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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:53 PM
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The Platform is the Party's contract with the people - Ralph Nader
http://www.ralphnader.com/interest/100403.html

"The Platform is the Party's contract with the people." This noble sentiment has been used by both Republicans and Democrats in characterizing their state and national party Platforms over the decades. It can become an embarrassing yardstick for any Party that lives a double life.

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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:56 PM
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1. Sadly, this is very true
I've been involved with platform committee work in the past. It seems like the Democrats always like to tout how good their party platform is, and then nominate a bunch of neo-Republicans who barely support it as candidates, especially for President.

Why is it that our party is so damn afraid of our excellent party platform? Need proof? Go to the DNC site (www.democrats.org ) and search for "Party Platform".

The results are disappointing, to say the least. :rools:
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:39 PM
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2. a new reason for hatred and prejudice
As for the Democratic Party, why didn't it make hay with this Platform, as the Republicans surely would have if the shoe was on the other foot. Why? Because the Democratic Party IS hay.
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swinney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:19 PM
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3. LET CLINTON WRITE PLATFORM FOR DEMOCRATS
CLINTON MADE 58 PROMISES IN HIS BOOK "PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST".

HE TOOK ACTION ON 56 IN FIRST TWO YEARS.

WASHINGTON POST LISTED 162 PROMISES HE MADE ON THE CAMPIGAN AND AFTER TWO YEARS REPORTED HE HAD TAKEN ACTION ON 96%.

MAN OF HIS WORD.

PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT IS CLINTON'S LEGACY.
cwswinney@netzero.net
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