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  •  Well how's this (4.00)
    If they run to the center, I'm gone. So I have canceled out your ultimatum.

    When voters are faced with Republicans and Republican Lites, they are going to go with Republicans.

    What Democrats need to do is be bolder and more convincing about our core values... fiscal responsibility, social equality, war-hesitant.  We need to make people understand that these issues matter.  We need to reshape the perceptions, and nudge the zeitgeist our way.

    What good is winning if we have to sell the soul of the party to do it?  I'd rather have 44 Boxer's in the Senate than 55 Millers or Liebermans or Daschles.

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    by snahabed on Wed Nov 03, 2004 at 09:29:31 AM PST

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    •  Sure ... (none)
      What good is winning if we have to sell the soul of the party to do it?
      Spare me the purity. You've gotta win. Otherwise you're irrelevant. That's the bottom line.
      •  I was going to troll rate you... (none)
        But I decided that this was worth further discussion when I calmed down.  
        Spare me the purity. You've gotta win. Otherwise you're irrelevant. That's the bottom line

        Thats a load of bull.  If we become like the thugs, what have we won?  Winning, for its own sake, is worthless.  We have to win for our beliefs.  Otherwise, we are like the Republicans after Nixon, willing to pander to anyone to get back in power...willing to pervert any interest to win.  Win what?  

        I live in MS, so I'm used to being a beutiful loser...there is honor in the good fight, well fought, whatever the outcome.

        We did (relatively) well here in MS, largely by pushing economics.  Keep on pluggin'  Stick to your guns.  FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!

        "That government of, by, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth."

        by TheGryphon on Wed Nov 03, 2004 at 09:56:49 AM PST

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    •  run to the center (none)
      Letting the Repubs make us either choose to be a lite version of them or the hard left is crap.

      We need to solve the problems, not take positions.
      Putting people ahead because of race is very divisive.  Making sure everyone gets a good education and that discriminatino is legal is seen as centrist and accomplishes the same thing.

      I work for a Rural Electric Cooperative.  I have to sell ideas to my repub dominant board.  We into green power and are very progressive.  I use their economic and social theories to prove why we do the right thing.

      The current administration has to lie to succeed.  They were only able to take over with their lunatic agenda by controlling all information.  This is their weak spot.  It is in most Americans enlightened self-interest to support the type of policies put forth by the Clinton Adminstration.  We need to get that across and we win.

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