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Asgaya Dihi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:54 AM
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53. It was just an example
The DLC example was just to show that we have conflicts even among ourselves, we're strange even to each other at times. It wasn't meant to be the whole of the example, just one we could relate to.

If we differ that much even among ourselves then we have to expect someone new to the board to have some ideas that don't fit in as well. Until I started reading here the DLC was about all I ever saw or knew about the party, they've run it since the 80's or so. Others are going to come in with impressions that don't fit what we see here as well. Personally I think a lot of our "libertarian" leaning Republicans would be just as happy as libertarian leaning progressives if they just knew who we were. There's growing awareness out there that media and corporate consolidation has failed in a big way and if we don't offer them an option somewhere closer to what a social rather than business libertarian would want then we lose votes.

Some are looking for options, we just have to be ready to offer them and let them know we're here. And yeah, they may come in with some misconceptions based on what they've seen or read in the past. The press doesn't work any better for them than for us, neither side seems to understand what the other really is under the more obvious and extreme parts that the press covers.

The trolls are there too, but as I said in the first post I almost left in my first few posts due to the suspicion and having to defend myself. My vote is a lot more certain for my time here than it would have been without it, and it's mostly because one person took the time to try to make me feel at home that I stayed.
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