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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:51 PM
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I Fully Support the Re-election of Barack Obama in 2012.
I also support the election of every Democrat running for the Congress, Senate, and every seat in every state legislature. I will not flag in that support, and I will continue my campaigning in my precinct and beyond for Democratic candidates. I will donate to these campaigns as I am able, but will work wherever and whenever I can to help get out the vote and assist Democratic candidates. No non-Democrat will get my vote. Not any third party, and never a Republican.

That is my promise. You can visit the website for my precinct in Saint Paul, MN by clicking the link in my signature line. As the DFL precinct chair for that precinct, I promise to walk the entire precinct again in 2012, as I did in 2010.

I encourage all DUers to do the same. It is our best way to ensure that Republicans do not gain further control of government. I cannot imagine a higher goal for 2012.

If this post doesn't appeal to you, I encourage you to read my signature line.

Thanks to everyone who supports Democrats in elections. You make it all possible.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:55 PM
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2. good for you....
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:55 PM by mike_c
I will not be supporting him-- again. Never did, never will. There's just something about tools of the rich and the military that I don't like.... Your mileage may vary, of course.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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4. But will you be voting for him?
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:07 PM
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22. not unless pigs fly...
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:09 PM by mike_c
...or Guantanamo is shut down, the U.S. withdraws it's military from lots of countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan-- I mean, let's just cut the military budget by about 75 percent and start from there-- we get health care reform that shuts private insurers out of most care, the administration stops attacking teachers, workers, and the middle class, some wall street criminals see the inside of prison cells, we get a sane foreign policy that doesn't piss on the rest of the world in order to keep GE profitable-- oh, and let's throw in some actual taxes for GE and their cronies and smash capitalism while we're at it!

THEN I'll vote for Obama, LOL!

He has disappointed me just about every day since his swearing in. I don't think there's much he will do between now and 2012 that will change that. But if he does, I'll happily vote for him. Otherwise, not.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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3. Didn't you just tell us that?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:57 PM
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6. I'm sure I did. And I'll be repeating it from time to time between
now and the 2012 election. Is that a problem?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:00 PM
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12. Time to time is one thing. Spamming is another. It loses any effectiveness.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:01 PM by tekisui
Do what you will, of course.

Edit to add: This probably belongs in GD: P
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:04 PM
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17. Thank you for the permission to post.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:06 PM by MineralMan
I appreciate it very much. I can't imagine how expressing support for Democratic candidates can be construed as spamming, though. Really, I can't.
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:57 PM
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5. My rec brought you back to zero................
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:58 PM
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7. Recs and unrecs don't matter.
They truly don't. Action matters. But thanks for your support!
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:59 PM
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9. My unrec countered your rec.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:07 PM
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23. Newb unrecs only count for 50%.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:21 PM
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82. Ah, the military. Always pulling rank.
:hippie:
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:59 PM
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10. Mine brought it back to +1!!!
I feel special.

:)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:38 PM
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:58 PM
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8. I personally think Obama is a weak President
I also do not plan on voting for a republican, however I would like to see Obama actually work for democratic ideals and stand up and fight for them
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:01 PM
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13. Give him a filibuster-proof Senate and a majority in the House,
and you will see what happens. That's the key to all of this. The house should have a minimum of 67 Democrats. If that happens, anything can happen. Unfettered by Republicans, and President Obama will amaze you.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:06 PM
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21. From your keyboard to the deity whose existence I can neither confirm nor deny eyes.
:thumbsup:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:07 PM
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24. No deities required. Just dedication and hard work.
We did it in 2008. We can do even better in 2012.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:48 PM
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59. I feel that is a cop-out
If we were to give him those things then I could get a lot of things done or even you............
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Kalun D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:29 AM
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78. Bullship
Obama fights for the corps, not the working class. The corps business gets done but not the workers. He just talks about stuff for the workers.
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:59 PM
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11. The dems will get my vote...
because most of them, at least, are the better choice between two evils. I'm not sure I'd call that full support. I'll grudgingly support Obama and the other dems and dream of and hope for (naive as it may be) the kind of change that really could move this Nation forward. I'm with you, grudgingly, with reservations and a great deal of disappointment... but I'm with you. K & R.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:03 PM
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15. Whatever your reason, it's fine. As long as you show up and
vote for Democrats, your reasons are OK. We can win this and regain control of the country.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:02 PM
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14. While not jumping for joy at everything
Obama has done... I will stand up, vote and volunteer his campaign. I am a DEMOCRAT.

I will also start weaning myself away from DU. This place is going to go absolutely manic.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:05 PM
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18. Thank you. There is no perfect candidate. This is too diverse
a political system for any candidate to please everyone all the time. That is not what we need to look for.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:10 PM
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29. Good move to support President Obama. Wish you would reconsider leaving DU.
I plan to stay on DU and fight tooth and nail with angry progressives because I see their positions as wrong and absolutely shortsighted. I don't see how any progressive can accept that if a republican wins the Presidency in 2012, progressive causes will be buried as several more rightwingers are added to the Supreme Court. I strongly support President Obama. I am not happy with all of his decisions, he should have fought for more taxes on the wealthy and stinking rich. But, the republican alternatives are absolutely scary.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:15 PM
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36. Thank you for sticking to your guns. I'll be here, too.
I cannot do anything else. I'll also be on the streets, getting out the vote. I hope everyone does the same.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:45 PM
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57. I salute you...
I am just not sure if I can handle day in and day out insults, snark and outright hatred.

I really salute those who can stay on message and fight for what's right.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:03 PM
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16. So do I. The stakes are too big to fool around. nt
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:05 PM
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19. Indeed they are. Thank you.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:06 PM
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20. I prefer a Democrat in the WH, thanks. nt
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:09 PM
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26. You have one. He's shackled by an unfriendly Congress, but we
can correct that, too. Will you help?
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:12 PM
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32. Appointing a commission to slash Social Security is a Democratic value?
I guess I learn something new every day.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:14 PM
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33. Is President Obama proposing to slash Social Security?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:19 PM by MineralMan
Do you have a link? Last I heard, that commission closed without reaching a decision on a report from the commission. But, if you have a link that shows President Obama saying he wants to slash Social Security, I'll go read it. I don't think such a thing exists, though.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:16 PM
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64. He appointed a commission designed to recommend deep cuts
And they recommended more than $50,000 in lifetime cuts for the average recipient:

http://fdrdemocrats.org/the-common-sense-guide-to-socia... /

You're thinking this was N-dimensional chess? Really?
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:42 PM
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70. "he appointed a commission designed to recommend"
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:23 PM by BzaDem
And you have the gall to accuse others of believing in N-dimensional chess?

Last year, DU was all the rage about the utter certainty that Obama would propose cutting social security. When the debt commission failed to agree on anything (failing to meet the extremely high bar that Obama's executive order demanded), then there was utter certainty that he would still support the failed commission proposal (or a variant). Then, when Obama did nothing of the sort, people had utter certainty that his support for such a plan was just around the corner -- at the state of the union.

In fact, I remember that you were so certain that Obama would eventually propose cuts that you were actually trying to bet people money that you were right, and they were wrong. When people refused to bet money with an anonymous poster, you cackled that this was just more evidence that Obama would cut Social Security.

And then, at the state of the union, when he again proposed no such thing, and weeks and months later, when he STILL proposed no such thing, you and others fell back to complain about "appointing a commission designed to recommend." Simply amazing.

Apparently, you and some others won't be satisfied until the only possible outcome of your strategy comes to fruition: the ACTUAL ending of Social Security and Medicare by the Republicans you enable in the voting booth.
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:08 PM
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25. We are slaves to an unjust political system.
As long as we are forced to vote for the lesser of two evils.

The only way to overcome this is through ethical political participation and the willingness to vote based on a candidates values.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:10 PM
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28. You're free to vote as you choose. I've said how I'll be voting, and
for whom I'll be campaigning. You may do as you please. That's how our system works.
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:15 PM
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35. How stupid do you believe I am? You must think I'm pretty dumb.
Because this pseudo equivalency argument is not going to work on me.

Your support of Obama out of fear is support for an unjust political system.

You support an unjust political system.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:17 PM
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38. No, actually, I do not support that.
I've been supporting progress since I started being an activist in 1965. I have no opinion regarding your intelligence. I do not know you.
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:21 PM
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41. By assuming I'd believe your nonsense, you made the assumption that I was dumb.
At least dumb enough to believe said nonsense.

Turns out I'm actually not that easily swayed.

You support voting for a candidate based solely on the fact that the candidate is not as bad as the opposing candidate. You support the lesser of two evils.

You support the corrupt, unjust political system.




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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:25 PM
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44. Actually, no. I assume nothing about you. I do not know you.
I posted my opinion, and a statement about my intent. You posted your opinion about what I posted. I made no assumption regarding you at all, nor would I. You can post your own opinion without my assumptions, and I can read it right here. Why would I make any assumptions about you? Why would I bother, when you can state your case, just as I did?
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:30 PM
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50. Because not every opinion on Earth is correct. It happens to be the case that you're wrong.
Wrong in your promotion that other Democrats vote for Obama out of fear.

Wrong in thinking that I'd buy into such nonsense.

And now you're trying to write off your position as some sort of benign observation? Uhh no.

You are actively promoting that we support the corrupt function of an unjust political system. You're only serving to further damage this country.

What you say is not merely an opinion. Neither is it inconsequential. Maybe you should consider handling your words with a little greater responsibility next time.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:32 PM
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52. Now you're trying to read my mind. I don't care whether you
"buy into" what I wrote. As I said, I don't know you at all. I stated my position. You're free to state yours. I fail to see the problem here.
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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:36 PM
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56. The problem is that you're wrong in both a philosophical and practical sense.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:37 PM by Paradoxical
You wrongly believe that we must support one candidate because we fear another.

From a philosophical standpoint, you are essentially stating that we should not risk losing in the name of progressive ideals. You want to zero out any risk at all. Instead you want to take the easiest route while completely disregarding the fact that you're voting for someone who has failed the progressive movement in more than one way.

Will you at least concede that there are better candidates out there?

From a practical standpoint, your support of a corrupt, unjust system only serves to further solidify the corruption.

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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 PM
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67. "Will you at least concede that there are better candidates out there?"
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:36 PM by BzaDem
No. Why would someone concede to a falsity? Of course, if you broaden "candidate" to any person on the street, it loses all meaning.

Defined in a meaningful way (one who has a non-zero probability of being inaugurated), there are no better candidates.

The only person who is wrong in both a philosophical and practical sense is you. Philosophically, you shirk from fear (as if fear is a bad thing) when fear can actually be a very good thing. Practically, your strategy has led the country on the road to ruin before (see 2000) and will continue to do so whenever it is successful. Your strategy does nothing but enable the most corrupt, unjust system that could possibly be conceived. By abdicating your responsibility to select a candidate to govern (and instead selecting a "candidate" with a zero probability of governing), you are enabling others to make the decision for you -- and those others only serve to further solidify the corruption.
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:27 PM
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66. What's wrong with fear? You say "Your support of Obama out of fear." How is that even a bad thing?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:31 PM by BzaDem
Can't fear be a good thing, when the thing to fear actually exists? Of course, fearing something that doesn't exist isn't a good thing, but if there is something to be feared, what's wrong with fearing it?

Fear is an evolutionary response. You should think about why we have evolved that way.

Your decision not to "support an unjust political system" does NOTHING to hurt the political system -- not the slightest bit. The political system is more than happy to have lower turnout -- in fact, lower turnout strengthens the elements of our political system that make it less just. You are playing right into their hands -- exactly as they planned it. The more people do what you are doing, the more they would be laughing their ass off

What you are doing is enabling the greater of two evils. Because not voting for the lesser of two evils BY DEFINITION enables the greater of two evils. You can wax on and on about how that's a bad thing, but that doesn't make it the slightest bit untrue.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:09 PM
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27. Nobody ever had any doubts.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:11 PM by ThomCat
Based on your posting history the party could run a cardboard cut-out of a candidate in an election and it would have your full support and you would insist that it was an excellent candidate that deserved unqualified support as a wonderful democrat. :eyes:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:12 PM
Response to Reply #27
31. Hmm...that's very interesting. Yes, I am a staunch Democrat.
Is there a problem with that? I vote for Democratic candidates, because the alternative is unthinkable.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:16 PM
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81. Not usually. I'm a staunch democrat too.
But I'm a staunch progressive and liberal first. A democrat second.

People who are a staunch democrat first, and anything else second, put party and politics ahead of principles and goals. That is inherently corrupt. That is how we end up with democrats who let the political spectrum pull further to the right, as long as someone with a D after their name stays in office, and issues and goals be damned. That is how we end up making sacrifices we can't afford to make in the mistaken belief that goals aren't worth fighting for, and people aren't worth fighting for, because only power and position is worth fighting for.

We keep hearing that you can't achieve anything without power and position. But that's a false choice, because if you fight for people and their goals, people will back you and GIVE YOU the power and position in the long run. The people who back party and politics first always take the short view and don't really trust or involve the people we're supposed to be representing.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:27 AM
Response to Reply #27
77. a cardboard cut out
might actually be an improvement over some of the back-stabbing a$$hats we have under the D banner today. And I'm not just talking about this guy http://www.koch2congress.com/
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:09 PM
Response to Reply #77
85. Yes, I agree.
That is a big part of my point, in fact. :)
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:12 PM
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30. Looks like the "anyone but Obama" fan club has arrived
to swarm your OP.

:eyes:

Keep up the good work, because supporting anyone but a Democrat will guarantee the GOP takeover of our government again.

dg

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:04 AM
Response to Reply #30
76. ...
:thumbsup:
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:15 PM
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34. Me, I support better Democrats.
Your 67 Democrats in the Senate won't mean much if they're Blue Dogs. It'll just mean Republican policies passed in our name.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:16 PM
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37. That'sa Real Nice...


:smoke:

:hi:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:17 PM
Response to Reply #37
39. Dave's not here.
I am, though.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:21 PM
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40. I support Democrats! I support Obama for 2012.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #40
46. Thank you! Thank you very much!
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:23 PM
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42. Now that the campaign has started, these threads need to move to GD:P
yep
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #42
47. good suggestion
I don't want to see a barrage of these kind of loyalty oath threads on DU general discussion every day.

I can understand a couple, but spamming is spamming.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:26 PM
Response to Reply #42
48. Really. I've never posted in that forum. I don't plan to, either.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:28 PM
Response to Reply #48
49. But that's what it's there for. "Presidential" things
Nothing wrong with that
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:30 PM
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51. You know, a sizable portion of the threads in GD are
about President Obama. I've noticed that. This is another one about President Obama.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:34 PM
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53. Economy, jobs, Fukushima, attacks on unions, Libya, capitalism, class war
Good grief! GD is expected to handle a wide variety of discussions

That's why the DU Gods created "GD :Presidential"
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:35 PM
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54. Well, thanks for kicking the thread.
I appreciate it.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:36 PM
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55. Yes, It's a good way to make everyone aware of GD:Presidential n/t
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:47 PM
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58. So when does your mod term start?
Until then, etc.....
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:24 PM
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43. I fully support your rights to support Barack Obama in 2012.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:25 PM
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45. Unrec'ing - vanity thread
Will be voting for all Dems though, as I do every 2 years. I can honestly say at this point that the worst Dem in Congress is better than the best Repuke. Wasn't true when Jeffords & that fucking loser from GA were Senators.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:50 PM
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60. PBO gets my vote.
As do the Democrats who will be on the ticket. No teabaggers for me.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:32 PM
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61. My opinion is very different
i do not feel Barack Obama has earned my vote AT ALL in 2012. He has betrayed us at every step and supports a very right-wing republican view of government. he's not a strong leader - even though he gives good speeches. the Dems have abandoned their values and principles and yet they still think our votes are guaranteed because republicans are worse? well, that's some pretty backwards thinking.

from here on out i will vote for who deserves it - regardless of their "chance of winning".

i can no longer support a system that survives on the population being forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.

like you said in your OP MineralMan - yours is your opinion, and this is mine.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:37 PM
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62. Good on ya. I'll do the same if Obama pulls all the troops out of the middle east and taxes the rich
at pre-Reagan rates, and abandons nuclear power.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:59 PM
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72. The first two require the votes of a disagreeable Congress.
Not something that can be done alone.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:10 PM
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73. As commander in chief, he can pull the troops out tomorrow. nt
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:33 PM
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75. Right... for some reason I keep thinking Congress is needed for that...
Keep forgetting they only vote to fund.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:41 PM
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:22 PM
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65. For the first time since 1972 I may not even bother to attend my precinct caucus
between Obama and Amy Klobuchar running for reelection there is just no point unless one of them has a challenger - hopefully someone from the Democratic wing of the party. Or, in Klobuchar's case, from the Farmer-Labor wing of the DFL.

I won't be voting for any Republicans and that includes the ones who put a "D" after their names.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 PM
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68. K & R
:thumbsup:
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:49 PM
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71. D*mn it, so do I
GO BOMA, GO BOMA, GO BOMA. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:28 PM
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74. With blinders on
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Kalun D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:33 AM
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79. I support Democrats
I DO NOT support DLC/DNC-ers like Obama

UNREC
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:45 AM
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80. Happy to Kick & Rec
:-)
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:22 PM
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83. k&r
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:24 PM
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84. I'd much rather have Obama than combination of Newt/Huckabee/Palin/Romney, etc.
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