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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Duge Butler Jr.
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Star Wars/Transformers fan. Hopeless news & politics "junkie" and wannabe writer. Married with children/step-children.

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The things that Dems in red states have to do to get elected there. Question: If we have to pander to red state idiocy and simple-mindedness in order to win, how are we helping advance our country and our civilization? Plus, I'm getting tired of Dems having to pander to right-wing prejudice against President Obama. Why do Dems have to apologize for supporting him when he hasn't done anything wrong or embarrassing (more so than any other politician)? If anything, Republicans ought to be way more embarrassed about their own candidates.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 06:43 AM (0 replies)

You mean, about prosperity?

Yeah, I have no clue. There is so much real evidence to the contrary.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 05:46 PM (0 replies)

All I can say is:

Are the respondents insane?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 05:44 PM (1 replies)

Yeah, he only failed to protect 3000 civilians on 9/11/01

Then he PUT 4000+ Americans in harm's way from 2003-2011 that resulted in their deaths in Iraq, which had NOTHING to do with 9/11/01 not to mention rack up a worse record several times over of protecting diplomats than President Obama. So, I guess, he kept Americans other than those 7000+ ones "safe" (but not really).

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 04:42 PM (0 replies)

The Dems already lost the Senate?

Is Yahoo run by psychics?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Sep 8, 2014, 09:31 PM (0 replies)

Fine. Concerns duly noted

However, now what?

If there is going to be a viable challenger to HRC (assuming she announces), he/she ought to get busy with announcing and getting a campaign together soon if they want to stand a chance in the primary/general. I'm all for making the case that she might not be the best Democratic candidate but, that being said, we need an alternative. As we've seen with PBO, complaining about people and their policies might be engaging and/or cathartic but it is not productive unless some credible alternatives are presented......at some point.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Sep 6, 2014, 12:45 PM (0 replies)

Your post reminds me of a line from one of the Babylon 5 TV movies:

"The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe.....The loud ones only take the credit."- Londo Mollari
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Sep 6, 2014, 11:45 AM (2 replies)

Understanding the Threat Posed by ISIS

I get it that they are a nasty sort of religious fanatics and we need to tackle them like we did with Al-Queda (whose associates also beheaded at least one journalist), but what makes them worse than Osama Bin Laden and Al-Queda and why does it seem that pundits and politicians are treating them like they are more dangerous/threatening than any other terrorist organization? If I had to guess, I'd say that the neocons are latching onto ISIS to help restart their preferred version of "war on terror" so that they can start invading countries (that probably have nothing to do with ISIS), reviving Gitmo detentions, and (their favorite) torturing people, but some of the rhetoric from some Democrats, even level-headed ones like Elizabeth Warren, seems a bit extreme for the amount of risk that they supposedly pose to the country and the rest of the world. Defense Secretary Hagel, who I otherwise respect, is also playing into the fearmongering by claiming that a large (100?) group of Americans have allegedly joined ISIS, as have several Europeans. What is it about ISIS that is worse than Al-Queda? Hell, for all of our (justifiable) outrage over reporters being beheaded, countries like Saudi Arabia routinely do it to their own citizens for various transgressions. We should do to ISIS what we did to Al-Queda. It worked. Why do we need to elevate them and treat them as megalomanical "super men"?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Sep 6, 2014, 11:32 AM (8 replies)

11 pts down

And he's celebrating?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Sep 5, 2014, 05:35 PM (1 replies)

Their ideas will be DOA in the WH

If they end up there at all. Hello gratuitous use of filibuster!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Sep 5, 2014, 02:23 PM (0 replies)
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