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  •  How can you stay a Dem when the Dems are gone? n.t (7+ / 0-)

    I'm glad you get it.  I am totally pissed that this guy is even in office.   Shame on us for helping to put him there.   As a Democrat, I am mortified that a "Democrat" is doing this and not the Republicans.

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by dkmich on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:42:54 PM PDT

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    •  It's the same choice as always. (3+ / 0-)
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      Better than Rs.  I think more people suffer under Rs.  That is most of it.  Reduce the suffering that capitalism creates.  Even after the Great Recession, Americans want Trumps; they want capitalism.  

      I was critical of Democrats in the latye 60s and early 70s.  LBJ brought us Vietnam.  I am under no illusions regarding the limitations of Democrats.

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by TomP on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:52:07 PM PDT

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      •  If you need support for your statement that (0+ / 0-)

        more people suffer under Republicans than Democrats just look at NC since the election. The parties are not the same. Even blue dog democrats in the south are not the same as Republicans. More progressive politicians from the ground up is the way to get more Progressive legislation. Giving up on the political process by voting third party or not voting doesn't promote progressive policy either. When we lose to Republicans we don't "learn our lesson that we should be true progressives".  Instead we realize anything is better than republican policy and compromise more. Everybody was willing to compromise on a centrist like Obama after eight years of Bush. If we had won in 2000 maybe we could have pushed things leftward. Instead we did what we could to avoid things becoming even worse under McCain/Palin. If we let a Huckabee/Santorum/Christie into office in 2016 progressives will be like NC progressives are now. That is, longing for the days of a centrist leader.  Instead of going backward to make a point we need to build on what we have and go forward toward more progressive policies.

        "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

        by stellaluna on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 04:44:06 PM PDT

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        •  But we are going backward (1+ / 0-)
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          I never ask for anything MORE.  All I've been asking for is to simply keep the current benefit system.  

          And still, people like me are already being portrayed on MSNBC as if we are extremists, radicals and lunatics for simply opposing cuts in the current programs.  

          Whoa, the FAR LEFT opposes cuts.  How subversive!  

          I no longer believe the Democratic Party has a commitment to Social Security or Medicare let alone anything else even mildly conventionally moderate, I mean forget about progressive!  Whoa.  I mean when supporting the status quo is defined as EXTREME LEFT where do you locate moderate or conservative!

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