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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:30 AM
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75. Agreed
Lack of enthusiasm isn't the fault of the voters.

K&R
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  -The base and the party--some bizarre thinking that has been making the rounds. jpgray  Apr-06-11 08:39 AM   #0 
  - Thank you. K&R nt  LaurenG   Apr-06-11 08:42 AM   #1 
  - A thoughtful piece - thanks jp  Richardo   Apr-06-11 08:42 AM   #2 
  - kr  Hannah Bell   Apr-06-11 08:42 AM   #3 
  - K&R  WilliamPitt   Apr-06-11 08:43 AM   #4 
  - Why do you hate America?  Armstead   Apr-06-11 08:44 AM   #5 
  - Well said!  City Lights   Apr-06-11 08:44 AM   #6 
  - Because Party Insiders don't want to Take Responsibility  fascisthunter   Apr-06-11 08:44 AM   #7 
  - They are responsible - they're responsible to the corporations that pay to elect them, and hire them  leveymg   Apr-06-11 08:51 AM   #9 
  - Some would rather lose election rather than allow progressives a seat at the table  mod mom   Apr-07-11 06:49 AM   #76 
  - Things have to change, and change soon for us to maintain any resemblence  Exilednight   Apr-06-11 08:48 AM   #8 
  - You have some good points. But a couple questions  emulatorloo   Apr-06-11 08:52 AM   #10 
  - I'm speaking to the party as a whole  jpgray   Apr-06-11 09:00 AM   #14 
  - Well lets unpack that a little  emulatorloo   Apr-06-11 09:38 AM   #19 
     - No major disagreement here  jpgray   Apr-06-11 09:56 AM   #24 
     - Big Picture: I imagine almost every DU'er could muster enthusiasm about taking back the House  emulatorloo   Apr-06-11 03:05 PM   #34 
        - Thanks for discussing your thoughts with me  jpgray   Apr-06-11 03:38 PM   #39 
        - Thanks right back at you. . .  emulatorloo   Apr-06-11 04:17 PM   #43 
        - I would be enthusiastic for the Dems taking back the House IF  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-06-11 11:09 PM   #60 
     - So in your opinion if I were to support a Primary challenge against an incumbent or Obama himself  Bandit   Apr-06-11 04:26 PM   #45 
     - He *completely* disparaged progressives and this is when I got so pissed off...  tpsbmam   Apr-07-11 12:07 AM   #66 
        - Don't you know, we are supposed to swallow our anger, so says Obama. n/t  zalinda   Apr-07-11 01:42 AM   #69 
  - Not speaking for the OP, but as to your first question  Exilednight   Apr-06-11 09:10 AM   #16 
     - THNKS for the link, I will read it n/t  emulatorloo   Apr-06-11 09:39 AM   #20 
  - k&r n/t  RainDog   Apr-06-11 08:52 AM   #11 
  - Recommend!!! n/t  RKP5637   Apr-06-11 08:55 AM   #12 
  - ...  xchrom   Apr-06-11 08:57 AM   #13 
  - K & R  davidthegnome   Apr-06-11 09:04 AM   #15 
  - Lunatic fringe who were never needed anyway....  Bluenorthwest   Apr-06-11 09:26 AM   #17 
  - They're around. They just changed their tune. n/t  Exilednight   Apr-06-11 09:51 AM   #23 
  - Thank you articulating my longtime philosophy -  cilla4progress   Apr-06-11 09:33 AM   #18 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Apr-06-11 09:43 AM   #21 
  - I would argue that the pary did take a stand on the Bush tax cuts  hfojvt   Apr-06-11 09:44 AM   #22 
  - If your candidate doesn't have money, you have to BADGER the media  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-06-11 11:14 PM   #61 
  - "80+% of the nation supports higher taxes for the rich"  ProSense   Apr-06-11 10:04 AM   #25 
  - Do you believe the figure of 80+% of liberals supporting Obama is equally meaningless?  jpgray   Apr-06-11 11:42 AM   #30 
     - How is that equivalent?  ProSense   Apr-06-11 12:33 PM   #33 
     - excellent point!  libmom74   Apr-07-11 03:08 AM   #72 
  - K & R  L0oniX   Apr-06-11 10:13 AM   #26 
  - Blaming the Voters for a Failure of Leadership...  bvar22   Apr-06-11 10:33 AM   #27 
  - Wise words, jpgray.  kentuck   Apr-06-11 10:42 AM   #28 
  - Excellent post jpgray  Lorien   Apr-06-11 11:17 AM   #29 
  - If I could rec this 100 times I would.  walldude   Apr-06-11 12:26 PM   #31 
  - K&R. n/t  TriMera   Apr-06-11 12:31 PM   #32 
  - K&R  crickets   Apr-06-11 03:08 PM   #35 
  - K&R  me b zola   Apr-06-11 03:16 PM   #36 
  - The flip side is, if support for Democrats wavers back and forth  ecstatic   Apr-06-11 03:24 PM   #37 
  - You know, it's really hard to say what effect one can have strictly at the ballot box  jpgray   Apr-06-11 04:02 PM   #40 
  - "evidence for the effect of consistent support in moving the party left "  ecstatic   Apr-06-11 04:07 PM   #41 
  - 81% of Americans want to tax the rich, 63% out of Afghanistan, etc.. Whoever runs on these will  grahamhgreen   Apr-07-11 02:49 AM   #70 
  - I think that is BS  eilen   Apr-07-11 05:48 AM   #74 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Apr-06-11 03:26 PM   #38 
  - "Where else are you going to go?"...  Bandit   Apr-06-11 04:17 PM   #42 
  - Great point and it needs to be repeated  Ramulux   Apr-06-11 04:24 PM   #44 
  - on "an anemic, aimless, dithering party and its leaders":  tomp   Apr-06-11 08:21 PM   #46 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Apr-06-11 09:08 PM   #47 
  - Corporations do not want to pay social security taxes, health  Samantha   Apr-06-11 09:17 PM   #48 
  - Brilliant! Well said.  JohnnyHardhat   Apr-06-11 09:26 PM   #49 
  - Kick and Rec!  Fuddnik   Apr-06-11 09:33 PM   #50 
  - Brilliant  Canuckistanian   Apr-06-11 09:36 PM   #51 
  - kick  Logical   Apr-06-11 09:39 PM   #52 
  - Bo Knows!  MannyGoldstein   Apr-06-11 09:40 PM   #53 
  - Well said  mochajava666   Apr-06-11 09:47 PM   #54 
  - Well put.. Worth reading twice.  russspeakeasy   Apr-06-11 10:36 PM   #55 
  - Good post. n/t  hulka38   Apr-06-11 10:39 PM   #56 
  - Well done. An excellent, thought provoking post. Thanks n rec'd. nt  Zorra   Apr-06-11 10:42 PM   #57 
  - Worth MULTIPLE recommendations, if it was within my grasp.  bullwinkle428   Apr-06-11 10:46 PM   #58 
  - Homerun!  FredStembottom   Apr-06-11 11:08 PM   #59 
  - I'm not inspired by the  femrap   Apr-06-11 11:20 PM   #62 
  - K & R  pmorlan1   Apr-06-11 11:30 PM   #63 
  - Except that people were gloating about the bad turnout back in November.  LoZoccolo   Apr-06-11 11:34 PM   #64 
  - I'm often "uninspired" if not angry, disgusted, frustrated, but I never don't vote.  gateley   Apr-07-11 12:03 AM   #65 
  - Rec # 143; you speak for me , too.  abq e streeter   Apr-07-11 01:34 AM   #67 
  - Let me also add that if we COULD muster the same activism regardless of policy  Capitalocracy   Apr-07-11 01:35 AM   #68 
  - K & R  democracy1st   Apr-07-11 02:58 AM   #71 
  - You articulate my views very nicely  deutsey   Apr-07-11 05:43 AM   #73 
  - Agreed  MissDeeds   Apr-07-11 06:30 AM   #75 
  - K&R  NorthCarolina   Apr-07-11 06:52 AM   #77 
  - When people choose not to vote that is capitulation and that's what quitters do.  elocs   Apr-07-11 09:15 AM   #78 
  - kick  Zorra   Apr-07-11 11:09 AM   #79 
  - Truth............nt  Enthusiast   Apr-07-11 11:25 AM   #80 
 

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