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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 10:15 AM
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15. It's not big enough.
Self-identified liberals haven't exceeded 21% of the electorate in two generations.
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  -The left gets ignored by the Democratic Party because ...... matmar  Aug-18-11 09:14 AM   #0 
  - because they don't need us any more They have Wall Street now. Much more profitable.  CelticThunder   Aug-18-11 09:18 AM   #1 
  - I would argue that "the left" is a large part of society that has been marginalized by the wealthy.  Scuba   Aug-18-11 09:19 AM   #2 
  - The "elites" have all the money  get the red out   Aug-18-11 09:20 AM   #3 
  - I disagree that the left is ignored by the Democratic Party  emulatorloo   Aug-18-11 09:20 AM   #4 
  - In other words, the rich elites are represented twice?  eShirl   Aug-18-11 09:22 AM   #5 
  - Yup, now the fight seems to be between rich elites who are Puritanical busybodies  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-18-11 09:24 AM   #6 
  - Don't know if you're aware of this, but there is a long-time member named marmar.  leveymg   Aug-18-11 09:25 AM   #7 
  - Sorta but  kwolf68   Aug-18-11 09:29 AM   #8 
  - lol.... if he represents all, why does he ignore us?  fascisthunter   Aug-18-11 09:31 AM   #9 
  - Why stay where I am not wanted?  DearAbby   Aug-18-11 09:31 AM   #10 
  - There used to be a large Socialist Party in America  matmar   Aug-18-11 09:35 AM   #11 
     - And the 'morphing' happened....  daleanime   Aug-18-11 09:52 AM   #13 
  - "the Democratic Party represents all of society and its infrastructure"  alc   Aug-18-11 09:52 AM   #12 
  - Thanks...  matmar   Aug-18-11 10:00 AM   #14 
  - It's not big enough.  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-11 10:15 AM   #15 
  - Yet, that small, irrelevant, powerless, segment gets blamed when the "moderate" Dems lose.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-18-11 10:19 AM   #16 
  - Gotta blame someone...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-11 10:29 AM   #17 
     - If you take labels off the table, and just talk  zalinda   Aug-18-11 11:15 AM   #18 
     - People *vote* labels, though...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-18-11 11:17 AM   #20 
     - Or, the possibility that appearing to be "moderate" doesn't work as well as advertised.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-18-11 12:08 PM   #22 
  - We don't have any tendencies of kissing rw butt?  mmonk   Aug-18-11 11:17 AM   #19 
  - "the Democratic Party represents all of society"  Mr Deltoid   Aug-18-11 11:18 AM   #21 
  - the Democratic Party represents the more liberal and progressive wing of Wall Street,  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-18-11 01:03 PM   #23 

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