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Response to Reply #424
425. Maybe they should just use shorthand of omnipotent impotents
Or "Oi" for short.

And yeah, the flailing is funny, often even in the same post.

But, swoon, ALL CAPS. I just find that so, well, emphatic.
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  -POLITICS 101 FOR THE FAR LEFT: LESSONS #1 THRU #9 VeryConfused  Jul-18-11 07:16 AM   #0 
  - Yup, the far left is just SO HARD to ignore in this country...  TroglodyteScholar   Jul-18-11 07:20 AM   #1 
  - I ignore the far Left. I look for usefulness. nt  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 07:42 PM   #383 
     - And what, exactly, do you find?  TroglodyteScholar   Jul-18-11 11:08 PM   #400 
  - The 'far left' doesn't exist. unrec for troll bait.  Warren Stupidity   Jul-18-11 07:20 AM   #2 
  - Unrec for DLC propaganda  pscot   Jul-18-11 10:30 AM   #172 
     - Do you appreciate that the DLC wanted to move the Dems to the center  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:00 AM   #196 
     - That's a generous interpretation  pscot   Jul-18-11 11:13 AM   #209 
     - It's an important point, not an interpretation  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:57 AM   #242 
     - The purpose of the DLC is Republican infiltration, to destroy the Democratic party from within  21st Century FDR   Jul-18-11 12:42 PM   #267 
        - Didn't the DLC go belly up?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:06 PM   #289 
           - No, they just changed their name.  21st Century FDR   Jul-18-11 01:13 PM   #296 
              - Still your comments are a strawman argument  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:15 PM   #299 
                 - Tactics? "Liberals are all white and college educated, wouldn't know poor if it's in their face"  txlibdem   Jul-19-11 09:01 AM   #420 
                    - Jane Hamsher was spot on on her description of the Obamabots.  Youth Uprising   Jul-20-11 06:51 PM   #437 
     - Unrec for pure fantasy.  JackRiddler   Jul-18-11 11:09 AM   #205 
        - Oh, and one more thing about it: the utter contempt for ordinary people.  JackRiddler   Jul-18-11 02:32 PM   #332 
  - What a load of horseshit.  ThomWV   Jul-18-11 07:22 AM   #3 
  - Thank you, I just asked that you read it with an open mind  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:45 AM   #22 
  - I did read it with an open mind, and that one comment addresses each issue raised.  ThomWV   Jul-18-11 08:05 AM   #33 
     - That hardly seems like an approach that will lead to  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:52 AM   #81 
        - The OP pretty much obviates any chance of "productive exchange", to begin with.  bemildred   Jul-18-11 10:50 AM   #189 
        - To suggest room for improvement  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:54 AM   #192 
           - To suggest false simple-minded stereotypes as a base for "improvement"  bemildred   Jul-18-11 11:02 AM   #199 
              - "false premise"?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:04 AM   #201 
                 - Yes. It is complete horseshit. nt  bemildred   Jul-18-11 11:09 AM   #204 
                 - I am pretty sure I have seen celebrations in liberal circles  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:14 AM   #212 
                    - That's not the "far left", that's what Mr Dean called "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party."  bemildred   Jul-18-11 11:17 AM   #217 
                       - Wrapping in the mantle of sainthood? I expect to see angels fly into DU  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 07:35 PM   #380 
                          - You seem to have a rich fantasy life. nt  bemildred   Jul-18-11 10:05 PM   #393 
                 - FWIW, the very use of "far left" throughout is all one really needs to know.  bemildred   Jul-18-11 11:15 AM   #214 
        - Give an example of these people on the 'far left'  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:11 AM   #208 
        - Fire Dog Lake and PCCC  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:18 AM   #218 
           - Seriously? All this is about a blog? Are you aware of how many  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:35 AM   #231 
           - FDL has and PCCC is a PAC  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:41 AM   #234 
              - Yes, and they support PROGRESSIVE candidates, not  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 12:23 PM   #254 
                 - They fail the 9 points raised in the article and as a result  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:37 PM   #264 
                    - "They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  21st Century FDR   Jul-18-11 12:55 PM   #278 
           - You wouldn't answer my previous questions, and this is who you identify  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 03:04 PM   #335 
        - neither does the approach in the OP  fishwax   Jul-18-11 01:23 PM   #306 
  - +1. nt  bemildred   Jul-18-11 09:25 AM   #106 
  - Seventy percent bullshit, one hundred percent managing expectations. n/t  Scuba   Jul-18-11 07:23 AM   #4 
  - Glad you were willing to address the topic  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:44 AM   #20 
     - The unasked question is: why did you post it?  Scuba   Jul-18-11 07:50 AM   #26 
        - The far left while well meaning has often caused more damage  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:53 AM   #29 
        - You don't even know what the far left is  Hand_With_Eyes   Jul-18-11 08:06 AM   #35 
        - The far left would be the poster child of the circular firing squad  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:08 AM   #40 
        - You dont even know what the far left is  Hand_With_Eyes   Jul-18-11 08:10 AM   #42 
        - I thought this was a board for the Democratic party  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:17 AM   #46 
        - lol  pmorlan1   Jul-18-11 08:21 AM   #48 
        - You post this bullshit and have the audacity to say that?  Union Scribe   Jul-18-11 10:05 AM   #136 
        - Why do suggestions for improvement send you into a blind rage  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:19 AM   #163 
        - What is 'real world politics'. Would that be  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:14 AM   #211 
           - Tactics are ideologically neutral so how can you call them  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:25 AM   #222 
              - How would you describe, eg, the tactics of Karl Rove?  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:38 AM   #232 
                 - Take the political tactic of the wedge issue  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:40 AM   #233 
                    - So you approve of rightwing tactics then?  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 12:04 PM   #245 
                       - So you are saying the Democrats shouldn't exploit the Republican's  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:08 PM   #247 
                       - You don't use corrupt, liars as your models unless you agree with  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 01:06 PM   #290 
                          - What is harming the Democratic party is your insistance  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:12 PM   #294 
                             - I live in the real world. Are you seriously defending Karl Rove here?  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 01:47 PM   #324 
                                - I can't figure out the point you are trying to make  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 02:14 PM   #328 
                                   - Of course you don't. You are confused. That's what I meant  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 03:18 PM   #337 
                       - So you are saying the Democrats shouldn't exploit the Republican's  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:08 PM   #248 
                       - Wow, you really are very confused. The DLC is a cult  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 12:14 PM   #251 
                          - I thought we covered this  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:22 PM   #253 
                             - Bullshit again. The DLC is pushing the party farther right, not towards the center.  Scuba   Jul-18-11 02:37 PM   #334 
                             - 'Effective liberal tactics' do NOT  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 03:27 PM   # 
                       - Whoah! Did you just say it is right wing to use the Republican attacks against  tblue37   Jul-19-11 02:17 AM   #403 
        - Krugman, Chomsky. Much hoof, little beef. Yes, I know, Krugman has  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 07:41 PM   #382 
           - lay out your arguments against Krugman's economic advice, we'll get to Chomsky later.  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 10:14 PM   #396 
              - You're not willing to discuss your arguments against Krugman's advice bluestate10?  Jefferson23   Jul-20-11 01:58 PM   #429 
        - You will of course lead us to valid and objective...  LanternWaste   Jul-18-11 09:16 AM   #102 
        - Bullshit.  Scuba   Jul-18-11 09:40 AM   #111 
        - The "far left" wants Financial Regulation.  PassingFair   Jul-18-11 09:43 AM   #114 
           - Those are the same positions held by the left  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:56 AM   #124 
           - Then please tell me who "the far left" IS.  PassingFair   Jul-18-11 09:58 AM   #128 
              - See there is the mark of the far left  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:02 AM   #132 
                 - And if you knew ANYTHING about HUMAN NATURE and VOTERS...  PassingFair   Jul-18-11 10:13 AM   #155 
                 - Don't you think if the far left knew anything about human nature and politics  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:18 AM   #162 
                    - The "right" is really only "dominant" in the south.  PassingFair   Jul-18-11 10:41 AM   #180 
                       - If the right only dominates the south  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:44 AM   #184 
                          - It shouldn't dominate Washington.  PassingFair   Jul-18-11 11:00 AM   #195 
                 - Name someone, you know, a real person, so we can understand  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:22 AM   #219 
                 - I am not so naive to mistake the DLC call to move the party with to the center  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:25 AM   #221 
                    - Then as you have been asked several times already, give some  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:31 AM   #226 
                       - I already answered that up thread  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:32 AM   #228 
                       - When forced into a corner, he/she answered "Jane Hamsher" and "Huffington Post"....  PassingFair   Jul-18-11 11:41 AM   #235 
                          - I just saw that.  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:51 AM   #239 
                 - sounds like you're saying the difference b/w left and far left lies in tactics rather than beliefs  fishwax   Jul-18-11 02:20 PM   #330 
           - And folks at the Pew research  truedelphi   Jul-19-11 10:22 PM   #422 
        - This is one of the best posts as of late.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 12:56 PM   #280 
  - Such spleen draining silliness. n/t  myrna minx   Jul-18-11 07:24 AM   #5 
  - oh please. Do you provide any evidence for these assertions? "A quick  cali   Jul-18-11 07:25 AM   #6 
  - Prove that you exist.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 12:57 PM   #281 
  - Kick and Rec  WonderGrunion   Jul-18-11 07:26 AM   #7 
  - I am soooo sad I missed this thread. And I'd like to say I'm shocked by the responses to it  Number23   Jul-20-11 12:02 AM   #426 
  - legalize lonnie anderson's hair  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 07:27 AM   #8 
  - +1  GrantDem   Jul-18-11 10:02 AM   #131 
  - Not only wrong but badly written wrong. n/t  EFerrari   Jul-18-11 07:30 AM   #9 
  - Which specific point did you have an issue with  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:45 AM   #21 
     - The whole thing is right wing tripe.  EFerrari   Jul-18-11 08:08 AM   #39 
        - I think one needs to look no farther than the Supreme Court  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:12 AM   #43 
           - The Supreme Court has nothing to do with party politics  EFerrari   Jul-18-11 08:22 AM   #49 
           - If you believe the Supreme Court has nothing to do with political parties  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:24 AM   #53 
           - Yes, we know the 'SC' is the scary reason for voting for Republicans  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:16 AM   #216 
              - Consider this passage from the article  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:28 AM   #225 
                 - Are you aware that the Obama Admins in the form of Rahm  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:49 AM   #236 
                 - Blue Dogs are a double edged sword  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:52 AM   #240 
                    - Anything is possible if you don't have negative people telling  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 12:59 PM   # 
                       - Why do you keep bringing up the DLC?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:01 PM   #285 
                          - Lol, this article has everything to do with the 'New Democrats'  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 01:18 PM   #301 
                             - I prefer to avoid conspiracy theories  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:23 PM   #307 
                                - Are you the author of this drivel?? I never heard of this person  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 01:38 PM   #319 
                                   - No, the author is Milt Shook, who has solid progressive credentials  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 02:00 PM   #326 
                                      - Lol, never heard of him. And if he has 'solid progressive credentials'  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 06:02 PM   #366 
                 - that's a silly misreading/distortion of the reaction to the blue dogs loss  fishwax   Jul-18-11 02:34 PM   #333 
  - Idiotic OP  Hand_With_Eyes   Jul-18-11 07:31 AM   #10 
  - As long as you read it with an open mind  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:43 AM   #19 
     - Open mind?  Hand_With_Eyes   Jul-18-11 08:03 AM   #32 
        - Your comments indicate you don't live in a fact based world  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:06 AM   #34 
        - wow. Just. wow. nt  LaydeeBug   Jul-18-11 08:53 AM   #84 
        - So now you want people to "spout facts and figures"?  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-18-11 11:15 AM   #213 
        - Right wing tripe is not fact  Hand_With_Eyes   Jul-18-11 12:04 PM   #243 
        - You are using DLC talking points.  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 01:25 PM   #309 
        - I love irony.  Lasher   Jul-18-11 11:22 PM   #402 
        - I didn't find it  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 08:27 AM   #56 
           - except that the only time that 3rd party vote mattered was in 2000  hfojvt   Jul-18-11 11:26 AM   #223 
           - With President Al Gore  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:31 AM   #227 
              - sure, like I said, it was huge  hfojvt   Jul-18-11 12:27 PM   #257 
                 - What about the money that was wasted attacking Democrats?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:43 PM   #268 
                    - What money?  hfojvt   Jul-18-11 01:14 PM   #298 
                       - Trying to push out Joe was a good idea, with less than ideal results  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:24 PM   #308 
           - Point #2 is incorrect and has been proven so in  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 03:39 PM   #348 
  - VERY confused...  canoeist52   Jul-18-11 07:31 AM   #11 
  - There has not been a far left in this country for over 30 years.  fasttense   Jul-18-11 07:32 AM   #12 
  - The OP has a well-chosen screen name  leveymg   Jul-18-11 07:36 AM   #13 
  - Or they are free to stay, like anyone else, until they break the rules & get tombstoned.  elocs   Jul-18-11 07:46 AM   #23 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-18-11 07:51 AM   #28 
        - Do your posts conform to the rules of these forums?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:07 AM   #36 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-18-11 07:38 AM   #14 
  - In others words the left needs to sit down, shut up, and let the "adults" run the show,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 07:40 AM   #15 
  - Agreed, we shouldn't let the adults run things  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:42 AM   #17 
     - Notice, I put the word in quotes,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 07:51 AM   #27 
        - Quotes or not your disdain for adults and maturity were duly noted  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:59 AM   #31 
           - Oh, yeah, right, whatever.  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:08 AM   #38 
  - Except the left (far or otherwise) is reality-based.  alarimer   Jul-18-11 07:42 AM   #16 
  - Ideology is about ideals not reality  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 07:47 AM   #24 
     - Keep repeating that and maybe reality will go away.  JackRiddler   Jul-18-11 11:10 AM   #207 
     - Ideology can indeed be matched with outcomes and deemed real world applicable  TheKentuckian   Jul-18-11 12:19 PM   #252 
  - I love your screen name!  City Lights   Jul-18-11 07:43 AM   #18 
  - As a leftist myself I can tell you this blog is written by someone very right  TBF   Jul-18-11 07:48 AM   #25 
  - Mob mentality. Don't agree with them, you must not be one of them.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 01:00 PM   #284 
  - It must be campaign season...  HereSince1628   Jul-18-11 07:55 AM   #30 
  - It has begun in ernest.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-18-11 08:15 AM   #45 
  - Sorry but I can't believe in unicorns no matter how much it enrages  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:07 AM   #37 
  - I reread the article and didn't see any suggestion that people believe  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:10 AM   #41 
  - No. Not at all.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:29 AM   #61 
  - Er, which part?  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 08:14 AM   #44 
     - I actually believe in teaching the left.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:22 AM   #50 
     - The part I do not agree with is we are like the far right.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:23 AM   #52 
     - Both sides share extremist positions  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:27 AM   #57 
     - Maybe one can explain what extreme positions are being proferred.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:33 AM   #66 
     - Please reread the title of this post  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:36 AM   #68 
        - I know that and agree with the premise of educating people.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:41 AM   #72 
     - Extremist positions are shared by both sides? Pick one position and  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 08:43 AM   #74 
        - The extremes believe their ideological positions are flawless  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:48 AM   #79 
        - That's not what I asked you. You made this statement in post# 58:  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 08:56 AM   #89 
        - I just gave you an example of their similarities  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:02 AM   #93 
           - You are not willing or perhaps able to pick ONE position to support your claim  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 09:07 AM   #98 
              - Positions are different than what I am talking about  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:09 AM   #99 
                 - So now you're at least clarifying yourself. Tell me in what manner  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 09:19 AM   #103 
                    - I already did that, a few posts up when you said I didn't answer your question  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:22 AM   # 
                    - No you didn't. I would appreciate you giving me an answer to my question.  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 09:32 AM   #109 
                    - I already did that, a few posts up when you said I didn't answer your question  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:22 AM   #104 
                       - Yes, I have asked the same question as this commenter  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:28 AM   #224 
        - You're really not doing a good job of explaining your position.  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 11:24 AM   #220 
        - Okay, gosh darn it!  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 09:42 AM   #113 
           - It's not only the far left that believe these things.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 01:02 PM   #286 
              - Nor did I suggest that.  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 02:20 PM   #331 
     - Well, if you're classifying yourself  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 09:36 AM   #110 
        - I know what I am called. Classifications are for people who like to divide  mmonk   Jul-18-11 09:57 AM   #126 
           - And then sometimes  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 10:30 AM   #171 
              - And then there is reality.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 10:32 AM   #174 
              - As a customer, a person has a right to request that a business not subject him to  tblue37   Jul-19-11 02:33 AM   #406 
     - That's what I hear.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 09:09 AM   #100 
        - Yep.  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 09:52 AM   #122 
           - Me too.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 10:07 AM   #141 
              - John once claimed  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 10:08 AM   #144 
                 - I know.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 10:19 AM   #164 
  - (Rec'd) Hostile DU reaction just weird  Bragi   Jul-18-11 08:19 AM   #47 
  - You raise some excellent points  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:23 AM   #51 
  - Except this article you posted offers no real suggestions on how to operate more effectively  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:26 AM   #54 
     - Please reread the article, as there are 9 valid suggestions  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:31 AM   #63 
        - No, there are nine topic headings posing as suggestions,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:33 AM   #65 
           - This isn't a suggestion?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:37 AM   #69 
           - No, that is an obvious platitude,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:42 AM   #73 
              - If the far left is more focused on politicians that the public  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:43 AM   #75 
                 - Again, you refuse to deal with the context of your quote,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:55 AM   #87 
           - Not the left...  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 08:44 AM   #76 
              - And who, exactly, is a member of this "far left" that you speak of?  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:59 AM   #91 
                 - There are some  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 09:25 AM   #107 
                    - Well, after all, it is a post that does a broad brush smear on the left,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 09:40 AM   #112 
                       - No. It does NOT "broadbrush" the entire left  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 10:07 AM   #140 
                          - Yes, it does,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 10:15 AM   #157 
                             - Is that what it said?  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 10:42 AM   #181 
                                - Can you fill out your, and the articles definition of the "far left"  MadHound   Jul-18-11 10:48 AM   #187 
                                   - Another one needing help to understand definitions.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 01:06 PM   #291 
  - Maybe the use of the term was to invoke a reaction.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:26 AM   #55 
  - The term liberal invokes a hostile reaction?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:29 AM   #60 
     - Far Left.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:55 AM   #88 
        - If there is a spectrum it stands to reason there would be a far end  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:05 AM   #94 
           - I can get around it easily.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 09:14 AM   #101 
  - No shit...  pipi_k   Jul-18-11 08:38 AM   #71 
  - I didn't find it particularly thoughtful or useful  fishwax   Jul-18-11 01:20 PM   #304 
  - Look interesting - bookmarking for later.  liberalla   Jul-18-11 08:27 AM   #58 
  - What a load of condescending nonsense. I stopped reading after the 4th graf.  Erose999   Jul-18-11 08:28 AM   #59 
  - Sorry, you found the suggestions for improvement insulting  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:30 AM   #62 
     - Well, when you couch such "suggestions" in insulting and condescending language  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:31 AM   #64 
     - Now his is how I get confused  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:34 AM   #67 
        - No, I am my own person,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:38 AM   #70 
           - So why reply?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:47 AM   #78 
              - LOL, jumping to that conclusion are you.  MadHound   Jul-18-11 08:53 AM   #82 
              - Huh?  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 10:20 AM   #165 
     - Case in point... your article says..  Erose999   Jul-18-11 12:05 PM   #246 
  - "... FOR THE FAR LEFT:"  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-18-11 08:46 AM   #77 
  - I do have one question.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 08:51 AM   #80 
  - WOW! Eye opening. Read it with an open mind and.......  Islandlife   Jul-18-11 08:53 AM   #83 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-18-11 09:45 AM   #115 
  - I think you are very confused.  Union Scribe   Jul-18-11 10:11 AM   #148 
  - what are all the senses of the term?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:43 AM   #183 
     - Google it  tkmorris   Jul-18-11 02:00 PM   #325 
  - Whoa!!!  fishwax   Jul-18-11 03:16 PM   #336 
     - Strange things are afoot at the circle K.  JVS   Jul-18-11 10:12 PM   #394 
  - I have questions  TomClash   Jul-18-11 08:53 AM   #85 
  - Interestingly enough the far left spends the vast majority of their time  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 08:59 AM   #90 
  - Hey, Sparky, let's hear your definition of the beliefs of the "far left".  Missy Vixen   Jul-18-11 08:54 AM   #86 
  - The far left focuses almost exclusively on what they are against  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:01 AM   #92 
     - We're for economic and social justice.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 09:05 AM   #95 
     - That describes the entire left, not just the far left  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:06 AM   #96 
        - Some may think they are but there is reality.  mmonk   Jul-18-11 09:26 AM   #108 
        - So if I or anyone else doesn't agree with you on all economic positions  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:11 AM   #150 
        - That being mmonk's point.  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 09:56 AM   #125 
     - Really, got anything to support that, or are you simply talking out your ass,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 09:45 AM   #116 
     - So you cannot identify one specific attribute of this alleged "far left"?  Warren Stupidity   Jul-18-11 09:49 AM   #118 
     - Doesn't the  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 09:51 AM   #121 
     - Read the article, there are plenty of attributes listed  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:00 AM   #130 
        - permission to treat the witness as hostile.  Warren Stupidity   Jul-18-11 10:05 AM   #135 
           - Granted.  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 10:07 AM   #139 
     - Really?  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 09:49 AM   #120 
     - I have seen quite a few members of the far left described in the article  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:04 AM   #134 
        - I drove by  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 10:06 AM   #137 
        - Ironically that's one of the points made in the article that you don't like and  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:08 AM   #145 
           - Exactly.  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 10:11 AM   #149 
        - LOL. A truly mockable comment. Can you name one from TV Land?  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 04:00 PM   #351 
           - it's confusing "Up in Smoke" with reality  fascisthunter   Jul-18-11 06:29 PM   #372 
     - That's not a definition  Missy Vixen   Jul-18-11 10:31 AM   #173 
     - Yes. Always what is wrong. No solutions that make sense and can be applied. nt  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 07:53 PM   #386 
  - The only issue I have is that the "far left" is tough to find lately...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-18-11 09:06 AM   #97 
  - K&R. often we marginalize ourselves.  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-18-11 09:23 AM   #105 
  - I've noticed that they love to chuckle at adults living in Mom's  creeksneakers2   Jul-18-11 11:09 PM   #401 
  - Persuasion 101:  rucky   Jul-18-11 09:49 AM   #117 
  - That's really insightful.  Kaleko   Jul-18-11 10:47 AM   #186 
  - Please Cut the Third Way Crap.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 09:49 AM   #119 
  - It appears you didn't click on the link and read what was written  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:57 AM   #127 
     - Actually I think it is pretty obvious that the poster did read the article,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 10:03 AM   #133 
     - Is there any truth in the assertion  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:07 AM   #142 
        - "The Far Left" isn't a label? Where's your, or the author's, "analysis" of "The Far Left"?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:10 AM   #147 
        - Professional left would be a label, far left is describing a group  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:16 AM   #158 
        - Ah, but we're not discussing labels, here, nice diversion tactic  MadHound   Jul-18-11 10:11 AM   #151 
           - "more third way crap" is the epitome of label over thought  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:17 AM   #159 
              - No, actually it isn't,  MadHound   Jul-18-11 10:21 AM   #166 
              - All right. Where does the author of the hit piece on the left diverge from the Third Way?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:23 AM   #167 
                 - The third way advocates a central ideology while the author wants a progressive  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:27 AM   #169 
                    - The result is the same.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:35 AM   #176 
                       - Actually the failed tactics of the far left produce the same results  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:37 AM   #177 
                          - The escalated war in Afghanistan was brought to us by the "Far Left"?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:47 AM   #185 
                             - One could argue that if the far left had more effective tactics  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:53 AM   #191 
                                - The president didn't have to "compromise" on the Bush tax cuts.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 11:01 AM   #197 
                                   - You left out a part. If the President hadn't agreed on the high end  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:03 AM   #200 
                                      - The president wasn't being "forced" to do anything.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 11:09 AM   #206 
                                         - If the president didn't act in some manner the taxes were going to go up for  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:16 AM   #215 
     - I did read it and still cosider it the usual 3rd Way crap of selling out to the right.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:06 AM   #138 
     - Don't confuse being progressive with poor tactics and strategy  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:10 AM   #146 
        - The article promotes selling out principles to win. But, what then is "won"?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:12 AM   #152 
           - Quite the opposite  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:32 AM   #175 
              - That's the same old, tired, "The Ends justify the Means" argument.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:41 AM   #179 
                 - If we fail to produce progressive results  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:42 AM   #182 
                    - If we are willing to give up what we believe in what progressive results can we get?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 10:51 AM   #190 
                       - Would you say that Lincoln gave up on the principle of ending slavery?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:59 AM   #194 
                          - The Emancipation Proclomation wasn't about "ending" slavery.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-18-11 11:08 AM   #203 
                             - You can't argue though that the Proclamation was a major step  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:14 AM   #210 
     - It appears you equate disagreement or dismissal of your position as...  LanternWaste   Jul-18-11 02:19 PM   #329 
  - Unrec. It certainly does sound "very confused."  yardwork   Jul-18-11 09:52 AM   #123 
  - Do you have any issues beyond my screen name?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 09:59 AM   #129 
     - Nice straw man. Your OP doesn't say that the far left may not be perfect.  yardwork   Jul-18-11 10:08 AM   #143 
     - If not for failed tactics and strategy  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:13 AM   #154 
     - You forgot Poland.  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 10:17 AM   #161 
        - Oh my, H2O Man. You certainly are  alsame   Jul-18-11 10:49 AM   #188 
        - I'm trying  H2O Man   Jul-18-11 11:34 AM   #230 
        - This is one hilarious thread.  myrna minx   Jul-18-11 10:55 AM   #193 
           - It's a teaching moment.  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 04:11 AM   #415 
     - Exactly. The OP is COMPLETELY wrong..nt  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 04:02 AM   #414 
     - You have not yet given a single defining characteristic of "the far left"..  Fumesucker   Jul-18-11 10:12 AM   #153 
        - There were 9 of them given in the article  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:27 AM   #170 
  - As I have said before...  fascisthunter   Jul-18-11 10:15 AM   #156 
  - Your screen name fits you well.  Lucian   Jul-18-11 10:17 AM   #160 
  - Why do you favor censorship of ideas  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 10:25 AM   #168 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-18-11 10:38 AM   #178 
  - While I think these "rules" are valid, they shouldn't be ONLY directed at "the far left."  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jul-18-11 11:01 AM   #198 
  - That's an interesting and good idea  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:06 AM   #202 
     - Are those recycled buttons sewn onto your sock?  Marrah_G   Jul-18-11 01:18 PM   #302 
  - Oh, look. It's Milt Shook rewriting history again. Unrec. n/t  TriMera   Jul-18-11 11:32 AM   #229 
  - Why do you dislike Milt Shook, he is a solid progressive?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 11:50 AM   #238 
     - "Progressive". I don't think that word  TriMera   Jul-18-11 12:14 PM   #250 
        - What positions on issues mark him as a centrist?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:26 PM   #256 
           - Healthcare and the environment, just to name two.  TriMera   Jul-18-11 12:52 PM   #275 
              - This sure sounds like a progressive position on the environment  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:10 PM   #293 
                 - I see you didn't use the piece that was on the same page  TriMera   Jul-18-11 01:26 PM   #311 
                    - Agreed about the last paragraph but strongly disagree  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:29 PM   #312 
  - My ass cheeks can blow a melodious tune but that don't make it a flute.  Solly Mack   Jul-18-11 11:49 AM   #237 
  - No, but it would make a hell of a YouTube video.  Forkboy   Jul-19-11 02:30 AM   #404 
     - Farts do tend to draw attention  Solly Mack   Jul-19-11 10:01 AM   #421 
  - What is this 'far left' you speak of? n/t  blindpig   Jul-18-11 11:53 AM   #241 
  - There must be some truth in this article  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:04 PM   #244 
     - In the 1960s, I was a Democrat -- but too conservative  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 12:29 PM   #260 
     - If the party moved as much as you say it has  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:36 PM   #262 
        - What a ridiculous response. Do you have ANY idea about what you're talking about? Please  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 03:36 PM   #347 
        - No. A well-funded attack from the extreme right did it.  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 05:28 PM   #360 
     - Try it, you might be surprised.  blindpig   Jul-18-11 12:53 PM   #276 
     - lol -- that's a convincing line of argument  fishwax   Jul-18-11 03:22 PM   #339 
  - I would say that the author of the article never worked  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 12:14 PM   #249 
  - The author addresses Blue Dogs  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:28 PM   #258 
     - In my view, the Blue Dogs were their own downfall.  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 12:36 PM   #263 
     - Blue Dogs are a necessary evil  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:39 PM   #265 
        - Problem is that the Blue Dogs do nothing to help the electorate  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 05:23 PM   #359 
     - I live in Los Angeles. We have a very progressive representative in  JDPriestly   Jul-20-11 11:36 AM   #428 
  - Awreet! Hippie-Punching Time!!  RandomKoolzip   Jul-18-11 12:24 PM   #255 
  - No hippies were harmed in the making of this article  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:28 PM   #259 
     - You what's really funny?  RandomKoolzip   Jul-18-11 12:46 PM   #270 
     - You're mixing up tactics with positions  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:49 PM   #273 
     - Link? n/t  TriMera   Jul-18-11 12:48 PM   #272 
        - Just Google conservative ex-hippie  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:12 PM   #295 
           - Wow. Here's what I found...  TriMera   Jul-18-11 01:32 PM   #315 
           - That's one, what about the other 3,270,000 hits you got?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:35 PM   #316 
              - You're going on hit-counts? Okay, above the one that I posted,  TriMera   Jul-18-11 01:44 PM   #323 
           - I googled talking dolphin...  LanternWaste   Jul-18-11 03:43 PM   #349 
              - +1. n/t  TriMera   Jul-18-11 07:26 PM   #377 
              - Just ask George C. Scott.  Forkboy   Jul-19-11 02:31 AM   #405 
  - Unrec, crap.  harun   Jul-18-11 12:31 PM   #261 
  - Name names, McCarthy.  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-18-11 12:41 PM   #266 
  - People that are violated the 9 rules  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:48 PM   #271 
     - Vitriol? Hardly. I'd wager most respondents find you...  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-18-11 12:50 PM   #274 
        - I find you transparent and amusing.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 12:54 PM   #277 
        - Enough with the insults directed at me, what about the article?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:58 PM   #282 
           - Not directed at you  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 04:11 PM   #354 
        - Maybe you don't understand the meaning of the world vtriol  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:08 PM   #292 
           - A dumbed-down, inaccurate, poorly written article likely written by a low-level...  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-18-11 01:17 PM   #300 
              - It was hardly dumbed down or inaccurate  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:21 PM   #305 
              - Ah, "prove it" -- like clockwork.  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-18-11 01:36 PM   #317 
              - People are just having fun with yet another 'brilliant'  sabrina 1   Jul-20-11 03:37 PM   #434 
              - I detect snobbery.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 06:20 PM   #371 
                 - Why?  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-19-11 08:10 AM   #418 
  - Bingo! And they will deny it with twisting your words and outright  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 12:46 PM   #269 
  - dumb  fascisthunter   Jul-18-11 06:33 PM   #373 
  - This article makes it pretty obvious that the republicans  Kermitt Gribble   Jul-18-11 12:56 PM   #279 
  - How so?  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 12:59 PM   #283 
     - People who claim to be Democrats  Kermitt Gribble   Jul-18-11 07:22 PM   #376 
  - lol -- yeah, that's ridiculous  fishwax   Jul-18-11 01:03 PM   #287 
  - "Most actual liberals are very cool, and not very dumb..."  zinnisking   Jul-18-11 01:04 PM   #288 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-18-11 01:14 PM   #297 
  - Thank you, as long as you are open minded and reasonable  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:26 PM   #310 
  - Lol, not 'fighting' part is funny. Insulting the other side is fighting  ItNerd4life   Jul-18-11 01:18 PM   #303 
  - That's not what he said about fighting  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 01:31 PM   #314 
  - yeah, the author could use a dose of his own advice  fishwax   Jul-18-11 01:42 PM   #322 
  - And my unicorn farts glitter  Scruffy1   Jul-18-11 01:30 PM   #313 
  - So do mine!  WorseBeforeBetter   Jul-18-11 01:37 PM   #318 
  - I have found that most people who have been around politicians  VeryConfused   Jul-18-11 02:02 PM   #327 
  - In your head, in your head...  Lyric   Jul-18-11 01:39 PM   #320 
  - "Until there are at least 218 progressive districts in this country, ousting Blue Dogs is not  Maru Kitteh   Jul-18-11 01:41 PM   #321 
  - Rightwing trojan horses are rearing their ugly head again.  ej510   Jul-18-11 03:19 PM   #338 
  - The world is full of these fuckers.  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 03:47 AM   #411 
  - This OP and your responses amount to unsubstantiated horse shit.  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 03:22 PM   #340 
  - No far left, no far right just democrats and republicans.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 04:05 PM   #353 
  - What, you want in on the OP, go ahead. Anyone reading this OP should  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 04:44 PM   #357 
     - You just proved it.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 06:16 PM   #369 
        - I asked you to substantiate what the OP claims, and the poster will not do so either.  Jefferson23   Jul-18-11 07:53 PM   #385 
           - I made it very clear and substantiated why I won't price it to you.  RegieRocker   Jul-19-11 07:13 AM   #416 
              - I understand you have offered nothing to answer my questions, nor has  Jefferson23   Jul-19-11 07:49 AM   #417 
  - +infinity  KG   Jul-18-11 04:31 PM   #356 
  - .  rug   Jul-18-11 03:26 PM   #341 
  - Unrec.  Le Taz Hot   Jul-18-11 03:27 PM   #342 
  - But it is the kind of thing  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 03:52 AM   #412 
  - It's all about the tone.  dawg   Jul-18-11 03:27 PM   #343 
  - Unrec for Monday bullshit.  Dappleganger   Jul-18-11 03:28 PM   #344 
  - Hmm..okay, I can't resist.  JackDragna   Jul-18-11 03:30 PM   #345 
  - One hell of a post! nt  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 03:55 AM   #413 
  - I remember when there was an actual far left in America.  Admiral Loinpresser   Jul-18-11 03:31 PM   #346 
  - Glad to know that all the political problems in this country are my fault  MouseFitzgerald   Jul-18-11 03:48 PM   #350 
  - The far left? The Weatherpeople were far left. The SLA was far left.  saras   Jul-18-11 04:04 PM   #352 
  - That's crazy. The reason we've lost for the last 30 years is because the party continues to listen  craigmatic   Jul-18-11 04:14 PM   #355 
  - Incessant capitulation is an indication of higher intelligence? n/t  leeroysphitz   Jul-18-11 04:59 PM   #358 
  - I kinda agreed with most of this, with one major exception.........  AverageJoe90   Jul-18-11 05:30 PM   #361 
  - Milt Shook reads like a real condecending asshole that doesn't  Rex   Jul-18-11 05:36 PM   #362 
  - Some would say the same about Krugman and Chomsky. nt  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 08:03 PM   #388 
     - True.  Rex   Jul-18-11 10:13 PM   #395 
  - The idea that liberals are "far left" betrays a failure to grasp basic political concepts.  readmoreoften   Jul-18-11 05:49 PM   #363 
  - Unrec for pure BS. This article belongs in Freeper Land.  lib2DaBone   Jul-18-11 05:50 PM   #364 
  - K&R. If some people would just use their brains for once, we  ecstatic   Jul-18-11 06:02 PM   #365 
  - sayeth the right leaning centrist  fascisthunter   Jul-18-11 06:35 PM   #374 
     - You have no idea what you're talking about. nt  ecstatic   Jul-18-11 07:01 PM   #375 
  - A lot of BS here.  rbnyc   Jul-18-11 06:13 PM   #367 
  - Sounds like RW propaganda  TNLib   Jul-18-11 06:14 PM   #368 
  - Some good ideas.  cheapdate   Jul-18-11 06:19 PM   #370 
  - I miss NJmaverick.  Forkboy   Jul-18-11 07:28 PM   #378 
  - Maybe he and Very Confused are friends as they both seem enthralled by this blog post  seaglass   Jul-19-11 08:16 AM   #419 
  - Ah, the one person I had on ignore!  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-20-11 02:55 PM   #431 
  - Don't feel sad--he's never far away. n/t  QC   Jul-22-11 08:16 PM   #439 
  - You aren't confused. You nailed it.  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 07:30 PM   #379 
  - Unrec for hippie punching. It gets old.  scarletwoman   Jul-18-11 07:39 PM   #381 
  - For what it's worth, I liked it.  MH1   Jul-18-11 07:49 PM   #384 
  - Outnumbered on DU, but part of the silent majority outside of DU. nt  bluestate10   Jul-18-11 08:10 PM   #389 
     - You fool yourself.  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 03:29 AM   #410 
  - K&R for nearly 400 replies without a lock. - n/t  Zenlitened   Jul-18-11 08:02 PM   #387 
  - I'm a mainstream/Center FDR/LBJ "Democrat".  bvar22   Jul-18-11 09:27 PM   #390 
  - It's the corporate moderates that are destroying this country. unrec.  krabigirl   Jul-18-11 09:53 PM   #391 
  - Bullsh/t. 83% of all Americans want to tax the filthy rich! The "left" is the center.  grahamhgreen   Jul-18-11 09:57 PM   #392 
  - Yes.  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 03:27 AM   #409 
  - Politics is a game of strategy, but some strategies simply dont work, like fighting.  FreakinDJ   Jul-18-11 10:19 PM   #397 
  - The only thing you have right is your name  whatchamacallit   Jul-18-11 10:21 PM   #398 
  - They are unrealistic  creeksneakers2   Jul-18-11 11:04 PM   #399 
  - Isn't enough money?  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 03:23 AM   #408 
  - This Koch Brothers bullshit is unwelcome.  Enthusiast   Jul-19-11 02:57 AM   #407 
  - The mythic "far left," simultaneously powerless and to blame for everything  suffragette   Jul-19-11 11:06 PM   #423 
  - They can never decide which it is.  Forkboy   Jul-19-11 11:41 PM   #424 
  - Maybe they should just use shorthand of omnipotent impotents  suffragette   Jul-19-11 11:56 PM   #425 
  - indeed n/t  fishwax   Jul-20-11 02:25 PM   #430 
  - LOVE. THIS.  Number23   Jul-20-11 12:03 AM   #427 
  - I find that one amusing myself.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-20-11 02:59 PM   #432 
  - Really? Where have we seen this?  JackDragna   Jul-20-11 03:08 PM   #433 
     - The whole article smacks of something I've heard so, SO many black people say over  Number23   Jul-20-11 04:20 PM   #435 
  - If you need further proof that the right-wing has infiltrated the Democratic Party  Youth Uprising   Jul-20-11 06:24 PM   #436 
  - Kick  Youth Uprising   Jul-22-11 07:08 PM   #438 
 

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