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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 05:05 PM
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17. I'll make this simple---I'm not demonizing the left. You need to get over yourself.
However, it's people on DU you claim to be on the left and who I share almost very little similarities. Progressives are made up of the Left and the Right. Most people agree to this very well. So Progressive and Left are not equal. I have come to terms that I am not of the left, or as the left as defined on DU.

Here is an article and you'll understand what I mean:

http://www.wiretapmag.org/stories/23706

They define it very well and along my way of thinking. This has nothing to do with demonizing the left. I just realized I am not one of them. Or as I thought I was. I recognize the political climate and I don't take for granted what can be done versus what can't be done but people want done.
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  -I, as are others of the left are confused over the descriptors of us. Safetykitten  Dec-16-10 12:40 AM   #0 
  - How about the confused left?  Tunkamerica   Dec-16-10 12:51 AM   #1 
  - Not sure, I drew a line a decade ago, and been standing on it.  RandomThoughts   Dec-16-10 12:57 AM   #2 
  - It's just another division to divide the party.  Life Long Dem   Dec-16-10 01:09 AM   #3 
  - It is GOP rhetoric that has been taken up by Democrats to attack other Democrats  niceypoo   Dec-16-10 01:15 AM   #4 
  - Agree with what you say...and Poster Above you says. n/t  KoKo   Dec-16-10 07:26 PM   #27 
  - same GOP rhetoric used by more Network Pundits to describe those who oppose the Estate Tax give-away  Supersedeas   Dec-17-10 04:02 PM   #40 
  - Someone who's been consistently anti-Obama proclaimed themselves as part of  CakeGrrl   Dec-16-10 01:22 AM   #5 
  - That would be the "insensitive Left"...  JoseGaspar   Dec-16-10 01:40 AM   #6 
  - We should start using the terms  Norrin Radd   Dec-16-10 01:58 AM   #7 
  - And wtf is the professional left?  Union Scribe   Dec-16-10 02:09 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-16-10 02:18 AM   #9 
  - Funny how a supposed liberal like Obama  fasttense   Dec-16-10 04:02 AM   #10 
  - I don't think all Progressives and Leftsts are equal.  vaberella   Dec-16-10 04:08 AM   #11 
  - You make a good point  Sherman A1   Dec-16-10 05:38 AM   #12 
  - Hey...same here.  vaberella   Dec-16-10 05:06 PM   #18 
  - So you have surrendered to the demonization of the term "left" and bought the right's framing.  Pholus   Dec-16-10 07:25 AM   #16 
     - I'll make this simple---I'm not demonizing the left. You need to get over yourself.  vaberella   Dec-16-10 05:05 PM   #17 
     - Your words were: "reasonable" progressives / "rarely realistic" leftists. Man you're touchy.  Pholus   Dec-16-10 07:03 PM   #20 
     - Progressives on the right?!? That's ridiculous. nt  polichick   Dec-16-10 07:21 PM   #25 
     - I believe the higher you aim to begin the more you'll end up winning, as  StarsInHerHair   Dec-16-10 07:51 PM   #28 
  - I suspect tea par tiers and conservatives and moderates feel the same way  stray cat   Dec-16-10 06:25 AM   #13 
  - I got a concise definition yesterday. Without using labels we are....  Pholus   Dec-16-10 07:17 AM   #14 
  - I like 'informed left'.  Dawgs   Dec-16-10 07:18 AM   #15 
  - No need for labels ... IF, IF, you can articulate how you will PASS specific legislation  JoePhilly   Dec-16-10 05:13 PM   #19 
  - find a charismatic person, a good "salesman/woman", the type that is instantly  StarsInHerHair   Dec-16-10 07:56 PM   #29 
  - On DU all of those terms mean you've dared to criticize the president. nt  polichick   Dec-16-10 07:06 PM   #21 
  - +1, nuff said.  Pholus   Dec-16-10 07:11 PM   #22 
     - plus 2 --- If you aren't blindly loyal to Obama.....You must be a "leftist"  Armstead   Dec-17-10 12:53 PM   #37 
  - I need more information  slackmaster   Dec-16-10 07:14 PM   #23 
  - maybe those worried about who calls them what should stop navel gazing and work for progress  Uzybone   Dec-16-10 07:19 PM   #24 
  - No you get your butts kicked  ProudDad   Dec-17-10 07:36 PM   #42 
  - What do you call those on the left that don't understand civics?  truthspeak   Dec-16-10 07:23 PM   #26 
  - That sounds like something Bachman or Beck might say  Armstead   Dec-17-10 12:57 PM   #38 
  - All I know is that in almost 10 years on DU I've never seen a single person truly "Ultra-Left".  Forkboy   Dec-16-10 08:11 PM   #30 
  - I think anyone who actually demands Peace, Justice and Equality  ProudDad   Dec-16-10 08:27 PM   #31 
  - Maybe the whiny left.  Pisces   Dec-16-10 08:31 PM   #32 
  - The hate from the capitulationist camp is understandable.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-16-10 10:02 PM   #33 
  - It's not "the party." It's one individual.  ClassWarrior   Dec-16-10 10:04 PM   #34 
     - nah, it is the party as well.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-16-10 10:07 PM   #35 
  - I think it's a reaction to the 'professional left."  robcon   Dec-17-10 12:00 PM   #36 
  - I Used To Be A Democrat...  WiffenPoof   Dec-17-10 01:48 PM   #39 
  - Those tossing out the descriptor du jour are the ones confused.  WorseBeforeBetter   Dec-17-10 07:26 PM   #41 
 

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