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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-30-13 08:30 AM
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"These assholes are taking over my party."
I don't know what it is like state by state, but, on the federal level, they have taken over the Party, no "are taking" about it.

That ship was sailing its final voyage during the Clinton administration, if not before; and we just didn't get it.

Hell, Al Franken votes consistently against food stamps and I went out of my way to donate to him when he was fighting the big vote count battle against his Republican opponent. Because of that, I guess, I got a frantic phone call recently, telling me I had to help Al Franken because Republicans were attacking him. I told the caller that I could not care less.

Only a few members of the House, leftovers from the 1960s, have not already converted to Third Way. And even then......Barbara Lee was the only vote in the house, of over 400 members, to vote against the Authorization to Use Military Force. Those who still speak out have been attacked by the House Democratic leadership, like Rangel and Waters. But, as you may have noticed in a prior post of mine, even they signed a letter for weaker protections for pension plans, as did Lee.

In my state, the co chair of the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012 is my Governor. (Axelrod testing his campaign techniques and speeches here with Deval Patrick in 2006. When Obama got accused in 2008 of plagiarizing from Deval Patrick's 2006 speeches, neither of them admitted the truth). My Mayor got elected many years ago as a populist Democrat and has morphed into a Third Way Democrat. He never shuts up about "public private pahtnahships," which he loves to bits. And before he lost his health, he was planning to build a monument to himself--the tallest building in Boston, named after him. I think that project is dead now. At least I hope so.
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