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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-11 08:13 AM
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30. I agree completely about where the Democratic Party is now
Edited on Sat May-21-11 08:13 AM by FLPanhandle
It has become the Republican Party of 1970. The country has swung to the right since 1980, but I have faith it'll swing back eventually.

However, I can't hold Obama responsible for not moving the entire party/country back by himself. The only way the party is going back to the left is if the voters start forcing that at a local level. Then work up. A top down attempt by Obama wouldn't succeed.
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  -I think it is healthy that the "left" criticizes the President. kentuck  May-21-11 07:02 AM   #0 
  - What, the strategy of preemptive capitulation is not to your liking?  Fumesucker   May-21-11 07:06 AM   #1 
  - no, I want it to poop ice cream  Capitalocracy   May-21-11 07:47 AM   #18 
  - I don't want President Obama to do anything that jeopardizes his next term  NNN0LHI   May-21-11 07:22 AM   #2 
  - What could possibly jeopardize his next term?  kentuck   May-21-11 07:24 AM   #4 
     - Any number or combination of mistakes/blunders. The possibilities are endless  NNN0LHI   May-21-11 07:39 AM   #12 
     - Do you think criticism from the left could cause him to lose?  kentuck   May-21-11 07:42 AM   #15 
     - The economy crashing, a terrorist incident, middle east blowup...  DCBob   May-21-11 07:41 AM   #13 
  - Criticizing on specific issues is fine.. but threatening to vote for someone else is another matter.  DCBob   May-21-11 07:23 AM   #3 
  - ...  Fumesucker   May-21-11 07:26 AM   #5 
  - No kidding  somone   May-21-11 07:28 AM   #6 
  - So I assume those "cute" cartoons represent the issues your want to criticize Obama about?  DCBob   May-21-11 07:30 AM   #7 
     - The "big picture" that I keep in mind...  Tesha   May-21-11 07:44 AM   #17 
        - I agree we need to keep the long-term success of our country in mind..  DCBob   May-21-11 07:55 AM   #20 
  - Or saying that he's the same as a Republican. n/t  LoZoccolo   May-21-11 07:38 AM   #11 
  - Juggling bowling balls while herding cats is quite a feat  lunatica   May-21-11 07:33 AM   #8 
  - +1  DCBob   May-21-11 07:34 AM   #9 
  - "considering the Republican options."  Mr. Jefferson   May-21-11 07:36 AM   #10 
  - Either/or thinking is for teabaggers  lunatica   May-21-11 07:41 AM   #14 
     - Better to suffer that comparison than to be deceived by the two-party hoax.  Mr. Jefferson   May-21-11 08:01 AM   #22 
        - Another either/or statement  lunatica   May-21-11 08:14 AM   #31 
           - You are referring to the electorate, while my focus is on the elected.  Mr. Jefferson   May-22-11 07:32 AM   #38 
  - I'm for the ideas first  themadstork   May-21-11 07:43 AM   #16 
  - Calm rational criticism is fine  FLPanhandle   May-21-11 07:48 AM   #19 
  - I never scream "He's a Republican!"  Tesha   May-21-11 08:04 AM   #25 
  - I agree completely about where the Democratic Party is now  FLPanhandle   May-21-11 08:13 AM   #30 
  - Yes, because it is never appropriate to be angered by the murder of innocents.  themadstork   May-21-11 08:08 AM   #27 
  - +1  treestar   May-21-11 08:11 AM   #29 
  - You may have forgotten that he tried to close Gitmo, but...  TreasonousBastard   May-21-11 08:00 AM   #21 
  - K & R  Le Taz Hot   May-21-11 08:01 AM   #23 
  - I will (at this time;)) vote for Obama in 2012  fredamae   May-21-11 08:03 AM   #24 
  - I hope we can do both, unite against republicans and criticize when appropriate  Cresent City Kid   May-21-11 08:06 AM   #26 
  - If it were thoughtful criticism  treestar   May-21-11 08:11 AM   #28 
  - I absolutely agree.  The Backlash Cometh   May-21-11 09:14 AM   #32 
  - Same here  slay   May-21-11 11:26 AM   #33 
  - Anything else would be very unhealty  donheld   May-21-11 10:47 PM   #34 
  - The President wants to close GITMO. The Senate  tishaLA   May-21-11 10:54 PM   #35 
  - The PROBLEM with that is:  FarLeftFist   May-21-11 11:20 PM   #36 
  - He's a public servant and, in a democracy, should be held to account by the people.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-21-11 11:27 PM   #37 

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