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milkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-04 01:44 PM
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213. Welcome, and you most certainly do belong here! We are the patriotic
defenders of the traditional American values of the Founding Fathers, and apparently so are you. This election was not about liberal vs. conservative, or even Democrat vs. Republican. It was about reason vs. blind faith, democracy vs. theocracy, a government accountable to the people vs. a government accountable to nobody.

Right now, I would be very happy to have a reasonable, responsible republican as president (and there are still some of those left). And you don't have to be ashamed to have voted for bush in 2000. He sold himself as a "compassionate conservative," and even many on the left thought there would not be a major difference between a bush presidency and a Gore presidency (and how wrong those people were!). The good thing is that, as bush revealed his true nature, you were able to think clearly and recognize him for what he is.

And there's certainly nothing wrong with being a fiscal conservative. I was a strong Howard Dean supporter, as were many of us here at DU, and he's very much a fiscal conservative. The cheap bastard was campaigning wearing worn out shoes and the same two suits. :)

I believe our nation is heading for an extraordinary crisis. It is quite likely that soon we will see additional military interventions overseas and terrorist strikes here at home, a crackdown on individual liberties and the press, and the consolidation of political power and corporate power in one party.

If all this is to be prevented, it will be people like yourself and the moderate republicans who can do the most to stop it. Us lefties will be marginalized and ignored, unless we begin getting violent with our protests, at which point we will be jailed or killed.

You don't have to think just like us, or be just like us. But we're counting on you to stand up for America.
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