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  •  Principled Democrats... (0+ / 0-)

    Consider the idea that everybody follows Kos's advice and votes for the DINOs in order to gain a majority.

    What happens then?  Can we pass progressive legislation if 44 members of our own caucus vote against it?  Are we to assume that every Democratic committee chairman will decide against bringing these bills to a vote?

    (-10.00, -9.54) Volunteer for John Laesch for Congress (IL-14)

    by Jared Lash on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 04:32:00 PM PST

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    •  Ummm... (0+ / 0-)

      so someone who voted for the Patriot Act is a DINO?  Damn that DINO, Barbara Boxer.

      Our party does include conservative Democrats, and voting against them if you live in a swing district would be detrimental to the Democratic cause at large.

      Visit and follow every 2006 Senate race.

      by AnthonySF on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 05:17:38 PM PST

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      •  Outsider's POV (0+ / 0-)

        Isn't this the type of situation that brings the primaries into specific importance?

        Another point in favour of having good Democratic infrastructure at the local level so that activists don't have to hold their noses when they vote. With VERY few exceptions, I think that it would be foolish to stay home once the candidate is chosen.

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