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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-10 12:43 AM
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24. Here we go again with the same crap that was said when Clinton faced daily attacks and the media
hounded him for not living up to the promises he made before he was elected. This is a well known R tactic that started with Clintons election, wear the Democratic voters down by making attacks on anything Clinton said or done leaving the voters who voted for Clinton stuck in the position of defending Clinton, it works because the voters only hear what their candidate hasn't done and very little of what he has done or why his policies didn't go far enough to do much good. Why? Because by feeding the voter limited information then telling them the candidate hasn't lived up to what he promised while refusing to inform the people what he has done and how it effects them.

As we see on DU we got folks ranting and raving Obama has done to little or nothing at all, when facts say that he has done a lot more in less then 2 years and with the current right tilt the countries been pushed since 1980 these things the left to center folks don't get that to push harder will only have the opposite effect, the middle ground voter will dig in their heels and turn more right especially after being spoon fed daily dose's of fear, fear of brown people, fear of Muslims, fear of terror attacks, fear of anything different then what they see as normal, loss of job, illness, home foreclosure.

We are seeing signs of that all around us, fearful people turn to god and arm themselves, America is a powder keg waiting for a spark, we on the left don't respond to fear but centrist's and wing nuts are working with emotions and not a clear head, they see boogie men behind every bush and they are paranoid, push them to the left with sweeping change and who knows what they will do, these people are crazy with fear. It doesn't matter if its irrational fear, fear is neither good or bad it's just another feeling humans have, but, when everything around you causes fear, then add change on top of that your asking for a fight.

I was watching Moores Columbine movie last night and it brought back all of the fear I was seeing in the 90's and back then I watched how fast after the Reagan failure how quickly folks turned on Democratic candidates and voted the R's in, we saw how well the R's ran the country from that point on.
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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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