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seg4527 Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 03:41 AM
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13. because apparently you need to walk lock-step with the democratic party...
to be considered a "progressive".

whatever people feel like saying, i'm not going to get duped into voting for any lightweight democrat again.

i should have known better in 2004. it was particularly disgusting in pennsylvania, where i was living before i went away to school, how the democratic party treated nader. they got him knocked off the ballot. he wasn't even a choice to vote for.

i was planning on not voting at all, simply as a protest against this undemocratic action by the democratic party. enough people here on DU were convincing enough with their "anybody but bush" slogans and junk that i wound up voting for kerry, green for the rest of the offices if there was a candidate running.

the idea that we need to support any democrat just because they are a democrat is all too similar to the republican talking points "we need to support the commander in chief, because he's the commander in chief" and so on. from now on, i vote for somebody if they deserve it, if they've stood up to these war criminals. not because they simply have a D after their name. that's not enough.

the idea that democrats are so scared of debating the merits of somebody more progressive, that they are going to hit an alert button and hope that a moderator makes sure that people aren't allowed to participate in this important debate, shows me how far -or not far- we've come as a party.

there's something wrong in this country, there are lots of things wrong. i'm only going to vote for somebody who is actually wants to fix these problems. if it's a democrat, then that's awesome. if it's nader, or some green party candidate, then that's awesome too.

if it's nobody, then it's nobody.

if we're afraid to even talk about it, then that's pretty sad.
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