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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:47 AM
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If you're far left, and having trouble holding your nose this year
Just try to remember--Dennis Kucinich, subcommittee chairman. It has a ring to it. :D
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:49 AM
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1. hey jp
haven't seen you around for awhile :hi:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:55 AM
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6. I've been busy, but it;s nice to see a familiar face
:hi:

Lots of people I don't recognize on DU these days.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:51 AM
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2. Thankfully
my congressional vote will go to someone I hope and I think will be a progressive Democrat, Nancy Boyda. I don't know how I would be able to vote for some of the clowns running this time.

You put out some sweet candy with DK, love the guy but in my experience changing a DINO or a herd of DINO's like it seems we have this year has been mostly unsuccessful. It makes me worry.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:53 AM
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4. It's amazing though what committee chairmanships can do
Just remember all the intelligence investigations squashed by Pat Roberts.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:03 PM
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8. Thanks, JP. This needs to be repeated often.
There is a lot of ignorance about what holding the majority means even on a board as collectively intelligent as DU.

I'm amazed at how many DUers just don't get the basics of why being in the majority is so important.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:53 AM
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3. Hold your nose...
...Stephens is old and rumored to be ill...we REALLY can't afford to give Bush another far right court nominee that will skew the composition of the court for the next 40 years.

I'm holding my nose tightly, for some moreso than others...
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:53 AM
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5. I'll have no problem voting for House...it's the Senate vote that's gonna
hurt like the dickens.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:17 PM
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9. Stay strong. Brew some Lavazza, even.
:P
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:06 PM
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14. Then imagine the Rethug candidate winning that office.
:puke:
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:59 PM
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25. Voting for ANWR
against the fence, against the estate tax, for stem cell research, against the flag amendment, for troop withdrawal, against the gay marriage amendment, against Alito, against Roberts.

Oh my god, the agony. :eyes:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:00 PM
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7. Think of what the Democrats can do with a majority. Appoint committee chairs,
block legiSlation--CALL FOR UP AND DOWN VOTES...

The RRRs created the pigsty, let's see how they like it when they are forced to wallow in it.

Let's take the legislative back (at least one) on 11/7, then take the party back beginning 11/8.

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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:02 PM
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10. Please
The Democratic Party uses the few true progressives in office to attract progressive voters and treats progressives like dirt the rest of the time. The supposition is that we have nowhere else to go. Sort of the same way black folks are treated. We must vote Democratic but otherwise we are unrealistic purist etc. DK et all are wasting their time virtually getting nowhere while maintaining a facade long rendered illegitimate by recent history.

Fuck that, I'll no longer be a useful idiot. Other parties, other tactics are available. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:22 PM
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17. Yes, that is being an unrealistic purist.
There's no way a third party can will in this election, so voting Democratic makes perfect sense.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:41 PM
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23. So you are not supporting Democrats on the DEMOCRATIC Underground?
That's a capital "D" in democratic underground BTW. It's part of the mission statement that we support Democrats.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:03 PM
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11. I'm personally remembering John Conyers.
But, whatever works.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:04 PM
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12. Hell yeah baby! lovely ring to it! Wooodamnwhoo!
:bounce: :party: :bounce:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:05 PM
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13. held my nose and voted for Matheson - who votes with * every chance he can
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:05 PM by helderheid
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:08 PM
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15. I consider myself far left, and I'm not holding my nose.
I feel that any movement this time has to be a move in the right(left) direction.

It will not be far enough, but at least this time we should see the pendulum start to swing back to the left.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:21 PM
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16. yep-- that is EXACTLY what is going to help me at the polls....
eom
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:04 PM
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18. Yes. John Conyers, Dennis K. , Nancy P.
It will make a world of difference. I know there's so much on the plate but I want investigations regarding Katrina, the war, and all of the other unbelievable things they've done.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:12 PM
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19. Good point.
One question:

When did representing labor and working people, and a focus on domestic issues, become "far left?"
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:26 PM
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20. It's amazing isn't it...
The Repubs have framed it that way. Once again...they are genius at what they do....pure evil.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:35 PM
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21. Yes, but
the OP and other Democrats seem to support the concept of Kucinich as "far left." If his own party spins him that way, I can't expect the Republicans to do any different. :shrug:
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:39 PM
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22. Far left means socialist/communist on the political spectrum. Very few are "far left"
Most people here are political centrists. It's the debate that has shifted to the far right. Say "If you're center-left, and have trouble voting for your right-wing democrat...."
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:45 PM
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24. So true
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:46 PM by Zodiak Ironfist
I used to be smack-dab in the middle. Now I am considered far left. I haven't moved an inch in my beliefs.

And I am no communist or socialist. Just an American who wants a balance between competing interests.

No one is representing the American people right now. Not even the Dems (when taken collectively).
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 04:30 AM
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26. I should be having trouble ...
... but I'm not. I often dislike the lack of unity my congress-critter, Jim Marshall (D) GA-8, displays toward the Democratic Party, and I hate his hawking for the war in Iraq, but I'll vote for him once again, because it's better to have someone who votes with the true Dems. 60% of the time than someone who votes with the true Nazis 100% of the time.

-Laelth
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