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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:22 PM
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Southern Dem to other Southern Dems: Don't Elect Dean
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:24 PM by Clark2008
I don't have an opinion one way or the other about this - just posting FYI:

NASHVILLE - State Sen. Tommy Kilby, D-Wartburg, has urged state Democratic Chairman Randy Button to oppose the election of Howard Dean as the party's national chairman, contending the former Vermont governor could prompt many Southern Democrats to abandon the party.

Button, who has a vote on the new national chairman, said he is "holding off on any comments or endorsements" until Monday, when the Association of Democratic Chairs will consider backing one candidate as a voting bloc. The national group is composed of chairmen and vice chairmen of all states and U.S. territories.

Kilby, who was re-elected to a new state Senate term in November, said in a letter to Button that the national Democratic Party "has become enslaved by fringe elements and special interest groups" and that situation would continue if Dean is named chairman.

"It is my greatest fear that should he be elected, many Democratic elected officials will abandon the party," Kilby said. "We, as a party, must get back to mainstream America.

http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/state/article/0,1406,KNS_34... (registration required)


(Edited for headline clairty)
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:24 PM
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1. Um, no. We need a REAL Democrat running the party...
..not some guy that is willing to sell the party down the river in an effort to appeal to "mainstream America".

BTW, 'mainstream america' is code for white males.

One of these days the Dems in charge will figure it out, we need to be DIFFERENT than the republicans not MORE like them....

Jeez...
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hector459 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:49 PM
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114. Southern Dems who leave the party because of Dean would be leaving
because they just feel more comfortable with the bigoted, fascist Republicans and are just looking for an excuse.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:46 PM
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254. Would you believe that the Alabama legislature is controlled by dems
Somehow I don't think that they are progressive in the least bit.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:32 PM
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243. I couldn't "AGREE" more!
Honestly! That's what the problem "is!" Why are we so oppressed by the "very views" that held us up for so long?

Refer to President Roosevelt. 4 terms, during worse depression ever, war -time, began Social Security. The list goes on and on. And "he" was a Wall Street lawyer and "knew" SS was not to be placed on the bonds market. Yet, everyone loved him when prejudicial feelings in the south were still running ramped.

We must stop being intimidated of being different. After the Bushivitz crew in now, I firmly believe everyone will be ready to come back, in droves.

DEAN is UP-BEAT. Down-to-Earth. Tell's it "like it is." No wus!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:25 PM
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3. Zell is on Crank, no body will claim his stoopid ass. n/t
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:27 PM
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4. I like what our governor had to say...

"I have no desire to belong to a party that represents the hopes and aspirations of nonprofit public interest organizations in Washington," Bredesen said in the speech. "I dream about belonging to a party that speaks to the aspirations of construction workers in Nashville and retail clerks in Montgomery and just-married couples in Pensacola."


So... see, all red states aren't devoid of real Democrats.

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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #4
15. "I have no desire...
"...to belong to a party that represents the hopes and aspirations of nonprofit public interest organizations in Washington."

Does he mean "nonprofit public interest organizations" like the Sierra Club?, NAACP?, NARAL?, NRDC?, AU?, HRC, and the dozens of other nonprofits that represent and protect people and the planet from the government and corporations?

He's speaking code. Sounds like DLC bullshit to me -- gotta save the Democratic Party from those nasty "special interest groups" ya know(aka The People). :eyes:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:48 PM
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17. No - he was talking about DC politics
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:49 PM by Clark2008
You'd have to read the whole story.
He was saying Dems need to stand up for the people and not the corporations. He said Dems need to run a 50-state campaign.
He probably is DLC because he's a Southerner, but he was actually, in this case, standing up for the average citizen who isn't represented by a PAC. That's all.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #17
79. Well shit, that's exactly what Dean has been saying! Bravo! EOM
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #79
251. ha ha... Paging Doctor Dean
the GOP awaits...
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:23 PM
Response to Reply #15
235. i think he was talking about the Heritage Foundation, CATO Institute,
and the Hoover Institue and other right-wing think tanks.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:28 PM
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5. This guy is too late. The Entire Florida DNC Delegation already endorsed
Dean, and so did other Southern Dems.

This guy must be a James Carville fan.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:29 PM
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7. Florida isn't really Southern, though
I mean, it is in the South, but it's really not like the rest of the South.

I'm not arguing your point, I'm just saying that we in the South know Florida is different. It's the influx of both Cubans and Snowbirds. It's not bad, it's just different.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:11 AM
Response to Reply #7
129. No, that is the south part of Florida. I live in UCLA.
(Unknown Corner of Lower Alabama) or FW FL, if you prefer.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:47 PM
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246. Other's have, too!
Other groups have "already" announced their support behind DEAN. Can't think of the groups, but it was just the other night and I do know one was a very large Women's Group and another was an African American group - just can't think of the exact groups at this second.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:28 PM
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6. Hey Nashvillians, if you see the Rubyduby mobile headin' up your way
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 12:29 PM by RubyDuby in GA
wave to me. I'm gonna have to drive up and tell your State Senator Tommy Kilby to SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!

Who the F does he think he is? This Southern Dem is only staying IF they elect Dean. Get back to mainstream America?? Sure, as soon as America gets back to the mainstream itself.

What a moran - and this is from a citizen of the state that elected Zell. So there!
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:37 PM
Response to Reply #6
12. I don't think it's just in Tennessee
and that's why I posted the story.
I know many of you aren't registered to read the whole story, but Sen. Kilby said that in a letter that "many Dems will abandon the party" if Dean is elected. He goes onto say that many are struggling with remaining as Democrats.

My question is: is it because the media keeps hyping that the Dems aren't mainstream and that's why they're losing? Or is it because the Democratic Party has given up on the South and the mid-West? If so, why can't they initiate their own Southern/mid-Western strategy?
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #12
19. Are they struggling with remaining Democrats...
...becuase they've lost their "moral compass", or because they are just dumbass sellouts. What, they find the GOP more to their liking? They are going to abandon the Democratic party just because of who is named as chair? Then I suggest they aren't very good Democrats.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #12
59. How many votes did Kerry get in the Southern states?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:00 PM by BrklynLiberal
Did he get less than 40%-45% in any of those states? There are plenty of Democrats in the Soutehrn states, and they are not running away so fast just because of who is the head of the DNC. It means a hell of a lot more to the political insiders than it does to the everyday voters in most parts of the country.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #6
236. He's from impoverished county with an extremely high unemployment
rate. It's also full of extreme religiosity.

They are so far from the mainstream that they're more like in the Dark Ages. Or feudal life in the Middle Ages.

I helped in his first election 2 years ago but told him then I was only supporting him becasuse his opponent was worse.
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:31 PM
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8. thank goodness
most won't listen to a tenessee dixecrat named tommy kilby :hi:

perhaps back during the days of segregation.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:31 PM
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9. Fasten your seatbelts, it's about to get real ugly
Some of the stuff dribbling out of Hotline, portends nothing good. Rumors are that the state chairs are going to endorse a candidate on Monday and that it won't be Dean. Other rumors are that labor is going to endorse Frost, and the Frosties are claiming that Dean supporters are being unfair to the Frost campaign by dwelling on ads Frost made where he associates himself with bush and hastert. I hate this stuff.
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foo_bar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:34 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. here or in DC?
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #9
244. Oh NO!
NO! Almost everyone supports DEAN! What party do I turn to if DEAN does not get the chair?

Which party???? Anywhere we can call or email our fast opinions??

:kick:
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:35 PM
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11. Interesting, beause if Dean DOESN'T get elected
you're going to lose a LOT MORE DEMOCRATS!
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #11
14. Exactly!
What will be lost is people's ignorance, when they hear the man speak they will know that everything they were told was just a big stinky pile.
Dean will lead us out of this mess and wake our people up, all of them- r's too.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:41 PM
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13. Dean would bring us back to the
mainstream. They don't realize that they aren't.
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Virginia Dem Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:45 PM
Response to Reply #13
16. reading some of the replies here
is exactly the reason we have lost the south so badly.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:55 PM
Response to Reply #16
21. ?
Elaborate.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #21
24. Most all of us Southerners here know it's different
but it's not necessarily bad. We explain it's more moderate down here, but some on the board don't seem to accept this and push it down our throats that "we have to be to the LEFT again if we're to win" - which isn't going to work down here because of the social differences.
Yet there are several who tell us we're full of shit everytime we try to explain this.
Or, worse, they put us down because we point this out. We're not stupid down here.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:05 PM
Response to Reply #24
29. You do realize that Dean is very moderate, don't you?
I disagree with Dean on many things, but agree with him 100% on the single most important issue facing the Democratic PArty, REFORM!

That's why I always have been and always will be a Dean supporter.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #29
31. I do - but most Southern Dems don't
eom
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:53 PM
Response to Reply #31
115. Most Southern Dems are Dixiecrats. I know, I live here. They like Nixon,
Reagan and the Bushies. So, they don't vote the party anyway. The South has a vested interest in maintaining the Military-Industrial Complex. Here in NW FL it is large part of the economy, about 30%.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #31
228. It sounds as if you agree with Kilby.
Is that what you are trying to say? Because if you do, both you and Kilby would be wrong.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:19 PM
Response to Reply #31
242. most southern Dems don't know or care who the head of the party is
most Dems all over don't. it's very inside baseball.
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x_y_no Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:36 PM
Response to Reply #29
44. Yeah, it's really odd ...
how the wild leftist label has stuck to him even within the party. You'd think at least those of us who are active would know his positions in depth.

I think Dean would be good for the party. And most especially I think the perception among the grassroots that the fix was in from the old party hacks would be bad for the party.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #24
73. Born, Raised, And Live In Texas - Boo Hooing Southern Dems Can
Kiss my a**.

I am tired of hearing that we have to pander to Southern white men that are still carrying a grudge because of the civil rights movement.

Has anyone heard the phrase "it's time to move on."

Well it is time.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:18 PM
Response to Reply #73
102. Hell Some are still caring a grudge
over the civil war.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #102
108. Yes - I Noticed This When I Visited Gettysburg In The Early 90s
Most of the visitors were Southerners. One just got the feeling that they resented the outcome of the Civil War.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:30 PM
Response to Reply #102
237. Umm, I was told it's the "War Between the States" or "The War of
Northern Agression". When I moved to Atlanta in the early mid-seventies I found that they didn't celebrate Memorial Day as a holiday. When I asked why, I was told that is was a Northern (Yankee) holiday. They had a different day to honor the Confederate war dead.

Sheesh!

Anyway, around here in East Tennessee, which has pretty much always been Republican and conservative, it seems to be mostly religion with a dose of racism thrown in.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:32 AM
Response to Reply #24
190. I, too, am a Southernor but I place this as mirroring ultimatums lefties
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 10:33 AM by Pepperbelly
exclaim here daily.

If some southernors decide to bolt if the party chooses Dan, then good riddance. Same to the lefties who would bolt if anyone else but Dean were elected.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #16
23. Could you please explain why?
I think the Truthout Red State Road Trip is far more telling. When asking Virginians who voted for Bush what their main issues were, they answered things like healthcare, the environment, economy, yet Bush was opposed to all thier stances!

See it here:

http://www.truthout.org/multimedia.htm
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #23
220. IMHO - we lost the south because we ignored it.
Southerners are funny about their politics. They want to be asked for their votes. If a candidate respects them enough to stop and ask them for their votes, if he/she bothers to campaign, then southerners tend to reciprocate.

In Mississippi, the candidates that go door to door and asks for votes and attends the fish fries and bbq's and county fairs and actually campaigns will generally get the most votes.

The dems ignored the red states, especially the south, and that was rude. Dems I know that voted for the weed are not dixiecrats, they just didn't see much difference between Kerry and Bush and they were familiar with Bush.

Hell, even the MS Dem party did little to campaign for Kerry in the state. Dems in MS generally don't like being taken for granted.

I back Dean 100% and so do alot of the dems I know because he has promised that he will not ignore the south.

As far as those that relive the Civil War and resent the lose, they are the loudest, not the majority. Southerners are not stupid and not all southerners are racist, bigoted, closed minded fools.

You just need to come and ask them for their support.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #16
26. we lost the south because they read the replies on this thread at DU?
Wow, DU is more powerful than I thought.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:05 PM
Response to Reply #16
28. Wrong. We've "lost the south so badly" because
the south is like a big portion of the rest of the country: they're being LIED TO by mainstream media, and the DINOs like Kilby, about what the republican party represents, and what the traditional Democratic party represents. If the southerners were being told the truth about what both parties represent, they would overwhelmingly vote for Democrats.

I live in North Carolina, and I KNOW what lies are being spread here... through churches, especially, at this point. The RNC has very actively imbedded the Southern Baptist Convention with rightwing preachers who are taking divisive politics to the pulpit....these days, in exchange for $$ from "faith based initiatives".

There are also still many southerners who are bitter because their disdain for people of color has clouded their thinking. If Dems need to become racists to get the south back, then the south can just go hang itself on its republican values....republicans value racism.

The thing is, there are a great many southerners who still vote for Democrats. You don't see all of the races for office being 99.9% votes to republicans, and .1% going to Dems. North Carolina, in fact, was ALMOST considered a "swing state" this election. So Dems haven't "lost" the south; they just haven't been able to overcome the republican propaganda machine via the churches and media.

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:06 PM
Response to Reply #28
30. I agree with most of this statement
Except I think racism is everywhere and not just confined to the South.
I don't think that's as much of an issue as some here make it out to be.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #30
36. of course Racism is everywhere...but it is worse in the south
and you are sticking your head in the sand if you don't see that.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:21 PM
Response to Reply #36
39. To be fair, it's not just the South; parts of the Midwest are far worse
Bush won in Utah, Nebraska, and Wyoming by far more points than in any Southern state.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #39
40. The Midwest Is Not Utah, Nebraska and Wyoming, Pal
The Midwest is Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and adjoining states, with the possible exception of Missouri, which could never really fit in.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #40
46. Okay, fine. Land-locked,sparcely inhabited Western states, then.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:01 PM by American Tragedy
Anyway, they constitute surely the most conservative part of the United States, equal to or more so than the Southern states. Although it's not as much of a defining part of their culture, they have relatively homogenous populations, which I would think predisposes some to racist preconceived notions.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:41 AM
Response to Reply #46
162. Good point, living amongst only your own tends to breed racism
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:44 AM by ultraist
Socio-economic indicators show that the gaps between blacks and whites are porportionately the SAME in northern states as they are in the southern states. In NY, the same porportion of blacks earn bachelor's degrees and make over $100,000 as they do IN THE SOUTH. (Both are gaps of approx 7% and 13%). BARRIERS to equal opportunity are JUST AS BAD IN THE NORTH.

I don't think racism is really that much worse in the South anymore. I think it's THE WORST in the midwest: Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, etc

I live in NC and we have more registered Democrats than Repukes in our state. The Kerry campaign spent very little money here. Had they gotten OUR PEOPLE REGISTERED AND TO THE POLLS we could have swung the state. 1.5 MILLION DEMOCRATS voted for Kerry. There was very little effort here to GOTV.

NC WILL BE A SWING STATE NEXT ElECTION and if the Dems write off the FASTEST GROWING AREA IN THE NATION, they are fools.

As far as Dean, he was pretty popular in my area especially considering this is Edwards hometown. I'd like to know if any NC DNC committee members are on this anti-Dean kick. It sounds like this guy is lumping all Southern Dems together to strengthen his position.

Dean is my first choice for Chair. He's is right, ALL 50 STATES from the groundup!

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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #39
45. Yup, Indiana is probably one of the most racist red states going
and Indiana is very much to the North.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:48 AM
Response to Reply #45
169. Sorry dude, Indiana is considered a MIDWESTERN STATE
No one considers Indiana

Ill is also considered the midwest. The midwest is MIDDLE AMERICA. The heartland.

The Northeastern states are considered the "Northern states".
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:56 AM
Response to Reply #169
171. Why is it called "the heartland", anyway?
I'm curious about that epithet.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:00 AM
Response to Reply #171
173. The heart of the country? The middle of the country?
Most food was grown in the midwest. Maybe it was named the heartland due to that fact. Just as the kitchen is considered the heart of the house.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #36
49. No - it's not.
And I'm betting you don't live down here, either, so how would you know? It was much worse in Indiana, where I lived for a year, than it ever was in Tennessee.
That's just a hands-on example.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #49
50. Yes it is
and I have lived down there. I sincerely doubt racism is worse in IN than TN. just because you say so. Pa also has a large problem with racism...but not as bad as the south in general.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:45 PM
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69. You just want to argue for piss sakes, Cheswick
You don't like me because I'm in your face about Clark.

Chill, dude. Chill.

So... once and for all - I live here, you don't. There is racism everywhere and there are parts of the country much worse than the South - most of the skinheads, for example, live in the mid-West. The Klan tried to hold a rally here last year and no one showed up except protesters.
I'm not sticking my head in the sand, but my state wasn't accused of keeping black people from voting en masse and a northern/mid-Western state - Ohio - was.
I don't know how long it's been since you lived down here - and I'm sure it's worse in Mississippi than Tennessee - but it's NOT worse in the South. It's a problem ALL OVER.

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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:45 PM
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245. Yes!
My entire father's side is in Georgia, Tennessee and parts of the Smoky Mtn side of NC... they are in actuality "Democrats," yet they were "terrified" of the 9/11 events and WMD. They could not relate w/KERRY for 1 reason only - WAR TIME! It's a fact, historically.

Here in Maryland, we joke w/ourselves because we've been the Mason/Dixon line since the Civil War. Only a few counties are RED, and they are very un-mainstream here. My family in the south don't care who get's the DNC, it's who runs for President that counts.

Again, is there a website out here to voice our concerns over this issue if Monday is the day DEAN could loose the chair????
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formernaderite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:37 PM
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250. only a few red counties?
Not quite true...but it is true that the corridor between Washington and Baltimore more than makes up for what most of the state, county wise lacks. Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard, Baltimore, and I believe Anne Arundel all went blue.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:49 PM
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18. What exactly is mainstream America?
And what is it specifically about Howard Dean that would cause so many "Democrats" to leave? Why are they struggling to be Democrats as it is?

I mean, he's a little too conservative for my tastes, though I'm fully willing to compromise. The DNC leader doesn't have to be ideologically identical to me.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:50 PM
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20. Anti-gay, anti-choice, chamber of commerce member Kilby.
If the Democratic Party wants to rebuild on a populist, working people foundation--the only one upon which it has won in modern times--it must REJECT Kilby's bad advice.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:59 PM
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117. Chamber of Commerce?? Is that the same Chamber of Commerce
that is fighting the Florida Referendum that approved by 71% raising the minimum wage to $6.15? Oh, he must be a REAL Southern Democrat.
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Depth03 Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:57 PM
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22. Dean Remix
I have posted this in a few places in hopes that many will get a chance to hear it.

www.depthaudio.com/Dean.htm

Enjoy
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KissMeKate Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:00 PM
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25. Tommy Kilby's got one foot out the door already.
we lost Jesse helms to the republican party- thanks to "northeastern liberals" we did just fine!
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:16 PM
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37. We lost many of them after the Civil Rights Acts
As Johnson had wisely foreshadowed.
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KissMeKate Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:00 PM
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47. and good riddance to them!
eom.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:53 PM
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92. That was forty years ago, you realize. nt
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:26 AM
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139. I do indeed realize it.
And forty years later, the Democrats still represent the party of blacks and minorities, and the Republicans still upholds the social status quo, and bears a base of white men who feel disenfranchised.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:04 PM
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27. Here are just a few of the Southern Dems who have already endorsed Dean:
Martha Dixon, Arkansas DNC Committeewoman
Don Beyer, Former Lt. Gov. of Virginia and Chairman, Kerry-Edwards Virginia Victory '04
Patsy Arceneaux Louisiana DNC National Committeewoman
Johnnie Patton - Mississippi DNC Committeewoman
Jimmie Farris - Tennessee DNC Committeewoman
Wayne Dowdy, Chair of the Mississippi State Democratic Party
Jay Parmley, Chair of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party
Mame Reiley, Chair of the DNC Women's Caucus and Virginia DNC Committeewoman

More endorsements here:
http://www.democracyforamerica.com/endorsements.php
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:10 PM
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33. Thank you
Dean will do well in the south. There is no gun nut baggage, he's for a balanced budget, he is EXCELLENT at difusing the guns/gays/god freaks because he calls them out on it and is eloquent about the distractions it causes.

Lots of us southerners love Dean. Those that don't can take a chill pill.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:19 PM
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61. So, tommy kilby 's just blowing
smoke outta his ass cause he's a :scared: cat or a dino?!
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:24 PM
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103. That's great news
I'm glad they're is at least one fellow Tennessean that endorses Dean.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:06 AM
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122. From Florida
Scott Maddox, Chair of the Florida State Democratic Party
"I am proud to tell you that I, and every DNC member from Florida are endorsing Governor Howard Dean to be the next Chairman of our party.

He understands that we won't win Florida unless we try to win all of Florida and build strong Democratic Party organizations next door in Alabama and Georgia, too. He understands that we can't win unless we show up to fight in every race, in every county, in every state. He knows that we need to engage local communities to build our party from the ground up. And he has the experience to do it. I would be honored if you would join me in supporting Gov. Howard Dean."

Diane Glasser, Vice-Chair of the Florida State Democratic Party

Allan Katz, Florida DNC Committeeman

Raul Martinez, Florida DNC Committeeman

Chuck Mohlke, Florida DNC Committeeman

Janee Murphy, Florida DNC Committeewoman

Joyce Cusack, Florida DNC Committeewoman

Mitchell Ceasar, Florida DNC Committeeman

Terrie Brady, Florida DNC Committeewoman
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:08 PM
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32. Why should anyone listen to a Zell wanna-be? (nt)
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:09 PM by JaneQPublic
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:11 PM
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34. LOl , still trying to sell the idea that Dean has no support in the south?
http://www.democracyforamerica.com/endorsements.php

There is plenty of southern support there and there is more which has not yet been posted.

PS...... with the exception of a few counties in south florida, florida politics is very much "the south".
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:28 PM
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48. I don't care what support Dean has or doesn't have for DNC chair...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:32 PM by Clark2008
don't put words in my mouth.

I still know in the primaries, which was my earlier topic of conversaton, that Dean didn't have much voter support.

I don't know WHAT his support is in the South among the party elites in voting for DNC chair.

I don't keep up with that much. I posted this because it was on the front page of my local newspaper and I thought it would be of interest.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:36 PM
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51. Oh come on...just last week
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:36 PM by Cheswick2.0
you were all over every thread about Dean telling us how he had not support in the south.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:38 PM
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66. WITH THE VOTERS, I said
Because you all chided me for not staying on the topic of DNC chair.

I acquiesed and said that I did not KNOW whether he had support of the party's elite - same thing I just said here - but that he didn't have much voter support.

I think YOU'VE forgotten what I said.

For the record, I have NEVER bashed Dean - I've said I don't think he could win a national election, but I have no problem with him in as chair.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:55 AM
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185. Oh, so now you speak for all southern voters?
lol
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:14 PM
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35. Patently fearmongering
dumb remark that identifies the elected officials who are dragging us to ruin with the "mainstream" that mainly doesn't even vote and probably holds their nose and wishes with crossed fingers when they do for the likes of Button.

Fine. So who is their stunning mainstream champion of brain and competence and skill? The proof is in the puddingheads. the only antagonizing that I see happening overtly is claiming people interested in unions, civil rights, voting and freedom are demonized by our "leaders".

Disgusting. Sewer mucking. Save it for the GOP. They are the pros.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:21 PM
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38. WHAT Southern Democrats?
I thought the last one went extinct in Ronald Reagan's reign.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:15 PM
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64. Maybe you should educate ourself on this topic a bit, then.
Ever heard on Bill Clinton? John Edwards? Al Gore? Bob Graham? Even in the "reddest" Southern states, 40% or more of voters are Democrats.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:09 AM
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126. No, Son & I are still here, and we're sooooo lonely.
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:24 PM
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41. I'm a southern dem, and I say let 'em go.
I watched a bunch of southern elected democrats shift party affiliation to republican in 1992 in the wake of Texas' redward shift, and largely they did it just to hold on to their jobs. If southern dems are so naturally "red" that they are really at risk of jumping parties if the prez nominee isn't some Zellout, let 'em go.

Hell, if that's our true southern face, let's just show it to the world.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:34 PM
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42. ....Democratic elected officials will abandon the party
Good riddance.

Maybe if enough of the sniveling panderers like Tommy Kilby leave, the Democrats will grow a spine and start winning elections again.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:35 PM
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43. People like Kilby are why the Democratic Party is in this position.
"{controlled} by {liberal voters} and {non-corporate interests}"
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BlueInRed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:46 PM
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52. Guess he needs to consult with Southerners Ickes, Maddox and Lockjaw
There are plenty of Southern Dems who disagree, including a lot of prominent ones. The fact that Harold Ickes (Clinton aide and Hillary PAC chair) endorsed Dean today, not to mention people like Maddox from Florida, shows it is far from a uniform opinion among Dems. I lived in Nashville for a decade, and while they might have had reservations about Dean for pres, DNC is a different story. Not to mention that McAuliffe is from NY, in case people forget. The South doesn't have a uniform reaction to Dean. Hence the split among endorsements from prominent people.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:21 PM
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62. "Lockjaw"!
:D
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:48 PM
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53. The Southern Dems will come to love Dean
That's my prediction. The real ones will anyway. There are always a few who are on the verge of switching parties anyway all of the time. They've been defecting for decades, this won't make a difference.

The Republicans love to whip up hatred of Bogeymen, but Dean will never even make their top three so it makes no difference if he's Chair. The Republicans will keep screaming Ted Kennedy till they are red in the face no matter who our DNC Chair is. They will also whip up hate about both Clintons. And of course whenever the Democrats are actually running a candidate, that person will be in their cross hairs front and center.

To be honest all that Dean "scream" flak has actually softened Dean's public image, not hardened it. He gets to make fun of it just like everyone else, it makes him more of a flesh and blood person. Dean will speak up for the South and folks down there will appreciate it. That's my prediction.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:51 PM
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55. Totally agreed.
I think he scares the hell out of the Republicans, because Dean's the one who could really break their hold on the South.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:55 PM
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58. Good points
I agree that Kilby's wrong ("fringe elements and special interest groups" indeed) and also that he was wrong to write that letter. No matter what he believes, it's really counterproductive to make a pronouncement like that.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:15 AM
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132. Wrong to write the letter...depends on what his real agenda is.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:54 PM
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221. Wrong to have that agenda then.
It's divisive, inflammatory, and potentially a self-fulfilling prophecy. No matter what his personal beliefs are, imo he shouldn't be making statements and writing letters bashing any Democrat or telling others they might have cause to leave the party. It's wrong in both its content and as a tactic.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:37 PM
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231. I agree, but it is a Thuglican tactic.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:55 PM
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234. True!
Dividing Democrats is their favorite technique! And this letter is so divisive, it might as well have been dictated by a Thug, you're right.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:24 PM
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63. Good prediction!
I was thinking those kind of things, too, when I read about Southerners not liking Dean. Wait till they get to know him a little better..and not believing all the hype that preceeds him.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:31 PM
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65. I'm a southern dem
and love Dean. I got to know him in Nancy Pelosi's daughter's DNC primary documentary and really liked him. Only one that ran I didn't really care for much was Liberman. I think Dean will be a great DNC chairman. I think the southern dems are still around and strong. I'm in TN and I read an article from a Jacksonville, FL paper and it was talking about Beredesen and he had an approval rating of 70% and people were asking him if he was running for President. Last weekend I was listening to RadioLeft and the host made a very good point dealing with Dean. He said how whenever the dems do something and the republicans whine and squeal and make a lot of noise then that means we're doing something right. Look at what happened, for example, with the scream. That was so silly. The republicans are afraid of Dean and I think that's what we need. Someone who makes them squirm in their panties.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM
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109. I think Bredesen would win in '08 if he could get through the primary
Did he say he was running?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:44 AM
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196. Bredesen Can't Run Yet
He first has to prove he can pull some miracles out of his arse here.

Right now, the more progressive Dems are pissed as hell at him for the hardball he's playing with TennCare. If you thought the hard left was attacking Dean in the '04 primaries, it would be nothing compared to what they'd say about Bredesen. The TennCare situation needs to play out.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:50 PM
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54. Not only would it not matter, the guy's just wrong.
Imagine a strong pro-2nd Amendment voice in the party. You're telling me Southerners wouldn't like that?

Dean is exactly the kind of guy a Southerner would LIKE. He's not a bullshitter.

Dean is going to open up this party big time.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:52 PM
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56. HAH!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:54 PM by BrklynLiberal
Men like Randy Buttons have already abandoned the true base of the Democratic party.

"the former Vermont governor could prompt many Southern Democrats to abandon the party."
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:40 PM
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67. Randy Buttons didn't say that
Kilby did.

Randy Buttons refused comment.

Just thought I'd correct this, because Randy happens to be a heckuva guy!

:hi:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 PM
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70. Sorry I misunderstood.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:04 PM
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71. That's perfectly OK.
:)

BTW, Brooklyn is one of my most favorite places on earth. Whenever I got to NYC, I have to take the F Train over and eat at Henry's End or see the nice Irish bartender at Sparkey's. :)

Love, love, love Brooklyn!
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:36 PM
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238. Yes, I've been very impressed with him. And Bredesen recruited
him for the state party position.

Randy Button does have to walk a fine line here because of the different factions of Democrats but there's no way he'd say something like Tommy Kilby did.

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LiberalTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:52 PM
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57. I'll replace a "lost" Southern Dem
I haven't given to the DNC since before Election 2000 when they left Gore out to dry by himself. If Dean comes in, so will my money and LOTS more from other folks, too.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:44 PM
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68. "has become enslaved by fringe elements and special interest ...
BWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


'Scuse me for a minute, I have to clean the spittle off my monitor now.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:04 PM
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72. Wrong Post title: s/b "TENN DINO TO TENN DINO"
Seeing as how the Southern Delegation has backed Dean for chair.
But some people really have an axe to grind about Dean no matter what
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:07 PM
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74. Makes sense. What does Dean have besides a DLC-style "centrist" record?
NOTHING but a smear operation rivaling Karl Rove's. Sorry Howie, that sleazy crap you're peddling is fine for pancakes but let's keep it out of our politics.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:10 PM
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76. WHAT the hell are you talking about
Smear ? who? when? please quote or cite one "smear" Howard Dean has performed , or an example of a "smear operation" in action.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:10 AM
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127. why do you hate dean so much?
I'm just curious. It's just that every one of your posts attacks Dean.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:19 AM
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135. Dean is a liar with one goal: President Dean. 1) That's not gonna happen
and 2) he's sure as hell not going to let anybody else get it, either. So DNC Dean = sure defeat in '08.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:48 PM
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219. What do you think he lied about?
and if he wanted no one else int he D party to win, why didn't he do something like run as a third party candidate? that would have sunk kerry for good?
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DiscoStew Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:10 PM
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75. o brother...
"It is my greatest fear that should he be elected, many Democratic elected officials will abandon the party," Kilby said. "We, as a party, must get back to mainstream America."
:eyes:
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:39 PM
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239. Kilby is so far out the mainstream he's a Right-Winger. I don't
know why he says he's a Democrat since he seems to be against everything we stand for. And he represents Morgan County which is one of the poorest counties in Tennessee, very high unemployment, and full of religiosity.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:21 PM
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78. Well Dean just got my full support.
Fringe Elements? Special Interest Groups? Mainstream America? These sound frighteningly like Right Wing talking points. Dean has my backing.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:25 PM
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80. If anything, the DNC chair is owed to Dean.
We all know it was the democratic establishment that quashed Dean's presidency bid.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #80
81. Now I've heard everything. The guy who helped us lose is owed the chair.
Good thing there's no entrance exam for this board is all I can say.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 PM
Response to Reply #81
83. No, now I'VE heard everything.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 PM by BullGooseLoony
Dean helped us LOSE????

Could you say something MORE ridiculous?
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #81
85. The guy who helped us lose? What the hell?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:35 PM by lojasmo
Dean worked his ass off for Kerry. I don't think he's "owed" The chairmanship, but he's certainly the best equiped among the group to run the party.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:54 AM
Response to Reply #85
184. Dean helped us lose by saying mean things about Kerry in the Primary
Nickolasj/julienborger/UncleHo_ho can't get over it.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:30 PM
Response to Reply #184
241. AH, so the primaries are supposed to be about adulation of
One specific candidate....sounds like a DLC policy to me.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #81
86. How did Dean help us lose (btw, we didn't lose)?
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #86
89. Dean kept his paid assassins (KOS for example) on the job through the
whole campaign, fanatically hyping Kerry's so-called "IWR" vote (which was actually an authorization to use force) on every frickin' website in the universe.

Gee, now why would he do that? Because he didn't want Kerry getting in the way of his '08 run.

And why would he be acting like a sleazy politician? Because he is one.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #89
91. is it dark in your basement
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 10:52 PM by Capn Sunshine
because that's a take that can only be arrived at in the dark with no input from the real world.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #91
93. Sorry pal, payola monkeys don't impress me. n/t
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:59 PM
Response to Reply #93
94. Payola Monkeys?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:05 PM by Capn Sunshine
WTF are you talking about?

PM me your address, I will buy you some flashlight batteries, if that's what you're hinting at.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #94
97. Okay pretend you've been in a coma for a month. So go catch up. n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:43 AM
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164. Deleted message
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #93
96. Are you Joe Lieberman?
I'm serious...although Lieberman's funnier...
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:09 PM
Response to Reply #96
99. That's supposed to trigger a hate flash?
Look I don't like Joe's policies but he's a hell of a lot better guy than infomercial man.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:40 AM
Response to Reply #99
161. I caution all of DU
DO NOT TRIGGER ANY HATE FLASHES

OH my God, is that a weapon under that raincoat?
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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:00 PM
Response to Reply #161
223. Let me repeat!
"DO NOT TRIGGER ANY HATE FLASHES"

"OH my God, is that a weapon under that raincoat?"


Repeat, repeat, repeat!
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:44 AM
Response to Reply #99
166. You ARE Joe Lieberman! nt
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:41 AM
Response to Reply #166
177. Of course! Have you ever seen them together? n/t
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:59 AM
Response to Reply #166
186. not Joe Lieberman........ Uncle Ho_ho
I think Kos threw him off his site too.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:33 AM
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191. Deleted message
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #186
222. That accusation is false. Please do not delete this, thanks. n/t
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:02 PM
Response to Reply #222
225. Too close for comfort? N/T
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:05 PM
Response to Reply #225
227. The accusation is false. n/t
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #227
255. Prove it. N/T
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:46 PM
Response to Reply #89
112. and your proof of this is?
Oh and did Kos put those assine words of explantion in Kerry's mouth (I voted for it before I voted against it). Did Kos keep Kerry from mounting any kind of response (forget about effective) to the Swift Boat Ads for several weeks? I don't think he did.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #80
87. You're kidding, right? Dean and the Deaniacs lost Iowa all by themselves.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #87
95. Yes we did--with huge amounts of help!
I didn't realize however, that Iowa was " the presidential race"
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:16 PM
Response to Reply #95
101. Help from Howie, who is rightly despised by voters. The media loved him.
They were slobbering all over him because they thought he would take down Kerry. Dean had them fooled, but then, some people are just gullible.

Present company excepted, of course!
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #101
104. Yeah the media really loved him
the really love people the take down like the did him. Incidently how did Kerry do in the general election again? Dukakis ran a great primary race too.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #104
106. Depends on who's counting, but either way he did better than Clinton. n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:44 PM
Response to Reply #106
111. No Clinton got into the White House
Kerry didn't. Therefore Clinton did better than Kerry did. Now would Clinton have still won without Perot, maybe not? But Clinton won the White House which is the object of the game. Kerry is like a football team which gains more yards than its opponent but loses anyway.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:00 AM
Response to Reply #111
119. Whatever. In any case Dean lost everywhere but VT so I don't see the logic
of letting him run anything, even if his intentions were pure, which they're not.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:03 AM
Response to Reply #119
121. Terry McCauliffe won how many states?
Bob Strum? Rendell hasn't been elected anywhere out side of PA and hadn't been elected anywhere out side of Philly when he became chair. Brown hadn't run for anything that I know of. Romer only won races in Colorado.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #121
123. McCauliffe never lost a single state, ever. n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:09 AM
Response to Reply #123
125. I think you know what my point was
unless you are just plain dumb. BTW Dean won 7 election in Vermont and that primary after he was out of it. That is a very impressive record especially since, unlike Clinton, he had to win a majority of the votes each time. In 2000, he won that despite being the first US Governor to sign a civil unions bill and despite being outspent by his opponents.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:30 PM
Response to Original message
82. Sure we may lose some right leaning southern Dem. voters BUT>>>
If a bunch of southern DINOs pull some shenanigans to bolster the ABD movement, thousands of actual WORKING ACTIVISTS, and working PARTY MEMBERS will be GONE. This could break the party for the next fifty years.

and all for some southern "democrats" who probably don't even vote reliably.

Fuck this clown.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:34 PM
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84. If they want to break over Dean, good riddance. nt
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:43 PM
Response to Original message
88. They are chaff - good riddance
Its time to cut our losses with weak collaborationist southern Dems. They are dragging us down anyway. If you can't support real Dem ideals in the south, then make way for someone who can.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:06 PM
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98. Lets be blunt about what Mr. Kilby means
"We must open our party and allow people who are pro-life, pro-gun and pro-traditional marriage to have an active role in developing our platform and message," he said. "The election of Howard Dean as chairman will be disastrous to any future election successes. We must change course or cease to be a national party and most likely a party at all."

This would throw overboard pro choicers, gays and gun control supporters. If that is what the party wishes to do, so be it. But don't expect people in the above categories to even think of voting for, much less working for, the party.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #98
113. Some one needs to tell him that Dean
Is more pro-gun rights and has a better rating from the NRA than Clinton or Kerry.

I think Southerns will like Dean allot.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:17 AM
Response to Reply #98
176. This guy is an idiot.
Sorry, no other way to put it.

Moreover, he uses typical right-wing framing terminology. Pro-traditional marriage?

Excuse me, is there anybody here who is opposed to "traditional marriage"? I haven't heard of any groups that are actively trying to stop heterosexuals from marrying, although I suppose it's not surprising that authoritarian personalities attribute their own MO to others.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:10 PM
Response to Original message
100. thank goodness many southerners have endorsed Dean
including the entire DNC delegation of Florida and the DNC chair of Mississippi--and one other southern state which I can't recall at the moment. Dean will do ok in the south.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:28 PM
Response to Original message
105. I can't help but think this has everything to do with the Clintons
I really do wish they would stop the stop Dean movement. I really don't understand what they are afraid of.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #105
107. Good for the Clintons. Usually their political instincts are correct. n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:41 PM
Response to Reply #107
110. If his instincts are so great
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:42 PM by dsc
then what happened to Congress (Democrat BC, Republican now), state governorships (Democrat BC, Republican now), state legislatures (Democrat BC, even now incidently that even is an improvement over the depths of Clinton). The fact is Clinton has a great amount of personal charisma which makes everyone think he is a political genius. But the proof is in what his political insticts have wrought without his charisma to boost them.
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98geoduck Donating Member (590 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:55 PM
Response to Reply #110
116. He likes Bush, and Red America needs to draw lines, Blue needs to bend...
Excerpt from Former President Bill Clinton's library dedication speech (11/18/04):

I want to say this; this is important. I don't want to be too political here, but it bothers me when America gets as divided as it was.

I once said to a friend of mine about three days before the election -- and I heard all these terrible things. I said, "You know, am I the only person in the entire United States of America who likes both George Bush and John Kerry, who believes they're both good people, who believe they both love our country and they just see the world differently?"

What should our shared values be? Everybody counts. Everybody deserves a chance. Everybody has got a responsibility to fulfill.

We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter but our common humanity matters more.

So I tell you we can continue building our bridge to tomorrow. It will require some red American line drawing and some blue American barrier breaking, but we can do it together.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:59 PM
Response to Reply #107
118. I guess this has more to do with Dean's stance on Iraq
He was against the war from the begging and Hillary was for it. I can see how this would be a threat to her run in '08. But if democrats do not run a candidate that was clearly opposed to the Iraq war we mine as well forget about the Whitehorse for a long time.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:08 AM
Response to Reply #118
124. This has NOTHING to do with Dean's stance on Iraq because he HAS no stance
on Iraq. Unless of course I'm overlooking Dean's Senate voting record?
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:11 AM
Response to Reply #124
128. So then I take it that MLK had no stance on racial discrimination
and that Ghandi had no stance on Indian independence. One can take a stance without a political office.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:13 AM
Response to Reply #128
131. MLK and Ghandi ACTED on their stances. Dean raises money on his, period.
Big difference.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 AM
Response to Reply #131
134. Yeah
Those thousands of gay couples who got Civil Unions in Vermont sure didn't have any thing acted upon. The fact is Dean did act on this beliefs. That is the problem people like you have with him that he did what Kerry knew in his heart he should have done. As much as I didn't like Lieberman's position on the war at least I knew he honestly believed it. Kerry knew better but went ahead and voted like he did. Had Kerry acted on his beliefs he might be President today.
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #134
136. He would of been President
I have no doubt about it. The only reason the right was able to paint him as a flip flopper was his vote on Iraq. I know of several people who voted for Bush and told me that the democrats would have a better leg to stand on if they had ran a candidate that did not vote Yes on Iraq. I tried to explain that Kerry did not vote yes on Iraq but they just didn't understand the difference.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:25 AM
Response to Reply #136
138. . . . if he'd won a single primary outside his own state. But he didn't,
he can't, and he won't. But that's not gonna stop him from taking down the whole party trying. Why you guys haven't figured that out yet, I don't know.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:29 AM
Response to Reply #138
140. I take it then you would be opposed to
Edwards or Clark becoming chair (Clark barely won OK and Edwards won South Carolina (his birth state)). It should be noted that both are considered probable candidates in 08.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:34 AM
Response to Reply #140
144. I would certainly oppose either if there was evidence of their having
carried on a smear campaign against Kerry even after dropping out of the primaries. Deano has STILL not let up!!
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:40 AM
Response to Reply #144
146. I asked for evidence of that up thread
and you didn't provide any. Dean not only worked his ass off for Kerry he contitually asked his supporters to do the same. It is nothing but a lie that he smeared Kerry. He even went on TV defending Kerry's indefensible vote.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 AM
Response to Reply #146
148. I've provided it every day for the last month. Where have you been? n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:46 AM
Response to Reply #148
149. Then get off your but and provide it now
I will search your name and Dean and see what I get but if you think I should have to slog through dozens of threads just to find it you are nuts. BTW I have this thing called a job and before that I had a thing called a computer virus. Believe it or not, you aren't the center of the universe.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:48 AM
Response to Reply #149
151. Search for a thread called "Dean's Sneaky Websites." It's all there. n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:57 AM
Response to Reply #151
153. I'll try
but it should be noted that I just searched with your name all the active threads in GD Politics and not one of the over a dozen that were listed, that is 0, had anything like that proof in it. In short, your claim that you "have provided this evidence every day for a month" is not factual.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:13 AM
Response to Reply #151
154. Several things
I did as you asked and found the thread.

First, unlike your statement this thread was from Jan 16th which isn't today, yesterday, or the 9 days before yesterday. So that is 11 days in which you didn't, as you stated on this thread "provide proof of Dean trashing Kerry via websites".

Second, of the two websites you linked one didn't even work for me and the other has no apparent conection to Dean. If anything it is either a site trying to be neutral in the DNC races (I conclude that by going to the links section) or maybe a pro Rosenberg site given his name being first in their poll. While I agree that the website should be straight forward as to who runs it, or at the very least provide some way to ask them, there is no, as in not a scintilla of, evidence that Dean has anything at all to do with this site.

Third, you clearly made it sound like Dean was doing this DURING the campaign. Even if he were responsible for the second website, the one I couldn't even get to work, it was trashing Kerry's campaign AFTER the election. That is an immense difference.

Finally, you were asked close to a dozen times in that thread to show any connection between Dean and either of those sites and you did no such thing. In point of fact, your claimed that you were waiting for results from a search and would post that. You didn't. Do you have them now? (You implied it would be a matter of days in that thread).
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:22 AM
Response to Reply #154
156. Has anyone claimed, discovered, or credibly suggested any other sponsor?
NO. The link to Dean is clear from the title, as I explained over and over and over and over in the thread. Incidentally that's one reason I let it drop--I realized that no amount of evidence will convince anybody dumb enough to write a check to Dean Popeil that they got suckered. Well, you did.

p.s. he was paying KOS during the campaign, among others. That came out AFTER I posted the thread.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:28 AM
Response to Reply #156
158. Stand Up Democrats?
What connection does that have to Dean? Did he copywrite those words when I wasn't looking? When I tell my kids to stand up in class do I owe Dean a royalty? As to your other point. The absence of proof of an alternate theory isn't the same as proof of yours. I don't have to show you the origins of the pacific ocean to disprove the idea that death rays from Mars created it.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:40 AM
Response to Reply #158
160. Right. Pure coincidence. No connection whatsoever.
This is what I was talking about. If you guys simply refuse to believe the evidence, there's not much I can do about it.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:44 AM
Response to Reply #160
165. But when did he even use the term
stand up Democrats. I honestly don't recall that being one of his stock phrases. He talked about the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party but the only use of stand up I recall is as a verb (ie Democrats should stand up to Bush or for liberal values). He also used the phrase "You have the power". But I don't recall stand up Democrats appearing at all in his writing or his speeches.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #165
168. Come to think of it, who says the sky is blue? It's not blue now! n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:56 AM
Response to Reply #168
182. actually it wasn't blue here when you posted
it was black since it was nighttime. I can be a snippy ass too.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:24 AM
Response to Reply #182
187. Yes that was pretty much my point. Anyway I thought I put some stand-up
stuff in there. Can you repost a link to the thread? Thanks if you can.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:35 AM
Response to Reply #156
159. Incidently here was their list of stand up Democrats
John Kennedy
Robert Kennedy
Bill Clinton
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ann Richards
Max Cleland
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
James Carville
The Democratic Texas Legislators who walked out in 2003 to stall the Republicans partisan redistricting plan.


Not only doesn't it include Dean, but aside from any Democratic legislators who may have endorsed Dean for President (I honestly don't know if any did or not) not a single person mentioned endorsed Dean for anything aside from Gov of Vermont (I am presuming that Clinton did and that both Richards and Carville might have endorsed Dean for Gov of VT). If this is some sort of Dean cabal it is a really well hidden one. And BTW, it should be noted that even if Dean were responsible for this site it doesn't do what you claimed here that Dean was doing (namely criticise Kerry's campaign). If one of my geometry students submitted a proof as shoddy as this one, he or she would be getting an F.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #159
163. Um, John Kennedy is dead. I don't think he's the sponsor. n/t
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:45 AM
Response to Reply #163
167. There are three dead people on that list
presuming that none of the legislators are dead, none of the people, well over a dozen if you count the legislators have endorsed Dean. Just curious do you even bother reading beyond the first word of a website?
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:50 AM
Response to Reply #167
170. Which means the list is absolutely meaningless, like the rest of the site,
which is simply an excuse to harvest emails for campaign purposes under wholly false pretenses. Hence the thread title.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:55 AM
Response to Reply #170
181. I am not disputing your characterization of what the site is doing
what I am disputing is Dean's alleged link to it. To my knowledge he had no connection with the dead Democrats.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:08 AM
Response to Reply #159
175. Sad that almost half of the people listed have been dead over 30 years
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:48 AM
Response to Reply #151
180. That thread is utter bullshit.
There's no "evidence" at all there. Only conjecture. Your suppositions about "Dean's" websites are utter tripe.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #180
193. To this day nobody's identified any other sponsor. Keep spinning. n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:53 AM
Response to Reply #193
198. I gave you the name and address of the site's owner on the other thread.
Did you just decide to ignore that?

Where's that information you were supposed to report back with?

Now who's spinning, Uncle? What's wrong, those sites intercepting brain waves? No site can "harvest" any information except your IP address. If they have your name and mailing address and email, it's because YOU GAVE IT TO THEM. Dig?

:tinfoilhat:
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:07 AM
Response to Reply #198
200. That "owner" is a DC consultant. The sponsor is the operation paying him.
So who's the sponsor and what are they doing with the personal information they're harvesting?
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:11 AM
Response to Reply #200
201. And mind waves from Mars tell you he isn't doing it himself
I can't phathom what a political consultant might want with email and physical addresses of Democrats. No wait, yes I can.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #200
202. Ask him. The email address is there. You made the accusation.
I supplied the answer. Case closed.

Those sites are not "harvesting" information. "Harvesting" can only happen without your knowledge. The only information they can get is your IP address, which tells pretty much nothing. Unless you choose to give them your personal information, they cannot contact you. Case closed.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:15 AM
Response to Reply #202
203. And no one has identified the sponsor. Do we need to repeat it again? n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #203
204. What if the owner IS the sponsor?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:19 AM by NYCGirl
Strange idea, I know. But I've seen stranger things right in this thread.
:tinfoilhat:

Edited to add: Howard Dean doesn't own the internet(s), you know. Al Gore does.
:tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat:
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:20 AM
Response to Reply #204
205. Consultants don't work for free, they work for clients. Anything else? nt
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #205
206. Then he should be pleased to talk to you when you contact him to ask.
Go ahead, make my day, Uncle.

:tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat:

BTW, I have a website non-political and no one but me sponsors it. I also used to own and run a web-based mail-order business; no sponsors. And I've been a consultant, and I've built websites that were sponsored only by their owners.

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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:34 AM
Response to Reply #206
208. He should identify himself on the site. Only a sleazy politician wouldn't.
Now who could that be?
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:36 AM
Response to Reply #208
209. Cue the Twilight Zone theme...
:tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat:
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:09 PM
Response to Reply #208
215. Hmm...dunno.
Who sponsored "Americans for jobs and health care"?
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:47 AM
Response to Reply #205
211. any decent consultant is going to want emails and addys
to sell to paying clients. Getting them this way makes them his property and gives him the ability to sell them to many paying clients. Getting them on behalf of someone else allows someone else to sell them. I am not saying I know he is working for himself but it certainly isn't impossible to think he is.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:57 AM
Response to Reply #211
212. Any decent consultant would identify his client on the site. Here's
the link to the original thread by the way:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:05 PM
Response to Reply #193
213. Only one link exists, the owner of the other one WAS IDENTIFIED.
To date, the liar who originated that thread never proved his assertion. The burden of proof is beholden upon the one who makes the assertion. The burden was not met. The thread is bullshit.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #213
214. Repeat after me, the SPONSOR has not been identified. n/t
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #214
224. Repeat after me: The burden of proof, on Marcologico, wasn't met. N/T
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #224
229. There's no such "burden" as I explained in the thread. Here's the link :
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:29 PM
Response to Reply #229
240. Though you may not think so, there is indeed a burden.
When one makes spurious and unfounded accusations, it is not beholden upon others to prove a negative...it is beholden on the ACCUSER to prove the assertion.

It is very evident that you're not familiar with forensic debate. Perhaps you could call your hero, John Kerry.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:45 PM
Response to Reply #193
232. TOTAL NONSENSE
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 04:47 PM by Capn Sunshine
I listed that websites authors and organizational links in that original thread; they are connected to several groups in DC but DFA and Howard Dean are not among them.

The whole purpose and point of the thread was as specious as what was suggested there.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #232
248. Identify the sponsor or pipe down. Repeating a lie in caps doesn't
make it true.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:17 PM
Response to Reply #248
257. YOU identify the sponsor to validify the spurious claim you made-
Otherwise, retract the allegation.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 AM
Response to Reply #138
142. Incidently both she and I were talking about Kerry
did you even bother to read either of our posts or just type?
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:44 AM
Original message
I was talking about Kerry
Sorry for the confusion
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:32 AM
Response to Reply #136
179. Wow, Kerry voted "Nay" in the IWR? News to me! EOM
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:30 AM
Response to Reply #179
189. Nopity, because there was no "IWR". Pure spin from the dean of spinners.
It was not a "war resolution." It provided executive authorization for the discretiounary deployment of forces as a negotiating strategy to enforce sanctions.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:19 PM
Response to Reply #189
217. Hmmm....Here's some links.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:05 PM
Response to Reply #189
226. Bullshit. See post #217 N/T
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:21 AM
Response to Reply #134
137. Nothing against it, but a single issue does not a President make. n/t
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 AM
Response to Reply #124
133. Then why do the Clinton's see him as a threat?
The only thing I can think of it will somehow hurt her chances in '08.

Dean is perceived as Anti War amongst democrats and the general public. That is the only reason that I could think of as to why the Clintons see him as a threat.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:30 AM
Response to Reply #133
141. Pretty much the same reason Gray Davis saw Ken Lay as a threat.
Enron bankrupted the state, leading to Davis' recall, with the result that California now has a Mein Kamp GOP governor.

Kind of like what we all have now that Deano helped Rove defeat Kerry.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 AM
Response to Reply #141
147. Third time you have said it
and third time I am asking for evidence.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:46 AM
Response to Reply #147
150. I've noticed that answering Dean fan's questions does not stop them from
repeating them, so repeat away.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:15 AM
Response to Reply #150
155. see above
I went to your 'proof' and found nothing like 'proof'. Maybe like some of my lesser geometry students you are mistaking the fact your answer is lacking for us ignoring your answer.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:25 AM
Response to Reply #155
157. ditto n/t
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Geek_Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:51 AM
Response to Reply #141
197. I just don't really see how
I think Dean could bring the grass roots and moderates together since he is a moderate and that could bring allot of money.

He's also the only Democrat I know that has publicly accused the GOP of lying to and manipulating the Christian right particularly in the south. Which is something all Democrats should be trumpeting. I just don't see how he would be bad for the DNC chair.

:shrug:

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brindis_desala Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:02 AM
Response to Original message
120. Progressives need to wise up about this political game
The DNC chairman does not set the party agenda but he does get a chance to choose who the heavy hitters (read deep pockets) are. In the past they came with their wish-lists and a couple of congressmen and maybe a senator in their hip pocket. Dean is a reformer which is what this party needs. Either its a grassroots movement for social justice or its corruption and cronyism lite. Kerry won the youth vote in over half the South so call the DINOs by their full name: Dinosaurs.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:11 AM
Response to Reply #120
130. Dean is a reformer like W was a "Reformer with Results." Talk is cheap,
especially during a campaign.
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Dems4HowardDean Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:33 AM
Response to Original message
143. I'm from SC and Howard Dean is why I got interested in
Politics. Many of the Southern Dems I know got involved in the last election because of Dean.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:35 AM
Response to Reply #143
145. There's one born every minute, even in the South. n/t
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:52 AM
Response to Reply #143
152. I agree. I live in Texas and I was surprised to see Howard Dean
bumper stickers on cars. When Dean first put his hat in the ring, he was immediately labeled a flaming liberal from a northern state. Dean has a strong following in the south. Yep, you better believe it. I really hope that he gets the chair.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:57 AM
Response to Original message
172. Dean will connect better with Southerners than Kerry did
Dean sounds and looks like a regular joe guy. Kerry came off as an elitist, sorry, but it's true. His accent and demeanor did not play well in the South.

Dean is more down home seeming. I think if the Southerners had gotten to know Dean, they would have taken a liking to him.

Dean thinks we should work the South, he's right.

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Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:10 AM
Response to Original message
178. It's a shame that this issue always comes up...
...where it's ALWAYS OKAY to elect a 'Southerner' but NEVER OKAY to elect a 'Northerner'.

Why? Because certain people in the South say they'll never accept someone from the North. Sounds to me like some people are still fighting the civil war by other means.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 AM
Response to Original message
183. Gosh, we might lose Zell Miller! n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:28 AM
Response to Original message
188. Bullshit...what the dems need is to take a stance.
If Kerry had outright opposed the war, he may be the prez right now. The Kerry campaign showed what we get if we try to elect bush-lite.
Go Dean. p.s. I'm a southerner.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:41 AM
Response to Reply #188
194. Kerry did oppose the war, repeatedly for two months. Where were you?
Did you watch, listen to, or read the transcript of even ONE of the presidential debates? Seriously.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:33 AM
Response to Original message
192. Howard has the balls. "Abandon the party" scare has to be coming
from shivering Neocons!
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:44 AM
Response to Reply #192
195. Howard has done nothing. Kennedy has been out there all by himself, as
usual, while Dean Popeil cashes his checks. When Howie gets on the senate floor or TV to actually call for a pullout let me know.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:56 AM
Response to Reply #192
199. Ditto Social Security, ditto Medicare. Kennedy has repeatedly and publicly
denounced GOP plans to loot those programs. I'd be very interested to know what Howie has publicly said about either one of them lately.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:47 PM
Response to Reply #199
249. He busy man campaigning for DNC Chair.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:31 AM
Response to Original message
207. One heck of a lot of people disagree with Tommy Kilby:
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:34 AM by janx
Endorsements


Steven K. Alari, California DNC Committeeman and DNC Executive Committee Member

Patsy Arceneaux, Louisiana DNC National Committeewoman

Jon Ausman, Florida DNC Committeeman

Reverend Willie Barrow, DNC Member-at-Large

Cathy Bartolotti, Florida DNC Committeewoman


Robert Bell, Democrats Abroad DNC Committeeman
"I am proud to tell you that I, and every DNC member from Florida are endorsing Governor Howard Dean to be the next Chairman of our party. He understands that we won't win Florida unless we try to win all of Florida ? and build strong Democratic Party organizations next door in Alabama and Georgia, too. He understands that we can't win unless we show up to fight in every race, in every county, in every state. He knows that we need to engage local communities to build our party from the ground up. And he has the experience to do it. I would be honored if you would join me in supporting Gov. Howard Dean."


Paul Berendt, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party

Jeremy Bernard, DNC Member-at-Large

Gus Bickford, Massachusetts DNC National Committeeman

Rachel Binah, California DNC Committeewoman, Former Chair of the Environmental Caucus, California Democratic Party

Terrie Brady, Florida DNC Committeewoman

Yolanda Caraway, DNC Member-at-Large

Joseph Cari, Jr., Former DNC National Finance Chair, DNC Member-at-Large

Mitchell Ceasar, Florida DNC Committeeman

Hon. Elijah Cummings, DNC Member-At-Large

Joyce Cusack, Florida DNC Committeewoman

Martha Dixon, Arkansas DNC Committeewoman

Wayne Dowdy, Chair of the Mississippi State Democratic Party

Mary Ellen Early, California DNC Committeewoman

January 24, 2005
Ed Espinoza, California DNC Committeeman
"He's an emotional leader who takes definitive stands on issues and knows how to build progressive organizations. Average Joes don't know who the DNC Chair is, but they know Dean. Average Joes also know that Dean believes in what he's saying, which can only help restore some faith and credibility in our national Party."

Jimmie Farris, Tennessee DNC Committeewoman

Joel Ferguson, Vice Chair DNC Black Caucus

Hon. Mike Fitzgerald, DNC Member, Chair of National Association of Democratic State Treasurers

Patricia Ford, DNC Member-At-Large and Former International Exec VP SEIU

Hon. Yvonne A. Gates, Chair of the DNC Black Caucus

Diane Glasser, Vice-Chair of the Florida State Democratic Party

Alice Huffman, California DNC Committeewoman and Chair of 2004 Democratic National Convention

Aleita J. Huguenin, California DNC Committeewoman

Ben Johnson, DNC Deputy Chair

Hon. Pete Jorgensen, Wyoming DNC Committeeman

Allan Katz, Florida DNC Committeeman

Wanda Lockridge, Chair of the District of Columbia State Committee

Scott Maddox, Chair of the Florida State Democratic Party
"I am proud to tell you that I, and every DNC member from Florida are endorsing Governor Howard Dean to be the next Chairman of our party.

He understands that we won't win Florida unless we try to win all of Florida and build strong Democratic Party organizations next door in Alabama and Georgia, too. He understands that we can't win unless we show up to fight in every race, in every county, in every state. He knows that we need to engage local communities to build our party from the ground up. And he has the experience to do it. I would be honored if you would join me in supporting Gov. Howard Dean."


Peter Mallary, Chair of the Vermont State Democratic Party

Raul Martinez, Florida DNC Committeeman

Chuck Mohlke, Florida DNC Committeeman

Hon. Gloria Molina, DNC Vice-Chair

Hon. Joe Moore, Chair of the National Democratic Municipal Officials Conference (DNC member)

Minyon Moore, DNC Member-at-Large

Janee Murphy, Florida DNC Committeewoman

Jay Parmley, Chair of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party

Johnnie Patton, Mississippi DNC Committeewoman

John A. Perez, California DNC Committeeman and UFCW Local 324 Political Director

Roberto Prats, Chair of the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
The Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico has announced that it is backing Governor Dean for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. "Popular Democratic Party leader Roberto Prats says the group will support the candidacy of the former presidential candidate."


Mame Reiley, Chair of the DNC Women's Caucus and Virginia DNC Committeewoman

Alexandra Gallardo Rooker, California DNC Committeewoman, Vice-Chair of the California State Democratic Party and Vice President CWA Local 9400

Mirian Saez, DNC Member-at-Large

Garry S. Shay, California DNC Committeeman
"I am proud to tell you that I, and every DNC member from Florida are endorsing Governor Howard Dean to be the next Chairman of our party. He understands that we won't win Florida unless we try to win all of Florida ? and build strong Democratic Party organizations next door in Alabama and Georgia, too. He understands that we can't win unless we show up to fight in every race, in every county, in every state. He knows that we need to engage local communities to build our party from the ground up. And he has the experience to do it. I would be honored if you would join me in supporting Gov. Howard Dean."

Hon. Diane Watson (D-CA.), DNC Member-at-Large

Nancy Woodside, Vice-Chair of the Utah State Democratic Party





APA for Progress
"Because of Governor Howard Dean's call to action, his record of achievement in engaging participants in the electoral process, and his priority of leaving decision-making power in the hands of local activists, APA for Progress proudly and enthusiastically endorses Governor Howard Dean to lead the Democratic National Committee."

Smith Bagley, Former DNC National Finance Vice-Chair

Hon. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.)

Don Beyer, Former Lt. Gov. of Virginia and Chairman

Alma Arrington Brown, philanthropist and wife of former DNC Chair Ron Brown

Michael A. Brown, DNC National Finance Vice-Chair

Concord Monitor Editorial Board
"When Democratic insiders pick a chairman next month, they will not be embracing a platform and they won't be choosing their next presidential nominee. What they will be choosing, if Dean gets the nod, includes: A governor .... a truth-teller .... a fighter .... a fundraiser .... and a leader."


Hon. John Conyers (D-MI)
In a letter to Governor Dean: "t is time for our Party to realize that a strong commitment to core Democratic principles is not only good policy and good for Americans, but is also good politics. Our vision for America is one where we protect all Americans, and do not turn our backs on any American. The most critical part of protecting Americans is ensuring the safety from the threat of terrorism, but our commitment should not end there: it must include health care security, retirement security, and economic security. You have spoken eloquently about those values and would be an ideal messenger for our party in this regard....

"It is time for the party to choose a new Chairman, and I believe you are the best candidates to pick up the torch and take the Party to a new level of success."


Debra DeLee, Former Chair of the DNC and CEO of 1996 Democratic National Convention

Democracy for Vermont
"Governor Dean has demonstrated strong leadership for grassroots democrats since he announced his bid for the Presidency. Unlike most candidates, when Governor Dean's candidacy ended, he continued to lead and inspire the people who had supported his campaign. Democracy for America, the organization he founded at the end of his campaign, has helped democratic candidates throughout the country gain office."

Door County Democratic Party (WI)

Kevin Drum, Washington Monthly
"Howard Dean officially announced today that he's running for DNC chair, and I have to say that I've warmed up to his candidacy a lot over the past couple of weeks. ... is strengths in this position would be considerable."


El Cerrito Democratic Club (CA)


Bob Farmer, Former DNC Treasurer and Finance Chair of the Kerry-Edwards campaign

Hon. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)

Steve Grossman, Former DNC National Chair

Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)


Jefferson County Democrats (WA)
"Whereas, in 2004, Governor Howard Dean energized and mobilized hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to become active participants, which resulted in an influx of effort, enthusiasm and funding for Dean's, John Kerry's and other campaigns and recently, a major contribution to the vote re-count fund which helped elect Governor Christine Gregoire; and

"Whereas, Howard Dean has spoken eloquently about our Democratic values and promises to take our message to all of America;

"Now, therefore be it resolved that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee endorses the candidacy of Governor Howard Dean for Chair of the Democratic National Committee."


Latinos for America Board of Directors Endorses Dean
"For Latinos for America, an endorsement of Dr. Dean for the post of DNC Chair is about more than progressive beliefs. A person like Governor Dean has broad-based appeal. He appeals to moderates and progressives of all the major parties, because he believes in the goals he lays out, and he stands up for fundamental values, even when it is not popular to do so. To have someone with the integrity and conscience of Gov. Dean at the helm of a major party, would be a coup not only for progressives, but for every American wishing to restore integrity to our political system."


Hon. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
"I met Howard Dean two years ago, as he was starting up his campaign for president. At that time, he was still an unknown former governor of Vermont and in single digits in the polls. I went into that meeting with a fair amount of skepticism.

However, I was immediately impressed with Howard's breadth of knowledge, his passion for Democratic principles, and his ability to articulate his position on any number of issues."

Bill Lynch, Former DNC Vice-Chair and Deputy Campaign Manager for the Kerry-Edwards campaign

Mainstreet Moms: Operation Blue
"Two years ago, this no-nonsense former governor of Vermont woke up the Democratic Party and the slumbering grassroots with a call to action that is still true today, his stirring "What I Want to Know" speech. His organization and popular blog, Democracy for America (DFA), support fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government."


Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)
"I am not with him on all the issues, but he understands the party's problems, what we need to do and how to get there. And he has executive experience... A lot of people in the party don't understand just where we are. We need a change. We need something different."

Hon. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.)

Oneida County Democratic Party (WI)

Otsego County Democratic Committee (NY)
"Last night, our county Democratic Committe, representing Otsego County, New York, enthusiastically and unanimously endorsed Governor Dean for DNC Chair. In endorsing Governor Dean, our committee encourages all other committees around the country to follow suit. "


Pennsylvania Young Democrats "There really is only once real candidate in this race and he is it."

Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club (CA)
"At the conclusion of our extensive expression of ideas and opinions, we voted unanimously to endorse Dr. Howard Dean as the candidate for Chair. We believe that he is the one who best exemplifies our desire for a leader who will most clearly, ably, and vigorously put forward the positions on issues which Democrats hold to be important for the people of America. His outstanding character and integrity have become known through his career thus far. Likewise, he has demonstrated innovative and effective approaches to both fundraising and to inspire young Democratic voters to become active in an election. We unanimously recommend Dr. Howard Dean to you as the foremost candidate for Chair of the Democratic National Committee."


Hon. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
"I'm writing to you today to express my support for Howard Dean for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Regardless of whom you supported for the presidential nomination, I hope you'll agree that Howard Dean did this party a remarkable service. Howard Dean, in the earliest days of the campaign gave Democrats a voice. He spoke out loudly against the misguided policies of the Bush administration. Early on, he spoke out against the war in Iraq. His campaign embraced new technologies, and showed us how effective the internet can be as an organizing tool, and he inspired Democrats at every economic level to give."


Thundering 36th District Democrats, (WA)
"This endorsement was adopted by a majority of the Members of the District at our Regular Meeting on January 20, 2005. The 36th District Democrats represent almost 63,000 Democratic voters in northern neighborhoods of the City of Seattle, Washington."

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
"he Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, the most dynamic Democratic Club in CA, with over 300 members, many of whom actually come to meetings, voted unanimously to support and endorse the candidacy of Governor Dean for Chair of the Democratic Party."


Western Michigan University College Democrats/Students for Democracy
"I am writing you this letter to inform Dean for Chair, that the Students for Democracy/College Dems decided in a unanimous vote to endorse Howard Dean for Chair of the Democratic National Committee in our groups January 23, 2005 Executive Board meeting."


David Wilhelm, Former DNC National Chair
"There is no question in my mind that Howard Dean, by dint of his experience and his idealism, is the right man at the right time for this job.

Howard Dean will bring stature to the role of DNC chair. He served as Governor of Vermont, chaired the Democratic Governors Association, and ran a tenacious presidential campaign that stunned the pundits who had consigned his bid to underdog status. Indeed, this campaign virtually revolutionized Democratic Party campaigning as we know it at the presidential level-cementing Howard Dean's reputation as an innovator.

"This campaign also revealed Howard Dean's proven skills as a communicator. He understands that effective political communication starts with clear messages that offer a compelling contrast to the positions of one's opponent. He is tough without being mean, impassioned without being extreme-and he has the guts to stand up to the GOP and play hardball at the level of anybody on the other side of the aisle.

Howard Dean will bring the combination of clarity, vision, and innovation that Democrats will need to win in 2008."

http://www.democracyforamerica.com/endorsements.php

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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:45 AM
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210. . . . and all twenty of them post on DU, early and often. n/t
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:24 PM
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230. me thinks you are confusing
Dean supporters with another group. Understandable though considering your vision limitations.

:toast:

Julie
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 PM
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216. They must want their own boy for the job
here in MI we call him Donnie Foul-up but the uninitiated call him Donnie Fowler. Poor Donnie, not even his good ol' boy network can add luster to his cardboard crown.

Good to see all the DINOs coming out screaming bloody murder against Dean. Also, I am quite delighted to see the goon-squaders and sockies coming out again. Victory must be at hand, they are getting more shrill and hysterical.

Weeeee-hooooooooo!!!! While they spew hate on DU they aren't doing any real harm out in the real world. I say keep 'em busy here with more good news on Dean.

:toast:

Julie--would stay and dance with the haterz but too busy with real world efforts
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:26 PM
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218. !!!!!!!!!!!
This is certainly true. The more good news that comes out, the more the haterz and sockies go crazy!
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:57 PM
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247. DEAN Endorsements
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:02 PM
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252. DEAN ! GORE!
bring it on
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:06 PM
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253. This is a thread that I wouldn't mind seeing sink by now
It is so long that I have a hard time figuring out which posts bumped it back to the front page. They might be very good posts. There were a number of very good posts on this thread, but also too many horrible ones. There are several more current Dean related threads and newer ones can always be started too. hopefully with less of a flame fest erupting on them than flared up here.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:26 PM
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256. There is a big tent in the Democratic Party and this just proves it
I have been schooled and lived in the Deep South. This news is no surprise to me.

Not everyone thinks in lockstep about the DNC Chair choices. At this point, it's anyone but Roemer for me.
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