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  •  First "other" voter (14+ / 0-)

    I'm a Democrat, but capitulation to Rethugs and Blue Dogs on healthcare will have me changing my registration to Socialist.

    I can remain a proud Democrat through many other failings and stumblings, but there is no excuse for a bad healthcare bill.  None.  Not when 75% of the public is behind you.  Not when there are 60 votes in the Senate, a huge majority in the House and a Democrat in the White House.

    •  If you change parties (5+ / 0-)

      be sure to write to Harry Reid and tell him why.  I can't bring myself to support any party that considers an epic failure like Reid to be any kind of "leader."

      The Enemies Within: Time to make an example of Republican-enabling "Democrats" Evan Bayh, Ben Nelson, and Mary Landrieu -- by defeating them.

      by simca on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:53:53 PM PDT

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      •  Even better (0+ / 0-)

        Choose a district where the GOP is weak, and the Democrat is an asshole, and beat him.

        And then write Reid and tell him you helped beat his ally.

        That'll really get his attention.

        "If another country builds a better car, we buy it. If they make a better wine, we drink it. If they have better healthcare . . . what's our problem? "

        by mbayrob on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 12:12:58 AM PDT

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      •  Be sure to write (0+ / 0-)

        Michael Steele to congratulate him on his new majority in congress as well...

        Obama - Change I still believe in

        by dvogel001 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 04:05:48 AM PDT

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    •  7th other voter (0+ / 0-)

      Registered Democrat, and agree with costello7

      Efectus nihil profundus sub pensus est

      by Riddlebaugh on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 02:05:09 AM PDT

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    •  ha! (0+ / 0-)

      I'm a Democrat, but capitulation to Rethugs and Blue Dogs on healthcare will have me changing my registration to Socialist.

      You mean all that stuff we've been hearing on AM radio about Obama being a socialist himself isn't true???? Perhaps I should buy one of those new fangled FM sets...

      I can remain a proud Democrat through many other failings and stumblings, but there is no excuse for a bad healthcare bill.  None.  Not when 75% of the public is behind you.  Not when there are 60 votes in the Senate, a huge majority in the House and a Democrat in the White House.

      Hey now... let's at least wait for them to actually pass something before we judge...

    •  75% want reform... (0+ / 0-)

      but only 2% are willing to pay more than $3000 a year for reform...it is not cut and dry...

      Obama - Change I still believe in

      by dvogel001 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 04:06:40 AM PDT

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    •  Another "other" - unregistered. (0+ / 0-)

      I've never registered, never had to.  Of course, my preference is Dem, but my fiercely independent (socially, not politically) keeps me away from signing on the dotted line.

      "And God separated the light from the dark, and did two loads of laundry"

      by Fiddlegirl on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 05:33:49 AM PDT

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    •  14th Other: Democrat but not always proud of it (0+ / 0-)

      I was an Independent for years. I rejoined the Democratic Party early in Bush's reign, when I realized that there was no foreseeable future where I would vote for a Republican.

      I am often not proud at all about the Democratic Party. A particular sore point is using the party apparatus to support incumbents in party primaries. The party should let the MEMBERS decide whom they want representing them, and put their effort into supporting our choice against the Republican candidate in the main election. I give no money to the party for this reason -- I support specific candidates or coalitions.

      In most of this country, D or R are the only viable choices for getting someone elected. Far better than forming a third party is to stake out your section of one of the two main parties. So I call myself a Progressive Democrat. I'm proud of that sub-party. The party as a whole, not always.

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