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    deepbottomfisher

    The Democrats must keep their fringe voices at bay or what is happening to the republicans now will happen to the democrats down the road.

    I agree with that 100%.  

    It will be up to Obama to make sure that doesn't happen.  He's got to make sure the Democrats don't overreach, and that won't be easy.  Hopefully he can and will do it.

    •  I trust Obama to do that (1+ / 0-)
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      doc superdog

      And you are smart enough or perhaps have been around long enough to know what can happen if the extremes define the party.  On the Republican side, Nixon understood this well and I think Obama understands this just as well if not better.

      It is still the middle and as the person above pointed out the middle is constantly changing but if the Democratic Party was viewed as the party of Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney, it would be a bloodbath.

      I can walk and chew gum. We can protect the environment and stimulate the economy.

      by deepbottomfisher on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 10:04:30 AM PDT

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    •  Over-reach? (0+ / 0-)

      Why in the world would you be worried about that? The Dems in Congress have been so pathetically weak that they almost never stood up to the far right Bush Administration that moved our country even further to the right than it had been.

      If anything, we don't need pure centrism right now, we need to be left of center to help move the country back to the actual center.

      If you're starting point is far right being a centrist just means you end up right of center. Besides, there are way too many "blue dog"/corporate Dems who'll ensure that great progress is at least slowed if not stifled completely in some cases.

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      by ihavenobias on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 11:14:09 AM PDT

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      •  Why in the world would I be worried about that? (0+ / 0-)

        Because I'm assuming an Obama presidency and more Democrates in both the house and senate.  

        Democrats haven't been able to get much done because they had a very slim majority in the Senate and because Bush would have vetoed most all of what they would have passed anyway.  So why would they beat their heads against a wall?

        It'll be a whole different ball game in January.

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