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Abq_Sarah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-10 03:46 PM
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7. "Special interest" has gotten a bad rap over the years
There's nothing wrong with a 'special interest" group. It allows like minded people to exert influence on a level they can't manage individually.
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  -When the hell did unions become "special interests"? arbusto_baboso  Jul-27-10 03:40 PM   #0 
  - Good question.  alstephenson   Jul-27-10 03:42 PM   #1 
  - Unions are special interests  walnutpie   Jul-27-10 03:45 PM   #5 
  - Ever since Al From decided that kow-towing to Wall Street would win elections  IndianaGreen   Jul-27-10 03:42 PM   #2 
  - We have a winner!  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-27-10 05:21 PM   #24 
  - When the DLC started misrepresenting itself as "The Democratic Party"  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-27-10 03:42 PM   #3 
  - Everything is a special interest these days.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Jul-27-10 03:43 PM   #4 
  - Exactly. nt  blondeatlast   Jul-27-10 04:53 PM   #23 
  - As they only constitute about 12% of workers, they can hardly be called "the average worker"  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-27-10 03:45 PM   #6 
  - Yet their activism raises the wages for *all* workers. (nt)  w4rma   Jul-27-10 03:48 PM   #10 
  - And you don't see a relationship between the decline of unions  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-27-10 03:48 PM   #11 
     - 2- shay. nt  Smarmie Doofus   Jul-27-10 04:44 PM   #21 
  - "Special interest" has gotten a bad rap over the years  Abq_Sarah   Jul-27-10 03:46 PM   #7 
  - Just because they are a "special interest" doesn't mean that they aren't one we should support.  w4rma   Jul-27-10 03:46 PM   #8 
  - Nowadays, the common good is a special interest.  blondeatlast   Jul-27-10 03:47 PM   #9 
  - The words "special interests" has been hijacked to mean  sufrommich   Jul-27-10 03:52 PM   #12 
  - "The rise of the Obamacons"  Starry Messenger   Jul-27-10 03:52 PM   #13 
  - Well, they represent workers.  rucky   Jul-27-10 03:53 PM   #14 
  - I'm not sure, but the timeline looks like  robdogbucky   Jul-27-10 04:07 PM   #15 
  - Roh Roh, you played the "Hitler" card!  Maccagirl   Jul-27-10 04:38 PM   #20 
     - Mmmm, okay, but I also  robdogbucky   Jul-27-10 05:38 PM   #27 
        - Sorry you took my post as "snark"  Maccagirl   Jul-27-10 07:40 PM   #31 
  - I'm just fine with unions being described as special interests.  Brickbat   Jul-27-10 04:11 PM   #16 
  - the Gary Hart primary campaign of 1984 when he attacked Walter Mondale  Douglas Carpenter   Jul-27-10 04:14 PM   #17 
  - Ask the White House and the "NEW DEMOCRATS"....  old mark   Jul-27-10 04:17 PM   #18 
  - "Special interests" are any interests that are not your own.  KamaAina   Jul-27-10 04:27 PM   #19 
  - Maybe since  Raspberry   Jul-27-10 04:52 PM   #22 
  - Well, if they can call GLBT PEOPLE interests, then anything goes...n/t  joeybee12   Jul-27-10 05:23 PM   #25 
  - Any person or organization who petitions a congress person for their  Obamanaut   Jul-27-10 05:25 PM   #26 
  - When Regan fired the air traffic controlers.  asdjrocky   Jul-27-10 05:43 PM   #28 
  - Since the Republicans started manipulating the language. About  MineralMan   Jul-27-10 07:38 PM   #29 
  - when republicans figured out they could win elections by pretending to be democrats  branders seine   Jul-27-10 07:39 PM   #30 

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