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66. why don't you be specific... you can't just say "liberals" or progressives
or those that oppose Obama (which assumes there is no difference between opposing a policy and opposing Obama)
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  -Memo to the left: Hands off President Obama bigtree  Dec-10-10 06:50 PM   #0 
  - Memo to DLC: *expletive deleted*  Individualist   Dec-10-10 06:51 PM   #1 
  - Yeah. Their "what options do you have?" attitude has passed it's shelf date  Matariki   Dec-10-10 06:53 PM   #3 
  - Nope.  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 06:59 PM   #14 
  - In that case, you need to start naming an option.  MineralMan   Dec-10-10 07:03 PM   #24 
  - It easier to complain than it is to come up with solutions.  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 07:31 PM   #73 
  - I don't support a primary challenge because I think there is a challenger that can win...  Chan790   Dec-10-10 09:21 PM   #114 
  - That BS meme began stinking long ago.  Individualist   Dec-10-10 07:04 PM   #25 
  - Meme's don't have an aroma. They can be true or false though.  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:06 PM   #31 
     - So, are you brave enough then to admit the very real  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-10 09:46 PM   #130 
        - I'm not sure there were any consequences because Lieberman lost the primary.  LoZoccolo   Dec-12-10 04:27 PM   #148 
  - I wonder what options they think they have?  True_Blue   Dec-10-10 10:05 PM   #136 
  - Hear hear!  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-10-10 06:55 PM   #9 
  - Colbert I. King is not with the DLC nt  JamesA1102   Dec-10-10 07:24 PM   #62 
  - +1 nt  TBF   Dec-10-10 07:51 PM   #83 
  - LOL He sounds like the swingset bully. n/t  EFerrari   Dec-10-10 06:53 PM   #2 
  - heh  bigtree   Dec-10-10 06:54 PM   #8 
  - "will take note of his treatment by the left"  AlabamaLibrul   Dec-10-10 06:53 PM   #4 
  - this is so... NOT helfpul...  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 06:54 PM   #5 
  - The 15% liberals live on such threats; back at them. n/t  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:00 PM   #18 
     - Calling out a segment of DUers is against the rules, LoZoccolo  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 07:09 PM   #39 
        - He's not calling out DU -- he's calling out the 15% of liberals who oppose Obama nationwide.  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:12 PM   #45 
        - ...  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 07:13 PM   #47 
           - Um, do you really think he meant the 15% of liberals on DU who oppose Obama? Wouldn't you say that  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:18 PM   #53 
              - Sort of splitting hairs, don't you think?  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 07:24 PM   #61 
                 - I'm talking about his approval rating, not support of a particular issue. n/t  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:25 PM   #64 
                 - Huh? I see a HUGE number of people on DU who want him primaried, or vote 3rd party, etc.  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:26 PM   #65 
                    - I see a huge number of progressives, a tiny number of those wanting  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 07:29 PM   #69 
                    - this place is smelling similar to '68 and 72...loading the gun to shoot ourselves in the foot. Again  demosincebirth   Dec-10-10 09:13 PM   #107 
        - Theoretically, I am not calling out any DUers.  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:17 PM   #52 
           - why don't you be specific... you can't just say "liberals" or progressives  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 07:27 PM   #66 
  - wow i am scared, i capitulate.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-10-10 06:54 PM   #6 
  - "Sabotage the nation's first black president "- This would be called  Poboy   Dec-10-10 06:54 PM   #7 
  - and the fact that it's being pulled out is a sure sign of desperation  Donnachaidh   Dec-10-10 07:05 PM   #30 
  - Work and fight for the American people - to hell with right or left labels  stray cat   Dec-10-10 06:57 PM   #10 
  - I don't think he'll have any significant primary challengers  TNLib   Dec-10-10 06:57 PM   #11 
  - Preemptively blaming 'teh left".  myrna minx   Dec-10-10 06:58 PM   #12 
  - Um, the Democratic Party is supposed to be the Left.  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 06:58 PM   #13 
  - Seems to be three parts to the party anymore,  Autumn   Dec-10-10 07:04 PM   #29 
  - The democratic party is broad based.  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 07:15 PM   #49 
     - Left wing politics=support for workers, oppressed, the poor.  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 07:18 PM   #54 
     - I am a moderate democrat. I support every item that you listed.  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 07:46 PM   #80 
        - Then you are on the left of the political spectrum. why do you seem to want to reject  blondeatlast   Dec-10-10 09:24 PM   #117 
     - Interesting all these comments about committing suicide  DireStrike   Dec-10-10 09:17 PM   #109 
     - Goodbye. Don't be preaching "you gotta support the nominee" shit when folks tell Obama to sit and  TheKentuckian   Dec-10-10 09:42 PM   #126 
  - The Democratic Party is Dead  highprincipleswork   Dec-10-10 07:00 PM   #15 
  - I wouldn't say the democratic party's dead but it's no longer a united one.  PFunk   Dec-10-10 07:11 PM   #42 
  - Read Will Roger's quote from decades ago.  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 07:19 PM   #57 
  - "for most Americans" -- you mean the tiny percentage of liberals who don't support Obama?  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:28 PM   #68 
     - The latest poll puts that "tiny percentage" at 31%.  Tesha   Dec-10-10 09:21 PM   #115 
  - "Purist" - Well, at least it shows Dems can be good at crafting soundbytes  Hello_Kitty   Dec-10-10 07:00 PM   #16 
  - It's DLC that crafts those BS soundbytes.  Individualist   Dec-10-10 07:02 PM   #21 
  - Obama is costing himself his presidency  JVS   Dec-10-10 07:00 PM   #17 
  - nothing but a fraud from the word go  democracy1st   Dec-10-10 09:35 PM   #122 
  - If the Democratic Party wants support from the Left...  Goldstein1984   Dec-10-10 07:01 PM   #19 
  - Memo: rank and file around the country  Autumn   Dec-10-10 07:01 PM   #20 
  - this will go down on your permanent record.............. n/t  grasswire   Dec-10-10 07:02 PM   #22 
  - It's an argument I might make though. K&R!  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:02 PM   #23 
  - where would minority Democratic voters go?  bigtree   Dec-10-10 07:07 PM   #32 
     - Maybe the same place these "progressives" have been threating to go: home.  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:11 PM   #43 
  - (sigh) and the scare tactics have started in trying to head off a possible primary challenge  PFunk   Dec-10-10 07:04 PM   #26 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-10-10 07:07 PM   #33 
  - Actually he hasn't. Black approval of Obama has been steady at around 85-95% nationwide. Nice try.  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:14 PM   #48 
  - "Purists" my ass  whatchamacallit   Dec-10-10 07:04 PM   #27 
  - And does King think  xxqqqzme   Dec-10-10 07:04 PM   #28 
  - right. you have the Black Caucus actively opposing the President this week on his tax compromise  bigtree   Dec-10-10 07:08 PM   #36 
  - Who cares? Obama has shown us once and for all how futile electoral politics are  bread_and_roses   Dec-10-10 07:08 PM   #34 
  - the big lie: repubs would have the dem left to thank. it aint the left running the white house nt  msongs   Dec-10-10 07:08 PM   #35 
  - That's not what the article is saying. They would thank what you would call "the real left"  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:10 PM   #41 
  - Let's remember, Al Gore WON the election in 2000. So don't tell me a liberal can't win.  robinlynne   Dec-10-10 07:08 PM   #37 
  - Say that over and over again. One day, maybe history will revert back to  bluestate10   Dec-10-10 08:57 PM   #102 
  - King points out that splinterist progressives (not all progressives) are institutionally racist.  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:08 PM   #38 
  - As well it should... It is desicable and unfounded.  hlthe2b   Dec-10-10 07:18 PM   #55 
  - He's not the only one; the CBC confronted Nader on this in 2004. n/t  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-10 07:19 PM   #59 
     - And presently they are against the tax deal  Union Scribe   Dec-10-10 11:50 PM   #140 
        - I think you're confused  ecstatic   Dec-11-10 07:13 AM   #146 
  - Merely because the argument is unfounded and idiotic.  Chan790   Dec-10-10 09:44 PM   #128 
  - White people in general are institutionally racist.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-10-10 09:46 PM   #129 
  - "Splinterist progressives" "purist progressives" LOL!  True_Blue   Dec-10-10 11:14 PM   #138 
  - The left IS the election, something the author should remember.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-10 07:09 PM   #40 
  - Not really.  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:19 PM   #58 
     - Yes, Really.  TexasObserver   Dec-10-10 07:53 PM   #84 
  - Accountability: Obama has failed time after time, not the left.  MrTriumph   Dec-10-10 07:11 PM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-10 07:15 PM   #50 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-10 09:49 PM   #131 
  - I'm so glad that someone is telling me how will vote.  Chisox08   Dec-10-10 07:12 PM   #46 
  - What's wrong with explaining the truth? No one is telling you personally how to vote.  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:17 PM   #51 
     - I'm from the South side of Chicago  Chisox08   Dec-10-10 09:58 PM   #135 
  - "The 2 million more blacks who voted in 2008 than in 2004 because of Barack Obama? Say bye-bye..."  scarletwoman   Dec-10-10 07:19 PM   #56 
  - I think the "unmitigated bullshit" you claim is more from your post than the OP  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 07:25 PM   #63 
  - The unmitigated bullshit is that it is/will be the fault of the "left" if Obama isn't re-elected.  scarletwoman   Dec-10-10 07:38 PM   #75 
     - Just because they haven't YET abandoned the Democratic party does not mean they won't abandon the  BzaDem   Dec-10-10 08:17 PM   #90 
        - Why wouldn't they show up to support Obama in a primary contest?  scarletwoman   Dec-10-10 08:32 PM   #96 
  - +10000000  nashville_brook   Dec-10-10 09:01 PM   #105 
  - I'm not sure what his point is. If this is about a primary challenge I don't think Obama need worry  Hello_Kitty   Dec-10-10 09:43 PM   #127 
  - lol, your highness  fascisthunter   Dec-10-10 07:21 PM   #60 
  - Okay, so where was everybody last month?  calimary   Dec-10-10 07:27 PM   #67 
  - So Obama supporters are not left?  Jakes Progress   Dec-10-10 07:29 PM   #70 
  - As far as I can telll  sendero   Dec-10-10 07:29 PM   #71 
  - Why will working class Black people stick with Obama who believe he has turned his back on them?  Better Believe It   Dec-10-10 07:30 PM   #72 
  - Sabotage?  walldude   Dec-10-10 07:38 PM   #74 
  - who?  bigtree   Dec-10-10 07:40 PM   #77 
     - Did you write the OP? Then it's not you is it.  walldude   Dec-10-10 08:13 PM   #89 
        - he's a little confused  bigtree   Dec-10-10 08:34 PM   #97 
  - Very, very simple answer ...  TeaBagsAreForCups   Dec-10-10 07:39 PM   #76 
  - Sounds almost as if they are begging us to start a third party  Taverner   Dec-10-10 07:41 PM   #78 
  - Bruce "end welfare as we know it" Reed et al -  TBF   Dec-10-10 07:55 PM   #85 
  - Reap what you sow baby!  soryang   Dec-10-10 07:45 PM   #79 
  - Somebody should remind this guy that the way to get votes is to appeal to the voters.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-10-10 07:47 PM   #81 
  - Memo to the DLC: If Obama wont listen to me the Democratic replacement I elect in 2012 WILL!  ddeclue   Dec-10-10 07:51 PM   #82 
  - The point is that folks here are looking for a leader to vote for that is not Obama......  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-10 08:02 PM   #86 
  - But as of now there's no real primary challenge to President Obama.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-10-10 11:46 PM   #139 
  - Iowa.  hulka38   Dec-10-10 08:04 PM   #87 
  - Yep. White People of Iowa Unite!  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-10 08:25 PM   #95 
     - Yep. The very white state of Iowa gave Obama his breakthrough victory.  hulka38   Dec-10-10 08:48 PM   #100 
        - And if they made him, they can break him.....cause ain't not Black folks there! Yeah!  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-10 09:13 PM   #106 
           - Now you're assuming that I'm from there  hulka38   Dec-10-10 09:27 PM   #118 
           - I like what  hulka38   Dec-10-10 09:56 PM   #133 
  - I find this column & post  Caretha   Dec-10-10 08:07 PM   #88 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-10-10 08:22 PM   #93 
  - Whoa there Nellie  Caretha   Dec-10-10 08:57 PM   #103 
     - You implied that if Black folks are saying this what you called bullshit, which they are....  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-10 09:18 PM   #111 
        - Self delete  Caretha   Dec-10-10 09:31 PM   #120 
        - As I said earlier  Caretha   Dec-10-10 09:38 PM   #123 
  - Colbert King  bigtree   Dec-10-10 09:19 PM   #113 
  - As a person of color I too found the column to be offensive, not to mention ridiculous  Exultant Democracy   Dec-10-10 09:41 PM   #125 
  - Pathetic defense of an indefensible Presidency...Obama has to fear his base?!  beforeyoureyes   Dec-10-10 08:21 PM   #91 
  - indefensible Presidency in your eyes.  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-10 08:23 PM   #94 
     - The opinions of cheerleaders tend towards vapidness.  Chan790   Dec-10-10 09:56 PM   #134 
  - Pathetic defense of an indefensible Presidency...Obama has to fear his base?!  beforeyoureyes   Dec-10-10 08:21 PM   #92 
  - If Obama wins the primary, he'll be too weak to beat the Republicans?  Capitalocracy   Dec-10-10 08:37 PM   #98 
  - He'll probably capitulate during the race too. "I'm sorry let's be friends".  L0oniX   Dec-10-10 09:29 PM   #119 
  - you make a valid point. No matter what, Obama is the lesser of two evils.  Jeffersons Ghost   Dec-10-10 08:39 PM   #99 
  - I don't take threats well  Scruffy1   Dec-10-10 08:52 PM   #101 
  - I believe that feeling is the one found accross the spectrum.....  FrenchieCat   Dec-10-10 09:15 PM   #108 
  - Yeah, yeah, I hear ya - we have no choice but to keep paying off the rich.  Waiting For Everyman   Dec-10-10 08:58 PM   #104 
  - +1000000000000  L0oniX   Dec-10-10 09:18 PM   #112 
  - Okay. (I had no intention of ever having anything to do with Obama again anyway.)  Tesha   Dec-10-10 09:17 PM   #110 
  - He might as well run with them. Who needs 2 parties anymore?  L0oniX   Dec-10-10 09:22 PM   #116 
  - GO TO HELL COLBERT!  democracy1st   Dec-10-10 09:34 PM   #121 
  - I'm not understanding what his threat is.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-10-10 09:38 PM   #124 
  - This idiot wrote the same column in January  charlie   Dec-10-10 09:54 PM   #132 
  - i keep thinkng he is not going to seek a second term  shugah   Dec-10-10 10:14 PM   #137 
  - Before I only used to here the one term idea here.  EFerrari   Dec-10-10 11:53 PM   #141 
  - It's not really up to them.  mmonk   Dec-10-10 11:56 PM   #142 
  - I agree with the way he is thinking  The Second Stone   Dec-11-10 12:18 AM   #143 
  - Just a day or so ago some said there wasn't enough of us lefties  Raine   Dec-11-10 02:44 AM   #144 
  - Sticks, stones. Still not getting my vote. Never again for Obama. n/t  Catherina   Dec-11-10 04:47 AM   #145 
  - LOL, hilarious shit.  inna   Dec-11-10 07:20 AM   #147 
 

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