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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:33 PM
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Whats with Harold Ford Jr..... is he really a Democrats?
why is he on 'Race to the White House' talking bout how John McCain will
approach this election and how he should campaign against Obama.

Is he that senile for him to actually pitch his party's opponents on
TV, whats up with him.

I would have sworn I heard him talk tactically about how John McCain
can defeat Obama in the general election.

MG! they are coming out in force from all angle and are not even
hiding anymore.

Seriously, this guy makes me <excuse while I> :puke:

I'm I the only one noticing this trend from him?
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:34 PM
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1. He's always had that trend.
I've never cared for the guy. Too smarmy for my liking.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:35 PM
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2. Head of the DLC ... previous head Clinton... then Liberman... then Clinton.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:35 PM
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3. He's head of the DLC ... and has always been a conservative Dem
Not an entirely bad guy but certainly no progressive.
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InfiniteNether Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:35 PM
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4. All the DLC douchebags are like that.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:36 PM
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5. No. No, he isn't . He's DLC which means a Repuke in Dem clothing.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:36 PM
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6. Does this answer your question
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Tribetime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:24 PM
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27. I thought something was wrong the way he reacted
to the questioning in the debate as reasonable not tabloid. Said that Obama was whining. It looked to me Obama was enjoying himself, setting the record straight on what really matters. The media is who's out of touch with the average voter.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:42 PM
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34. Correct to the last sentence..
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:36 PM
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7. Clinton wing of the party knows Obama is the nominee and they are working against him.
They have obviously decided that the only chance they have of staying relevant is to come back after a McCain win and say 'I told you so' but, it also means they have to undermine Obama PUBLICLY this goround, where they had the luxury of undermining Gore and Kerry behind the scenes without the rank and file Democrats even noticing.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:42 PM
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14. You got it.
Working against Obama.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:44 PM
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15. Carville wanted to put Ford in as DNC chair (ousting Dean) after '06 races
SerpentHead didn't like the way Dean was allocating resources and he and
other Clinton supporters were pushing to put in Ford instead. Didn't
work (thank God) so they made him DLC head instead.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:54 PM
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18. They planned to usurp the DNC in 2007 to use the work Dean did for Hillary's benefit.
There were only TWO national networks of any strength by 2006 - the one Kerry put together in 2003-4 that he maintained and Dean's DNC that he worked to strengthen after Terry McAuliffe's pisspoor stewardship.

So - Dean is keeping the DNC primed ONLY for the Dem nominee, and the OTHER national network of Kerry's has been working for Obama and growing stronger than ever.

Clintons FUCKED UP with all their years of backstabbing and undermining any other Democratic leader who stepped up over the last 8 years to oppose Bush.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:58 PM
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Wow -- GREAT details ...
I'm just thankful that there are plenty of "elder statesmen" on the order
of Kerry who are supporting Obama this time out, instead of caving in to
the Clinton machine. It's about time the party stopped being about just
individuals and started standing for IDEAS again. I get so tired of Dems
raving about what a GREAT politician Bill Clinton was (and I put that in the
past tense because I think he's lost that talent) because we can't afford
to just wait for the right PERSON to come along -- we need to do "Artist
Development" as they say in the music business, grooming leaders for the
future and establishing a "brand" that transcends its proponents.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:37 PM
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8. Hillary shrill.......
As we are only allowed one Black young rising star, he's working hard to be assured that it is him, although it won't be.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:37 PM
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9. The thing that turns me off about him is that he seems to have such an extremely
high opinion of his own opinion and I just don't find him that brilliant.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:45 PM
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16. His family is big in Tennessee politics ...
Edited on Fri Apr-18-08 05:46 PM by LSparkle
He's probably pissed at Obama being the first viable black presidential
candidate (because Ford's family was no doubt grooming him for that honor).
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:54 PM
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19. No he is not
he comes across as your complete ELITIST, has always strike me as that
don't know why.... :shrug: but I can definitely see why people rejected
him in Tennessee, I'm guessing he got found out.

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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:38 PM
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10. DINO
He's a disgrace, a dyed-in-the-wool DLC'er who lost his last race. All the DLC mojo didn't work.
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:40 PM
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11. He's leans to the right!
He's a republican disguised as a democrat.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:56 PM
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20. Hmmmmmm.....
and people wonder why the Dems have been unable to achieve much
during the Clinton years, its because of toads like these.
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angie_love Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:56 PM
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40. And yet you support Hillary...lol
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:40 PM
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DLC, cute but a DINO nonetheless.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:07 PM
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25. Such a pity. Because he IS cute, isn't he? nt
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:09 PM
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26. not as cute as this guy
:hi:

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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:40 PM
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12. He's DLC - member of the asshole wing of the Democratic Party.
Same wing Hillary's a leader of.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:06 PM
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24. heheh...I've been calling them the asshole wing of the party for a couple years now.
I think more people are waking up and realizing just how BIG of an asshole they really are.
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Middle finga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:42 PM
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13. And Obama campaigned for the little sellout in 06
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:48 PM
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17. Until we get some folks to stand up for change
That's what we're going to have to deal with in the Dem Party. Not Obama's fault.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:58 PM
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21. I gave like $10 bucks to him to defeat the Republican
I knew he was a piece of shit back then too.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:43 PM
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36. I donated money to his campaign too. We were trying to defeat the Republican.
Of course, everytime the voters have the choice between an imitation and the real thing, 9 times out of 10, they're going to pick the real thing.
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WilyWondr Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 05:59 PM
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22. That is the DLC

Harold Ford, Jr. is chairman of the DLC.
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is vice chair of the DLC
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is chair of the DLC's American Dream Initiative
Al From is founder and CEO of the DLC

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:03 PM
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23. Rec'd ...this needs to be on the front page..
Are you shitting me?! I know harold ford is fucking dlc dino but I didn't know he came out of the dino cave for mccain!!

This is war and it's not stealth anymore .. all of us were right, all along, who said the dlc's were nothing more than dino spies in the Democratic Party. Poor Poor hilary thought she was goin' go in and lay her law down.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:32 PM
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28. how can he be plural ?
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dommyluc Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:37 PM
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29. I am a Tennessean
During the 2006 election, I kept telling fellow Dems that Harold Ford was going to lose. They asked if I believed he would lose because he was too liberal. I told them he would lose because he was trying to run as more of a conservative Republican than Bob Corker, the Republican candidate. They laughed. Ford lost. The country was changing, and anybody with half a brain could see it. If Harold Ford had run as a true Democrat he would have kicked Corker's ass. But Ford doesn't seem to have half a brain, and now he thinks being a right-leaning DLC is the way to go. May his political career wither into dust, and the DLC along with him. I want to vote for a DEMOCRAT, not a faux Republican.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:39 PM
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30. He's Lieberman Lite
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:41 PM
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31. He is full of it..
he follows which ever way the wind blows in other words, whoever butters his bread...
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:41 PM
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32. He is one jacked up guy. I have heard him make statements like this before. He may call himself a
Democrat, but I don't know what the hell he is.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:41 PM
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33. he's not even 1 Democrat
:rofl:
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 06:42 PM
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35. I wish I could get back the $100 I sent to him for his TN Senate race.
I pretty much loath him and all the right-leaning positions and policies he stands for.
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:29 PM
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37. Nah not just you, he's totally DLC. Why he lost the senate seat, been like that for ages really.
Edited on Fri Apr-18-08 07:30 PM by cooolandrew
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knixphan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:31 PM
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38. DLC = Wolf/Sheep hybrids.
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 07:34 PM
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39. THe thing I don't get is that he was a campaign chair for Kerry
Kerry is very liberal. Why doesn't he want Barack to win? Perhaps he is really chummy with Clinton. I don't think he wants to come out and endorse her because he is afraid that the people in Memphis (heavy black population) will give him a hard time.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 08:28 PM
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41. No room for dissent?
One way to think only?

Scary prospect.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 09:12 PM
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I'm not trying to stop you to present your
opinion, you have every right to do just that.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 09:12 PM
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43. self delete - double post
Edited on Fri Apr-18-08 09:13 PM by spokane
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ScarletSniper Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-18-08 08:28 PM
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42. DLC..'NUFF SAID
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