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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:33 PM
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Why doesn't the Democratic Party just expel Zell Miller...
...like the huge turd he is?

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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:39 PM
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1. There is no mechanism for doing so.
Edited on Thu Aug-19-04 01:39 PM by Cuban_Liberal
We do not pay dues and receive mebership cards attesting to our status as Democrats; therefore, logically, one cannot Un-do what has not been done.

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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:27 PM
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15. And there's no prohibition against kicking him out either...lets do it!!
eom
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:40 PM
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2. check this post
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:33 PM
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16. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.....
Zell, assume the position.

:kick: :+
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:42 PM
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3. This isn't like church
Edited on Thu Aug-19-04 01:42 PM by Droopy
You simply can't excommunicate someone from the Democratic party. I don't think you can stop Zell from calling himself a Democrat. My only question is: why is Zell still in the party? He should have switched to the dark side a long time ago. I guess he already has. He's just a DINO.
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:44 PM
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4. My theory

He was going to switch, but the Repukes got him to hang on to his Democratic "credentials" so they could unveil him at the RNC.

Think about it. If he was just some asshole redneck wing-nut who switched a while ago he wouldn't be near the stage, but as it is he's a "Democrat" and this proves Bush is a "man of the people" who can "unite" the nation.

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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:47 PM
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7. Right...
Simply put it's about money and the lime light...
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:49 PM
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8. I see. Makes sense.
Hopefully most people are smart enough to see through that crap. Then again, does the average voter know that Zell is no liberal? Will they think critically and discover what kind of "Democrat" Zell really is?
Or will it matter beyond those who would vote for Bush even if they know he's not a man of the people?
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:59 PM
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12. If he's going to nominate Bush, he has to switch
According to the RNC rules 13 and 39:

http://www.rnc.org/About/Default.aspx?Section=12
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:46 PM
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6. This isn't the issue to him...
He is retiring and will not seek reelection. This is a great way for him to get a piece of the lime light. Think about it, if he simply switched parties the lime light would go away. He is basically financing his retirement with some Neocon loot plus selling a couple of books......
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:50 PM
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9. Oh, I see. I didn't know he was retiring. Good deal.
Edited on Thu Aug-19-04 01:53 PM by Droopy
Thanks for clearing that up.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:44 PM
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5. I agree. Kick him out!
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:53 PM
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10. He counts in determining the majority
and therefore control of the Senate. Get a solid majority THEN dump his butt.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 01:57 PM
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11. The Pope Excommunicates heretics from the church
the Democratic party ought to be able to Excommunicate heretics from the party. One religious. One secular. Same thing.
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Ghetto_Boy Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:19 PM
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13. You can pick your nose but not your Party members
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:23 PM
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14. Damn this is EXACTLY the kind of tough stance the Democratic party
needs to take. If you are appearing in support of the position of a Republican nominee for President, then goodbye and good riddance.

Why are we always wimps? Change the charter. Call it the Zell Miller amendment and get him to stop having the privelage of having a (D) behind his name.

Have we no pride?
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