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George W. Bush has abandoned us.  Bush has abandoned his conservative principles.  I might not even vote for him.  If Al Gore wins, then that will teach the Republican party to listen to us.  We gave Bush his primary victory, and we deserve him to remain true to us.

Bush is talking about compassionate conservatism like some kind of namby-pamby liberal.  Now that he has won the primary, he is exposing himself as a moderate by trying to win the votes of moderates and God forbid...Democrats!  Bush is not talking about ending abortion and throwing women in prison anymore.  I demand that he speak about these issues.  If that means Al Gore is President, I do not care.  I did not really want my capital gains tax cuts and the elimination of the estate tax anyway.

Bush is talking differently now that he is trying to do what is necessary to win over the people who voted for John McCain, Steve Forbes and others in the primaries.  I demand that he stop.  If that means Al Gore is President, I do not care.  I did not really want my family's industries to be able to pollute the skies at will anyway.

Bush is meeting with all kinds of people who have interests different from my interests.  I demand that he stop.  If that means Al Gore is President, I do not care.  I did not really want to destroy the public education system anyway.

Bush is highlighting the areas in which he might convince a majority of Americans that he is the candidate who is best suited to be President from 2001-2005 or longer.  I demand that he stop.  If that means Al Gore is President, I do not care.  I did not really want to exploit consumers for the benefit of my family's credit card industry anyway.

I expect George W. Bush to be my political whore and believe in everything I believe, reject everything I reject and act exactly the way I want him to act in the 2000 campaign season.  

If we damand anything less of Bush, we will be abandoning our principles...

Wait.

Unless...Maybe our principles are cutting taxes for the wealthy, not regulating industries, destroying public education...

What is the best way to obtain those goals...

Hmmmm...I wonder.

Originally posted to Miss Snarkypants on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 09:43 AM PDT.

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    •  I find it odd that the side that WON on FISA (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      polecat

      can't let it go or won't let it go.

      Don't skin and field-dress every stray sheep as it wanders in else the rest will never return. :)

      by cskendrick on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 09:47:16 AM PDT

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      •  Did somebody "Win" on FISA? n/t (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        polecat, slksfca

        ---- now they sit and rattle their bones and think of their bloodstone days...

        by TooFolkGR on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 09:48:07 AM PDT

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      •  Had (1+ / 0-)
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        polecat

        Obama voted for retroactive immunity before the primary, he would NOT have won the nomination. That, I'm pretty sure of.

        However, we can't throw the baby with the bathwater (the "baby" being a Democratic Presidency), and so we'll have rejudge Obama on this and other important matters like Iraq a couple of years after he's sworn in, for the next presidential cycle.

        In the mean time, hopefully Obama also realized a couple of things:

        1. reversing positions on major issues dramatically in the matter of few months is a bad campaign strategy (in this case, instead of hanging the flip-flopper charges around McCain's neck firmly by now, he is battling such charges against himself)
        1. progressive netroots is an important enough movement not to play such games with (he should and will be held accountable to at least his own words and promises)

        Al Gore's progressive 2000 GE Democratic Platform:
        Prosperity, Progress and Peace

        by NeuvoLiberal on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 10:59:48 AM PDT

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    •  Ugh. (3+ / 0-)
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      polecat, dark daze, bh20755

      Yeah, that's right. I'm really bringing down the Democratic Party with my adherence to Progressive principles

      •  Since you do not understand the first time (2+ / 0-)
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        brentmack, TidBits

        Please let me explain that I am not telling anyone to abandon progressive principles.  I am merely arguing that the only way to get to those principles is to understand that Obama has to appeal to people who are not progressives and has to do what is necessary to get elected.  If he does not get elected, our principles are nothing but a sorry sack of shit because that is what John McCain will reduce them to.

        •  I think holding my voice (2+ / 0-)
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          TheUnknown285, dark daze

          is an abandonment of my principles. Believe it or not it makes it much more difficult to support our candidate when we are (repeatedly) told to shut up and get in line. It is not also gospel truth that Senator Obama needs to move to the center to be elected. In fact, there is plenty of evidence that the opposite is true.

          •  Let me give it a try (1+ / 0-)
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            Jennifer Clare
            You're the parent, and Obama is the child you are raising. That's a metaphor. Obama is not really your child, but let's go with it for a second.

            We're not asking you to stop parenting.

            We're asking you (not you specifically...) to stop beating your child and try a nurturing tactic. We all want that child/candidate we are raising to grow up into an excellent progressive president.

            OK, I hope that analogy didn't make you laugh too much.

    •  Chocolate Banana Pie (0+ / 0-)

      from Allrecipes.com

      INGREDIENTS

      • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
      • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
      • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
      • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
      • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
      • 1/2 cup white sugar
      • 2 large bananas, sliced
      • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
      • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

      DIRECTIONS

      1. Knead together the pie dough and the 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans. Line 9 inch pie pan with the pecan dough; bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes. Let cool.
      2. Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth, and spread in the pie shell.
      3. Prepare chocolate pudding according to package instructions, but use 1/2 cup less milk. Set aside.
      4. Whip the cream with 1/2 cup sugar. Spread half of the whipped cream over the cream cheese in the shell. Lay sliced bananas on top of the whipped cream, and cover with the chocolate pie filling. Spread the other half of the whipped cream over the bananas. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, and refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      -Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 09:58:40 AM PDT

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  •  Some things Republicans excel at: (5+ / 0-)
    1. knowing where their bread is buttered
    1. knowing when and how to get the f*&$ in line
  •  redux (2+ / 0-)
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    polecat, dark daze

    When I woke up this morning, my country was being led by war criminals, and apologists for war criminals.  The majority party in congress refuses to acknowledge the gaping holes in the fabric of the constitution, nor will they even attempt to stop the hemorrhaging of our civil liberties.  The aforementioned war criminal in chief has expressed his support for a new illegal war based on the same marketing campaign shortly before he leaves office, and the same aforementioned opposition majority of congress makes no move to stop him.

    All of this while the candidate of the spineless opposition party sees no reason to shake up the boat too much by opposing said raping of the constitution, but I am the one who is to blame for him if he looses the election because I won't shut up, move to the back of the bus, and open my wallet for the collection plate?

    "Reality must take precedence over public policy, for Nature can not be fooled." -Richard Feynman

    by Tin hat mafia on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 10:43:49 AM PDT

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