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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 07:50 AM
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1. It would be nice if I had someone or something to vote for again.
"Fool me once, can't fool me again" as Bush* would say..
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  -What would happen if an admirable Democrat were to mount a Primary challenge to Obama? ThomWV  Jul-07-11 07:46 AM   #0 
  - It would be nice if I had someone or something to vote for again.  Bandit   Jul-07-11 07:50 AM   #1 
  - You mean someone like Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinich?  ananda   Jul-07-11 07:52 AM   #2 
  - You mean, one exists?  ChairmanAgnostic   Jul-07-11 07:55 AM   #3 
  - Gore - he's due a second term!  Dennis Donovan   Jul-07-11 07:55 AM   #4 
  - Yeah. After Inconvenient Truth...  originalpckelly   Jul-07-11 08:04 AM   #8 
  - Don't you mean a first term?  Rhiannon12866   Jul-08-11 05:32 PM   #36 
  - They would have my vote.  Sherman A1   Jul-07-11 08:00 AM   #5 
  - Yup.  LooseWilly   Jul-08-11 06:26 PM   #40 
  - Yes.  emilyg   Jul-08-11 06:31 PM   #41 
  - In the first place, nobody is going to do that.  MineralMan   Jul-07-11 08:02 AM   #6 
  - Not if he fucks with Social Security.  originalpckelly   Jul-07-11 08:05 AM   #10 
  - They may have that support if Obama axes SS and Medicare.  Erose999   Jul-07-11 12:44 PM   #19 
  - If SS is messed with  Aerows   Jul-07-11 05:20 PM   #30 
  - I would appreciate it if you would give me the links of another large Dem.  Cal33   Jul-10-11 09:27 AM   #65 
  - A fucking 3-ring circus - Obama would win anyway.  HopeHoops   Jul-07-11 08:03 AM   #7 
  - There's a huge difference between a primary challenge and a third party  Jim Lane   Jul-07-11 12:18 PM   #15 
     - Some of your "benefits" section sounds like our failed approach to the midterms.  Dr Fate   Jul-07-11 12:48 PM   #21 
        - I don't understand your comparison.  Jim Lane   Jul-07-11 02:23 PM   #22 
  - At this point it would unnerve him.  undeterred   Jul-07-11 08:04 AM   #9 
  - Exactly what happened when Kennedy challenged Carter...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-07-11 08:15 AM   #11 
  - yeah, because the Iran hostage deal had nothing to do  newspeak   Jul-07-11 08:09 PM   #32 
  - This isn't 1980.  Chan790   Jul-10-11 06:03 AM   #63 
  - It's too late--it won't happen--no "name" dem will do it  WI_DEM   Jul-07-11 08:17 AM   #12 
  - He would be run out of the Democratic Party.  Cleita   Jul-07-11 08:24 AM   #13 
  - ...  Cleita   Jul-07-11 08:25 AM   #14 
  - Well, the "party" establishment is a fucking den of snakes now anyway, for the most part.  Erose999   Jul-07-11 12:47 PM   #20 
  - It's funny people keep saying this...when the reality is that no "admirable Democrat" would challeng  cbdo2007   Jul-07-11 12:31 PM   #16 
  - Because no admirable Democrat would help undermine Social Security. n/t  gkhouston   Jul-07-11 05:12 PM   #28 
  - Because...  Chan790   Jul-10-11 06:10 AM   #64 
  - He or she would no longer be "admirable" (nt)  Nye Bevan   Jul-07-11 12:32 PM   #17 
  - I think they would win  Horse with no Name   Jul-07-11 12:39 PM   #18 
  - I see it as a win-win  rucky   Jul-07-11 02:49 PM   #23 
  - Farther to the center?  21st Century FDR   Jul-08-11 07:49 PM   #47 
  - They'd get $20 and a vote from me. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-07-11 02:50 PM   #24 
  - Which Democrat? Using which platform?  gkhouston   Jul-07-11 02:53 PM   #25 
  - I'd start with the 2008 Democratic Platform and someone like Russ Feingold comes to mind.  ThomWV   Jul-07-11 02:58 PM   #26 
  - I think that a primary challenge  oldlib   Jul-07-11 03:00 PM   #27 
  - Then the "admirable Democrat" would lose, Obama would lose,  Arkana   Jul-07-11 05:14 PM   #29 
  - yup. get over it people, we're stuck with him  librechik   Jul-07-11 05:22 PM   #31 
  - No. Because the 26% die hard republifreaks would vote republican  Horse with no Name   Jul-07-11 08:15 PM   #34 
     - Ahahahaha how adorable that you actually think this.  Arkana   Jul-09-11 02:48 PM   #57 
  - He would make a fool of himself, and get his ass kicked taboot.  Palmer Eldritch   Jul-07-11 08:11 PM   #33 
  - Most likely outcome: a Repug will win the White House in 2012.  robcon   Jul-07-11 08:47 PM   #35 
  - Without a decent legislature and senate behind this miracle candidate,  fivepennies   Jul-08-11 05:54 PM   #37 
  - Sounds like what we were asked to do in 08. I'm willing to try the game one more time n/t  AlabamaLibrul   Jul-08-11 07:07 PM   #43 
     - Its becoming clear that the game  fivepennies   Jul-08-11 07:33 PM   #44 
  - An admirable Democratic challenger.....  DeSwiss   Jul-08-11 06:19 PM   #38 
  - If this "admirable Democrat" feels the same way a big chunk of DU does,  CakeGrrl   Jul-08-11 06:22 PM   #39 
  - perchance they don't  Bluerthanblue   Jul-09-11 03:45 PM   #61 
  - Eugene McCarthy kicked out a sitting Dem president when he declared his candidacy on Nov 30, 1967.  FreeStateDemocrat   Jul-08-11 07:04 PM   #42 
  - Care to name some names?  NYC Liberal   Jul-08-11 07:35 PM   #45 
  - Given the path Obama is following, the admirable Democrat would do awfully well in  Karmadillo   Jul-08-11 07:42 PM   #46 
  - Correction: They'd do awfully well in DU polling.  CakeGrrl   Jul-08-11 08:37 PM   #50 
     - Let's hope we get to put our disagreement to the test in the outside world.  Karmadillo   Jul-08-11 09:19 PM   #55 
  - My guess is that the Dem leadership won't be pushing this...  Dappleganger   Jul-08-11 07:55 PM   #48 
  - Say a very liberal Dem wins primary and election  loyalsister   Jul-08-11 07:56 PM   #49 
  - Apparently this person would "stand up" to the Republicans where the President has not.  CakeGrrl   Jul-08-11 08:41 PM   #52 
  - We would have an epileptic reaction to all the flashing blue links.  rug   Jul-08-11 08:39 PM   #51 
  - republican president n/t  SoCalDem   Jul-08-11 08:41 PM   #53 
  - to mount a primary challenge is to not be an admirable democrat  Motown_Johnny   Jul-08-11 08:43 PM   #54 
  - +1  Bluerthanblue   Jul-09-11 03:39 PM   #59 
  - I would love to see this hypocrite to see some accountability  mochajava666   Jul-08-11 09:24 PM   #56 
  - we'd all lose.  Bluerthanblue   Jul-09-11 03:38 PM   #58 
  - On him/her like flies on shit!  babsbunny   Jul-09-11 03:40 PM   #60 
  - Easy: President Bachmann  jmowreader   Jul-10-11 05:58 AM   #62 
  - Obama would reach for the fly swat...  Long Shadow   Jul-10-11 09:40 AM   #66 
  - russforpres.com  Ed Needham   Jul-12-11 12:31 PM   #67 
 

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