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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-12 11:42 PM
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Poll question: Why is there such a divide in the Democratic Party?
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I know what I think, but I'm interested in hearing what everyone else thinks.

Poll result (19 votes)
Lost common enemy in BushCo; now focus is on differences among our own factions, which always existed. (4 votes, 21%)Vote
Party lurched to right w/influx of disillusioned, post-Shrub ex-Repubs. (10 votes, 53%)Vote
Party has remained stable; it's an influx of far-lefties that has caused the divide. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Combination of 1, 2, and/or 3 (elaborate, please) (1 votes, 5%)Vote
There is no divide -- it's all in your imagination. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Per Oded Gross: It's all because the gays are getting married. (1 votes, 5%)Vote
Don't tutch the but. (1 votes, 5%)Vote
Other (explain) (2 votes, 11%)Vote

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  -Why is there such a divide in the Democratic Party? Sapphocrat  Feb-21-12 11:42 PM   #0 
  - Other: party lurched to the Right when it gained a charismatic conservative  Lorien   Feb-22-12 02:18 AM   #1 
  - Which one?  Sapphocrat   Feb-22-12 03:36 AM   #3 
     - Stop goosing Lorien.  No Elephants   Feb-22-12 05:18 AM   #6 
        - But Lorien is so gooseable!  Sapphocrat   Feb-22-12 10:29 PM   #10 
           - LOL!  No Elephants   Feb-24-12 06:41 AM   #17 
  - Combo of 1/2/3  ellisonz   Feb-22-12 03:16 AM   #2 
  - That's interesting -- and sort of along the lines of my "long theory"...  Sapphocrat   Feb-22-12 03:43 AM   #4 
  - The long theory goes back to Emancipation. The shorter theory goes back to Clinton's win of the  No Elephants   Feb-22-12 05:38 AM   #8 
  - How do you figure Obama is in the middle of the divide? He hired practically the entire Clinton  No Elephants   Feb-22-12 05:34 AM   #7 
     - I think personally...  ellisonz   Feb-22-12 09:23 PM   #9 
        - Meaning no disrespect, but how would you know what he thinks personally?  No Elephants   Feb-23-12 07:02 AM   #11 
           - I'm good at parsing words.  ellisonz   Feb-23-12 05:30 PM   #14 
              - Again, respectfully, he and his adviors are very good at parsing words.  No Elephants   Feb-24-12 06:54 AM   #18 
                 - I for one...  ellisonz   Feb-24-12 10:34 PM   #21 
  - The Party lurched corporatist after the DLC took it over.  No Elephants   Feb-22-12 05:17 AM   #5 
  - Because the elites in DC embraced the DLCers JUST TO WIN ELECTIONS.  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-23-12 01:49 PM   #12 
  - More specifically, in the hopes of winning Presidential elections.  No Elephants   Feb-23-12 01:53 PM   #13 
     - yes...that seems to be the way its coming down. n/t  KoKo   Feb-23-12 07:53 PM   #15 
        - The President is the head of the Party and controls the DNC until another  No Elephants   Feb-24-12 07:24 AM   #19 
  - I'm pretty sure my answer would still get me banned.  BlueIris   Feb-24-12 06:25 AM   #16 
     - I don't recommend that strategy.  No Elephants   Feb-24-12 07:37 AM   #20 

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