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  •  No you're not wrong (5+ / 0-)

    the Dems do have to stand for something more than just being the "other guys."   The opportunity is ripe, but not if we keep going the way we are.

    -4.63,-3.54 If the people will lead the leaders will follow

    by calebfaux on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 10:00:21 AM PST

    •  The opportunity IS ripe (0+ / 0-)

      I have been brazenly predicting that Dems take the House and Senate, but my prediction depends on Dems stepping up.

      Feingold's censure motion is the perfect vehicle. But there is so much more that can tilt things our way (like Iraq, maybe?). The Dems REALLY need to get a voice spine.

      •  Re "Dems stepping up" (1+ / 0-)
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        I am sure I am not alone in having some ideas about how Dems should step up (and I'll save some for later). But one area to focus on, starting right now, is driving home just how awful this "do nothing" Congress truly is. There should be no more false equivalency, no more 'both parties are equally bad' stuff coming from the American public by the time Nov. rolls around.

        One possibility to consider: a TV spot featuring Democrats who have served their country in uniform (including Carter, Kerry, McGovern, Truman, etc., etc.), touting their proud Democratic patriotism and valuable military experience.

        (Btw, Ken Mehlman, how do you "cut and run" from a Mission Accomplished?)

        An even better idea: DNC Chair Howard Dean should field questions from us bloggers here at dkos on a regular basis (i.e., weekly or biweekly or monthly) -- just to, you know, touch base.

        (Not to be too pollyannish, but we should also be reminding one another and everyone we meet -- and again, now is not too early to start -- to register to vote.)

      •  My perception on Dems (2+ / 0-)
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        KingOneEye, saraswati

        Dean had a spine, and a 10-year record of having a spine. He was believable. And got a knife in the back in the dark Dem alley by his own "friends."

        Anything all the other Dems do in the midterms along the lines of "standing up for ..." I can only see as political opportunism--same old same old election cycle crap.

        I usually use the following criteria for voting: incumbent? Vote 'em out. My own form of term limits. Don't let anyone stay long enough to calcify or build a controlling network to suit their party and cronies.

        It's so hard to pick between a party of greedy SOBs and a party of less greedy but cowardly SOBs. Why bother voting at all? I do vote, but that's just my civic responsibility overriding my personal revulsion.

        -6.63 -5.64

        I am I and you are you, and we are both each other too -- Clair Huffaker

        by xysrl on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 11:47:39 AM PST

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