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    unless the Democratic Party endorses the repeal of the 14th amendment and the reversal of the "unlawful takings of private property" it entailed we will lose in 2012.  

    Sorry when we get to wrapped up in the idea of victory for the sake of just winning, we lose sight of what we are fighting for.  I'd rather the Democratic party lose an election , but stand for something that's worthwhile.

    Then again if we don't support the repeal of the 14th amendment, the party could lose the "crucial" white supremacist vote.

    by ManfromMiddletown on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 10:25:41 PM PDT

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    •  This is the crux of the matter, you do not believe (0+ / 0-)

      it to be important for Democrats to win this election, for as you put it:

      we get to wrapped up in the idea of victory for the sake of just winning
      So what if Democrats lost the Congress, the Senate, and the Presidency?

      Well, this is why important decisions of governance should not be made within the confines of ones own personal beliefs, because I can attest to the fact that millions of women are concerned about the potentiality of Republicans gaining such absolute power, as a result of this election, for it could mean an even further extreme shift in the Supreme Court and their losing of personal rights to make decisions concerning their own bodies.

      Millions of individuals who are depending on the Affordable Care Act legislation are fearful of the Republicans gaining such power, for they have sworn to repeal it, literally gaining the power of life and death in their own hands....

      There are millions of individuals who are fearful of the Republicans gaining ultimate power because it means the Second Great Depression that was averted by President Obama would become a reality.

      There are also many who are concerned about the Republicans penchant for starting new wars, their seeming indifference to public education, their lack of interest in a workable immigration policy, their wanton disregard for the environment, and to bring it to full circle their strong desire to eradicate union representation for workers all across this nation.

      Do you honestly think the battle in Wisconsin would not be revisited across this nation, this time aided by Congressional Legislation, should Republicans gain ultimate power? Really? Well, as the man said..."You ain't seen nothing yet."

      So, why worry about this election? It would simply be victory for victory's sake. This statement illustrates how easy it is for those of us without the responsibility of governance to make statements just off the cuff, when we don't have the concerns of millions and millions of people resting on our shoulders.  

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