You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #27: The Democratic Party in Indiana has Bayh, and that's about it. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 01:59 PM
Response to Reply #26
27. The Democratic Party in Indiana has Bayh, and that's about it.
There is money in the coffers of county organizations to field and support a statewide ballot. There were many Democrats on that statewide ballot. But no Senate candidate.

One could have been fielded. And supported.

Lugar would have prevailed, almost certainly, but a dialogue could have been established.

My point is that in a climate where the will to challenge an entrenched Republican like Lugar is almost non-existent, a third party agenda is suffocated.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Pete Seeger didn't naysay and complain. He ORGANIZED and ACTED. (Read On) RBInMaine  Jan-02-10 12:55 PM   #0 
  - Indeed. Also I have a hard time picturing Seeger walking into  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 12:56 PM   #1 
  - Spot on point ! Thanks.  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 12:57 PM   #2 
  - +1000. nt  TheWraith   Jan-02-10 01:03 PM   #4 
  - I can totally see him walking into the office of a conservative...  Armstead   Jan-02-10 01:31 PM   #11 
     - Seeger confronted certain folks when he needed to but generally  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 01:33 PM   #12 
     - Horsecrap. "Progressives" are bashing Dems but can't elect their kind of candidates. It is a very  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 01:56 PM   #25 
        - "civil disagreements" ... "quit your pissing and moaning" (nt)  noamnety   Jan-02-10 02:13 PM   #38 
        - It'sthe narrow minded blockheadedness of people like you that lead to third parties  Armstead   Jan-02-10 02:14 PM   #39 
           - I never said "all do nothing." And only the very kind of "blockheadedness" YOU are  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:25 PM   #41 
           - Nader, per se, is not even the issue. He might prefer to be, something like  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 05:35 PM   #54 
  - Kicked and recommended.  TheWraith   Jan-02-10 01:03 PM   #3 
  - I'm not sure about this post.  noamnety   Jan-02-10 01:04 PM   #5 
  - I am CITING Jesus et. als. and not comparing myself to them. You miss the larger point which is  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 01:17 PM   #7 
  - The problem here  noamnety   Jan-02-10 01:26 PM   #9 
  - Wrong wrong and wrong again. Of course I know many "progressives" out in the world are politically  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 01:50 PM   #19 
     - "They ran. They lost. ... Quit the bitching"  noamnety   Jan-02-10 01:53 PM   #21 
        - Having worked hard to elect Kerry (and we carried Maine by a healthy margin) I will tell you that  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:03 PM   #28 
  - I think you misunderstand the word "coalition".  LooseWilly   Jan-02-10 02:41 PM   #47 
  - Bingo  Armstead   Jan-02-10 01:17 PM   #8 
  - Ouch. I know the OP means well, but  tblue   Jan-02-10 02:09 PM   #32 
     - You are getting a hell of a lot more with Obama/Dems than with RePUKES. A blind person could see  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:18 PM   #40 
  - I'm offended!!!  Autonomy   Jan-02-10 01:06 PM   #6 
  - Um, this is a discussion board. It has no bearng on what people do or don'tt do otherwise  Armstead   Jan-02-10 01:26 PM   #10 
  - Yup, so we are "discussing" action vs. bitching. Your reply is awash in circular reasoning.  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 01:42 PM   #15 
     - Circular reasoning? Sounds to me like you're doing the bitching.  Armstead   Jan-02-10 02:07 PM   #30 
  - So when are you going to ORGANIZE and ACT against Lieberman, Stupak, and Nelson.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-02-10 01:34 PM   #13 
  - They are Dems who got elected in THEIR districts. Better to have them than RePUKES. Not happy with  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 01:40 PM   #14 
     - There is no difference between them and the GOP  IndianaGreen   Jan-02-10 01:44 PM   #17 
        - Then go and elect "progressives" there instead. Or can you?  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 01:51 PM   #20 
        - I am working for, and voting, for my progressive congressperson. I am not voting for Evan Bayh  IndianaGreen   Jan-02-10 01:55 PM   #24 
           - Bayh is better than an Indiana RePUKE. The better of "two evils" is still better.  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:07 PM   #29 
              - The better of two evils gave us Stupak, Nelson, and the rest of the blue dogs  IndianaGreen   Jan-02-10 02:32 PM   #43 
                 - But it is lesser. They are still better than RePUKES from those districts. Not happy, then get your  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:35 PM   #45 
                    - Lesser? As in Italian fascists were better than German nazis, or  IndianaGreen   Jan-02-10 05:26 PM   #53 
        - In Indiana Lugar ran unopposed by any Democratic nominee. His is arguably  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 01:54 PM   #22 
           - The Indiana Democratic Party didn't get one dime from the national to field a candidate  IndianaGreen   Jan-02-10 01:56 PM   #26 
           - The Democratic Party in Indiana has Bayh, and that's about it.  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 01:59 PM   #27 
           - So just give up? Don't even try? And then trash Bayh and Dems? How childish.  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:12 PM   #36 
              - The county chairs would have come through, as they always do,  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 06:00 PM   #59 
           - That wouldn't have stopped Wellstone from at least trying. No excuses for not trying.  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:11 PM   #35 
           - No excuses. None. Wellstone would try. Dean would try. Go and at least try.  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:08 PM   #31 
              - Agree. A Party that does not challenge an old warhorse like Lugar  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 05:39 PM   #56 
  - Huh? The Firedoggers are acting.  DrToast   Jan-02-10 01:43 PM   #16 
  - True, but that's a bit like saying the  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 01:45 PM   #18 
  - Apparently they aren't allowed to use the internet to organize. :)  noamnety   Jan-02-10 01:55 PM   #23 
  - Well, the bitching part is there. Where is the organizing part?  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:09 PM   #33 
  - That's a very reasonable response.  Armstead   Jan-02-10 02:10 PM   #34 
  - What action?  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:13 PM   #37 
  - I give them points for that also.  truedelphi   Jan-02-10 03:46 PM   #51 
  - Why do you assume that one precludes the other? nt  LWolf   Jan-02-10 02:27 PM   #42 
  - You're reading too much into it. I know plenty of progressives are politically active. The point  RBInMaine   Jan-02-10 02:34 PM   #44 
     - I don't think you are able to measure that accurately. nt  LWolf   Jan-02-10 03:13 PM   #48 
  - Excellent post. Thank you. nt  JamesA1102   Jan-02-10 02:40 PM   #46 
  - Pete is not dead. He can and does speak for himself.  Bluenorthwest   Jan-02-10 03:42 PM   #49 
  - We're free to invoke public figures. It's one of the main things about  saltpoint   Jan-02-10 06:06 PM   #60 
  - thank you RBin Maine.  truedelphi   Jan-02-10 03:45 PM   #50 
  - KnR! Get out the VOTE in 2010!  Hekate   Jan-02-10 04:21 PM   #52 
  - when are you going to ORGANIZE and ACT to get rid of Collins & Snowe?  ima_sinnic   Jan-02-10 05:37 PM   #55 
  - Who says people aren't doing anything? Sheez. We ARE.  closeupready   Jan-02-10 05:41 PM   #57 
  - As an activist myself I have very mixed feelings about this post.  Bjorn Against   Jan-02-10 05:57 PM   #58 
  - good post  Armstead   Jan-03-10 09:38 AM   #62 
  - Why is it those who dismiss internet posters are also the ones who complain the most about them?  jgraz   Jan-02-10 09:16 PM   #61 
  - I don't recall Pete calling for support of corporate power in Washington  TheKentuckian   Jan-04-10 04:54 PM   #63 
  - k&r nt  RepublicanElephant   Jan-04-10 07:20 PM   #64 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC