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Sufficient Voice Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:59 PM
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The War Machine want to Buy our Party
Now that Republicans have messed things up bad enough, the war machine wants to buy our party and do the same thing with us. We have to put aside the idea that we feel we know Hilary, or any of the party leaders. They are media representations, and not real people to us.

Being a Democrat is about being a Democrat in your home town, and in your neighborhood. This obsessive national focus is terrible for us, because we need leaders from the ground up. By holding our local leaders accountable, we can get practice at holding the national leaders accountable. I fear we have not done a good job at that in way too long.

Now if a national candidate is taking money from the war machine, that is something we should hold them accountable on. Just as it is our duty as citizens to question and protest Bush, it is our duty as Democrats to question and protest our own leaders when they do something that is wrong.

There can be no excuses, or "that's just what you have to do to get elected". Either we stand up for what is right, or we are not better than those we fight against.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:03 PM
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1. May I second that?
:applause:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:04 PM
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2. Rec'd! n/t
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:14 PM
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3. Well, apparently...
it IS for sale.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:17 PM
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4. It has already been sold.
:shrug:
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:26 PM
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5. opensecrets.org has the breakdown of where the Dem candidates get their money.
Click on their names to get an analysis of where their money comes from.

http://opensecrets.org/pres08/index.asp?cycle=2008
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:43 PM
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6. Tell them our party is not for sale. N/T.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:47 AM
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7. Great name, and your voice is more than sufficient! Thanks! nt
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windoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:57 PM
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8. You have absolutely nailed it!!!
There is nothing more important than defeating the military industrial complex, and American fascist agenda. Period.
Impeach Cheney and Bush.
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stirlingsliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 02:59 PM
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9. Well Said!
You are absolutely correct.

I want to know if any of our candidates is accepting money from war mongers and people who have an incentive to keep us at war.

Accountability!
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:02 PM
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10. Hate to break it to you, but the "war machine" has owned both parties
for longer than you've (probably) been alive. How else do you think that we've maintained spending more on a useless military, preparing for a war that can never happen, than the rest of the world combined for as long as we have?




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