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  •  No Democrats are people who support (0+ / 0-)

    Democratic party principles.  And the one state solution is supported by absolutely not a single solitary elected Democrat.  It isn't a Democratic party principle.  There are 2 Democratic Muslims in Congress.  Its not supported by them.  There are a number of Arab Congresspeople like Jeanne Shaheen and Nick Rahall.  It isn't supported by them.

    To reiterate, it is supported by absolutely NO ONE.

    "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." --Barack Obama, June, 2008

    by oldskooldem on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 10:01:58 AM PDT

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    •  But even that (3+ / 0-)
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      doesn't make support of a two-state solution a necessary condition for being a Democrat.

      In fact, rather the opposite is true; most Democratic Party leaders, pious blather notwithstanding, tend to support a one-state solution.  That one state is called Israel and it is a Jewish state.

    •  And what, pray tell, is a Democratic (2+ / 0-)
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      party principle?  For example, as you well know, Democrats have very different ideas about what constitutes an appropriate health care policy.  Or an appropriate economic policy.  Or an appropriate anti-terrorism policy.

      Are you going to go only by what's written in the platform every 4 years?  Is someone only a Democrat who agrees fully with that?  Or are you going by something else?

      Or what about abortion?  Democrats, elected and not elected, are all over the place regarding that.  So what exactly is the Democratic party principle in that regard?

      Never mind that your fealty to elected officials in Washington, DC, is, well, interesting.  And your notion that someone is only a Democrat if they are in 100% agreement with something or other is remarkably narrow.  So much for an open tent policy, so to speak.

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