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  •  Rep Miller Is Saying (none)
    We cannot forget ther real root of the party, the working people.  We are sprung from their loins and we have the same DNA.  

    They aren't wandering as much as they aren't voting, or registering.  Something similiar to the Civil Rights voting drives in the south in the 60's is needed now to reorient those folks back to the party.

    Even though the Roosevelts and Kennedys were rich, and eastern, the common folks didn't see them as elitists.  Today, most working class people see the party as being led by out of touch elitists like Sen Kerry, mental patients like Joe Lieberman and dishwater democrats like Joe Biden, Harold Ford and such.  The average Democrat today probably has no idea of the labor movement, and, as evidenced by their recent votes, very prone to support business as an excuse to cut taxes and promote jobs.  Real Democrats only cut deals with business pimps as a last resort.

    We cannot forget these people, the working class, our roots and the foundation of where our beliefs of govt action come from.  It's our job to stand up for them, not bargain away their rights to the businessmen.  If we do that they have nothing.  When they have nothing from us, why bother to support us?

    Thanks Rep Miller, keep at it.
    •  We forget this root of our party (4.00)
      when we sat back idly and let Clinton foist NAFTA on a country that didn't want it.  To this day, very few Democracts are willing to condemn Clinton for that act, one that has almost singlehandedly decimated the labor situation in this country.  Ah well, it made Clinton's Wal-Mart backers happy.

      We're getting our asses kicked in Iraq.

      by Hot Ham and Cheese on Fri Jun 24, 2005 at 04:38:08 PM PDT

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