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JamboGuide Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:10 PM
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WHERE r the Dems?
DO they need a kiss from Prince Philip to reawaken them?? i KNOW why they r silent. To let the Taliban, and Reps to SELF DESTRUCT. But say SOOOOOOMETHING. Im hoping the Sunday AM shows will have some talking.
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:12 PM
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1. They are probably just standing back and watching the repubs shoot
themselves in the foot.

:kick:
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:16 PM
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2. Exactly. Stay out of it. It should be private.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:25 PM
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6. I've said it before and I'll say it again.
With a circus like this and with the polls showing most people opposed to DeLay's actions and in support of Michael Schiavo, for the Dems silence is golden.

And I must say that I've been impressed. I thought there would be a lot more yelling for the Democrats to act just for the sake of doing something.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:39 PM
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12. I think the Dems have actually handled this about as well as they could.
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Ironpost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 09:01 PM
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17. I'm proud of us Democrats
At least we know when to keep our mouths shut
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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:16 PM
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3. Now would be the perfect time to support Michael. But wait that would
mean our leaders actually stood for the little guy.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:17 PM
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4. The best thing for them to do is remain respectfully distant.
If Congress has to get involved once more, they should not even show up.

America is waking up from its slumber; let's not jolt her so she stays cheerful.
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:26 PM
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7. hell yes, to underscore the point this is for the families to decide.
if the families disagree, then it's for the courts.

America, love it or leave it.
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Itsthetruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:31 PM
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11. Silence Is Not Golden
Edited on Fri Mar-25-05 08:32 PM by Itsthetruth
Who is suggesting that Congress as an institution intervene? People are simply saying that members of Congress who support the Constitution and privacy rights need to speak up in defense of the people. Is that way too radical?

Back to my old union story. When the bosses have workers by the balls they squeeze. When we have the bosses by the short hairs and we don't squeeze, so they think we just like playing with them.

I think that's a good analogy with the Democrats response, or lack of it. We need to squeeze the Republicans balls .... as hard as we can!

The Republican right-wingers are street fighters. It seems far too many Democrats are afraid to meet them in the alley and if they do they'll bring them flowers and tribute, instead of a club. Bringing them flowers and tribute won't stop them from attacking you.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:19 PM
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5. First step in co-dependent recovery
Let the crises happen. Second step, don't get involved in crazy making talk.

Dems are doing just fine. I hope they continue to let the train wreck.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:28 PM
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8. This is the one time when I've thought the Dems should stay quiet.
I'm glad they are! The pubbies look like the total idiots they are. Let 'em implode.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:28 PM
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9. Dean in DC this week.
"stop asking the Dem's for our plan.. we have a plan.. IT'S CALLED SOCIAL SECURITY!"

Course the media did not report this part, someone who was there did.

He is exactly right. The GOP is making fools of themselves, and they want us to save them.
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:23 PM
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20. The GOP is making fools of themselves, and they want us to save them.
that's it exactly.


First they tried to say Democrats want to kill her - but when that didn't appear to be true, they said "well the Democrats are spineless"


they need us to be the enemy, because it saves them from themselves and they get to join together and fight us. And i think they are very uncomfrotable with us not being in it.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:29 PM
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10. right where they should be
watching the neocons and real republicans chew each other up and spit them out...Democrats are doing the right thing here..........separtation of church and state!
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Itsthetruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:45 PM
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14. Are They Hiding?
I think they are spending Easter with their loved ones. That's a nice way of saying they are hiding. Let others fight the Republicans on this.

No time to defend the Constitution and privacy rights. Pretend the issue and right-wing attack doesn't exist. Don't wage a big public fight against the Schiavo legislation because ONLY 83% of Americans were against it. We don't want to alienate the 17% who favored it because Democrats need those "moderate" votes.

Oh my! This is such a divisive issue .... wish it would go away.
Let's talk about something else like SUV's or bird crap.

That's the battle plan! It's a winner!
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:39 PM
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23. agreed! nt
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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:43 PM
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13. Heard a Dem strategist
give the best response..She said we (the people/Dems) have no right in this family matter. And, we should not use this situation for political gain.

However, with all that being said, people should be reminded it was Frist/Delay/Bush/Cheney wanting to cap malpractice awards at $250,000...but it was the $1 mil award that TS received that has funded her care fr the past 15 years.

AND, it is First/Delay/Bush/Cheney that are trying to cut Medicaid/Medicare benefits for the disabled, something that has been vital in helping to meet the needs of so many disabled Americans.


But she summed it all up by reminding everyone, this is not our business and we have no right to meddle in the privacy of this family and their grief. These are our (Dems) values and we should respect the rule of law.

She was good...Frum (who was the GOP spokesperson) pretty much had to shut up and agree.
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Itsthetruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 08:52 PM
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15. Now That Was Really Dumb
"She said we (the people/Dems) have no right in this family matter. And, we should not use this situation for political gain."

If true, that has to be the dumbist response yet by any Democrat.

Oh no .... "we can't try and gain anything politically by standing with and fighting for the 83% of the American public on this issue"

That just wouldn't be right and fair!

Right. Sit on the sidelines and don't challenge the Republican attack on the Constitution and privacy rights.

Oh. Don't hire the Democrat who said that as a political consultant. He or she could not win an election in Harlem!





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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:19 PM
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18. So you believe we should interfere like the Republicans?
I think you miss the point...she was saying this is not a political issue...it is a family issue and how dare that it be turned into something political.

We (the Dems) need to keep the high road and remain calm...tell the truth and point out the lies & hypocracy...but it is not for us to decide what this family should do.



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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:22 PM
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19. Jebus!
It ISN'T our business.

It never was. It isn't the gops' business either. It never was.

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 09:00 PM
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16. Good Advice...However There's Gold To Mine Here
There has to be a way to keep the undercurrent of uncomfort many are feeling with the Repugnicans and the many hypocricies they've displayed without making it look like it's being used for partisan purposes.

When DeLay called that dog & pony late night congressional mess, I had initially hoped enough Democrats would not show up so a quorum wouldn't have happened...and that once it looked like fait accompli, that Pelosi could have come out with some kind of statement...she left Barney Frank to carry the water here. I admire Rep. Frank, but I was hoping for a stronger statement about the unconstitutionalty and hypocrisies going on...open up awarness.

Now we just allow nature to do its thing and the Repugnicans to continue to drive themselves into a frenzy...much to our delight and that the more this circus drags on, a burn factor is starting to occur...people are getting tired of the story and the people...and leaving a very bad taste in a lot of mouths.

However, once this dust settles, I see no reason why prominent Democrats can't refer back to what's occured and point to the many hypocrisies and strong-armed games that have occured and how a continued Repugican control of Congress promises only more of these fiascos.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:26 PM
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21. Probably staying as far away from this
train-wreck as possible.

I just hope when the smoke clears I just hope they will take advantage of the damage.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:38 PM
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22. the dems should be all over this
discussing the situation medically, exposing the threats of violence, the exploitation of this situation, exposing all that's really happening in the US and our foreign policy, etc. They are scared. No heroes, just cowards. Just when do you say enough is enough?
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OrlandoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:41 PM
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24. When the fallout clears and the GOP has shot both feet...
...then the voice of reason should enter. Not for at least a few days after Terri dies, though.
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