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  •  So are a good number of other Dems. (2+ / 0-)
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    The whole party reminds me more of the Republican party of 20 years ago than anything a party advocating for Democratic principles would resemble.

    One reason for this is because people continue to buy into the artificial difference of party labels and vote accordingly.

    •  The artificial difference of party labels? (0+ / 0-)

      A few hundred thousand brown people and a few tens of thousands of Americans might beg to differ about those "artificial party labels" in 2000.

      I have a feeling that President Romney nominating Robert Bork Jr. and Antonin Scalia Jr. for the Supreme court and invading Iran might make you consider those "artificial party labels" also, but w/e.

      Lets keep feeding the Dems=Repubs meme instead of working to elect better Dems.

      When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

      by PhillyJeff on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:08:51 AM PST

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      •  I agree, mostly. I disagree that unconditional (0+ / 0-)

        support of Democratic candidates during general elections is anything more than "b...b...b...but Republican bogeyman X might win" mindless, blind partisan politics, and it doesn't help "elect better Dems." In fact, the unconditional support of Democratic candidates during general elections helps blur the lines between the parties, because it guarantees that Democratic candidates will continue to behave "badly" (since they know they'll get the rank-and-file vote no matter what they do).

        Your point and mine can live together in harmony; they aren't mutually exclusive views.

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