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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:16 PM
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Poll question: How Many Here Feel Ted Kennedy is a DLC type Democrat?
I am being told on another thread that Ted Kennedy is a DLC type and "...he is not liked by the progressive wing of the Democratic party" for "not seeing Stevenson get the Democratic nomination for a third time".

Maybe it's just me, but I'm really surprised to see this on DU. Honestly, I had no idea he was disliked by Progressives nor did I ever know he was a DLC type and I live in Massachusetts.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:17 PM
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1. Oh phooey. Ted was standing up telling the truth about bush**
and his criminal admin long before anyone else.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:17 PM
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2. Can you ad another option?
"I can't believe some of the shit I read on DU"??

Teddy Kennedy, DLC?? Oh. My. God.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 PM
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5. Let me second that!
:crazy:
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 PM
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7. That's How I Reacted Too... (nt)
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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10. Count me with ronny - - what a load of crap from uninformed DU minority.
.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:24 PM
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14. I Admit to Being Uniformed...
that's why I posted this poll. I was puzzled by what I read on another thread and since nobody said anything to counter what was said in that thread, I wanted to get everyone's opinion and hopefully some facts.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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17. But you would've never ventured such an absurd claim as those who did.
Big difference.

Being uninformed is what one seeks to correct, as you do. Being uniformed and making stupid claims out of that ignorance is a whole other category - malicious ignorance.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:32 PM
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20. The thread referenced was about JOHN Kennedy, not Ted. NT
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:27 PM
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15. I sometimes wonder about some people here.
There are more hidden agenda on Du than the Repukes could ever wish to have.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:36 PM
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23. No "hidden agenda" just an honest mistake
in misreading an OP.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 PM
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3. Teddy doesn't "need" the DLC
Never has.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:19 PM
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4. Teddy is as much DLC as Lieberman is
a Liberal.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:20 PM
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6. "not letting Stevenson get the nomination a third time!" that's 1960
and his brother was running for president. Does that poster honestly think that Ted Kennedy would have supported Adlai Stevenson over his own brother? Ted Kennedy is one of the most progressive voices in the US Senate for heavens sake--the DLC doesn't have time for him.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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8. it may have been a misunderstanding
I was puzzled.... here's the thread link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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12. he's talking about Jack Kennedy not Ted Kennedy
and Ted is a lot more liberal (and a much more effective senator) than JFK ever was. By the way, yes, in 1960 the ADA wanted Stevenson more than JFK.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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18. Thank You (nt)
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lastliberalintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:36 PM
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24. Yeah, that's JFK
Who by standards at that time was a much more conservative Dem, and was even the compromise candidate of 1960. The left really wanted Stevenson again but settled for JFK. Though JFK (and esp later LBJ both sans the war of course) surprised progressives with just how liberal their domestic policies were.

I wasn't around in 1960, so it's hard for me to evaluate some of these politicians from that era. I find it hard to fault Kennedy for his hard line against the USSR when Kruschev was in power, and in relation to others of his day I really don't think he's as conservative as some like to remember. But again, I wasn't here then. :)
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lastliberalintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
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9. Zoiks
Kennedy DLC because he opposed Stevenson's third nomination in favor of- wait for it- his BROTHER? Uh yeah, it was Adlai's liberalness which made Teddy oppose him alright. :crazy:
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:22 PM
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11. Ah, the person who told you this is full of crap.
Teddy wasn't the Senator of influence from Massachusetts when Adlai Stevenson ran again. That would hav been Teddy's, apparently, lesser known brother John F. Kennedy. Ah, Teddy was the baby of the family and had no pull whatsoever on Stevenson in '60.

Ahm, Teddy is 73 years old today. Tell them to do the math. Also, he didn't get to the Senate until 1962.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:32 PM
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21. the Misunderstanding has been cleared up
no maliciousness. I must've misread the OP.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:24 PM
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13. No, his older brother John was a DLC type Democrat
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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16. Ted is not a DLC type and anyway while I am not crazy about the
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:31 PM by nam78_two
DLC I will take them way way over the Repugs...
I don't have the energy to bash the DLC these days.

Let the Dems come back into power and then I can bash them for being this, that and the other...
Till then-I just want these insane,lawless people gone.....
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:31 PM
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19. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT JOHN KENNEDY! Not Ted Kennedy.
:eyes:
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:33 PM
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22. I Know Now....
:hide:
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:43 PM
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25. Ted? DLC? bulltish
After watching him standing up and yell and plead to his fellow Democrats to support the Alito filibuster (a speech btw, that made me cry, which I rarely do) no way could he a wussy DLC type
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