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  •  Not the place for this (n/t) (0+ / 0-)

    Keeping felons well-read since 2001

    -6.13, -7.90 (now that I know what these numbers mean)

    by TheBookPolice on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 09:24:34 AM PDT

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    •  What do you mean? (0+ / 0-)

      What do you mean: "Not the place for this?" Is this rah-rah central, or what? Am I not supposed to question anything the Democrats do? Listen, my friend, I have been an active Democrat for 50 years. So, please explain what you mean.

      •  "Vote Green" (0+ / 0-)

        is not a message that resonates very well here. And (I hate to keep bringing this up) it's not quite in keeping with the "mission statement," if you will, of Daily Kos.

        Keeping felons well-read since 2001

        -6.13, -7.90 (now that I know what these numbers mean)

        by TheBookPolice on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 09:44:55 AM PDT

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        •  What mission statement? (0+ / 0-)

          Can you direct me to the "mission statement" so that I can fall in line be a better dittohead?

          •  Click (0+ / 0-)

            the FAQ link at the top of the front page, and go to "What is the purpose of this site?"

            And don't be such a jerk. I wasn't rude to you. Don't accuse me of enforcing dittoheadism.

            Keeping felons well-read since 2001

            -6.13, -7.90 (now that I know what these numbers mean)

            by TheBookPolice on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 10:51:29 AM PDT

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            •  I am a Democrat (0+ / 0-)

              Sorry if you take the word "dittohead" to be a rude insult. I did not mean to be insulting to you or anyone. So, what should I call it if I am not able to express an opinion about the Democratic Party being co-opted by the corporate elite Democratic Leadership Council?

              I have worked for Democratic Party candidates since Harry Truman, and I miss the old opposition party that used to stand for something. If we can't suggest alternatives to clear coporate-controlled neocons posing as Democrats, then we are not living up to the goal expressed in  

              It's a Democratic blog with one goal in mind: electoral victory.

              It is NOT electoral victory to blindly support a Republican for Congress just because he calls himself a Democrat. Howard Berman is the Joe Lieberman of the House of Representatives. Should he not be challenged just because he calls himself a Democrat? Because of the DLC control of the candidates, we apparently cannot replace a "Democrat" when he sells out.

              Do you have a better suggestion than to vote for someone who does express our values??

              •  He should be challenged (0+ / 0-)

                but from the inside. Majority should be our first priority.

                Vote your conscience. I'm not telling you to do otherwise.

                Keeping felons well-read since 2001

                -6.13, -7.90 (now that I know what these numbers mean)

                by TheBookPolice on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 11:51:23 AM PDT

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                •  a Green can not “spoil” the Democrat (1+ / 0-)
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                  It is not possible to challenge an incumbent Democrat "from the inside" [as you suggest] while the DLC corporate controllers are running the party. How do we get controll of the apparatus again?

                  Even though I had some misgivings about even considering supporting someone outside the Democratic Party, it is important to know that a Green can not “spoil” the Democratic control of the House. If the Democrats come short of a majority by one seat, Byron has pledged to vote for Democratic control of the House when elected -- just as the Independent Senator from Vermont, Jim Jeffords did for the Democratic control of the US Senate in 2000.

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