going to quit supporting the party principles  Fading Captain   Dec-09-09 10:49 AM   #14 
  - When Democrats lose big in 2010...  Marr   Dec-09-09 10:50 AM   #15 
  - Bullshit  Winterblues   Dec-09-09 10:51 AM   #17 
  - If we don't raise hell and threaten, they will continue their bad behavior..  Thickasabrick   Dec-09-09 10:52 AM   #19 
  - Discussion board ranting doesn't change their actions, it would be nice if it did, but it doesn't.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 10:55 AM   #22 
     - How do you know that? How do you know how many democratic  Thickasabrick   Dec-09-09 10:58 AM   #24 
        - I'm not sure we are still the party's core base, sadly. And...  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:21 AM   #39 
  - Get rid of the DLC then,  Waiting For Everyman   Dec-09-09 10:57 AM   #23 
  - We can do that, we should do that.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:01 AM   #27 
  - +1  Individualist   Dec-09-09 12:35 PM   #95 
  - Near as I can tell, the whiny little shits...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-09-09 11:01 AM   #26 
  - Constructive criticism is one thing - all out Dem-bashing and 3rd Party cheerleading is another  jpak   Dec-09-09 11:06 AM   #29 
  - So is this the talking point of the day?  spoony   Dec-09-09 11:10 AM   #33 
  - voting is a right a hold dear  liberal_at_heart   Dec-09-09 11:14 AM   #35 
  - Oh, unclench already.  Iggo   Dec-09-09 11:15 AM   #36 
  - K&R I recced it but it looks like you're screwn by the unreccing squad.  cliffordu   Dec-09-09 11:17 AM   #37 
  - Bitterly cold here. It has an effect on ones mood and on one's...  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:23 AM   #40 
  - PURGE THE PARTY  BakedAtAMileHigh   Dec-09-09 11:23 AM   #41 
  - I completely support the Democratic Platform.  Hatchling   Dec-09-09 11:36 AM   #43 
  - Primaries Primaries Primaries Primaries Primaries  WeDidIt   Dec-09-09 11:40 AM   #44 
  - Exactly  treestar   Dec-09-09 11:42 AM   #45 
  - Hey, when and if I do, I will.  damntexdem   Dec-09-09 11:43 AM   #47 
  - C,mon Guys. Each person is a valuable asset to D. U.  OHdem10   Dec-09-09 11:44 AM   #48 
  - I wish I could rec this OP more than once.  azmouse   Dec-09-09 11:51 AM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 11:52 AM   #53 
  - Cute.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:56 AM   #56 
     - Did you seriously alert on that?  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:20 PM   #73 
        - No, I didn't. I never alert on long-term members.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:24 PM   #80 
  - Wow, we should all walk in lockstep here?  BoneDaddy   Dec-09-09 11:53 AM   #54 
  - Didn't say that. I pretty clearly didn't say that.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 11:58 AM   #57 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 11:59 AM   #58 
  - "He may want to try a solid tie for that speech."  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:03 PM   #60 
  - You rock, Neecy, as usual.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:08 PM   #62 
  - Punk? "Dipshit? Dick???? Really? Are you trying to start a war to lock this thread?  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:14 PM   #64 
     - It's far more reasonable than telling people who disagree with you to leave.  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:17 PM   #67 
     - You don't want to have a discussion  Neecy   Dec-09-09 12:17 PM   #68 
     - This thread is obvious flame bait and should be locked.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:17 PM   #69 
        - Instead, all the replies to him are being deleted. Figures. nt  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:23 PM   #79 
  - I always support and vote for democratic Candidates.  MNDemNY   Dec-09-09 12:01 PM   #59 
  - I'm with you.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:16 PM   #66 
     - ..  MNDemNY   Dec-09-09 12:19 PM   #71 
        - .  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:45 PM   #107 
  - If I were Skinner, I wouldn't take kindly to you running off my members.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:05 PM   #61 
  - Well, you're not. This OP is about personal integrity.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:09 PM   #63 
  - No, this OP is not about personal integrity. it's about shallow posturing.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:15 PM   #65 
  - I'm telling ya, it's not about you. I read your posts, I know you're going to vote.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:20 PM   #74 
     - Our mods do a great job of taking care of trolls.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:27 PM   #82 
        - I think he should go over to Kos....  Neecy   Dec-09-09 12:30 PM   #88 
           - Are you kidding? Kos sucks. I don't even vist Daily Kos.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:34 PM   #92 
              - I participate on both forums  Neecy   Dec-09-09 12:48 PM   #109 
  - "if a member has lost the willingness to generally support progressive causes and democrats"  Forkboy   Dec-09-09 12:18 PM   #70 
  - If you are worried about Skinner, I am sure you will listent to this:  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:20 PM   #75 
     - And he does not add, "but it is fine to attack members whom you feel aren't loyal enough'.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:23 PM   #78 
        - These are rules, not a menu. You don't get to pick and choose which ones to follow  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:25 PM   #81 
        - I dunno, is "maybe you should leave" (if you disagree with the rules) really an attack?  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:27 PM   #83 
        - Well, technically, it's passive aggressive bullshit.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:28 PM   #85 
           - As opposed to actual bullshit, like your post?  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:35 PM   #94 
              - "Actual" is not the antithesis of "passive aggressive". n/t  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:39 PM   #102 
        - You know that this guy's going to quote you his rules for  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:27 PM   #84 
           - Hey, spoony! Maybe I should just send away for the DVD?  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:29 PM   #86 
           - I know you would prefer to avoid the concept of intellectual honesty  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:34 PM   #93 
           - Nah he charges like $8 for shipping.  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:38 PM   #98 
              - I'm going to do something more fun, like clean out some litter boxes.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:41 PM   #104 
              - Nice Ad hominem attack  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:48 PM   #110 
           - It's funny how some people really hate having to live up to the standards of intellectual honesty  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:31 PM   #89 
              - What's on the B side?  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:33 PM   #90 
                 - I don't consider intellectual honesty an option  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:33 PM   #91 
                    - Is that why you pick and choose Skinner's words?  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:37 PM   #96 
                    - Rules are not a menu, you don't pick and choose which rules to follow  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:39 PM   #99 
                       - Are you just so awesome you're copying and pasting yourself now?  spoony   Dec-09-09 12:40 PM   #103 
                          - Here are a couple of others that apply  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:44 PM   #106 
                          - DUPE  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:47 PM   #108 
                    - It is eminently clear that you don't consider intellectual honesty an option.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 12:38 PM   #97 
                       - LOL!  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:39 PM   #101 
  - please keep in mind  NJmaverick   Dec-09-09 12:19 PM   #72 
  - The run up to November 2010 will be interesting.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:21 PM   #77 
  - Let's all give to Ben Nelson's reelection fund!  rucky   Dec-09-09 12:21 PM   #76 
  - The funny thing  Prism   Dec-09-09 12:39 PM   #100 
  - If only the energy could be directed productively...  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:49 PM   #111 
  - What else have they got? The party tells its left where to go.  mmonk   Dec-09-09 12:41 PM   #105 
  - I don't know, I'm disillusioned as anyone with how corporatized politics has become.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 12:51 PM   #112 
  - Maybe so.  closeupready   Dec-09-09 12:53 PM   #113 
  - Locking  cbayer   Dec-09-09 12:54 PM   #115 

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