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  •  Yep, he's absolutely Naderific. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  unnecessary and false (3+ / 0-)
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      Kucinich is a Democrat running in the Democratic primary.

      (-5.88, -6.46) Democracy is what happens between elections.

      by autoegocrat on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 01:01:20 AM PDT

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    •  No, He is part of moving the Overton window (5+ / 0-)

      We need Kucinich to tell the truth to power even when no one is listening.  

      As Gandhi said:

      First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win

      He won't win, but I don't want him to drop out.  I admire his dedication.

      It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

      by pioneer111 on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 01:05:56 AM PDT

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      •  That's the Republican strategy. (7+ / 0-)

        Propose something so outrageious that when you give in to where you want to be, it has become reasonable.  Overton window as you say.

        Krugman gets it.  Feingold and Edwards get it.  Now if the the rest of the namby pambys would just understand that their base isn't full of pinko commies, they we would be just fine.

        "Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat." Mark Twain

        by dkmich on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 01:58:08 AM PDT

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        •  Contact Krugman (0+ / 0-)

          WWJD? - what would Jesus delete?

          by annefrank on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 06:43:08 AM PDT

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        •  base has been 'dem' but (0+ / 0-)

          the reactionary right has increasingly dominated and  framed almost everything since Reagan abolished the Fairness Doctrine and the red states were completely dominated by right wing talk radio, which is the GOP's main fear machine.

          if you want to give your reps balls, go wave a sign at your local talk radio station the next time Limbaugh calls him/her a traitor.

          print, tv, and internet could not and can not provide the same opportunity for repetitious propagandizing without correction. the irrationality and hypocrisy may finally be reaching saturation point for the GOP but talk radio will continue to be effective for getting Bush's minority mobilized for specific framing battles, character assassination, planting stories, making excuses, denying the undeniable, and generally injecting the intimidation and fear that keeps politicians supporting bush and afraid to cross him.

    •  la la la la (0+ / 0-)

      if we let bush screw up iraq till 2008,
      the dems will win for sure!

      (in a world doomed to forever war).

      only kucinich has a vision to unite humanity.

    •  Please elaborate. (0+ / 0-)

      How will having Kucinich add his perspective now and during the primaries equate to the damage caused by "spoiler" Nader?
      (Not the "sharpest knife in the drawer" here, so any help is much appreciated!)

      Behold the Lambs of Kos.

      by greeseyparrot on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 01:29:48 AM PDT

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