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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 09:35 AM
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16. Define "sticking with"
Am I going to hold my nose and vote for them? Sure. What choice do I have?

But do I have to be happy that they've gone along with, enabled, and allowed a drastic, sharp rightward lurch in the Democratic party and what it stands for and what has been done to the country simply because Republicans shifted themselves hard right? Fuck no. I'm pissed and I'll continue to say so. The Democratic party as it sits here in 2011 has by and large failed America, and definitely failed middle and working class Americans.

There's a reason that the Republicans have embraced the Tea Party. Because they know they can't win without their hardcore base. Democrats have yet to realize that. And they've scared enough people (myself included) into believing that the only way they can win is by beating up and punching the hippies in their base. I get that. The galling part to me is how they then come begging those same hippies for money and support and time when they need to win elections.

Will I "stick with" the democratic party by voting for Democrats? Sure.

Will my sentiment still be "Fuck them and what they've done to this country" to a whole lot of them? Yes, it still will.
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  -K&R if you're sticking with the Democratic Party! LoZoccolo  Jun-17-11 09:08 AM   #0 
  - why the constant pep rally threads this morning?  hlthe2b   Jun-17-11 09:12 AM   #1 
  - Every congressional Democrat has a significant partisan voting record.  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 09:14 AM   #3 
  - It's not really about partisanship so much as it is about  mmonk   Jun-17-11 09:19 AM   #6 
  - There's a way to improve that without setting back the progress already made.  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 09:23 AM   #11 
     - I've tried everything inside the party. I was an Obama delegate,  mmonk   Jun-17-11 09:32 AM   #15 
        - If there's an issue that is important to you, join an advocacy group  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 09:35 AM   # 
           - The party is top down now.  mmonk   Jun-17-11 09:45 AM   #19 
           - Please elaborate.  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 09:58 AM   #22 
              - They ignore many things rank and file Democrats put in their state  mmonk   Jun-17-11 04:56 PM   #70 
           - Therein lies the problem -  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-17-11 10:53 AM   #35 
  - Just because I vote Democrat doesn't mean I don't hold my nose most of the time.  hobbit709   Jun-17-11 09:20 AM   #9 
  - Larry Kissell NC-08? Heath Schuler NC-11?  SaveAmerica   Jun-17-11 10:09 AM   #25 
  - No  lilyin   Jun-17-11 09:25 AM   #14 
  - Because there's a LOT of GBCW threads advocating leaving the party.  PeaceNikki   Jun-17-11 10:20 AM   #32 
     - It is the Wisonsin Dems that give me some faith--restore me...  hlthe2b   Jun-17-11 11:18 AM   #41 
  - Absolutely! n/t  SDuderstadt   Jun-17-11 09:13 AM   #2 
  - K&R  HopeHoops   Jun-17-11 09:14 AM   # 
  - what other choice do we have? seriously?  jorno67   Jun-17-11 09:14 AM   #4 
  - Indeed.  Webster Green   Jun-17-11 09:20 AM   #8 
  - auto unrec. n/t  demmiblue   Jun-17-11 09:14 AM   #5 
  - auto rec. n/t  Itchinjim   Jun-17-11 09:20 AM   #7 
  - Absolutely!  sinkingfeeling   Jun-17-11 09:22 AM   #10 
  - K&R......Dam tootin I'm sticking with the DEM's  Tippy   Jun-17-11 09:24 AM   #12 
  - I'll stick with the Democratic Party  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-17-11 09:24 AM   #13 
  - Unless we are only Woodrow Wilsonians now.  mmonk   Jun-17-11 09:41 AM   #18 
  - +1  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-17-11 11:06 AM   #39 
  - Define "sticking with"  vi5   Jun-17-11 09:35 AM   #16 
  - My first loyalty is to the United States Constitution  Bluenorthwest   Jun-17-11 09:38 AM   #17 
  - Oh hell yes. n/t  Maru Kitteh   Jun-17-11 09:45 AM   #20 
  - Yep - like an abused spouse sticks with their abuser.  jillan   Jun-17-11 09:46 AM   #21 
  - +1  nonperson   Jun-17-11 10:10 AM   #26 
  - K&R! I'm sticking!  Bake   Jun-17-11 10:06 AM   #23 
  - Recommended. Democrat for life here  NNN0LHI   Jun-17-11 10:09 AM   #24 
  - Only on DU could an OP asking if folks are sticking with the Dems  JoePhilly   Jun-17-11 10:14 AM   #27 
  - Do you think Obama's actions have anything to do with that, or is just a problem with people?  CrossChris   Jun-17-11 10:20 AM   #31 
  - The screaming about Obama started about 1 month in.  JoePhilly   Jun-17-11 12:29 PM   #53 
  - I'm going to guess it has more to do with who authored the OP.  Hassin Bin Sober   Jun-17-11 11:13 AM   #40 
     - Actually, my "K&R if you like Obama" thread did pretty well a short time ago. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 11:47 AM   #48 
     - Why?  JoePhilly   Jun-17-11 12:35 PM   #55 
        - Once, I posted a message encouraging people to donate bone marrow for leukemia patients.  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 12:48 PM   #60 
           - " I posted the leukemia post just to see if that would happen"  Hassin Bin Sober   Jun-17-11 12:59 PM   #62 
           - "I revel in my status of having many "underwater" posts"  tekisui   Jun-17-11 01:52 PM   #66 
           - This place is hilarious.  JoePhilly   Jun-17-11 12:59 PM   #63 
  - I'm voting Dem for the foreseeable future.  dawg   Jun-17-11 10:14 AM   #28 
  - Fuck yeah. I am in Wisconsin.  PeaceNikki   Jun-17-11 10:15 AM   #29 
  - I am.  Bluerthanblue   Jun-17-11 10:19 AM   #30 
  - K&R!  Ian David   Jun-17-11 10:25 AM   #33 
  - K&R  JNelson6563   Jun-17-11 10:52 AM   #34 
  - K&R!  JTFrog   Jun-17-11 10:58 AM   #36 
  - K&R!!!  kctim   Jun-17-11 10:58 AM   #37 
  - Wow... still at zero and all these recs were noted... Skinner...  JuniperLea   Jun-17-11 11:02 AM   #38 
  - A clue of what? That maybe policy is more important than the letter  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-17-11 11:20 AM   #42 
  - Before the 2002 election there was an epic cull.  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 11:45 AM   #47 
  - At least you admit it.  white_wolf   Jun-17-11 12:36 PM   #56 
  - You keep conflating "progressives" with "party secessionists".  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 12:38 PM   #57 
  - So you think there is no room in the Dem Party for Progressives  sabrina 1   Jun-17-11 01:55 PM   #67 
  - I think there is room in the Democratic Party for progressives and liberals. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 01:58 PM   #69 
  - Do you think that would make DU better?  Time for change   Jun-17-11 05:49 PM   #71 
     - Yes. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-17-11 09:55 PM   #73 
  - There are over 100k members and less than 70 posts in this thread.  Matariki   Jun-17-11 09:51 PM   #72 
  - OOOOOOOOOoooooo a loyalty test...I LOVE THESE!!!!!!  Marrah_G   Jun-17-11 11:28 AM   #43 
  - Ut oh, call for the Hunt and Purge!!  meow mix   Jun-17-11 11:29 AM   #44 
  - This is exactly why we have Unrec.  Iggo   Jun-17-11 11:33 AM   #45 
  - Makes sense.  Nye Bevan   Jun-17-11 11:37 AM   #46 
  - As long as we're in a two party system, and...  MilesColtrane   Jun-17-11 12:17 PM   #49 
  - I'm in, as always.  WinkyDink   Jun-17-11 12:20 PM   #50 
  - It will be easier to stick with the party after we SQUASH the DLC  Matariki   Jun-17-11 12:26 PM   #51 
  - k/r  cry baby   Jun-17-11 12:29 PM   #52 
  - k&r  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-17-11 12:29 PM   #54 
  - K&R  Skidmore   Jun-17-11 12:39 PM   #58 
  - Are you bouncy because of the four children in Afghanistan  givebeesachance   Jun-17-11 12:42 PM   #59 
  - Yes, he is. All he cares about is if "our team, (D)" is the one doing it. Welcome to DU.  Electric Monk   Jun-17-11 01:02 PM   #64 
  - No doubt!!!  Wait Wut   Jun-17-11 12:52 PM   #61 
  - Unrec on general principle because I am not beholden to any politician. The DLC and their corporate  Erose999   Jun-17-11 01:47 PM   #65 
  - I wouldn't k&r a post from you even if it was full of kittens doing yoga. nt  Union Scribe   Jun-17-11 01:58 PM   #68 
 

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