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  •  And again do you want someone in that (0+ / 0-)

    district who is either lukewarm and semi-supportive of gay rights (Herseth) or someone who is actually downright hostile to gay rights (Diedrich and her 2006 opponent) and will aggressive seek to repeal what (few) civil rights laws protecting gays currently exist? In a district like SD-AL, where the populace is most likely lukewarm, if not downright hostile, to gay rights, Herseth is probably the best Democrat that you can get.
    She isn't representing New York City or San Francisco.

    •  I'm tired of this horseshit excuse (2+ / 0-)
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      Stephanie Herseth is Joe Lieberman in disguise, voting with the Republicans on every issue that matters -- the war, habeas corpus, torture, FISA, and on and on and on.  She is a Democrat in name only; in her actions she is a Republican, and that is how she should represent herself, just as JoeLieberman should be honest and represent himself as a Republican.

      If I lived in South Dakota I would vote against her in a primary.  In the general election, I would vote independent or third party rather than endorse all her Republican votes by voting for her.  On no issue does her position have any substantive difference from Larry Diedrich.

      "The truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?" ---"V"

      by asskicking annie on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 08:32:37 PM PDT

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      •  You're back (0+ / 0-)

        If we had it your way there'd only 35 Democrats in the Senate, 150 Democrats in the House, and 10 Governors since very few Democrats would meet the "Asskicking Annie" litmus test/agenda 100%. I guess, then, that it is all but impossible to satisfy you beyond a few San Francisco and Manhattan Democrats.

        Folks, this is the textbook definition of the "martyrdom" liberal that I talk about all the time. This is the type of liberal who would rather lose than win, the type of liberal who takes pride in her political marginalization, and the one who would rather "send messages" than actually do anything productive.

        •  I would rather have a strong minority (0+ / 0-)

          than a weak/useless and/or complicit majority.  You end up with a useless majority when you send the message -- as you do -- that Democrats will not be held accountable, that they may vote Republican if they wish and that you will still vote for them and act as their ATM machine.

          We won't have an effective majority until House and Senate Democrats FEAR us -- until they know we'll dump them right on their asses if they sell us out to Bush, as Stephanie Herseth has repeatedly done.  It is people like you -- who lack the courage to hold them accountable -- who enable their uselessness and complicity.

          "The truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?" ---"V"

          by asskicking annie on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 10:59:26 PM PDT

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          •  Typical textbook case of the matrydom liberal (0+ / 0-)

            The thing is, Annie, that no Democrat will ever meet your standards. You would rather be in the minority. But when that "minority" is inevitably unable to stop cabinet nominees you'll be unhappy anyway. But I guess that the system already prices in left-wing extremists like you who can't ever be satisfied.

            Folks, again, this poster above is the clear definition of a martyrdom liberal. She states clearly that she'd rather lose than win.  

            •  I'm not a left-wing extremist (0+ / 0-)

              I've just lived in other places around the world where there are real opposition parties -- as opposed to our sick joke of an opposition party.

              It's not even a matter of left versus right -- the current administration is not so much an ultraconservative regime as it is a criminal enterprise.  The Democrats enable the criminal enterprise and lately have been trying more and more to get in on the action.  They are just as corrupt as the Republicans.  And, no, that doesn't meet my standards.  I'm very sorry to hear that it apparently does meet yours.

              "The truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?" ---"V"

              by asskicking annie on Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 09:58:07 AM PDT

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              •  I choose to deal with the reality as it exists, (0+ / 0-)

                even though I admit that it is not the best. But your strategy of sending the Democrats into the minority isn't the right one. But if you want to do that, I suggest that you start posting on conservative boards and far left third party boards dedicated to that idea.

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