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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 03:39 PM
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29. Isn't 'independence' a viable alternative?
That's who the national party seems to believe matters most: people who are either too confused or lazy to affiliate themselves with any solid principles; people who blow the way the 24 second news cycle directs them; people who don't participate in the 'grassroots'.

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  -Your alignment with the Democratic Party, today, is . . . . Stinky The Clown  Jan-06-11 01:05 PM   #0 
  - The real question is how aligned is leadership with our platform?  EFerrari   Jan-06-11 01:11 PM   #1 
  - That mission statement  upi402   Jan-06-11 01:26 PM   #6 
  - It sounds like it was written by some pinko with the values of  EFerrari   Jan-06-11 01:30 PM   #9 
     - back in '86, the Dem platform was major reason why they attracted me so much.  Forkboy   Jan-06-11 07:14 PM   #35 
  - +100  Myrina   Jan-06-11 01:39 PM   #12 
  - If we DEMAND our leadership align with the platform...  Lucky 13   Jan-06-11 01:43 PM   #15 
  - Tombstone them all and let God sort them out? nt  Capitalocracy   Jan-06-11 01:44 PM   #17 
  - That is the dilemma, isn't it? n/t  EFerrari   Jan-06-11 01:48 PM   #18 
  - then how about aligning closer to our platform than the other one?  mmonk   Jan-06-11 03:41 PM   #31 
  - There are still anti-Second Amendment provisions in the platform, too  derby378   Jan-06-11 07:14 PM   #36 
     - If winning elections is more important than our platform...  Lucky 13   Jan-07-11 08:11 AM   #41 
  - excellent point.  lonestarnot   Jan-07-11 08:12 AM   #42 
  - It's been tenuous since LBJ and is getting more so.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-06-11 01:15 PM   #2 
  - The party is still us.  Capitalocracy   Jan-06-11 01:17 PM   #3 
  - Well, only the "leadership" get to influence the laws and economy of the nation  FiveGoodMen   Jan-06-11 01:22 PM   #4 
  - Theoretically we can change them.  Capitalocracy   Jan-06-11 01:36 PM   #10 
     - Theoretically they work for us.  FiveGoodMen   Jan-06-11 01:38 PM   #11 
        - And that's the reality of the situation, none of our problems get solved  Capitalocracy   Jan-06-11 01:44 PM   #16 
           - Not trying to be argumentative here, but  FiveGoodMen   Jan-06-11 01:50 PM   #19 
              - We have the final stamp of approval for their very existence.  Capitalocracy   Jan-06-11 01:51 PM   #20 
  - So was it "us" who undermined progressives in the primary?  mod mom   Jan-06-11 01:57 PM   #22 
     - See, it depends on how you define political party.  Capitalocracy   Jan-06-11 02:09 PM   #23 
  - At this point,  BonnieJW   Jan-06-11 01:26 PM   #5 
  - stronger than it was pre-Bush  Motown_Johnny   Jan-06-11 01:27 PM   #7 
  - Good number of "Reagan Democrats" voting in this poll.  Renew Deal   Jan-06-11 01:30 PM   #8 
  - 'Reagan Democrats' or 'Obama Democrats'?  Toucano   Jan-06-11 03:43 PM   #32 
  - My allignment with the Democrats is the same: with a grain of salt.  Mojeoux   Jan-06-11 01:40 PM   #13 
  - The same. Is there a realistic alternative?  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jan-06-11 01:41 PM   #14 
  - Isn't 'independence' a viable alternative?  Toucano   Jan-06-11 03:39 PM   #29 
  - Certainly less than it used to be. The tent is too big. n/t  Fire1   Jan-06-11 01:55 PM   #21 
  - The real question is how aligned the Democratic Party is with ...  damntexdem   Jan-06-11 02:09 PM   #24 
  - The Democratic Party  drmeow   Jan-06-11 02:50 PM   #25 
  - K & R !!!  WillyT   Jan-06-11 03:29 PM   #26 
  - ...rapidly approaching ZERO.  Toucano   Jan-06-11 03:35 PM   #27 
  - surprising poll answers..nt  xiamiam   Jan-06-11 03:38 PM   #28 
  - Probably ending soon. Dang Woodchucks... chuckin' all my wood.  Erose999   Jan-06-11 03:40 PM   #30 
  - Help me out . . . . what side are the woodchucks on?  Stinky The Clown   Jan-06-11 07:11 PM   #33 
     - Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck is the spokesperson for the DLC.  Erose999   Jan-07-11 07:48 AM   #40 
        - Ah geeeze . . . . I thought he was a chipmunk.  Stinky The Clown   Jan-07-11 02:49 PM   #44 
  - Shaky.  Forkboy   Jan-06-11 07:12 PM   #34 
  - I was always a yellow dog Democrat,  Autumn   Jan-06-11 08:23 PM   #37 
  - I'm very aligned with the WA State Dem platform  eridani   Jan-07-11 04:51 AM   #38 
  - A tiny bit stronger-I am cautiously optimistic that they are getting better  old mark   Jan-07-11 05:16 AM   #39 
  - I was far more aligned when I was less informed  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Jan-07-11 08:15 AM   #43 
  - Same as it ever was.  Iggo   Jan-07-11 02:50 PM   #45 
  - Looks like some folks need to start a 3rd party.  JoePhilly   Jan-07-11 02:56 PM   #46 

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