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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:32 PM
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This will probably sink like a stone, but on Saturday's
broadcast of the McLaughlin Group, Peter Beinart from the New Republic said that his prediction was that Martin Frost, the former congressman from Texas would be the next DNC Chair.

I watched the caucus on C-Span Sunday night and I'm just looking for more information on Mr. Frost.

Can anyone help. Thanks.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:33 PM
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1. I saw that
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:41 PM
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2. Thanks a lot, will check it out. n/t
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:50 PM
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3. We move to Texas shortly before the election.
We're not in Frost's district, but we saw his TV commercials. We could not tell at first which candidate was the Dem and which the Rep; later we thought that Frost was the Republican, because he kept emphasizing how he had supported Dubya's policies and been thanked by Dubya for it. It was Session's outrage at being upstaged in Dubya-sucking-up that finally telegraphed to us that HE was the Rethug.

In short, if Frost is picked as chair of the DNC, then the Democratic Party will see nothing of me but my back. Picking Frost would be a betrayal for which the Party should never be forgiven -- the best interpretation to put on it would be cowardice in the face of the enemy.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:58 PM
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4. Thanks for that information.
I'll take Martin Frost off my list. Just what we Democrats don't need, another congresscritter kowtowing to the BoyKing.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:04 PM
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5. You might check out his voting record before you write him off...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 06:04 PM by Rowdyboy
http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can...

While I'm interested in other people's opinions, I always like to see exactly what the truth of the record is.
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BlueInRed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:17 PM
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6. He's been my rep forever
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 06:30 PM by BlueInRed
First off, let me say I am for Dean, rather than Frost for DNC. I also really like Frost as a rep (on MOST things, some he has really ticked me off...)

Pro --
1. He HATES Bush for kicking him out through TX redistricting.
2. He is willing to fight for what he believes.
3. He is a good guy.
4. He's articulate and an old hand at Sunday talk shows.
5. He's held a variety of leadership positions.
6. He has a lot of experience getting elected in a red state.
7. He'll know all the details of the laws and the history behind who did what to whom.

Con --
1. He's a Tx conservative Democrat. I am almost certain he is DLC, though I never officially looked it up.
2. He's a Tx conservative Democrat.
3. He's a Tx conservative Democrat.
4. He's a Tx conservative Democrat.
5. He won't revamp the party, only tweak it.
6. I don't know how much he'll get the party revved up and excited. To me, it's more of the same, with some improvement.
7. He's not a "personality" -- more of a person who knows all the ins and outs of Congress and how to work the system.

I'd happily vote for Frost for my rep, but I want DEAN for DNC.

If you want to vote on the DLC side of things, Frost is much better than Roemer. I don't know how he stacks up against Rosenberg -- completely different kind of experiences. But I hope we don't get a DLC type.
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