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  •  I'm wondering if oldskooldem thinks that this (2+ / 0-)
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    corvo, unspeakable

    is a Democratic Party principle.  If not, and he or she believes it to be true, which is seemingly so, then I guess oldskooldem is really not a Democrat, by his or her own standards.

    •  Nah, (3+ / 0-)
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      capelza, corvo, Aunt Martha

      I think it's basically the Democratic Party is what he says it is. What he believes is what the  party really (in his mind) believes. So, in actuality, it's impossible for him to not be a Democrat.

    •  A Democratic Party principle is (0+ / 0-)

      that Israel has the right to defend itself. Anyone who thinks otherwise, according to your idea of you being an arbiter of who is a Democrat, as I will now be, is not a Democrat, but a ridiculous Green Party type.

      "Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted." -President Bill Clinton

      by deaniac20 on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 10:54:08 AM PDT

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      •  Show me where anyone said that Israel (4+ / 0-)
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        capelza, corvo, Terra Mystica, unspeakable

        doesn't have a right to defend itself.  The issue being discussed here is whether or not Palestinians do--do you believe that they do?  Oldskooldem clearly does not.

        As for your arbiter statement, I suggest you take it up with oldskooldem, since he or she is the one who initially made that statement.  It's right in this diary, I'm sure you can find it.

        Green Party?  I'm sure you think they're ridiculous, but then again, since you're not an arbiter, I'm not sure you can make that kind of statement.  Unless, of course, you are an arbiter, and you haven't told us.

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