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  •  then you should take it up (5+ / 0-)

    with Markos.  He hired Tom and Jen.

    After the past 2 1/2 years, there are many of this site who question whether just having a D or an R next to one's name means automatic, kneejerk support.

    I certainly do not vote based on that simple criteria.  I am far from alone, based on the diaries and comments on this blog.

    "More and BETTER Democrats", right?  How do we make them abide by the Democratic Party Platform if we do not cticize them when they do not?  Or is the Party Platform just a bunch of words?

    Truth - that most inconvenient guest and always late to the party. ItsSimpleSimon

    by ohmyheck on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 09:03:37 AM PDT

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    •  There's nothing to take up with (0+ / 0-)

      Markos.  As I said previously, it's his money to spend as he pleases.  And, yes, I'm aware many here are not Democrats in the traditional sense.  As for party platforms, have you ever seen how they are created, how various interest groups compete to have their ideals and desires included?  So, no, they're not just a bunch of words, they do represent real principles, but basically they're a wish list, a statement of positions compiled by a committee whose members frequently have to make compromises - just as elected officials must do in the world of Realpolitik.

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