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  •  I'm confused (4.00)
    as to what the D trip and DFL have to do with Armando's post.

    From what I can tell, Armando is arguing for a big tent, and is using a particular pro-life representative, who he has otherwise found common ground with, as an example.

    He even goes out of his way to say that he disagrees with him on every social issue, and will go round and round with Taylor on those.

    You don't believe we can have pro-life Dems and still be a pro-choice party?

    you WISH I was female

    by AnnArborBlue on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:47:39 PM PDT

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    •  Then you have not read what I wrote. (4.00)
      I had a wake-up call on this from the Telefund, and it is not going to be a big-tent party for us.

      It may be a big-tent party for the people who are anti-choice, which is a minority by the way.  

      But it is not going to be a big-tent party for women any longer.  We have known that.  Of course it has to do with his diary.  

      "I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right." Howard Dean

      by floridagal on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:52:05 PM PDT

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      •  I did read what you wrote (none)
        I read that diary and the one it linked to when you posted them yesterday or the day before.

        I'm just trying to figure out where your position is. Are you of the opinion that Dems can't have any pro-life members? That they shouldn't reach out to pro-life voters? I'm just trying to get a handle on where the "big tent" line is for you.

        you WISH I was female

        by AnnArborBlue on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:56:39 PM PDT

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        •  That is absolutely NOT what I said. (4.00)
          I am so tired of people doing that...isn't there room for them stuff.

          Of course there is.  But if you read closely about these groups which are religion based, they are not willing to have it any way but theirs.

          Read up about the groups that all tied together calling everything about choice the "culture of death." They are tied to the National Right to Life group, the Feminists for Life group, and the group known as the Seamless Garment.  With those groups there is no room for compromise.

          My diaries were quite clear.  I am one of the more moderate of the Democrats.  But I do hate to be manipulated.  

          We are being manipulated, and we are not even a minority.  What will the party do to minorities if they are not willing to stand with us.

          Schumer clearly said we could not afford to worry about issues.  His own words.  He picked an anti-choice candidate because we could not afford to have a check list anymore.  

          "I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right." Howard Dean

          by floridagal on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 04:10:39 PM PDT

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          •  I didn't say you DID say that (none)
            I was asking a question so I didn't make those sorts of false assumptions that would make things get ugly.

            Schumer is personally one of the more pro-choice members of the Senate, so I don't quite buy that he's trying to sell women's rights down the river. I agree with Kos and Armando that getting Republicans out of power will serve Choice better than anything else, and I'm guessing that's Schumer's strategy too. That being said, I do understand why people completely disagree with that strategy. It's not without risk by any means. I just don't see a better alternative. And Republican majorities for too much longer really ARE going to destroy the right to choose.

            you WISH I was female

            by AnnArborBlue on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 04:25:04 PM PDT

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