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AbsolutNickUSN Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 06:38 PM
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108. I myself am uncomfortable with the overuse of the word "traitor"
It's hard for me to define "conservative" outside the manner in which popular culture has defined it i.e. pro life, anti gun control, pro OIF, etc

Generally speaking I regard "conservative" Democrats more along the line of centrists

What's left of the party after the DLC is destroyed, eliminated, whatever? Again I"ve always understood the Democratic party to be the party of inclusivity. How does it live up to this attribute if it cuts off the blue dogs like the DLC in the name of party politics? Does that not betray the principles upon which the Democratic party espouses?

I support Iraq funding "with no strings" not out of loyalty to the President, but loyalty to the mission in Iraq and those responsible for it's execution on the ground in Iraq, having been one of them for a nine month period. The military would have been more damaged with the "strings" My Senators Barb Mikulski consistently voted for funding since the beginning of OIF despite voting against authorization. Militarily speaking the strings (timetables) wouldn't have helped.

I'm active duty military, as such I am prevented from disrespecting President Bush as a matter of military protocol. I've not been thrilled with many of his policies but realistically the only way the Democratic majority is going to get anything accomplished is some measure of compromise and cooperation.
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