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  •  until there is a generally accepted terminology... (8+ / 0-)

    for people who were elected as democrats who have disgraced themselves and the people that voted and worked for them by selling out to big corporate interests, i generally use a modified terminology like "dlc-dem" or "corpodem" or "schmuck," to identify them.

    there is a good chance that, due to the actions of the current crop of "democrats" the very name democrat will become deprecated to the point that the additional terminology is unnecessary and further hordes of rank and file dems will desert the party and become independents.

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:42:26 AM PST

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    •  Just out of Curiosity (1+ / 0-)
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      What percentage of elected Democrats in the last thirty years would you consider "dlc-dem" or "corpodem" or "schmuck" vs. "True Scotsman," or whatever it is you call "real Democrats?"

      Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

      by TooFolkGR on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:51:55 AM PST

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      •  the best democrat i know is bernie sanders (3+ / 0-)
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        costello7, shaharazade, aliasalias

        i like kucinich, though he had his flaws and keith ellison, raul grijalva, barbara lee.  i liked howard dean, even though i frequently disagreed with him on important issues, i always felt that his heart was in the right place and that he was the sort of person who would actually engage with the public.

        anyway, if i racked my brains i could come up with a list of modern democrats that acted like democrats going back to george mcgovern.  they would all have flaws that i could point out, but they would all generally speaking have certain traits evident that most folks would agree, define them as democrats.

        i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

        by joe shikspack on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:20:03 AM PST

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