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What to do about the right wing of the Democratic Party?

Ousting Joe L. or anyone from the Democratic Party

Posted by Vekaro on 2005-02-09 06:01:00

Can't we leave the mud-slinging and name-calling that goes with ousters to someone else? Why not take the high road - establish firm principles - values on which we can stand and not waver . Let those who don't agree drop by the way side of their own choice or maybe - if we are strong and convincing in the way we present ourselves they will "see the light." Positive, forward thinking and fresh creative ideas are what started this movement anyway.

Posted by Minuteman on 2005-02-09 17:15:27

Why do you think that Lieberman and the rest of the DLC have a different point of view than the right wing Republicans? What sense does it make to have a political party with ideologies that differ very little from the Republicans? Such a party is only a pale imitation of the Republicans. How could such a party ever win?

Posted by videokansas on 2005-02-15 05:44:36

Well, it dosen't look like the current strategy the Democrats are using is working (liberal, liberal, liberal, attack, attack, attack, hate Bush, hate Bush, hate Bush, and so on). If you would nominate more moderate Democrats like Joe Lieberman I think you could do a whole lot better in the elections than you will with left-wing loonies like Howard Dean at the wheel.

Posted by chucksmom on 2005-02-17 06:48:05

Ummm, "moderate"?

Become more clonelike of the the rebublickins?

That's just dumb.

Besides, if the bublickins start the draft (since now they're making noises about Syria & Iran), and the vets FINALLY (can we say exit strageeteree?) come back from Iraq, the resulting BS they will get from the VA is going to make Vietnam look like a cake walk!

Posted by Average Dude on 2005-02-26 06:12:03

Without a Clue

The Democratic Party has no new ideas and is resistant to change. It is currently the conservative party in this country, since all it does is support a status quo that might have seemed "progressive" 50 years ago but is largely dysfunctional today. It is so tied up with special interest groups and their self-appointed leaders that it doesn't have the balls to support policies that would secure the border, try to stop illegal immigration, and stop the stranglehold that the education establishment has over school reform. The Republicans are winning by default. I say this as a disillusioned Democrat.