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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 03:22 PM
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22. Most of the time I'm just amazed at their cluelessness
They have the advantage of having a ready made contingency out there that knows exactly what needs to be done to fix things (tax the rich and cut defense spending) but they avoid dealing with these issues and constantly try to battle the republicans on their turf.

Maybe they aren't as dumb as I think. Maybe they're just republican lite and don't give a shit what we think.
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  -Are you angry at the Democratic Party? kentuck  Mar-04-11 02:58 PM   #0 
  - Parts of it.  Matariki   Mar-04-11 03:00 PM   #1 
  - Sorry, posted in wrong place. darn misclicks!  Shandris   Mar-04-11 03:39 PM   #30 
  - I blame 100% of the current problems  Drale   Mar-04-11 03:01 PM   #2 
  - even when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress and the White House and still  yurbud   Mar-05-11 04:47 PM   #112 
  - I am a democrat, but Independents are NOT republicans.  bluestate10   Mar-07-11 07:51 AM   #136 
  - No. I'm disappointed, but not angry.  sinkingfeeling   Mar-04-11 03:01 PM   #3 
  - lets see...Pro-war, Pro-corporate, cowards who have absolutely betrayed the people...  Rabblevox   Mar-04-11 03:03 PM   #4 
  - Well like you say, it's a start. n/t  Skip_In_Boulder   Mar-04-11 03:05 PM   #7 
  - I'll stand with you on that.  HereSince1628   Mar-04-11 03:05 PM   #8 
  - That sums it up nicely...  Yuugal   Mar-04-11 03:28 PM   #26 
  - How about: Koch Bros funded the DLC-corporate wing .... ???  defendandprotect   Mar-04-11 04:08 PM   #42 
  - unfortunately the voters voted pro-war, pro-corporate  hfojvt   Mar-04-11 05:23 PM   #69 
  - What exactly did the Democrats do to deserve the people's vote?  Bandit   Mar-04-11 06:27 PM   #73 
  - Yep. Plus the whole "hope and change" line turned out to be one of the most vile  Lorien   Mar-04-11 06:59 PM   #82 
  - There's no anti-war or anti-corporate party to vote for -nt-  DireStrike   Mar-04-11 06:55 PM   #78 
  - That is a ridiculous statement.  Joe Fields   Mar-05-11 03:36 PM   #106 
     - by not being progressive enough, of course  hfojvt   Mar-05-11 03:40 PM   #107 
     - Feingold lost because of Obama's corporate-written health care bill.  Leopolds Ghost   Mar-05-11 04:06 PM   #108 
        - ROFL  BzaDem   Mar-05-11 04:54 PM   #114 
     - How are they responsible? They didn't vote for the Republican in the voting booth.  BzaDem   Mar-05-11 05:00 PM   #116 
  - Trashing the Fourth Amendment; lining up Americans for crotch searches.  woo me with science   Mar-06-11 10:44 AM   #125 
  - Not only betrayed but kicked in the teeth and laughed at.  woo me with science   Mar-06-11 10:50 AM   #126 
  - lol  Badfish   Mar-07-11 07:15 AM   #134 
  - Yes.  Zoeisright   Mar-04-11 03:03 PM   #5 
  - Why?  StarburstClock   Mar-04-11 03:03 PM   #6 
  - Because...  kentuck   Mar-04-11 03:06 PM   #10 
  - So ask them if they're mindless robots  StarburstClock   Mar-04-11 03:08 PM   #12 
  - Are you being critical?  kentuck   Mar-04-11 03:10 PM   #15 
  - I prefer the term "Automaton"  erodriguez   Mar-04-11 07:37 PM   #96 
  - Don't expect specifics, there are none. BTW, welcome to DU.  bluestate10   Mar-07-11 07:56 AM   #137 
  - I would characterize it more as resentment sometimes anger.  OHdem10   Mar-04-11 03:05 PM   #9 
  - I am angry at the collusion I see between the current Democratic Party and Republicans  closeupready   Mar-04-11 03:06 PM   #11 
  - Not really  creon   Mar-04-11 03:08 PM   #13 
  - You completely failed to mention one important fact. A selective memory?  bluestate10   Mar-07-11 08:04 AM   #138 
  - Not so much just wrapping my head around the reality that they have become the  TheKentuckian   Mar-04-11 03:08 PM   #14 
  - Well said!  Stinky The Clown   Mar-04-11 08:08 PM   #99 
  - Angry at D. Party because it has become too conservative at the leadership level.  northoftheborder   Mar-04-11 03:13 PM   #16 
  - Yes  DJ13   Mar-04-11 03:13 PM   #17 
  - I'm heart broken.  boston bean   Mar-04-11 03:13 PM   #18 
  - Yes. Yes I am. With only a very few exceptions....Al Franken. But  theophilus   Mar-04-11 03:18 PM   #19 
  - I had a hunch ...  kentuck   Mar-04-11 03:20 PM   #21 
     - My perceptions are similar  PufPuf23   Mar-04-11 03:53 PM   #38 
     - You're far from alone  BobbyBoring   Mar-04-11 04:48 PM   #58 
  - Yes. For their support of things like  ixion   Mar-04-11 03:20 PM   #20 
  - +1  slay   Mar-04-11 03:43 PM   #33 
     - My fear...  kentuck   Mar-04-11 04:07 PM   #41 
        - I can not just continue to vote against Republicans if the Dems refuse to represent me  slay   Mar-04-11 04:37 PM   #54 
        - We'll need to start with a clean slate at some point (soon). The party will need  Lorien   Mar-04-11 07:18 PM   #88 
           - Brilliant!  kentuck   Mar-04-11 08:01 PM   #98 
        - That is my fear.  jwirr   Mar-04-11 04:49 PM   #59 
  - Most of the time I'm just amazed at their cluelessness  tularetom   Mar-04-11 03:22 PM   #22 
  - Not 'mad'  blindpig   Mar-04-11 03:23 PM   #23 
  - Well, hmmm... lessee...  JoseGaspar   Mar-04-11 04:09 PM   #44 
  - The DNC turned me into a newt.  slackmaster   Mar-04-11 03:24 PM   #24 
  - I hate to quote Rumsfeld, but  Liberal Gramma   Mar-04-11 03:28 PM   #25 
  - How did that line of thinking work out for Rumsfeld?  no limit   Mar-04-11 04:54 PM   #61 
     - Where's the alternative that's getting us anywhere?  Telly Savalas   Mar-04-11 06:54 PM   #77 
        - I don't know. But the status quo sure as hell isn't getting us anywhere, it is setting us back  no limit   Mar-04-11 06:57 PM   #80 
        - I don't see that THIS is getting us anywhere  DireStrike   Mar-04-11 06:58 PM   #81 
           - My point is that dividing our base will weaken us  Liberal Gramma   Mar-05-11 09:05 AM   #102 
              - You know why Nader ran and got a chunk of support?  no limit   Mar-05-11 02:01 PM   #103 
                 - And how did that work out for them?  BzaDem   Mar-05-11 04:56 PM   #115 
                    - Bingo!  Liberal Gramma   Mar-05-11 07:04 PM   #117 
                    - More liberals to congress and republican lights to the white house? Makes no sense  no limit   Mar-06-11 10:31 AM   #124 
                    - How did it work out for the democrats? It probably caused them to lose the 2000 elections  no limit   Mar-06-11 10:30 AM   #123 
  - Frustrated - it doesn't fight for what's right, it doesn't know how to Message, it  gateley   Mar-04-11 03:30 PM   #27 
  - Surprised. That they're trying to move from "not as bad" to "just as bad".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-04-11 03:36 PM   #28 
  - They Had a Golden Opportunity and Squandered It  swilton   Mar-04-11 03:37 PM   #29 
  - Yep. It really could have been Camelot  Lorien   Mar-04-11 07:26 PM   #92 
  - Downright livid.  Shandris   Mar-04-11 03:40 PM   #31 
  - I'm angry at the Supreme Court, Koch Brothers, American Crossroads, Republican Voters  emulatorloo   Mar-04-11 03:42 PM   #32 
  - Ohh. You should not be angry at the right people. Get with the program, be angry at  bluestate10   Mar-07-11 08:14 AM   #139 
  - Very good question...  JuniperLea   Mar-04-11 03:43 PM   #34 
  - +1  nxylas   Mar-04-11 04:14 PM   #45 
     - Well said...  JuniperLea   Mar-04-11 04:16 PM   #46 
  - At times ... I think they tend to not fight hard enough.  JoePhilly   Mar-04-11 03:45 PM   #35 
  - Problem Solvers?  pmorlan1   Mar-04-11 07:36 PM   #95 
  - they can't sell ice to the eskimos  mdmc   Mar-04-11 03:47 PM   #36 
  - I am. I want a progressive party that will beat the pants off Republicans.  valerief   Mar-04-11 03:51 PM   #37 
  - Constantly. But consider it a lovers' spat -- as I loathe the GOP.  damntexdem   Mar-04-11 04:05 PM   #39 
  - Except for the small incident, Mrs Lincoln...  kentuck   Mar-04-11 04:08 PM   #43 
  - Why not be "angry" ... ??  defendandprotect   Mar-04-11 04:06 PM   #40 
  - Yep! You can bet your ass I'm angry.......  Little Star   Mar-04-11 04:17 PM   #47 
  - Good rant. Well said.  mochajava666   Mar-05-11 08:23 PM   #121 
  - I'm a liberal but I have no representation in government.  RandomKoolzip   Mar-04-11 04:19 PM   #48 
  - NAFTA, MFN China, Bankster Bailouts, H1B, Iraq, Afghanistan, War on Drugs  Romulox   Mar-04-11 04:21 PM   #49 
  - War on unions, war on the environment, giving the Gulf to BP, war on Women's  Lorien   Mar-04-11 07:30 PM   #94 
  - What Democratic party?  MichiganVote   Mar-04-11 04:21 PM   #50 
  - Yes... for caving on taxing the rich & not giving us real healthcare reform but insurance reform.  Jokinomx   Mar-04-11 04:28 PM   #51 
  - Well I have nothing specific...  walldude   Mar-04-11 04:29 PM   #52 
  - What's a little disagreement amongst friends?  kentuck   Mar-04-11 05:17 PM   #66 
     - LOL.. apparently I'm running out of those...  walldude   Mar-04-11 05:21 PM   #68 
  - The reason for the Democrats is so there is no alternative to the Republicans. n/t  Scuba   Mar-04-11 04:36 PM   #53 
  - Not yet.  blindpig   Mar-04-11 04:53 PM   #60 
  - I think they've gotta show more spine than they do, but I mostly blame Republicans  Arkana   Mar-04-11 04:42 PM   #55 
  - More like REALLY FUCKING PISSED.  dkofos   Mar-04-11 04:46 PM   #56 
  - No - why should I be  liberal N proud   Mar-04-11 04:47 PM   #57 
  - No, just underground trolls.  Pisces   Mar-04-11 04:57 PM   #62 
  - Angry is an understatement.  bvar22   Mar-04-11 04:59 PM   #63 
  - +1  slay   Mar-04-11 07:20 PM   #89 
  - +1000 nt  woo me with science   Mar-06-11 02:41 PM   #129 
  - +1  LWolf   Mar-07-11 08:20 AM   #140 
  - Someone further up said "heart broken". I think that says it for me.  jwirr   Mar-04-11 05:13 PM   #64 
  - The political parties are just for window dressing and distraction, or haven't you figured that out  Imagevision   Mar-04-11 05:15 PM   #65 
  - Pfft. Why be angry....Dems are bought & sold just like any one else.  Desertrose   Mar-04-11 05:19 PM   #67 
  - How is it possible not to be angry?  kentuck   Mar-04-11 05:32 PM   #70 
  - If you're doing well financially under this administration then you're  Tatiana   Mar-04-11 05:48 PM   #72 
     - +1  Little Star   Mar-04-11 06:52 PM   #76 
     - Or if you're a Republican who is hellbent on destroying the party from the inside  Lorien   Mar-04-11 07:21 PM   #90 
        - +1  DJ13   Mar-04-11 07:26 PM   #91 
        - Good point. n/t  Tatiana   Mar-04-11 07:43 PM   #97 
  - At least a couple of posters don't get the neoliberalism that  xchrom   Mar-04-11 05:40 PM   #71 
  - We all know why they cheer, but we aren't allowed to point out the obvious  Lorien   Mar-04-11 07:08 PM   #84 
  - I passed anger when Big Dawg was president  MzNov   Mar-04-11 06:31 PM   #74 
  - KnR  DeadEyeDyck   Mar-04-11 06:33 PM   #75 
  - Not at all.  robcon   Mar-04-11 06:57 PM   #79 
  - Yes, I'm furious, disgusted and heart broken that they've stabbed those of us who worked for  Lorien   Mar-04-11 07:06 PM   #83 
  - No  NoPasaran   Mar-04-11 07:08 PM   #85 
  - Who is the Democratic Party?  Dappleganger   Mar-04-11 07:10 PM   #86 
  - Yes. 1) Still in Iraqistan even though 60+% of Americans want us out! (more)  grahamhgreen   Mar-04-11 07:11 PM   #87 
  - Yes, I'm angry.  pmorlan1   Mar-04-11 07:27 PM   #93 
  - Republicans are sociopaths and Democrats are cowards. However--  eridani   Mar-04-11 10:08 PM   #100 
  - Fell into the despair well after 2006 when the Dems had the voter's mandate  azul   Mar-05-11 12:09 AM   #101 
  - What's to be angry about?  SOS   Mar-05-11 03:20 PM   #104 
  - I'm angry at our political system in general - military and corporations have far too much influence  Hugabear   Mar-05-11 03:23 PM   #105 
  - No. I'm angry with the REPUBLICAN Party.  tnvoter   Mar-05-11 04:14 PM   #109 
  - Yes NAFTA, WTO, MFN for China, taxing SS payments. to name  doc03   Mar-05-11 04:29 PM   #110 
  - yes. for reasons stated above.  lifesbeautifulmagic   Mar-05-11 04:37 PM   #111 
  - I'm Angry.  oldlib   Mar-05-11 04:52 PM   #113 
  - Liberman, Kent Conrad, Max Baucus, .. we are so screwed.....  lib2DaBone   Mar-05-11 07:31 PM   #118 
  - Angry? Nah. Stark-raving-mad? ABSOLUTELY!  Earth_First   Mar-05-11 07:44 PM   #119 
  - No - considering the GOP/Teabaggers are fucking assholes - Dems look pretty fucking fabulous  jpak   Mar-05-11 08:11 PM   #120 
  - yup  mitchtv   Mar-05-11 09:53 PM   #122 
  - I'm mad at the Democratic elite in DC for being oblivious to the rest of the country  DaisyDeedles   Mar-06-11 11:04 AM   #127 
  - Because many are in bed with corporations and many aren't out in the streets with the  southernyankeebelle   Mar-06-11 11:11 AM   #128 
  - Who? Me?  mmonk   Mar-07-11 05:58 AM   #130 
  - Yes. For being cowards. Still, that's better than Republican sociopaths n/t  eridani   Mar-07-11 06:29 AM   #131 
  - Establishment & corporate Dems-absolutley, Progressive Dems NO  mod mom   Mar-07-11 06:55 AM   #132 
  - I prefer to focus on my anger at republicans  cali   Mar-07-11 07:02 AM   #133 
  - Know your true enemy. You should be mad at the republican party and it teabagger ally.  bluestate10   Mar-07-11 07:44 AM   #135 
  - Irritated at the dems - LIVID about the GOP. n/t  deacon   Mar-07-11 08:23 AM   #141 
 

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