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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-05 10:36 AM
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26. Seeing as how I've been on DU since 2001...
... I think I know a bit about its premise. Democratic Underground is a place for Democrats and like-minded progressives....

Seeing as how we probably agree on about 90% or more of actual policy positions, I think that I would qualify for membership. But then again, I also long for the days when DU was not a Democratic Party echo chamber, but a place in which challenging the basic assumptions of the Democratic Party -- especially when they did not agree with progressive goals -- was a welcome thing.

Furthermore, are you a multi-millionaire? Do you regularly rub elbows with captains of industry and high finance? No? Neither do I. But Nancy Pelosi certainly fits all the above criteria, and I doubt that Harry Reid is far behind. Therefore, neither of them are really "my people", because they exist in a world that is completely different from that of the overwhelming majority of Americans.

Finally, the "clowns" remark was not directed at the reps in particular, but at the entire Beltway Democratic Establishment. And yes, I do consider using the same consultants who have proven nothing but their ability to consistently lose as worthy of being called "clowns". The fact that finally somebody stepped up and announced a stop to it does not change that assessment.
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