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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:53 PM
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Warning: Post Contains Extreme Rage Against the Democratic Party
Or should I say the spineless, cave-in-to-Bush/GOP-on-every-issue Party.

This Helen Thomas article on the siege of Falluja has me so angry I could explode.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/199290_thomas12.h...

WASHINGTON -- Do Americans of good conscience really believe that we are making the United States more secure by bombing and killing the people of Fallujah?

That's the justification President Bush and his hawkish circle have given for their brutal offensive against the Sunni stronghold as they push ahead for the total military occupation of Iraq.

Why are we killing Iraqis in their own country? And why are our forces being killed?


Amazingly, for me the most infuriating passage in this article is not about the needless death, but the silence and weakness of the Democrats.

"The silence of the Democrats is playing into the president's hands. As was the case with the original October 2002 congressional resolution authorizing war, Democrats are unsure of themselves and therefore unwilling to challenge the president."

"Democrats are unsure of themselves and therefore unwilling to challenge the president."

"Democrats are unsure of themselves and therefore unwilling to challenge the president."

"Democrats are unsure of themselves and therefore unwilling to challenge the president."

"Democrats are unsure of themselves and therefore unwilling to challenge the president."

"Democrats are unsure of themselves and therefore unwilling to challenge the president."

This statement is irrefutable and sums up the past four years and the present.

Could this Party be any more weak and pitiful?

They are fucking doormats for Bush and the GOP.

As a life-long Democrat, I am a total loss as to what to do. Why in the fuck should I stick with this dispicable party of capitulation and Republican mimicry?

WHY?

WHY?
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JaneEyrez Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:00 PM
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1. Why, indeed?
Maybe because it's the only other game in town? When I was working for Kerry to win, I got so tired of people telling me that both parties are just alike, so it really doesn't matter. I got so I'd ask people, "Can you really say that America and the world would be in exactly the same position today if Gore had been allowed to be President, as he should have been, instead of Bush?" After an uncomfortable pause, everybody I asked that question of acknowledged that it would not be. Enough said.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:03 PM
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2. Keep working for election reform. If the DNC and GOP aren't
fulfilling what you expect from a party, then work to fix the system so that a smaller party that appeals to you has a shot.
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agingdem Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:04 PM
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3. Because the Dems
gave Bush the authority to invade.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:04 PM
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4. ...
Could this Party be any more weak and pitiful?

I asked this for the first time in 1996. The answer, then as now, is yes. Don't ask questions the answers to which you really don't want to know.

As a life-long Democrat, I am a total loss as to what to do. Why in the fuck should I stick with this dispicable party of capitulation and Republican mimicry?

Hold on to your hat. It'll get worse.
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signmike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:12 PM
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5. It will get worse
before it gets worse.

So now it isn't just Clinton's fault anymore.

It's all our fault that we have not stopped Bush.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:18 PM
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6. You hate the party leadership? Good...Now help us
take back the party too...If you have a problem with this party...do what I did, join up and work for reform from within. :) You will be glad you did.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:18 PM
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7. Dems didn't fight against Goss and they will approve Martinez
Dems are in DC only to make sure their pockets are lined with lobby money. If they speak against Bush, the lobbiests will stay away from them.

The Democratic party wants money. They care diddly squat for governing for the people who elected them.
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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:27 PM
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8. sadly ive been thinking WHY too...
we need to act like an opposition party, becuase we just are NOT in power right now and for the next four years in the least, we need to name shadow cabinet members, who can follow these jokers around and call them out all the time...and offer our alternate vision etc etc etc
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