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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 08:08 PM
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S.F. Mayor Asks Dems to Avoid Attacks. BRAVO!
Sound advice in any city, state, and on the national level.

Hoping to head off a messy fight for the Democratic Party endorsement in the governor's race, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on Friday asked candidates to avoid attacking each other.

In the opening speech at the state party's weekend convention, Newsom said, "Let's not make this convention a circular firing squad against one another.

"The worst thing we can do is limp out of this convention," Newsom said. "We will be doing the bidding of the Republican party."

It is a familiar message. Actor and longtime Democratic activist Warren Beatty told an audience in March that the real fight was not among Democrats but in trying to win back the governor's seat in November.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060429/ap_on_el_gu/democra...

The American people will trust the Democratic Party to defend America, when they believe that Democrats will defend other Democrats. -- General Wesley Clark
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 08:10 PM
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1. An excellent message
And I also like that quotation from Gen. Clark at the bottom of the OP. It bears repeating and repeating: "The American people will trust the Democratic Party to defend America, when they believe that Democrats will defend other Democrats."
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 08:13 PM
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2. Newsome and Beatty are exactly right. Two good people, both on our side.
Good post, wyldwolf.
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 08:14 PM
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3. Amen
Amen, amen, amen.

What Ben Franklin said:

"We must hang together, gentlemen. Else, we shall, most assuredly, hang separately."

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 08:16 PM
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4. If only .......
That is exactly the right thing to do ..... run in the primaries 'on the merits' .....

In the generals .... zip guns and shanks ...... shitstorms flung at the other guys
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 08:59 PM
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5. I wish he'd run for a national office
:7
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laheina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 01:43 AM
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10. I'm betting that
he will. :)

(He's so dreamy. :loveya:)
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SeaBob Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 09:23 PM
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6. Attacks
was he talking verbal or physical attacks :evilgrin:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 09:24 PM
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7. Gavin SO needs to be a major force outside SF.
This country so needs more like him!

Go Gavin!
fsc
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 11:06 PM
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8. MY mayor speaks the truth.
It is an awesome sight to behold. Two Dems toe-to-toe, respectfully.

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dolstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 01:27 AM
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9. It's so funny . . . DU'ers HATED Newsom when he ran for Mayor
Newsom was running against a Green Party candidate and narrowly won -- no thanks to the DU crowd, which was pretty solidly in favor of his opponent.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-30-06 01:53 AM
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11. I fully admit he has changed my opinion of him since taking office.
I thought he was a blow-dried tool of Marina developer interests. Hey, Clearly there's a lot more to him than that.

That's good- that's what is supposed to happen when our brains aren't calcified with rigid dogma and beliefs for which there is no physical evidence; we revise our view of reality based on new data as it comes in. It's called growth and learning.

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