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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 07:26 PM
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7. ""As long as people thought we were going to take money from people who worked and give it to people
who didn't work, "

And that is precisely what we now hear frequently on DU.

It doesn't matter who you hurt or kill, as long as you perceive yourself to be getting votes.

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  -The centrist think tanks appear to have succeeded in neutralizing the Democratic party. madfloridian  Dec-10-10 04:21 PM   #0 
  - Yeah, big vacancy  upi402   Dec-10-10 04:22 PM   #1 
  - and the evilgelicals etc made it impossible for sanity to be heard  HillbillyBob   Dec-10-10 04:25 PM   #2 
  - No Labels idea of "bipartisanship".  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 04:49 PM   #3 
  - I visited their web site just a few days ago. That is one scary group. Scary because they manage . .  Stinky The Clown   Dec-10-10 08:47 PM   #12 
     - Check out their about page.  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 10:08 PM   #21 
  - Too true.  Faryn Balyncd   Dec-10-10 06:08 PM   #4 
  - The fight on the "left" the "liberals" whatever intensifying.  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 08:39 PM   #8 
  - More like neutering, especially with Obama at the helm...  ohiogringo   Dec-10-10 07:17 PM   #5 
  - TLDR eom  boppers   Dec-10-10 07:19 PM   #6 
  - Urban Dictionary on TLDR....  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 08:42 PM   #9 
     - They were all too long. :)  boppers   Dec-11-10 03:02 AM   #33 
  - ""As long as people thought we were going to take money from people who worked and give it to people  bobbolink   Dec-10-10 07:26 PM   #7 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Dec-10-10 08:44 PM   #10 
  - k&r.  David Zephyr   Dec-10-10 08:46 PM   #11 
  - "Bipartisanship is another name for date rape"  Cerridwen   Dec-10-10 08:57 PM   #13 
  - Ah, thanks for the link to that telling article. I need to read it again...  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 09:02 PM   #14 
     - You're welcome. *That* is exactly what we're up against.  Cerridwen   Dec-10-10 09:07 PM   #15 
  - Post-partisan = two essentially identical, corporate parties  Marr   Dec-10-10 09:24 PM   #16 
  - Incremental progress is better than no progress.  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 09:31 PM   #17 
  - We are going backwards on some issues...  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 09:56 PM   #18 
  - So, you're saying nothing has changed? It's all "business as usual"? n/t  Cerridwen   Dec-10-10 09:59 PM   #19 
  - You *do* realize that poor people are going backwards, don't you?  bobbolink   Dec-10-10 09:59 PM   #20 
     - I am first and far most a democrat, who cherishes the party's core principles.  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 10:51 PM   #24 
        - We can NOT afford 2 yrs of tax cuts for the very very rich.  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 10:54 PM   #25 
        - There was never a majority. There never will be a majority that votes  bluestate10   Dec-11-10 12:02 AM   #29 
           - Of course he will win. That is not my point.  madfloridian   Dec-11-10 12:22 AM   #30 
           - And there was a majority. They just did not stand for the people.  madfloridian   Dec-11-10 12:24 AM   #31 
        - I wish this system wouldn't give false reports of a post not posting. :(  bobbolink   Dec-11-10 09:53 AM   #35 
        - And therein lies the problem. Most of us are for the country and its citizens "first and foremost"  bobbolink   Dec-11-10 09:58 AM   #36 
           - reply  bluestate10   Dec-11-10 11:26 AM   #39 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Dec-10-10 10:09 PM   #22 
  - So we need to start educating the public.  JDPriestly   Dec-10-10 10:38 PM   #23 
  - Yes, sadly, it is up to us... and we should have been doing it LONG ago.  bobbolink   Dec-11-10 10:23 AM   #37 
  - I got suckered into the idea back in 1994...  WCGreen   Dec-10-10 11:12 PM   #26 
  - I was just listening to an interview with David Brooks on Charlie Rose.  Jefferson23   Dec-10-10 11:20 PM   #27 
  - A one-party country.  madfloridian   Dec-10-10 11:32 PM   #28 
     - Heard this before as in Ein Volk Ein Reich Ein Fuhrer  Hardrada   Dec-11-10 12:26 AM   #32 
     - I wish it were not true, but they are pushing it right it is scary.  Jefferson23   Dec-11-10 09:23 AM   #34 
        - Unfortunately it is true. That is what "post partisan" means.  madfloridian   Dec-12-10 06:50 PM   #41 
  - "Neutering" would be a more apt term.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-11-10 10:26 AM   #38 
  - ....  madfloridian   Dec-11-10 01:10 PM   #40 
  - WE DIDN'T VOTE FOR BIPARTISANSHIP!!!! WE VOTED FOR F***IN CHANGE, WHICH WE DID NOT GET!!!  Crowman1979   Dec-12-10 07:24 PM   #42 
  - Mayor Bloomberg doing his part in the neutralizing agenda:  Jefferson23   Dec-13-10 08:26 AM   #43 

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