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30. I already voted, and I didn't do what she thinks I should.
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  -Gay voters angry at Democrats could sway election foxfeet  Oct-24-10 01:06 PM   #0 
  - Would they do better with repugs hate the gays?????  movonne   Oct-24-10 01:08 PM   #1 
  - "they"  davidinalameda   Oct-24-10 01:38 PM   #16 
  - They = people who dont vote  Egnever   Oct-24-10 07:24 PM   #96 
  - It doesn't say 'they' won't vote, it says some people will vote their  sabrina 1   Oct-25-10 12:49 PM   #194 
  - delete  nofurylike   Oct-25-10 02:01 AM   #118 
  - i thought we were too  iamthebandfanman   Oct-25-10 08:04 AM   #154 
  - Please name an accomplishment that Obama or the Dems have gotten for the GLBT movement.  Dark   Oct-24-10 02:25 PM   #40 
  - It's like a bully demanding lunch money for "protection".  Touchdown   Oct-24-10 02:48 PM   #50 
  - +1  Lucky 13   Oct-24-10 11:46 PM   #103 
  - +1  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 01:50 AM   #113 
  - +1  walldude   Oct-25-10 08:42 AM   #161 
  - Bingo. It's a shitty way to make a sale  Lorien   Oct-25-10 10:05 AM   #175 
  - He let us roll Easter eggs on the White House lawn.  Bluebear   Oct-24-10 03:04 PM   #55 
  - There's that, plus he....uh,  Sub Atomic   Oct-24-10 05:45 PM   #88 
  - He'd probably thought we'd lay more.  Touchdown   Oct-24-10 06:04 PM   #89 
  - +1  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 01:50 AM   #112 
  - Just one?  JTFrog   Oct-25-10 06:45 AM   #140 
     - I agree with you. In RW America, it's an uphill battle IMO. Yes, there is more  RKP5637   Oct-25-10 10:59 AM   #183 
  - So that's our choice? A party who hates us and a party who uses us to get elected... then hates us.  Lucky 13   Oct-24-10 11:43 PM   #102 
  - And I'm sure with Republicans running things they'll get everything they want.  Arkana   Oct-24-10 01:09 PM   #2 
  - Well, at least "they" aren't "you."  donco6   Oct-24-10 05:34 PM   #81 
  - "They"  Lucky 13   Oct-24-10 11:47 PM   #104 
  - and I'm sure with Democrats "running things," "they" REALLY will  ima_sinnic   Oct-25-10 07:27 AM   #145 
  - Well that's a real smart move. Even the repubs in Arizona are telling Latinos not to vote because  county worker   Oct-24-10 01:09 PM   #3 
  - this is a sure fire way to get rid of DADT and legalize Gay Marriage.  Aramchek   Oct-24-10 01:11 PM   #4 
  - I won't work to elect Repubs. Will work to elect anyone who will work for my rights...  Lucky 13   Oct-24-10 11:49 PM   #105 
     - Except by not helping Democrats, you ARE working to elect Republicans, whether you acknowledge it  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 02:03 AM   #119 
     - Agreed!  bobburgster   Oct-25-10 05:09 AM   #130 
     - Not really  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 08:05 AM   #155 
        - Sure, saying it doesnt make it true. It is objectively true regardless of what anyone says about it.  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 09:54 AM   #173 
           - Is not  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 01:28 PM   #197 
     - Ok  ampad   Oct-25-10 08:52 AM   #162 
        - Primaries and General Elections, both  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 09:44 AM   #169 
           - Would your life be better spent trying to scrounge up for private insurance when you are 65?  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 09:58 AM   #174 
              - That's an opinion  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 10:26 AM   #177 
  - "BUT IT'S JUST ONE SONG!!!"  Odin2005   Oct-24-10 01:12 PM   #5 
  - Go ahead and shoot yourselves in the foot. n/t  liquid diamond   Oct-24-10 01:13 PM   #6 
  - I guess it's your feet that will be getting shot, too, then.  Smashcut   Oct-24-10 04:18 PM   #73 
  - You shot yourselves in the foot by shooting us in the back.  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 01:51 AM   #114 
  - that is a dead foot, sorry, has to go (n/t)  ima_sinnic   Oct-25-10 07:29 AM   #146 
  - And so it begins....  Behind the Aegis   Oct-24-10 01:13 PM   #7 
  - OMG! so early in the day  mitchtv   Oct-24-10 01:24 PM   #12 
  - Did you really expect anything else?  foxfeet   Oct-24-10 03:41 PM   #66 
  - No, not really. I actually guessed it would have been earlier.  Behind the Aegis   Oct-25-10 01:41 PM   #199 
  - is it my imagination  mkultra   Oct-25-10 09:03 AM   #164 
     - Not knowing the levels of your imagination...  Behind the Aegis   Oct-25-10 01:39 PM   #198 
  - Tammy Webber? Really?  Kookaburra   Oct-24-10 01:14 PM   #8 
  - no she doesn't  davidinalameda   Oct-24-10 01:41 PM   #19 
     - Good catch! nt  laughingliberal   Oct-24-10 02:42 PM   #47 
        - thanks  davidinalameda   Oct-24-10 03:01 PM   #53 
  - Everyone should vote their gut feelings and  Guilded Lilly   Oct-24-10 01:17 PM   #9 
  - What happens when showing our anger from within the party doesn't work?  Lucky 13   Oct-24-10 11:50 PM   #106 
     - +1  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 01:51 AM   #115 
     - Work harder in the primaries....  WCGreen   Oct-25-10 01:55 AM   #116 
     - It is a crappy place to be...  Guilded Lilly   Oct-25-10 11:46 AM   #190 
  - When proposition hate passed in California...  Ozymanithrax   Oct-24-10 01:20 PM   #10 
  - People here have been blaming The Gays for every Democratic setback since 2004.  QC   Oct-24-10 01:49 PM   #24 
  - Won't be the first time. n/t  donco6   Oct-24-10 05:35 PM   #82 
  - They have every right  MuseRider   Oct-24-10 01:22 PM   #11 
  - Well then the answer is not to say: "hope they enjoy life under the Republicans"  ruggerson   Oct-24-10 01:28 PM   #13 
  - Well said ruggerson  bsiebs   Oct-24-10 01:39 PM   #17 
  - Agreed.  JohnnyLib2   Oct-24-10 01:48 PM   #22 
  - The anwer is we are making progress though it is slow.  liquid diamond   Oct-24-10 02:22 PM   #38 
  - No that doesn't cut it  ruggerson   Oct-24-10 02:30 PM   #42 
  - The people that call Obama a homophobe. The people that  liquid diamond   Oct-24-10 02:36 PM   #43 
     - So, mostly gay folks and their friends and family speaking out in their self interest  ruggerson   Oct-24-10 02:41 PM   #46 
     - It is in all of our self interest to ensure that the Republicans lose!  Liberal_Stalwart71   Oct-24-10 03:52 PM   #69 
        - I already did  ruggerson   Oct-24-10 03:58 PM   #71 
        - Excellent! That's great news! I went to vote early yesterday here in Maryland.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Oct-24-10 05:13 PM   #78 
        - +1000000. We cannot sit out of this election. A lot is riding on it.  political_Dem   Oct-24-10 05:02 PM   #77 
        - Already did, as did my partner.  donco6   Oct-24-10 05:39 PM   #84 
     - Someone who believes that gays shouldn't be able to marry legally  MNBrewer   Oct-24-10 03:02 PM   #54 
     - Your name calling won't get you shit. n/t  liquid diamond   Oct-25-10 02:21 AM   #124 
        - Your name-calling will get you nothing BUT shit. n/t  donco6   Oct-25-10 07:27 AM   #144 
        - It's just a description, not a name  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 07:55 AM   #150 
        - Since when did a technical descriptor become name-calling?  Starry Messenger   Oct-25-10 12:41 PM   #193 
     - He IS a homophobe. His stance on equal right to marriage is homophobic!  Zhade   Oct-24-10 07:22 PM   #95 
     - Actually, fact of the matter  NorthCarolina   Oct-25-10 07:38 AM   #148 
  - The "R's" will take this place back to the 50's or worse for the gays. A vote for  RKP5637   Oct-24-10 02:36 PM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-25-10 02:20 AM   #122 
     - "These people"... "Their issue"  theHandpuppet   Oct-25-10 04:31 AM   #128 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-25-10 05:17 AM   #131 
     - somebody had to say it  Dragonfli   Oct-25-10 05:53 AM   #134 
     - "these people" are our people, oh and by the way nothing is more important than equality..  Dragonfli   Oct-25-10 05:50 AM   #133 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-25-10 06:01 AM   #135 
     - Well, at least he/she didn't call us "darkies." So there's that. n/t  donco6   Oct-25-10 07:25 AM   #143 
  - I guess you think that the "Fierce urgency of now"  sudopod   Oct-24-10 03:18 PM   #59 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-25-10 02:18 AM   #121 
  - Irrational now?  donco6   Oct-24-10 05:37 PM   #83 
  - Interesting how that...  Touchdown   Oct-24-10 06:37 PM   #92 
  - There's the problem. It doesn't have to be slow.  Lucky 13   Oct-24-10 11:55 PM   #108 
  - Thanks, ruggerson. My partner and I voted last week.  foxfeet   Oct-24-10 03:32 PM   #63 
  - You are so lucky to have Jim on your side fighting for you. I have Chris Van Hollen...  Liberal_Stalwart71   Oct-24-10 05:18 PM   #79 
  - Dupe. Apologies.  foxfeet   Oct-24-10 03:47 PM   #68 
  - Best post in the thread  JonLP24   Oct-25-10 06:28 AM   #139 
  - And if they felt we were important -  donco6   Oct-25-10 07:18 AM   #142 
  - That would be the "turn the other cheek" mentality  Creideiki   Oct-25-10 07:30 AM   #147 
  - You really don't know why this group of Dem voters feels this way?  no limit   Oct-25-10 08:40 AM   #160 
  - Tell that to Chief Justice Sarah Palin on Nov 4th!  leeroysphitz   Oct-24-10 01:32 PM   #14 
  - You think the President willl...  Fla_Democrat   Oct-24-10 02:19 PM   #37 
  - Sarah Palin is a lawyer? Don't you need a law degree to be on the SC??  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-25-10 12:02 AM   #110 
     - no you don't  a2liberal   Oct-25-10 08:02 AM   #152 
  - just tried to recommend this post  davidinalameda   Oct-24-10 01:35 PM   #15 
  - Looks like someone activated the bat signal. n/t  QC   Oct-24-10 01:49 PM   #23 
     - it's up to 5 recommends  davidinalameda   Oct-24-10 01:53 PM   #27 
  - Oh please! Being angry doesn't make gays stupid.  lunatica   Oct-24-10 01:40 PM   #18 
  - 2004 all over again - blame the gay n/t  FreeState   Oct-24-10 01:45 PM   #20 
  - I've gotten soooo cynical I think newstories like these...  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Oct-24-10 01:46 PM   #21 
  - Propaganda works extremely well in this country. All one has to do is start something, a blog, MSM,  RKP5637   Oct-24-10 02:44 PM   #48 
  - FOCUS people this is GEmsnbc's effort at voter suppression. Don't buy it  Vincardog   Oct-24-10 01:51 PM   #25 
  - K&R'd  snot   Oct-24-10 01:53 PM   #26 
  - Let's blame the gays and not the policies of the administration for the mid-term results.  Duncan Grant   Oct-24-10 01:57 PM   #28 
  - and less can they bully people into voting  mitchtv   Oct-24-10 03:39 PM   #65 
  - Does it not seem that this MSM piece is trying to do just that  mkultra   Oct-25-10 09:09 AM   #165 
     - Yep, I think it is... Looking at all of the conflicts it stirred up on DU, a group  RKP5637   Oct-25-10 11:18 AM   #184 
        - in a facist regime, guns are used to control the people  mkultra   Oct-25-10 12:38 PM   #192 
           - Sometimes I wonder/worry if we will ever cross that line... Kent State left quite  RKP5637   Oct-25-10 01:43 PM   #201 
              - I think conservatives carry that potential  mkultra   Oct-25-10 03:28 PM   #203 
  - I can't tell if DU is taking this as a cautionary message...  rucky   Oct-24-10 01:59 PM   #29 
  - If we do well next week, it will be used as proof  QC   Oct-24-10 02:23 PM   #39 
  - I already voted, and I didn't do what she thinks I should.  Touchdown   Oct-24-10 01:59 PM   #30 
  - I don't know of anyone following her recc either.  donco6   Oct-24-10 05:41 PM   #86 
  - If the republicans win big, the right will just say this proves the US doesn't want gay equality.  Liberal Veteran   Oct-24-10 02:04 PM   #31 
  - The wedge-drivers are busy, I see  struggle4progress   Oct-24-10 02:08 PM   #32 
  - I can't believe  The Philosopher   Oct-24-10 02:08 PM   #33 
  - The 2012 primaries should prove quite interesting, particularily the lineup of  RKP5637   Oct-24-10 04:14 PM   #72 
     - Some of them...  Tesha   Oct-24-10 07:44 PM   #97 
  - K&R.  DevonRex   Oct-24-10 02:09 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-24-10 02:13 PM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-24-10 02:27 PM   #41 
  - I'm recommending this.  pacalo   Oct-24-10 02:14 PM   #36 
  - Read liquid diamond's posts above.  Occulus   Oct-25-10 06:06 AM   #136 
  - Yet another republican voter suppression effort.  BlueIdaho   Oct-24-10 02:40 PM   #45 
  - how stupid would that be....do not believe shit from the media  spanone   Oct-24-10 02:47 PM   #49 
  - you don't think that gays are angry with the Democrats?  davidinalameda   Oct-24-10 03:12 PM   #58 
     - even if a great segement of that dmeographic is....  mkultra   Oct-25-10 09:11 AM   #166 
  - i know that there are Democratic  reggie the dog   Oct-24-10 02:51 PM   #51 
  - One or two election cycles of withholding our votes  MNBrewer   Oct-24-10 02:58 PM   #52 
  - If we do badly next week I'm sure gays will be blamed.  Bluebear   Oct-24-10 03:05 PM   #56 
  - The lesson to gays in this election is ...  Meeker Morgan   Oct-24-10 03:08 PM   #57 
  - My apologies for disappearing; I was called away unexpectedly just after I posted.  foxfeet   Oct-24-10 03:24 PM   #60 
  - If you haven't been marginalized on DU  EFerrari   Oct-24-10 03:27 PM   #62 
     - Very true. n/t  leeroysphitz   Oct-24-10 06:11 PM   #90 
  - And it's not just "gay voters", it's ALL of us  EFerrari   Oct-24-10 03:26 PM   #61 
  - there is alot of that "RISK" going around !! eom  flyarm   Oct-24-10 09:56 PM   #99 
  - *sigh* the responses here.  Touchdown   Oct-24-10 03:39 PM   #64 
  - And it happens over and over and over.  foxfeet   Oct-24-10 03:57 PM   #70 
  - +1000. The lack of ability to see how abusive the message sounds to others is appalling. nt  laughingliberal   Oct-24-10 04:22 PM   #74 
  - Around here, something is homophobic only if it involves Fred Phelps.  QC   Oct-24-10 05:01 PM   #76 
     - Well, lowering the bar is certainly one way to look successful with meeting goals. nt  laughingliberal   Oct-24-10 05:27 PM   #80 
  - sad but predictable  Skittles   Oct-25-10 02:47 AM   #125 
  - And it's always the same handful of posters doing it. Yet somehow,  bullwinkle428   Oct-25-10 08:57 AM   #163 
     - Funny how that works, isn't it? n/t  QC   Oct-25-10 09:48 AM   #172 
  - Gay voters are an incredibly loyal constituancy to the Dems.  Starry Messenger   Oct-24-10 03:44 PM   #67 
  - Yes. This is, in many ways, like the "Don't Vote" message to Latinos by the GOP.  David Zephyr   Oct-24-10 05:40 PM   #85 
     - exactly!  southmost   Oct-24-10 06:56 PM   #94 
     - And thank you, southmost for saying so.  David Zephyr   Oct-24-10 09:42 PM   #98 
        - thanks  southmost   Oct-25-10 05:33 AM   #132 
     - Good to see you David!  Starry Messenger   Oct-25-10 08:36 AM   #159 
  - Good for them.  krabigirl   Oct-24-10 04:50 PM   #75 
  - Kick and rec. n/t  TriMera   Oct-24-10 06:32 PM   #91 
  - They gotta do what they gotta do  quinnox   Oct-24-10 05:42 PM   #87 
  - Take a peek over here at Hawaii,  mahina   Oct-24-10 06:56 PM   #93 
  - The Obama administration...  BlueCheese   Oct-24-10 09:58 PM   #100 
  - The thing that bothers me about this article, is that it seems like it sets "them" up  LiberalAndProud   Oct-24-10 10:10 PM   #101 
  - Those stinkin gays don't know how good they got it!  Iggo   Oct-24-10 11:54 PM   #107 
  - This article is propaganda meant to suppress the LGBT vote...  scheming daemons   Oct-24-10 11:55 PM   #109 
  - Of course not  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 08:04 AM   #153 
  - +1000 its meant to be an intraparty wedge issue  mkultra   Oct-25-10 09:14 AM   #167 
  - i.e. "If the Dems win; gays don't matter. If the Dems lose; its all the gays fault."  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 01:49 AM   #111 
  - You are exactly right. The democratic party has found a perfect  ThomCat   Oct-25-10 10:31 AM   #179 
  - Most LGBTs are still voting. A number are not. But most are. HOWEVER...  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 01:56 AM   #117 
  - That is true. And Democrats would sit back and wait until people got sick of Republican rule  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 02:20 AM   #123 
  - could sway the election ... to a party who would kill any nominee to the Supreme Court that might  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 02:06 AM   #120 
  - So it's all gay people's fault. Vichy Dems are blameless.  Touchdown   Oct-25-10 04:44 AM   #129 
  - The Log Cabin Rethuglicans will be responsible for ending DADT.  meowomon   Oct-25-10 03:28 AM   #126 
  - We in the GLBT community seem to be sharing the blame this year.  Jamastiene   Oct-25-10 04:23 AM   #127 
  - Allowing the Repukes to win big will do more to set the gay agenda back  BootinUp   Oct-25-10 06:07 AM   #137 
  - I disagree with you  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 07:59 AM   #151 
     - thats fine, I didn't use the phrase,  BootinUp   Oct-25-10 08:15 AM   #157 
     - and in my opinion, it's required  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 09:46 AM   #170 
        - What makes you think their spine will move the party to the left, as opposed to the right?  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 10:11 AM   #176 
           - and a win will move them to the left?  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 10:28 AM   #178 
              - Now, you are making the assumption that just because they aren't to your liking WITH your support  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 10:38 AM   #180 
                 - and you're making the opposite assumption  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 10:44 AM   #182 
                    - I'm not making an assumption at all. I'm explaining the relatively trivial political math behind why  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 11:21 AM   #185 
                       - your failure to see your own reliance on assumptions is astonishing  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 11:28 AM   #186 
                          - That doesn't mean certain things in politics aren't eminently predictable.  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 11:36 AM   #187 
                             - an example, if I may.  BootinUp   Oct-25-10 11:42 AM   #188 
                             - But that would involve using facts and logic instead of made-up-out-of-whole-cloth assumptions.  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 11:46 AM   #189 
                             - Who has empirical facts on their side?  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 12:32 PM   #191 
                                - Me?  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 12:53 PM   #195 
                                   - IN what way does any of that support your assertion  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 01:02 PM   #196 
                                      - Nader supporters didn't support Democrats. The next nominee was further to the right.  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 01:42 PM   #200 
                                         - Ralph Nader pushed the Democratic Party to support the Iraq war?  MNBrewer   Oct-25-10 01:51 PM   #202 
                                            - Of course I'm blaming it on Nader - if Nader never ran, there wouldnt have BEEN an Iraq war!  BzaDem   Oct-25-10 07:48 PM   #204 
     - a loss to the republicans at this juncture  mkultra   Oct-25-10 09:16 AM   #168 
  - ASSociated Press?  BlancheSplanchnik   Oct-25-10 06:20 AM   #138 
  - And In Which States/Districts Will These Be???  KharmaTrain   Oct-25-10 07:09 AM   #141 
  - That's what happens when you berate, belittle, and attack a core constituency,  MadHound   Oct-25-10 07:53 AM   #149 
  - Where did the notion that Democrats can win without enthusiastic support of constituencies come from  depakid   Oct-25-10 08:15 AM   #156 
  - I had to stop reading ..  The Uncola   Oct-25-10 08:34 AM   #158 
  - Yep, IMO the majorities were completely squandered by the D's in office. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-25-10 09:47 AM   #171 
  - I am a fierce advocate to the GLBT community.  closeupready   Oct-25-10 10:41 AM   #181 
 

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