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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 03:02 PM
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27. You're right but I think we're just about fresh out of "real" Dems.
Unfortunately, the party has gotten so far away from what we once were and the things we stood. I have my doubts as to whether we can ever go back.
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  -THE THIRD WAY is the biggest threat to the Democratic Party polichick  Mar-25-11 12:20 PM   #0 
  - Is it the old DLC under a new name?  Sanity Claws   Mar-25-11 12:25 PM   #1 
  - That's what it looks like.  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:25 PM   #3 
  - I agree... n/t  nebenaube   Mar-25-11 12:25 PM   #2 
  - I agree --- My reply:  Armstead   Mar-25-11 12:26 PM   #4 
  - That's where we are! At least a few Dems are standing up to fight:  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:28 PM   #8 
  - Centrist Dem think tank my butt! Most of those issues are Republican planks.  Buzz Clik   Mar-25-11 12:26 PM   #5 
  - To me it just looks like an infiltration.  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:36 PM   #12 
  - Invasion of the  Cameron27   Mar-25-11 01:57 PM   #25 
     - So is the party salvageable?  polichick   Mar-25-11 02:16 PM   #26 
        - I don't know,  Cameron27   Mar-25-11 04:01 PM   #32 
  - "Centrist Dems"  Jackpine Radical   Mar-25-11 01:02 PM   #20 
  - I agree those orgs are not centrist by a long shot.  LiberalFighter   Mar-25-11 03:20 PM   #29 
  - I am in complete agreement  Autumn   Mar-25-11 12:27 PM   #6 
  - I'm with you - I won't belong to it and their time if running short...  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:38 PM   #13 
  - At this point - I don't know how you get rid.  xchrom   Mar-25-11 12:27 PM   #7 
  - At this point I accept that the party may not be salvageable...  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:36 PM   #11 
  - 3rd Way = Corporatism  LiberalEsto   Mar-25-11 12:29 PM   #9 
  - Yep - maybe the goal is one corporate party.  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:43 PM   #14 
     - The problem, IMO, is that too many actually believe in that crap  Armstead   Mar-25-11 12:47 PM   #15 
        - I don't know if those pushing it are foolish Dems or fake Dems...  polichick   Mar-25-11 12:52 PM   #16 
           - Probably both....But I believe a lot of it is misguided  Armstead   Mar-25-11 01:15 PM   #23 
  - Depressing. They are stabbing the good guys in the back.  Peregrine Took   Mar-25-11 12:30 PM   #10 
  - Then you'd better hope that Hillary doesn't run for president again. Or a DLCer like Schweitzer...  ClarkUSA   Mar-25-11 12:56 PM   #17 
  - We agree on this - imo the DLC and Third Way SUCK...  polichick   Mar-25-11 01:00 PM   #18 
  - Oh, please. Obama is more "3rd way" than HRC, and that's saying a lot.  LWolf   Mar-26-11 01:04 PM   #59 
  - Lot of unrecs - looks like DU is A-okay with the Third Way.  polichick   Mar-25-11 01:01 PM   #19 
  - The deficit is only a "powerful political issue" because the repubs made it one!  bluethruandthru   Mar-25-11 01:13 PM   #21 
  - We need Dem leaders to call them on their bullshit - not echo it...  polichick   Mar-25-11 01:14 PM   #22 
  - You're right but I think we're just about fresh out of "real" Dems.  bluethruandthru   Mar-25-11 03:02 PM   #27 
     - The perfect time for a new populist movement!  polichick   Mar-25-11 03:13 PM   #28 
     - There are plenty of real Dems, even in Congress  Armstead   Mar-26-11 11:52 AM   #52 
        - It doesn't seem to be "their party" anymore - maybe the sooner we all...  polichick   Mar-26-11 12:02 PM   #54 
           - Realistically we should have four parties in a more parliamentary system  Armstead   Mar-26-11 12:39 PM   #57 
              - Wouldn't that be nice?! As it is, both parties are mostly lined up against the people...  polichick   Mar-26-11 12:45 PM   #58 
  - The deficit IS a big issue. I'm not happy about $300B+ in yearly interest payments.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-26-11 10:48 AM   #48 
  - How did they get so stupid?  Politicalboi   Mar-25-11 01:19 PM   #24 
  - It's going to take  Cameron27   Mar-25-11 04:18 PM   #33 
  - Third Way knows Social Security can be easily fixed. That's why these people cannot be trusted.  flpoljunkie   Mar-25-11 03:32 PM   #30 
  - That's right; they can't be trusted - they're not on the side of the people.  polichick   Mar-26-11 07:34 AM   #35 
  - We have a REVENUE problem. Not a deficit problem.  Fuddnik   Mar-25-11 03:33 PM   #31 
  - Third Way was Bubba's thing, he > DLC, like it or not.  elleng   Mar-25-11 04:37 PM   #34 
  - Many don't like it -- Third Way gave us the Crash of 2008  Armstead   Mar-26-11 10:00 AM   #40 
     - Right.  elleng   Mar-26-11 10:03 AM   #41 
        - I beg to differ  Armstead   Mar-26-11 10:12 AM   #43 
           - Yes, Arm, I agreed with YOUR posts 40 + 43!!  elleng   Mar-26-11 10:40 AM   #47 
              - Sorry --- I think I misinterpreted interpreted that post I responded to  Armstead   Mar-26-11 11:48 AM   #50 
                 - Thought so!  elleng   Mar-26-11 11:52 AM   #51 
  - K&R  MissDeeds   Mar-26-11 08:11 AM   #36 
  - The Third Way IS the leadership of the Democratic Party  Stoic   Mar-26-11 08:26 AM   #37 
  - I still believe in the big tent for the Democratic party.  robcon   Mar-26-11 08:55 AM   #38 
  - Big tent, yes.....But Third Way and Moderate are not the same  Armstead   Mar-26-11 09:57 AM   #39 
  - Right, but as stated in another thread, 'conservative' is the wrong term,  elleng   Mar-26-11 10:09 AM   #42 
  - My own phrase to distinguish it is CONservative  Armstead   Mar-26-11 12:04 PM   #55 
  - I think there's a contradiction there.  robcon   Mar-26-11 12:00 PM   #53 
     - The problem is one-size fits-all political labels  Armstead   Mar-26-11 12:17 PM   #56 
  - If you like con men, they're great.  polichick   Mar-26-11 10:28 AM   #44 
  - Third Way is a huge problem  ProSense   Mar-26-11 10:34 AM   #45 
  - Also the biggest threat to American way of life.  Jakes Progress   Mar-26-11 10:36 AM   #46 
     - True - Republicans are one thing, but this is a fox in the hen house situation.  polichick   Mar-26-11 11:21 AM   #49 
        - Yep. We were supposed to be the check to their greed.  Jakes Progress   Mar-26-11 02:19 PM   #60 

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