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ConservativeDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:23 PM
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Poll question: How will YOU purge Democratic party of the DLC?
;-)

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:27 PM
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1. why purge?
Encourage them to dump the "parallel power structure" and participate within the DNC.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:27 PM
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2. None of the above. If DMC candidates get elected in 2006, the DLC will
whither away. Their only argument right now is that they feel they got Clinton elected twice. I guess they're disregarding that fact that Kerry was a member huh?

I think if they fail next year, they're done. (if they aren't already!)
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:07 PM
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20. I really think they've already withered
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 10:07 PM by Capn Sunshine
Seriously, they only are known on this website and inside the beltway. They can do whatever they wish, but it isn't going to change reality.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:29 PM
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3. Demand the end to corporate money in political life.
Then tell all the centrists to FK off and join the radical right.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:29 PM
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4. We need moderate Democrats in states like Indiana
without them your true blue Democrats would have even less power.
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:01 PM
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13. There's a difference between "moderate" and "corporatist"...
...I used to live in Indiana and I never once heard a hoosier say they thought shipping American jobs to Mexico and China was a good idea.

Evan Bayh is not a moderate...he's a corporate extremist.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:29 PM
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5. How about adding another option?
"Post some flamebait polls because I'm upset that the From Scouts are getting a justified ass kicking for once."
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:31 PM
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6. *** WHAT A LAME POLL ****
:puke:
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:32 PM
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7. I ask again -- what has the DLC done for us lately?n/t
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:38 PM
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9. Given us something to talk about?
over and over and over.

Bush? Bolton? Rummy? Who are they?

Fuck the DLC!

Yeah.

Geez people, I don't agree with them either, but I'm not spending my days coming up with thread after thread beating my tits about them either.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:19 PM
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14. :) n/t
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:16 PM
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22. Just taking a moment to post in them.
:evilgrin:

Don't mind me, I'm just beating my tits.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:40 PM
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24. Great way to go from a C to a D actually
I may need an upgrade on my over the shoulder boulder holder.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:45 PM
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25. And it tenderizes, too!
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 10:46 PM by RUMMYisFROSTED
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:34 PM
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8. Get rid of From and Reed
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 07:46 PM by Mass
who tell us to blast fellow Democrats and to avoid blasting Bush.

The From ideology will die by itself as it is wrong. We must avoid that it brings the party down with it.

I have stopped using labels a long time ago, so I do not really care about the DLC by itself.
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:38 PM
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10. I'm gonna whine and bitch and moan..
and vote Green while living in a swing state. And if the GOP wins again and dominates the Supreme Court until 2050, I'm gonna be the loudest one whining about it, and about how those eeeeevil moderate corporate sellout DLC senators let those nominees onto the court.

That's what I'm gonna do. *STOMPs foot!*

:sarcasm:

(Seriously though, great poll..) :P
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Lecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:25 PM
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29. ROFL, too bad that's a tactic that so many people use.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:39 PM
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11. create photoshops of them in girls clothing
or, easier, copy Rush Limbaugh's parodies of dems and post them here on DU.
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Bark Bark Bark Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:56 PM
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12. Let's Attack Chelsea!!
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 08:21 PM by Bark Bark Bark
...Becuase that's the only thing the Right has done to the Clintons that someone here at DU hasn't...yet. (And I'm assuming a lot, because I can't and won't read all the "CLINTON WUZ TEH WURST PREZDIDENT EVAR!!1" threads.)

How DARE Clinton associate with Bush Sr? shriek shriek shriek

Oh, screw it, let someone like Nader win, then barge into the Oval Office farting some "take no prisoners" nonsense. Then, when he becomes the first POTUS to be roundly ignored by the rest of government, I'm sure the Progs will...

...find a way to blame it on the Clintons.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:21 PM
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15. you left out the actual activism stuff.
Voting, canvassing, raising funds, etc. Wonder why that was... ;-)
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:23 PM
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16. Because it's much easier to sit around and complain about liberal
Dems, than actually fight for voting rights. That's what the DLC does-they're little more than a Republican enabling sewing circle.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:25 PM
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17. Suggerito!
:thumbsup:
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:34 PM
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18. damn, you missed my choice ...
my answer was going to be that i will never again do any of the things i've always done in the past to help them ... you know, campaign work, money, votes - stuff like that ... well, i'll try to do more to help you with your DLC purge but at least that will get me off to a good start ...

of course, working for and funding non-DLC candidates will be an important step too ...

oh yeah, and of course voting for progressives from other parties when no progressive Democrat is on the ballot ...

i'm feeling good about your "Purge the DLC" campaign ... thanks for raising the issue ...
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:00 PM
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19. THE REALITY BASED COMMUNITY
Is that where that poll comes from? I'd vote but I need an answer to previous question first. I'm not sure I qualify to vote.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:10 PM
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21. The DLC is not the Democratic Party
They are a bunch of elitist Beltway morons that have no clue, or could care less, how the policies they support have hurt working men and women across this country. Whether it is the Iraq war, or NAFTA, or CAFTA, or PATRIOT, the DLC has been dead wrong. The only thing we can count on the DLC to do is for them to continue to enable the war criminal in the White House.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:20 PM
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23. By telling the truth, and promoting
candidates that work for working people.
If you weasels want to continue to operate within the dem party, I suggest you change your club name and go undercover. Progressives and MoveOn are the new wave, you are beached.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:28 PM
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26. First they ignore you.
Then they attack you.
Then you win.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:13 AM
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27. Good one...of course you realize
You will get locked...

Pro Hillary flamebait is gone before long...

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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:19 PM
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28. Working tirelessly for permanent GOP dominance?
You want to destroy the Democratic party and any vestige of progressive politics entirely? Purges are carried out by those with power, by the majority that has so much power they can afford to prune their ranks. Of course if your goal is perpetual GOP dominance, then this is the way to go. There is no other conceivable result to this kind of tactic.

If your point is to change the platform and content of the party, then you take action to make that happen: Support candidates who promote the kind of ideas you like. New candidates need to come forward that articulate a message of social justice. And tackle the key issue of corporate control of government. We work on filling the vacuum of political ideas with a real agenda. But purges are ridiculously destructive to a minority party and yet another example of the poverty of ideas afflicting Democrats.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:43 PM
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30. "Ask not what you can do for the DLC...
...ask what in the hell they've done for America lately!"
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:15 PM
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31. "...a far left echo chamber website"....you don't mean DU, do you?
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 11:15 PM by jonnyblitz
SURELY YOU JEST!!!!!! :rofl:: :rofl: :rofl:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:49 AM
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32. One you didn't list
and which is going on in Minnesota right now: work your way up the ladder and take over the party from within. :-)
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:07 PM
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33. Tough Love! Not purge.
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 01:08 PM by longship
You fight them in the political sphere by trivializing their importance. Don't use the term, "DLC", without the obligatory "minority faction" descriptor.

Other than that, write letters to their members asking them to rejoin the Democratic Party. (We do need them--we can't afford a party split.) Appeal to them with arguments like, we agree on many issues, why not make that the basis of comity instead of focussing on those few issues where we disagree.

But treat the DLC itself with disdain, always trivializing them, always framing them as poor sports who can't stand a diversity of opinion in the party. It's all true anyway.

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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:13 PM
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34. Screw the DLC
I'm going to work on grassroots level and work on reorganization of the House and get a democrat in my district.

Dean is right.

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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:18 PM
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35. Love that first choice!
:popcorn:
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