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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 04:44 PM
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59. Excellent points EOTE
It IS unfortunate that we have some in our party who go along with the Republican enthusiasm for war. I'm convinced that a lot of that is purely for political purposes, as many must be afraid that if they don't appear enthusiastic enough about war they'll be labelled as "unpatriotic" or "cut and run cowards", etc.

With regard to economic royalists, it's hard for me to believe that we have many of them in the Democratic Party -- at least not the more extreme versions. The term "economic royalist" applies not simply to someone who is wealthy, but rather to someone who believes that it is their God given right to be wealthy, and that the government's main responsibility is to protect their wealth, even if it be at the expense of everyone else. That's why they get so apoplectic about progressive taxation. I can't see many people like that voting with the Democrats.
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