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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

Why do so many Dem Party leaders support groups who support GOP & destroy lives of Dem voters?

In election season, we at DU are not supposed to advocate for voting for other than Democratic candidates (which makes sense given the name of the site), but when we are asked to give our dollars, time, and votes to Democratic candidates, it's worth asking why many top party leaders support GOP groups and ideas that are harming Democratic voters and all Americans--and those groups give money to Republican candidates.

While I am grateful that Obama has given NCLB waivers and funding to prevent teachers from being fired due to budget cuts, he still supports the conservative education agenda of repetitive standardized testing, replacing real public schools with for profit charter schools that siphon off tax payer money into profits, and the like.

Likewise, he rolls Social Security into deficit reduction talks as if it contributed to the deficit rather than running a surplus for a couple of decades to prepare for the Baby Boomers retirement so the program can still be roughly pay as you go, and the rest of the budget has borrowed that surplus.The only way Social Security contributes to the deficit is if Washington has no intention of paying back what they borrowed from the SS trust fund. Why treat a debt to American workers any less seriously than a debt to an investor, bank, or foreign country?

We need to light a fire under those at the top of the party and let them know they need to put more daylight between themselves and corporate compliant Republicans. The Chicago teacher's strike should have been their wake up call--don't let them hit snooze.

I do not understand how Democrats and progressives put up with self-proclaimed liberals and liberal groups such as Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, StudentsFirst, Stand for Children, and Democrats for Education Reform.

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I do not understand how Democrats and progressives put up with self-proclaimed liberals and liberal groups such as Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, StudentsFirst, Stand for Children, and Democrats for Education Reform.
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So Campbell Brown wants to help protect students from teachers who are sexual predators and who are protected by unions (just for the record, I believe that is anti-union propaganda). Okay. But what if a teacher has sexual intercourse with a student (which I agree is a fireable if not criminal offense) or if a student is raped by a teacher and then gets pregnant? Campbell Brown's husband (Romney adviser Dan Senor) and Michelle Rhee (who Scott supports) give money to or want to elect some people who belong to the party that would force the targeted/raped student who got pregnant to have the teacher offender's baby.

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On what planet does it make sense for the DNC and high-profile Democrats, such as Barack Obama, to support these groups and people? How is it that they get to call themselves Democratic allies and liberals when they are actively supporting people who want to destroy the Democratic Party and dis-empower their supporters?

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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 01:30 PM

1. It's the Rockefeller Wing of the Party.

That's were the big old money is,just a bunch of richies that feel they have a right of passage. Future Kings and Queens of our party. Cocktail Circuit baby. Hampton Crowd,Lake Geneva crowd,it's schmoozing guys,this is the Dems 1%ers,our out of touchers.

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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:00 PM

2. yep--and the wannabees who aint rich yet, but wannabe

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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:56 PM

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