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  •  Shocking that nobody wants to replace... (4+ / 0-)

    Dennis Kucinich as Least Favorite Democrat among colleagues and party loyalists.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 11:13:31 PM PST

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    •  I guess (1+ / 0-)
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      that's what an opposition party is supposed to be for...

      "Today is who you are" - my wife

      by I Lurked For Years on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 04:44:14 AM PST

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      •  Requires a *loyal* opposition, interested... (0+ / 0-)

        in advancing a different way of reaching the same theoretical goal: a better country.

        Instead, during kill list hearings in front of the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week, we were treated to an insane rant from Louie Gohmert, espousing the theory that this power might be used to assassinate a terrorist to keep their problematic political ties to the White House a secret.

        Hard to engage in a productive debate when that's one side of the discussion.

        "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

        by 2020adam on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 04:05:29 PM PST

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    •  Of course (1+ / 0-)
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      Torture and murder and erosion of the rule of law appear to be bipartisan policies.  One wonders how this will ever stop?

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 05:44:36 AM PST

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      •  The solution certainly isn't to be found inside... (0+ / 0-)

        the narrow confines of our electoral system.

        Avoiding that conclusion is the entire M.O. of those who chastise folks who engage in non-electoral activism. Restrict ourselves to electoral politics necessarily means accepting and ignoring policies with bipartisan support. It means accepting as inevitable some of the most destructive actions of our government.

        "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

        by 2020adam on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 04:11:17 PM PST

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