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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:45 PM
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Feingold's powerful warning about the CT primary
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:47 PM by welshTerrier2
what do you do when you're a triangulator? on one hand, you've always believed the place to look for more votes was the mushy middle ... go after independent moderates (not all "independents" are in the middle, you know) and moderate republicans ... but, what do you do as your own party's left wing grows angrier and angrier and starts to demonstrate some real political clout?

Democrats MAY be looking good in the short-term for this November ... but they better do a little tuning in to what just happened in CT ... that's what I believe and it appears so does Mr. Feingold ... i don't know whether third parties would become a reality anytime soon ... but to ignore the energy and power of what just occurred would not be very prudent ...

the only solution is compromise ... if the party's elite arrogantly ignore the CT results and try to continue with the status quo, we will all be in huge trouble ... the path to unity requires many new assessments, much better communication and major party reforms ... otherwise, the big tent is going to tear ... the only good news right now is that the republican tent is tearing too ...


Note: this interview appears to have taken place BEFORE the CT results were known.

source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14231344/page/2 /

So you dont think it (the CT primary) is a bad thing for the Democratic Party?

In some ways its bad, in some ways its good. Whats good about it is that its giving voice to the fact that the vast majority of Democrats are appalled that Democrats voted for this Iraq war and never should have. It was an enormous failure of the Democratic Party to not stand up to George Bush when he was dead wrong. Without this voice being given in Connecticut and other places, we are going to suffocate our own base. And our base will turn away from us. We could end up with a third party pretty soon. If the Democrats cant stand up to all the mistakes that Bush has made here, were not much of a party.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:48 PM
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1. Good ole Russ also said...
...he was against the impeachment of George, his reason? Because it would not be good for the country...
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:44 PM
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2. Russ, come to CT. Ned needs your help
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