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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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