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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 01:17 PM
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14. Just curious, how old are you? Because I've been voting for Dems for over 40 years,
and all I've seen is the Republican party growing bigger and stronger and more malignant and the Democratic party moving further and further to the right and growing weaker.

The moneyed powers behind the Republican party have taken more and more control of our country, and they are on roll with all the momentum behind them. They have the power to frame all of the political and economic and social debates in this country and the Dems have gone along with their framing for so long now that we old time Democrats can't even recognize our party anymore.

Wake up to what is really happening and stop expecting electoral politics to solve anything. It doesn't work, it hasn't worked, and it's going to continue to not work.

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  -Just keep voting Democrat chillspike  Aug-14-11 12:49 PM   #0 
  - Amen.  CBHagman   Aug-14-11 12:57 PM   #1 
  - I agree. Change does take a long time  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:02 PM   #4 
  - If the Republican party goes away that leaves a power vacuum in American politics..  Fumesucker   Aug-14-11 01:00 PM   #2 
  - Totally wrong  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:04 PM   #5 
  - There will still be plenty of people in the USA who want to vote for a right winger..  Fumesucker   Aug-14-11 01:08 PM   #7 
     - No they won't  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:10 PM   #9 
        - One of the few positive things about getting older is that you gain perspective..  Fumesucker   Aug-14-11 01:15 PM   #12 
           - That's because we keep allowing them to be reelected  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:31 PM   #22 
              - Tell it to the Reagan Democrats..  Fumesucker   Aug-14-11 01:50 PM   #28 
  - NO if they go away we for once will have control of all the branches  jwirr   Aug-14-11 01:29 PM   #21 
     - Someone is going to represent the point of view of the tens of millions of right wingers in America.  Fumesucker   Aug-14-11 01:54 PM   #31 
  - I will.  bullimiami   Aug-14-11 01:02 PM   #3 
  - I will. If the Democrat is the most progressive, anti-war, candidtate on the ballot.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-14-11 01:05 PM   #6 
  - The one thing I would question in your thesis...  kentuck   Aug-14-11 01:10 PM   #8 
  - That's the problem I'm addressing  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:17 PM   #13 
     - But my point is..  kentuck   Aug-14-11 01:35 PM   #24 
        - It's only flawed if we don't consistently vote and vote Dem (nt)  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:56 PM   #34 
  - actually that's incorrect.  GSLevel9   Aug-14-11 01:11 PM   #10 
  - Bingo!  Capn Sunshine   Aug-14-11 01:20 PM   #17 
  - regardless of what they are even doing for us?  justabob   Aug-14-11 01:13 PM   #11 
  - Oh, so you're going to be difficult are you?  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:20 PM   #16 
     - Yup  justabob   Aug-14-11 01:33 PM   #23 
  - Just curious, how old are you? Because I've been voting for Dems for over 40 years,  scarletwoman   Aug-14-11 01:17 PM   #14 
  - How did FDR do it?  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:22 PM   #19 
     - That's a useless question,& if you knew the actual history of the FDR era you would know the answer.  scarletwoman   Aug-14-11 01:35 PM   #25 
  - Baloney. If the Democratic candidates don't hold Progressive values dear, then my vote...  Scuba   Aug-14-11 01:18 PM   #15 
  - That'll show em'!  KOfan   Aug-14-11 02:25 PM   #39 
     - Right. So let's stand together for Progressive candidates. n/t  Scuba   Aug-14-11 05:26 PM   #43 
  - Einstein Might Disagree...  WillyT   Aug-14-11 01:21 PM   #18 
  - I didn't say expect different results  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:23 PM   #20 
  - This is satire, yes? nt  Romulox   Aug-14-11 01:35 PM   #26 
  - No  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:52 PM   #30 
     - It's like dinner theatre--you have to "commit" to the bit throughout the performance.  Romulox   Aug-14-11 01:56 PM   #33 
  - If Democrats assimilate their policies, positions, and world view then  TheKentuckian   Aug-14-11 01:39 PM   #27 
  - Well, I'd offer a counter perspective but  chillspike   Aug-14-11 01:51 PM   #29 
  - Offer away. I'm not very convinced by "magic bullets" but offer away.  TheKentuckian   Aug-14-11 06:30 PM   #44 
  - Well said, Kentuckian!  kentuck   Aug-14-11 01:55 PM   #32 
  - Damn well said!nt  pecwae   Aug-14-11 02:02 PM   #35 
  - Amen.  Octafish   Aug-14-11 02:06 PM   #37 
  - It is har to understand how a post like this ends up with 2 unrecs...  jimlup   Aug-14-11 02:05 PM   #36 
  - Take the beating and shut up!  PaulUdouj   Aug-14-11 02:14 PM   #38 
  - If you think the Republican Party is going to disappear by people voting Democrat you're delusional.  readmoreoften   Aug-14-11 02:29 PM   # 
  - That's what I've been trying to say. The yo-yo effect does nothing for us  ecstatic   Aug-14-11 02:29 PM   #40 
  - Yes! Mandate!  chillspike   Aug-14-11 07:10 PM   #45 
  - "We tried taking away our loyalty and not voting."  bvar22   Aug-14-11 03:42 PM   #41 
  - Amen! nt  shellgame26   Aug-14-11 03:51 PM   #42 
 

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