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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 03:02 PM
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192. As far as I`m concerned, age is a definite factor.
I`m nearing 70 and the Democrats I see today are NOTHING like the Democrats I marched with during the Civil Rights Movement, the Women`s Movement and the protests against the Vietnam War.

Many of today`s Democrats choose personality over principle and party image consultants over moral leadership. If they even bother to match up promises with actions, they`re ready in a nanosecond with a list of rapid-fire excuses as to why our "leaders" are doing the right thing....even if it`s the opposite of what they said they would do. Standing for something means nothing, "winning" means everything. It`s a lot like the new hockey games where parents are brawling in the stands, rules are broken on the ice, and someone is getting choked to death in the parking lot....but all eyes are glued to the scoreboard.

And you`re right about President Johnson.Speaking out against the Vietnam War and those suffering in it and because of it was much more important than genuflecting before the president and his policies we disagreed with.

Your message carries a lot of truth. Just ask almost any old Democrat.

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