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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:07 PM
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What does the Democratic Party stand for?
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Does it still stand for the same principles that John Kennedy and Martin Luther King stood for? How long has it been since we have been to the top of the mountain?

Seriously...

Does the Democratic Party still stand for the same principles as Harry Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Does it still have the same concerns about the "ill-clothed" and "ill-fed" in our country?

Is the Democratic Party still willing to fight for its values as did LBJ? Is there still room in the tent for the poor and disadvantaged?

Or do we now have a new Democratic Party? What does it stand for?

I only ask the questions. I do not have the answers.
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  -What does the Democratic Party stand for? kentuck  Sep-21-10 11:07 PM   #0 
  - .  ProSense   Sep-21-10 11:09 PM   #1 
  - Thanks ProSense.  kentuck   Sep-21-10 11:11 PM   #3 
  - Today they just stood for gay rights  sandnsea   Sep-21-10 11:10 PM   #2 
  - it depends  griffi94   Sep-21-10 11:12 PM   #4 
  - Today, 96% of them stood for repealing DADT  scheming daemons   Sep-21-10 11:13 PM   #5 
  - like any party the elected officials take no notice of the party agenda  Rosa Luxemburg   Sep-21-10 11:16 PM   #6 
  - Civil unions and sensible repeal of DADT.  VMI Dem   Sep-21-10 11:18 PM   #7 
  - This democratic party stands for  craigmatic   Sep-21-10 11:23 PM   #8 
  - depends on whether or not it is an election year  Skittles   Sep-21-10 11:23 PM   #9 
  - You noticed that, too? n/t  OhioChick   Sep-21-10 11:27 PM   #12 
     - aw fuck yes  Skittles   Sep-21-10 11:30 PM   #14 
        - I read that and couldn't help but be reminded of this article from today's Christian Science Monitor  Poll_Blind   Sep-22-10 10:19 AM   #37 
  - Got me.  Forkboy   Sep-21-10 11:25 PM   #10 
  - Republican obstructionism  HughMoran   Sep-21-10 11:31 PM   #15 
     - Yeah, but who cares what you think?  Forkboy   Sep-21-10 11:47 PM   #19 
  - IMHO the Democratic Party stands for pacifism, social justice, and a sense of community.  phasma ex machina   Sep-21-10 11:26 PM   #11 
  - Dems ARE pro-life  Skittles   Sep-21-10 11:32 PM   #16 
  - Pacifism, you got to be shitting me.  blindpig   Sep-22-10 08:48 AM   #32 
  - Protecting Wall Street in a more genteel fashion.  Starry Messenger   Sep-21-10 11:29 PM   #13 
  - Today, what it stands for is less than what it bends for.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Sep-21-10 11:40 PM   #17 
  - Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.  Ozymanithrax   Sep-21-10 11:41 PM   #18 
  - ANSWER: Democrat Party..."We aren't the Republicans...yet."  emsimon33   Sep-21-10 11:47 PM   #20 
  - There is no such thing as the "Democrat Party."  Ozymanithrax   Sep-22-10 12:04 AM   #22 
     - Is there a registered Democratic party in Minnesota? N.T.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-22-10 02:37 AM   #27 
        - It must be, because of Al Franken.  4lbs   Sep-22-10 05:39 AM   #29 
        - Except he's a member of the DFL, which is why I asked.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-22-10 09:17 AM   #34 
           - The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is the Democratic Party...  Ozymanithrax   Sep-22-10 09:53 AM   #36 
        - There is no "Democrat Party." That is a Republican relabel libel.  Ozymanithrax   Sep-22-10 09:50 AM   #35 
  - LBJ's party, as was FDR's and Truman's and JFK's...  Davis_X_Machina   Sep-22-10 12:01 AM   #21 
  - The Democratic Party is to Weak to Stand. It Can Only Crawl  AndyTiedye   Sep-22-10 12:12 AM   #23 
  - Here we go again with the same crap that was said when Clinton faced daily attacks and the media  mrcheerful   Sep-22-10 12:43 AM   #24 
  - Well said nt  JamesA1102   Sep-22-10 07:33 AM   #31 
  - It has no spine, so I'm guessing it stands for nothing  tavalon   Sep-22-10 02:18 AM   #25 
  - So you're saying you want the Dems to oppose gay rights, is that it?  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-22-10 02:36 AM   #26 
  - Equal rights. Reduced income inequality. n/t  pampango   Sep-22-10 05:34 AM   #28 
  - The left wing of the party does. The rest stand for neoliberalism. nt  LWolf   Sep-22-10 07:30 AM   #30 
  - I'd like it to stand for considering the future in every action we take  stuntcat   Sep-22-10 08:55 AM   #33 
 

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