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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-02-10 09:05 AM
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61. no. democrats have had a mandate since 2006
and they continue to act as tho they can't take a shit unless the right wing approves.

they continue to act as though liberals must vote for them no matter what.

you do know that people are pissed off with the legislative branch, right? --that feeling is not because democrats were too liberal, since the majority of Americans kept trying to vote out right wingers.

yet, Obama presented a republican bill for hcr and this is a great thing. while the majority of Americans wanted public option - he kept it off the table.

so the democrats pander to a minority because... I don't know why, still.

I will not vote for either candidate in my state. I'll write in a name. Or I'll stay home.

the point is, this is not a negotiable issue for me. I simply will not vote for an anti-choice candidate. If Obama came out and stated he was anti-choice, I would not vote for him. At that point, there would be no reason to give a fuck about politics in the U.S.

I don't care what your opinion is about this matter.

that's the bottom line for me. that's the line I will not cross. that's the line at which democrats will lose votes from people like me.

get it? I'm not going to vote for an anti-choice candidate.

Choice is the majority opinion. Choice is part of the democratic platform. If democrats want to put up a candidate that is against that position then they'll face the consequences from voters.

and all the arguments presented don't really mean much to me when I see a democrat abusing teachers, unions, refusing to begin with a liberal position on issues...

that's voter suppression - on the part of the democrats. they govern like republicans, they lose the support of people. THEY suppress the vote by their anti-democratic positions and actions.

so, as I said before, when democrats field a candidate worth voting for, I will.

otherwise, they don't get my vote.

you and others here apparently do not realize how betrayed many liberals feel at this time. the only voice that gets acknowledged is the one spoken in the voting booth.

in the meantime, democrats are leaning over backwards to pander to the religious right. so, let the religious right vote for them if that's who they want to please.

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  -Tweety thinks we are going to lose the House and Senate CatWoman  Apr-01-10 06:11 PM   #0 
  - Tweety likes to stir up controversy  The Velveteen Ocelot   Apr-01-10 06:13 PM   #1 
  - Precisely  Sherman A1   Apr-01-10 06:19 PM   #9 
  - April Fool - And I Mean Tweety......nt  global1   Apr-01-10 06:13 PM   #2 
  - Tweety's a man for all season  gratuitous   Apr-01-10 06:19 PM   #8 
  - I won't be voting for the democrat in my state. he's anti-woman.  RainDog   Apr-01-10 06:13 PM   #3 
  - I assume the GOP candidate is pro-woman - I know some are  stray cat   Apr-01-10 06:36 PM   #25 
  - no, he's not. but I don't want democrats who are anti-woman to win.  RainDog   Apr-01-10 06:38 PM   #27 
  - Which ones?....................  socialist_n_TN   Apr-01-10 10:08 PM   #49 
  - Foolish, short-sighted and selfish.  Atman   Apr-02-10 06:52 AM   #57 
     - thank you for your opinion  RainDog   Apr-02-10 08:10 AM   #59 
        - It isn't my "opinion," it is fact. Who else will you vote for? A Republican? To what end?  Atman   Apr-02-10 08:46 AM   #60 
           - no. democrats have had a mandate since 2006  RainDog   Apr-02-10 09:05 AM   #61 
           - So again, why not just vote for a Republican or tea-bagger?  Atman   Apr-02-10 09:22 AM   #64 
              - for the same reason I won't vote for an anti-choice democrat  RainDog   Apr-02-10 09:32 AM   #68 
           - and fwiw  RainDog   Apr-02-10 09:13 AM   #62 
              - I don't disagree with your points. I am working in the present reality, suck as it does.  Atman   Apr-02-10 09:29 AM   #66 
                 - it's not a republican tactic I object to. it's a democratic tactic.  RainDog   Apr-03-10 12:04 AM   #73 
  - If the Democrats are dying, then the Repugs. are long dead! n/t  LakeSamish706   Apr-01-10 06:13 PM   #4 
  - the F-word is not strong enough for what I feel about Tweety, that pr--k.  PCIntern   Apr-01-10 06:14 PM   #5 
  - He made no sense  bluestateguy   Apr-01-10 06:15 PM   # 
  - Tweety's a controversy whore.  Arkana   Apr-01-10 06:15 PM   #6 
  - no freaking way  maxsolomon   Apr-01-10 06:18 PM   #7 
  - He's just giving some poll results...are we supposed to hate him for doing that?  Enola Gay   Apr-01-10 06:20 PM   #10 
  - Yes...and you don't have any "Democrat friends"...  PCIntern   Apr-01-10 06:21 PM   #11 
  - Sorry, I have friends who are Democrats. Is that better?  Enola Gay   Apr-01-10 06:28 PM   #17 
     - somewhat...  PCIntern   Apr-01-10 06:30 PM   #20 
  - Let me guess--you also have several black and gay friends too, right?  Arkana   Apr-01-10 06:23 PM   #12 
  - I am gay. So, yes I have gay friends. Not many black friends though.  Enola Gay   Apr-01-10 06:30 PM   #19 
  - Yell at you? We won't have time.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Apr-01-10 06:24 PM   #13 
  - He didn't make to 11.  Liberal In Texas   Apr-01-10 06:34 PM   #23 
     - "FAST AND FURIOUS"  PCIntern   Apr-01-10 06:39 PM   #28 
  - OOPS, outted yourself on your 6th post  WeDidIt   Apr-01-10 06:28 PM   #18 
  - But I've got crappy grammar  Bryn   Apr-01-10 09:28 PM   #44 
  - Meh  WeDidIt   Apr-02-10 06:44 AM   #56 
     - I looked up "Enola Gay"  Bryn   Apr-02-10 01:48 PM   #71 
  - Enola Gay?  lonestarnot   Apr-02-10 09:55 AM   #69 
  - 'Democrat friends back home' - where are you, at camp? n/t  leftstreet   Apr-01-10 06:35 PM   # 
  - Funny...DUzy...!!!  PCIntern   Apr-01-10 06:36 PM   #26 
  - AAAAAAAA - AAAAAAAHHHH - HHHHHHHHHHH!  H2O Man   Apr-01-10 07:02 PM   #39 
  - About the polls ...  Cosmocat   Apr-02-10 07:03 AM   #58 
  - Your "tell" is showing.  stanwyck   Apr-02-10 09:21 AM   #63 
  - Its for Dems to lose, Matthews is massaging his demographics...  bridgit   Apr-01-10 06:26 PM   #14 
  - Tweety thought Sarah Palin being the veep meant John McCain would win  WeDidIt   Apr-01-10 06:27 PM   #15 
  - Are the elections next week?  CakeGrrl   Apr-01-10 06:28 PM   #16 
  - I'm with dem pollster Stan Greenberg who says that the pukes have peaked  cali   Apr-01-10 06:31 PM   #21 
  - Well, Tweety's been wrong on quite a few things...  hlthe2b   Apr-01-10 06:31 PM   #22 
  - If dems keep insisting they won't vote for Obama Tweety is absolutely right  stray cat   Apr-01-10 06:35 PM   #24 
  - If Obama wants votes he should stop pandering to the right n/t  RainDog   Apr-01-10 06:41 PM   #29 
     - Yep. You can blame politicians for their failure, or you can blame voters.  Political Heretic   Apr-01-10 06:54 PM   #34 
  - So, in the Senate with each party having 18 seats in play,  elocs   Apr-01-10 06:43 PM   #30 
  - There is a real possibility  H2O Man   Apr-01-10 06:46 PM   #31 
  - hey  CatWoman   Apr-01-10 06:55 PM   #35 
  - He's a big ol' drama queen  mitchum   Apr-01-10 06:50 PM   #32 
  - Actually  abelenkpe   Apr-01-10 06:52 PM   #33 
  - we all know that tweety is a jerk, some days he's our jerk  spanone   Apr-01-10 06:56 PM   #36 
  - Tweety needs to give it up. He is not good at this stuff at all. nt  Hansel   Apr-01-10 06:58 PM   #37 
  - Tweety needs meds  Stinky The Clown   Apr-01-10 07:00 PM   #38 
  - My dog has a better political insight than Tweety  Vinnie From Indy   Apr-01-10 07:19 PM   #40 
  - I think they are going to blast us with everything they've got.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-01-10 07:27 PM   #41 
  - I say never use the words "Tweety" and "thinks" in the same sentence.  dgibby   Apr-01-10 08:34 PM   #42 
  - By "lose", does he mean Dems will regain minority control?  jtrockville   Apr-01-10 09:02 PM   #43 
  - does it really matter?  ShamelessHussy   Apr-01-10 09:31 PM   #45 
  - Tweety's wishes that would happen. Then he could spend 2 weeks blathering endlessly about it. nt.  laughingliberal   Apr-01-10 09:43 PM   #46 
  - The repubs are factionalising  Autonomy   Apr-01-10 09:52 PM   #47 
  - His job is to get people to watch, create a stir, not to talk about facts.  old mark   Apr-01-10 09:59 PM   #48 
  - Tweety is full of crap.  Lugnut   Apr-02-10 12:27 AM   #50 
  - Tweety's wrong. nt  WeekendWarrior   Apr-02-10 12:29 AM   #51 
  - I don't call him hair in the wind for nutt'n.  lonestarnot   Apr-02-10 12:31 AM   #52 
  - Tweety's taking too much allergy medicine.  krispos42   Apr-02-10 01:22 AM   #53 
  - Last week Tweety was dressing down Republicans...  Iggo   Apr-02-10 01:38 AM   #54 
  - Tweety has no judgment  The Second Stone   Apr-02-10 01:42 AM   #55 
  - Too early.. what is polling in April, will be different than what is polling in Nov. NT  Peacetrain   Apr-02-10 09:22 AM   #65 
  - Didn't tweety say that Obama had no chance to be elected president?  tjwash   Apr-02-10 09:30 AM   #67 
  - I think he may be right.  Hell Hath No Fury   Apr-02-10 10:35 AM   #70 
  - I think it's going to be tough days for almost any incumbant, regardless of party.  Forkboy   Apr-02-10 01:51 PM   #72 
  - I lean toward his being high on that  TheKentuckian   Apr-03-10 12:11 AM   #74 
  - First, I always vote.  caty   Apr-03-10 02:13 AM   #75 

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