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  •  That's a question (0+ / 0-)

    And no, it's not a smear.  The point being, what makes a Democratic Party a Democratic Party?

    In my view, it's about being inclusive and thinking forward, rather backward which the GOP tends to do all the time.

    I've always argued that if you're a Democrat, please prove you are so aside from simply being registered in the party.

    And in a broader perspective, Democrats have more facts on their side than Republicans do.  We Kossacks have always argued that.

    So if that's the case, why is it the Democratic Party, establishment and others continue to not cite any evidence to support their arguments.  The NY Times article that I cited in this diary cites evidence and so should the KY Democratic Party.

    I mean, when I'm a Democrat, there are reasons why I am such:  I am big on knowledge and backing up my opinion with real world, factual information.  I also recognize that I don't view one state as being a foreign country.  Kentucky may be a different state than California, where I live in, but just because the people of KY have different attitudes and political views, doesn't mean they are aliens.

    Half of my mother's side of the family is conservative, staunchly so.  They're from Utah, an even more conservative state than Kentucky and one where being a progressive Democrat is like Ralph Nader winning California in a presidential election.  Even though I've had arguments with my mother (who is a moderate conservative) and others in her family (who are conservative and right wing), if someone goes up to them and doesn't become a robot Democrat and asks open-ended, non-offensive questions, they feel more comfortable with that.

    If we're going to be the Democratic Party, we need to do more than just simply say:  "She's too liberal.  She can't win the state."

    I don't think Lyndon Johnson ever helped John F. Kennedy win Southern states by being liberal.  Johnson's the most powerful liberal Democrat in history in Congress.  How do you think he was able to win over the South, even being a resident of Texas?

    •  I took it rhetorically (0+ / 0-)

      There is similar sentiment throughout the diary and the comments.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:06:22 AM PDT

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