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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-11 10:13 AM
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38. They've already swung left. Look at all the polls
showing a LARGE majority of Americans holding "leftish" positions. It's just that this New Silent Majority is EXTREMELY underrepresented in office.

When it gets bad enough, they'll see crazy. They won't like it much, but it's inevitable they'll see it.
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  -Clearly, we need our own crazy party. Plaid Adder  Aug-01-11 05:38 AM   #0 
  - I believed that was what the President initially meant by "hold my feet to the fire" but  Pholus   Aug-01-11 05:44 AM   #1 
  - As if we need a reminder that we are abused not only by the Right  Supersedeas   Aug-01-11 09:29 AM   #35 
  - I've always wondered  LWolf   Aug-01-11 12:13 PM   #49 
  - One would think..........nt  Enthusiast   Aug-02-11 04:01 AM   #96 
  - Agreed. And why would we have to force the President  eilen   Aug-02-11 07:08 PM   #106 
  - + 1 n/t  truedelphi   Aug-01-11 02:49 PM   #63 
  - We need more professional leftists.  Capitalocracy   Aug-01-11 08:57 PM   #78 
  - We did hold his feet to the fire, He ran away.  bahrbearian   Aug-02-11 12:14 AM   #93 
  - I thought we had our own crazy party.  madmax   Aug-01-11 05:45 AM   #2 
  - LOL, but they can play 3-d chess , so I'm told.  bahrbearian   Aug-02-11 12:16 AM   #94 
  - The problem with dangerous idiots  Turbineguy   Aug-01-11 05:45 AM   #3 
  - Case you ain't keeping up on current events.....  Pholus   Aug-01-11 05:49 AM   #5 
  - Great concept  quaker bill   Aug-01-11 05:46 AM   #4 
  - recommend  xchrom   Aug-01-11 05:50 AM   #6 
  - well, a crazy party AND a microphone.  unblock   Aug-01-11 05:51 AM   #7 
  - Maybe "crazy party" would be a good name! I'd go. :)  Pholus   Aug-01-11 05:54 AM   #9 
  - you mean like a microphone connected to 1000 unchallenged radio stations?  certainot   Aug-01-11 08:32 AM   # 
     - yeah. i guess more like an microphone and a very big amp :)  unblock   Aug-01-11 11:40 AM   #44 
  - What happened to all the people who were involved in the anti-globalization movement?  Leopolds Ghost   Aug-01-11 05:54 AM   #8 
  - The 'fire' in the anti-globalization movement seems to have gone to the "populist right".  pampango   Aug-01-11 09:07 AM   #28 
  - And to all those who would like to have this thread locked, will have to find another way  boston bean   Aug-01-11 05:55 AM   #10 
  - this is almost all obama's doing  placton   Aug-01-11 05:55 AM   #11 
  - We need a media that exposes the crazies and the extremists the GOP are. n/t  deacon   Aug-01-11 05:58 AM   #12 
  - The media is a private for profit enterprise. This excuse is old.  Bluenorthwest   Aug-01-11 09:11 AM   #30 
     - And we do have some very good liberal commentators - the real  jwirr   Aug-01-11 01:07 PM   #52 
  - I'm more than ready for a Left-Wing Crazy Party by now  Demeter   Aug-01-11 06:00 AM   #13 
  - me, too. Left Wing Crazy Party here I come  trud   Aug-01-11 11:58 AM   #45 
  - We also must understand the Tea Party is very well-funded and has many connections on Wall Street.  Selatius   Aug-01-11 06:05 AM   #14 
  - They've already swung left. Look at all the polls  socialist_n_TN   Aug-01-11 10:13 AM   #38 
  - It could be called the Fucking Retarded Party since we know their view of Progressives  NightWatcher   Aug-01-11 06:08 AM   #15 
  - There are other things this crazy party can do - we can ignore the  jwirr   Aug-01-11 01:14 PM   #53 
     - There is no danger of me ever sending  Enthusiast   Aug-02-11 04:09 AM   #97 
  - The crazies are the people that keep driving this party to the right.  Ganja Ninja   Aug-01-11 06:52 AM   #16 
  - Then the double standard would come into play  nxylas   Aug-01-11 07:01 AM   #17 
  - By the way I just came on DU - is the bill passed in the houses and  jwirr   Aug-01-11 01:16 PM   #55 
     - Wait....You just came on DU  kurtzapril4   Aug-01-11 09:04 PM   #80 
  - this is what obama and the boys in chicago fear the most.  madrchsod   Aug-01-11 07:31 AM   #18 
  - Thank you for the reminder about Wisconsin.  truedelphi   Aug-01-11 02:51 PM   #64 
  - tea party is just the face of talk radio, just need to fix the radio  certainot   Aug-01-11 08:30 AM   #19 
  - They already think we're crazy.  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-01-11 08:32 AM   #20 
  - I do not think they will lock it - most of us are not talking about leaving  jwirr   Aug-01-11 01:20 PM   #56 
  - doesn't really make a difference if you don't have Fox News on basic cable 24/7  TheeHazelnut   Aug-01-11 08:42 AM   #21 
  - In my understanding  hootinholler   Aug-01-11 08:51 AM   #22 
  - I agree but this won't happen. When the commission  Fire1   Aug-01-11 03:44 PM   #67 
  - their crazy party was legitimized by 24/7 media support...won't happen for dems  spanone   Aug-01-11 08:53 AM   #23 
  - +1 Simply the truth.  Gold Metal Flake   Aug-01-11 08:58 AM   #26 
  - Such a tired old excuse. And it willfully ingores the skills and  Bluenorthwest   Aug-01-11 09:25 AM   #33 
  - not excuse...fact  spanone   Aug-01-11 10:47 AM   #41 
  - Our media are propagandists, not journalists.  hay rick   Aug-01-11 02:38 PM   #62 
  - +1  Blue_Tires   Aug-01-11 03:37 PM   #66 
  - Progressive Dems and Bernie go on TV  treestar   Aug-01-11 04:39 PM   #69 
  - Unlike us, they actually get people elected  Recursion   Aug-01-11 08:54 AM   #24 
  - The people who vote for them are ill-informed, bigoted, and easily manipulated  Lex   Aug-01-11 08:58 AM   #25 
  - If you wish  Recursion   Aug-01-11 08:59 AM   #27 
     - The founding fathers knew an educated, informed electorate would preserve democracy.  Lex   Aug-01-11 10:45 AM   #40 
  - The entire West Coast elected Democrats to Congress. 'us'?  Bluenorthwest   Aug-01-11 09:15 AM   #31 
  - If there was a viable  sulphurdunn   Aug-01-11 09:10 AM   #29 
  - "We will not negotiate with Terrorists."  formercia   Aug-01-11 09:15 AM   #32 
  - We need to be as impossible to ignore as are the big-money donors.  Orsino   Aug-01-11 09:27 AM   #34 
  - How about the Underground Railroad  RegieRocker   Aug-01-11 09:42 AM   #36 
  - They're crazy like a fox  Courtesy Flush   Aug-01-11 09:58 AM   #37 
  - Excellent OP as always!  blackspade   Aug-01-11 10:32 AM   #39 
  - Rec  Zorra   Aug-01-11 10:57 AM   #42 
  - We need a grownup to put them in a crib and tell them to Go the F**k to Sleep.  swimboy   Aug-01-11 11:35 AM   #43 
  - sadly, Dirty Fucking Hippies can't get elected or catch a break.  librechik   Aug-01-11 12:00 PM   #46 
  - When the tantrum walk away  Horse with no Name   Aug-01-11 12:00 PM   #47 
  - Right - you do not negotiate with them.  jwirr   Aug-01-11 01:25 PM   #58 
  - We already have one  kctim   Aug-01-11 12:11 PM   #48 
  - slight addendum to your post  booley   Aug-01-11 12:19 PM   #50 
  - You are so right. In fact when he negotiates he uses us in that way  jwirr   Aug-01-11 12:58 PM   #51 
  - Exactly right, fear-mongering as the crux to social engineering and financial theft.  Fire Walk With Me   Aug-01-11 01:16 PM   #54 
  - We must infiltrate the Democrat Party!  sabrina 1   Aug-01-11 01:22 PM   #57 
  - That begins with attending caucuses and voting in primaries. Even  jwirr   Aug-01-11 01:28 PM   #59 
  - And we probably need money. There must be some rich Democrats  sabrina 1   Aug-01-11 01:34 PM   #61 
     - Who was that guy from Greece...  tcaudilllg   Aug-01-11 09:12 PM   #82 
  - Sorry to agree.......nt  Enthusiast   Aug-02-11 04:17 AM   #98 
  - OUTSTANDING commentary. Where do I sign up?  Tatiana   Aug-01-11 01:32 PM   #60 
  - Remember the "Loony Left," - Of course the label was used to  Blue Meany   Aug-01-11 03:29 PM   #65 
  - We need not go anywhere near that far.  Enthusiast   Aug-02-11 04:23 AM   #99 
  - Obviously you're a great parent, Plaidder  catrose   Aug-01-11 04:26 PM   #68 
  - We need the equivalent of Inigo Montoya.  klook   Aug-01-11 10:04 PM   #86 
  - If the teabaggers weren't funded & backed by the corporate sector, they would have been run out on a  pacalo   Aug-01-11 05:07 PM   #70 
  - K&R, and I share your #@$!,  Ignis   Aug-01-11 05:46 PM   #71 
  - But then we'd have to be funded by some deep deep pocketed crazy Koch Brothers knock-off. nt  cyberpj   Aug-01-11 07:31 PM   #72 
  - Like that guy Glenn Beck went after? He seems nice enough.  tcaudilllg   Aug-01-11 10:14 PM   #87 
  - I've wanted to propose this myself for a while...  erebusman   Aug-01-11 08:30 PM   #73 
  - Here is the answer (possibly)  libmom74   Aug-01-11 08:30 PM   #74 
  - YES! Great idea and link! Progressives should takeover county Dem Committees.  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-01-11 11:38 PM   #92 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-01-11 08:39 PM   #75 
  - ibtl  mdmc   Aug-01-11 08:53 PM   #76 
  - Question: how does such a party keep the faith?  tcaudilllg   Aug-01-11 08:57 PM   #77 
  - So glad to see you back, Plaid Adder  Betty88   Aug-01-11 09:00 PM   #79 
  - I wholeheartedly agree  Fresh_Start   Aug-01-11 09:10 PM   #81 
  - Bookmarking for reading later...  awoke_in_2003   Aug-01-11 09:24 PM   #83 
  - The Best Party  kitp   Aug-01-11 09:36 PM   #84 
  - Hows's this for crazy?  eridani   Aug-01-11 09:59 PM   #85 
  - Socialismo o muerte!  baldguy   Aug-01-11 10:19 PM   #88 
  - Calling their bluff would mean liberals could no longer afford to be so "peace loving" IMO  guruoo   Aug-01-11 10:32 PM   #89 
  - I agree, but the big problem we face is the lack of a Fox-like Left, and cohesion as a group...  Stumbler   Aug-01-11 10:52 PM   #90 
  - It starts with the filibuster of the bill tomorrow.  grahamhgreen   Aug-01-11 11:02 PM   #91 
  - a four party system would be great for the united states.  iamthebandfanman   Aug-02-11 03:04 AM   #95 
  - K & R  dreamnightwind   Aug-02-11 04:34 AM   #100 
  - agree,,,it is so crazy it might work  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-02-11 05:02 AM   #101 
  - EVERYBODY IN THIS THREAD, PLEASE READ THIS LINK:  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-02-11 04:24 PM   #102 
  - Great post  dreamnightwind   Aug-02-11 05:11 PM   #104 
     - Thank you! This gives me some hope.  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-02-11 06:10 PM   #105 
  - Apparently we're too subdued, content or  Fire1   Aug-02-11 04:49 PM   #103 
  - Bookmarking for post downthread. n/t  Fire1   Aug-02-11 07:55 PM   #107 

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