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  •  Can you give me something irrefutable? (2+ / 0-)
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    I run into this argument "he is / was DLC" all the time and it pisses me off.

    Is there a link / reference I can give someone I'm thinking of to get him to shut the $&#* up?

    "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

    by Timbuk3 on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 05:54:27 PM PST

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    •  Never mind, I found a couple of good'uns (5+ / 0-)
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      suswa, wordene, Predictor, lenzy1000, BBelle

      In Mother Jones:

      The DLC doesn't discuss the poor, which it eagerly and successfully had sought to kick off welfare—part of the Clinton legacy. John Edwards' turning against the DLC line (he was never an official member, but was widely viewed as a de facto member) represents a radical change—so abrupt it makes some voters a bit nervous, and others outright suspicious.

      In the NY Times:

      "This is a really hard choice, really, for Democratic voters because they like both candidates," said Mr. From. "For me, I don’t see that going to be a problem. I think in the end, Senator Obama’s appeal that he’s made very firmly and directly to independent voters, and Senator Clinton’s appeal to the forgotten middle class are going to add up to a very smashing Democratic majority in the fall."

      "This is not uncommon in primaries to see this kind of passionate support for one’s candidate," added Harold Ford Jr., the D.L.C. chairman and a former Tennessee congressman.

      "Only two candidates", according to Mr. From.

      What a nice thing to remember, the next time someone else starts busting on the DLC...

      "Doing My Part to Piss Off the Religious Right" - A sign held by a 10-year old boy on 9-24-05

      by Timbuk3 on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 06:15:05 PM PST

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