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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 09:06 AM
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19. I consider myself Progressive and
I have been a registered Democrat since I was first able to vote 38 years ago, but will not practice blind loyalty.

The Democratic party had in my opinion the closest to my values. At first I thought that due to pressure from the Wrong Wing, many "mainstream" Democrats have gone closer to the center and even right of it IMHO. The debate was framed and the word Liberal became a dirty word. Many Democrats caved instead of standing proudly by those principles. I have often said that Bill Clinton was the best Republican President we've ever had. He disappointed me greatly. But as time went on, something more insidious seems to have prevailed.

In the last few years I came to the realization that the leadership of the Democratic Party is financed/and or/ have been manipulated (blackmail, threats?) and are dancing to the same tune that the Republicans do. They are opposames. They pretend to be different (kinder,gentler) but when push comes to shove, they fall in line with the higher powers that be.

Why aren't the Dems screaming about PNAC? Why aren't the Dems screaming about the new Presidential Directive that can bring our country into a Dictatorship at the next national emergency? Why aren't the Dems Impeaching this sick motherfucker of a President? Why aren't the Dems screaming about the armada that is building up in the gulf? When the Democrats start yelling out about these things and a myriad of other things, will I consider myself a Democrat again.
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  -Is DU committed to democratic principles or the Democratic Party? Phrogman  May-26-07 08:07 AM   #0 
  - I'm gonna say, Progressive People-Powered Principles  NightWatcher   May-26-07 08:09 AM   #1 
  - Both. n/t  yibbehobba   May-26-07 08:10 AM   #2 
  - We make no secret of who this website is for.  Skinner   May-26-07 08:10 AM   #3 
  - Why do you assume it must be one or the other?  dicksteele   May-26-07 08:10 AM   #4 
  - Why?????  MrPrax   May-26-07 08:23 AM   #10 
  - I think you didn't follow the chain of response in this thread.  Lerkfish   May-26-07 08:29 AM   #12 
     - I think...  dicksteele   May-26-07 08:31 AM   #15 
        - could be..either way its confusing who its directed to  Lerkfish   May-26-07 08:35 AM   #17 
        - Yup...  MrPrax   May-26-07 01:08 PM   #20 
  - Unless the lament is that we should allow democratic leaders who do NOT espouse principles  Lerkfish   May-26-07 08:28 AM   #11 
  - Who decides what they are? Does everyone have to follow the same ones?  kikiek   May-26-07 08:11 AM   #5 
  - Can you list those principles here please?  whistle   May-26-07 08:11 AM   #6 
  - yes  johncoby2   May-26-07 08:13 AM   #7 
  - neither  dkofos   May-26-07 08:15 AM   #8 
  - We're Here For Our Own Reasons  KharmaTrain   May-26-07 08:18 AM   #9 
  - why not ask Lieberman that.  Lerkfish   May-26-07 08:30 AM   #13 
  - This should answer your question.  William769   May-26-07 08:31 AM   #14 
  - Pass the Diet Coke, please...  blondeatlast   May-26-07 08:33 AM   #16 
  - Well, I guess I'll post our democratic principles then since the OP can't or won't  whistle   May-26-07 08:55 AM   #18 
  - I consider myself Progressive and  OmmmSweetOmmm   May-26-07 09:06 AM   #19 
  - The site itself,  LWolf   May-26-07 01:13 PM   #21 
  - I don't think we get anywhere close to effecting those principles  bigtree   May-26-07 01:19 PM   #22 

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