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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:43 PM
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Democrats tout "major" announcement Wednesday(where and when)
Edited on Tue Sep-14-10 02:58 PM by cal04
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/14/democra...

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make what's being billed as a major announcement Wednesday about the future of the party, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the speech.

The source tells CNN that Kaine will announce something that hasn't been done in years and will excite Democrats across the country. Kaine's event comes as Democrats face the difficult task of holding onto their majorities in the House and Senate this November.

The speech, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at George Washington University, happens around the same time that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele kicks of a major bus tour in support of Republicans running in the midterm elections. But the source says that the timing of Kaine event was in the works well before the date of Steele's kickoff was announced.



where and when
http://blogs.gwhatchet.com/newsroom/2010/09/13/dnc-chai...
Kaines speech will begin at 12:30, and is hosted by the GW College Democrats.
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/vote2010eve...



Any guesses?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:44 PM
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1. Hmmm. Something that's been done before but not in years?
No clue. :shrug:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:46 PM
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6. I keep thinking we need a good old fashioned...
Whistle Stop Tour... and right now, seeing how many Dems are willing to come out would be a really good thing. The RW is good at shouting people down, but that's about all their good at.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 07:09 AM
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65. Yeah! Words! More Cheering for shit we know didn't work under Republicans but we'll do it too!
Yeah!!!

I feel re-energized already.
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TheUnspeakable Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 07:15 AM
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66. Words!!! LOL n/t
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:54 PM
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21. Could it be to stand up to the Republicans and tell it
like it is?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:56 PM
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22. Like this?
Done very recently! :fistbump:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Ed Schultz: Obama Pwns Boehner in Cleveland Speech
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:03 PM
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24. Standing up to the asshat Republicans??????
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:45 PM
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2. They're going to grow a spine?
That's something they haven't done in years.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:46 PM
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4. LOL-- that was my first thought too....
+1
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:48 PM
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12. Do people come out for whistle stops any more?
Do most Dems even know what that term means?
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 04:49 PM
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46. does anything even DO whistle stops any longer...?
I mean, without short hop train service, the closest I can envision is regular ol' bus tours. Not very exciting, that.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 05:12 PM
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47. Some people credit the Clinton/Gore bus tour in 1992
with putting them over the top.

A nationwide bus tour by the President to push the Administration's agenda and promote Democratic candidates might be a good idea.
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CANDO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 09:40 PM
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61. Obama did a whislestop tour in PA in 2008.
It was a huge success even though he lost. My family went to the Lancaster stop. Very exciting with plenty of entertainment.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 07:47 AM
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68. I can imagine that in a state like PA a whistle stop campaign could work.
The northeastern states typically have train stops in many places that are well populated.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:49 PM
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14. lol n/t
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Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:06 PM
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26. +1000. If only...
can't stand that idiot Kaine.
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:22 PM
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30. They do it every 2 years for about 2 months n/t
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:05 PM
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54. Transplant in progress?
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:46 PM
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3. ???????? Anyone Have Any Ideas Beside Snark?
Interesting.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:47 PM
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8. I do... see above...
I'm really sick of the one liners myself... hit and run bullshit whining basically.
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lldu Donating Member (272 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:46 PM
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5. Maybe they are actually let the repugs filibuster??? N/T
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:49 PM
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13. That would be a good one.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:47 PM
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7. They're going to disown the blue dogs?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:48 PM
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11. +1, n/t
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:48 PM
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9. A big public works project? A "new" New Deal? n/t
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:49 PM
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15. my guess too...nt
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:04 PM
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25. Yeah, that's my guess too, something like that...
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 09:35 PM
Response to Reply #9
60. We should be so lucky.
We won't be.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:48 PM
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10. They're going to stop being embarrassed about what they believe in?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:51 PM
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16. Kick the Republicans right squa-ah in the nads?
Let's see, non-snarky answer. Hmmmm. Not been done in years. It'll excite Democrats across the country. A major announcement about the future of the party. I'm stumped.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:51 PM
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17. Deleted sub-thread
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:53 PM
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18. If DLC member Kaine considers it exciting,
it ain't gonna be good!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:23 PM
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32. "DLC" and "anti-abortion" Kaine . . . agree -- "ain't gonna be good!" ---
Edited on Tue Sep-14-10 03:24 PM by defendandprotect
Looks like they're rolling some PR down the hill to we liberals/progressives!!

They must have decided they need a few of us!!



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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:51 PM
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44. Was DLC member Howard Dean more exciting to you?
:shrug:
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 04:00 PM
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45. Provide a link showing Dean was ever a DLC member.
Edited on Tue Sep-14-10 04:15 PM by Individualist
I can provide one where he said DLC is the republican wing of the Democratic party.
http://articles.latimes.com/2003/dec/23/nation/na-dean2...

DLC helped to sabotage Dean's campaign in '04.
http://www.nndb.com/group/269/000093987 /
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 06:04 PM
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48. *crickets*
Still looking for that non-existent link, no doubt.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:08 PM
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58. Howard Dean: "DLC is the republican wing of the Democratic party" ....
Edited on Tue Sep-14-10 08:16 PM by defendandprotect


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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 07:25 AM
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67. lol-FAIL
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 07:48 AM
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69. +1
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:53 PM
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19. This better be more useful than the stupid ass key chain he gave Jon Stewart. nt
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #19
41. No kidding
That doofus actually thought that thing was gonna be a hit.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:54 PM
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20. cnnshit...the difficult task of holding onto their majorities in the House and Senate this November.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #20
35. What makes anyone think the huge turn out AGAINST GOP in 2008 is made up of
Edited on Tue Sep-14-10 03:26 PM by defendandprotect
people intending to go backwards -- ?

Rather, we need to find a way to blast thru this right wing wall -- and the DLC

in the Democratic Party and .... sadly . . . taken into the White House by Obama!!

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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 02:59 PM
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23. An explicit rejection of the 50 state strategy
He's going to announce a blue state only strategy that will "focus" all available resources on propping up incumbents from reliabably Democratic states such as California, New York etc.

"I don't see how we can keep wastefully throwing money at the deep south and useless flyover states. I mean, these states don't have oil or Wall Street!" said Kaine on Tuesday















:sarcasm:
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Atticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:19 PM
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27. How about "We're going to require all future filibusters to be of the traditonal 'stay on your feet
and keep talking" variety?'"

On C-SPAN.

Right through October.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:22 PM
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31. That would be a major wish come true!!!!
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 07:57 PM
Response to Reply #27
52. Right? I do not understand why
they didn't call the GOP's bluff right from the start.

Filibuster? Good. Make 'em do it. Every single time.

We cave, and cave and cave, and each time we do, they get more powerful. It's nuts.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #27
57. damn, that would be nice -- but i'd think such an announcement would come from Reid.
?? maybe?
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:21 PM
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28. Maybe they're going to let the people know they have a spine...
and are going to start using it.

We can only dream.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:11 PM
Response to Reply #28
59. Xrays of a spine may help prove it.
:evilgrin:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:22 PM
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29. Standing up for the "New Deal" ....???? That would be nice ....
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:25 PM
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33. Perhaps a Democratic version of the Contract with America
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:26 PM
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36. . . . written by Alan Simpson, perhaps?
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:33 PM
Response to Reply #36
42. Probably not, since Simpson is a Republican
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 07:55 PM
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50. Talk about a point zooming over your head .... !!!
Same Simpson who Obama put in charge of Cat Food Commission/Social Security --- ???
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:28 PM
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38. or of the New Deal. nt
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:25 PM
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34. I can't wait.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:27 PM
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37. A chicken in every pot? Forty acres and a mule?
Neither of those has been tried in years.

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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:30 PM
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39. Uniforms?
A new theme song?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 07:56 PM
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51. Funny .... !!!
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:30 PM
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40. Considering that Tim Kaine is announcing it...
It likely isn't any new legislation, or even a concept that requires legislation to implement. It would almost have to be some sort of politicking, an election strategy, and for the life of me I can't think of anything he could announce in that regard that would be even remotely exciting.

Furthermore, it's Tim Kaine. Judging him on what I have heard from him in the past, I don't think he has a clue what he is doing, nor what would excite the Democratic voters. I hope I'm wrong and if I am I'll eat a generous helping of crow but I really doubt that will be the case.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #40
43. I hope to share that crow with you. But at this point who knows. nt
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 06:07 PM
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49. Progressive policies?
Haven't seen it for decades.

That would be change I can believe in.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:02 PM
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53. Are you sure this isn't from The Onion
and he's going to announce that the DLC has been been disbanded because it was found to be an invertebrate species?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:05 PM
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55. I REALLY GET A PONY?!?
:evilgrin:

I really hope the Democrats do something kick-ass. O8)

:kick:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 08:06 PM
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56. They're going to merge with the repukes and change the party name to The Corporate Party.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 07:49 AM
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70. My first thought.
It wouldn't fucking surprise me at all.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 09:43 PM
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62. Stop voting like Republicans?
I won't hold my breath.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 10:37 PM
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63. Does it involve key chains?
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 11:01 PM
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64. I predict words, not deeds.
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 08:59 AM
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71. Something new is up!
Edited on Wed Sep-15-10 08:59 AM by kirby
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 10:44 AM
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72. Gimmickry, as predicted ... pathetic. n/t
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 10:45 AM
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73. The posted of the deleted subthread was right.
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 12:13 PM
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74. hey maybe they'll throw us a crumb!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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