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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:48 PM
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9. You Can Dress It Up All You Want......
....but you're just advocating the same old principle-free vote whoring that we've been seeing in the Gun Dungeon for a long time now. In order to advance the only interest that seems to really and truly matter to you (Guns, Guns, Guns), you want the Democratic Party to shit-can it's traditional stance on firearms and lurch rightward to a hyper-Republican position that's more to your (and Wayne LaPierre's) liking. And as usual, you swear that the votes will come pouring in as a result of all this blatant pandering. I don't think so; I remember how you gun-loving "Democrats" reacted to John Kerry's goose hunt a few weeks ago. Multiply that by a factor of 20 to get the likely response to the kind of changes you're advocating.

And let's keep in mind that, no doubt encouraged by the gun militants' siege of the party, the anti-abortionists are now doing the very same thing, urging that Democrats walk away from our long-term commitment to keeping the government out of womens' reproductive systems, blaming lost elections on the party's rigidity, demanding that we adopt a "big tent" approach in order to capture some of those Life Begins With Heavy Petting votes. Where does all of this end? What's left of the Democratic Party if we cave in to every interest group's particular concerns? I've asked these questions before in this forum, and I've yet to see anything in the way of a decent response. If it comes down to losing another election or two on one hand, or maintaining our party's core beliefs on the other, I'll side with beliefs every time......
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