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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:13 PM
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A white woman's view of the democratic campaigns and what they're doing.
Some of these points have been made before on DU. I enjoy the fact that we have several democratic candidates, two of which are minorities,that are:

- for ending the war and pulling our troops out ASAP
- for choice
- for universal healthcare
- for raising taxes on the wealthiest
- for diplomacy first
- for increased college tuition assistance
- for free preK for all

- against the war
- against GWB
- against climate change
- against no child left behind

Let's leave the bickering to the repugs.

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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:14 PM
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1. One modest revision request
Hillary does not belong to a "minority" group; women are a majority.

But I get what you meant.
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:16 PM
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2. Actually, women are still labeled as a minority. Ever compare check stubs with a woman?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:37 PM
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6. Women hold what? 8% of elective offices in South Carolina? nt
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 04:01 PM
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8. Point taken, but that only makes their under-representation the more outrageous.
I never miss an opportunity to point out that women are in the majority, is all.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 06:54 PM
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9. Not giving you an argument. Just thinking out loud. What is the % of blacks in elected govt. there
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:11 PM
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10. Answer: not enough!
I've heard it said that there will be no need for affirmative action once we routinely elect 51 female Senators and 12 black Senators. I'm down with that.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:17 PM
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12. Ain't that the truth! My man, Mookie Wilson, native of Spartanburg should run.
He's decided he doesn't like the constant travelling of baseball. Can't say's I blame him one bit, but I do miss seeing him coaching first. Somehow, he belongs at first base....
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:17 PM
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3. This black woman, both supports and recommends your post.
Thank you.
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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:20 PM
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4. here are some points to keep in mind
*ending the war means not voting to fund it, pulling out troops does not mean keeping combat operations going untill the next election

*universal healthcare, by most candidates standards is still for profit healthcare, just now everyone has to pay

* raising taxes on the wealthiest, lot of give and take as to who is wealthy and how this will be implemented

*diplomacy does not mean voting for war resolutions before diplomatic ones are resolved

*preK whats that?

*against the war? see above.

*i know their against it but what are they going to do?

*glad at least all of them will get rid of the program, but biden was the only one with a solid education platform

I have little hope for our candidates.
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:26 PM
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5. preK is pre-kindergarten
Head Start programs, for example
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 02:46 PM
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7. thanks for posting this
I agree with your observations.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 07:15 PM
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11. Thanks for focusing on the big picture....
Our enemies' last names are not Obama, Clinton, Edwards or Kucinich.....They're McRomnianihuckson.
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