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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 09:28 PM
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44. That's where the confusion lies.
I think of it as DEMOCRATICunderground as in democratic ideals that don't include torture, you think of it as DEMOCRATicunderground which means that no matter what we have to march in lockstep to the party - right or wrong. I'm not doubting for a second that stabenow is better than her opponent or any of the other comparisons you made. I have also gone out of my way to tell others that I'm not trying to stop them from voting for her. What I am saying is that I won't support a proponent of torture, period. That's it. There'll be no change of mind, and I'm not going to let you railroad me into silence just because you think party is more important than principle.

If Stalin was running as a Dem for senator for Michigan against Hitler as the repub, would you vote for Stalin just because he had a (D) after his name? I know my answer, and yes it is the same kind of choice to me.

I've supported Dems for 20 years now without fail. I've donated, I've phonebanked, I've walked door to door, so please don't try to question my support for the party. But I'll be Damned if I'll pull the lever for a proponent of torture under any circumstance. It just isn't going to happen. So my opinion is that you should do what you need to do on election day to make sure you can sleep well at night, and I'll do the same. Until that time, don't try to bully me out of expressing my opinions here because they're just as valid and just as democratic as yours.
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