And Daou for something completely different: the anti-choice Democratic party


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this needs to be said

thanks for saying it.

it's a short sighted cowardly party, by my way of thinking.

odds are they've been dead for a number of years. if they roll over on alito, and it looks like they are going to do exactly that, they're finished as far as i'm concerned. i hope those new converts from the republican right they're hoping to attract know how to vote twice in the booth. because if they want to make up for my absence that's what it's going to take.

this link says it all.

Pro-life Democrat

by kos

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Posted by bayprairie on 13 January 2006 - 3:57am
"Reality" is a bitch

The biggest joke is this is also the same blog that berated and blasted NARAL for having the nerve to speak up when the Democratic leadership felt the urge to annoit an anti-choice Dem to run against a pro-choice Rep.

Now they are crying in their teacups that pro-choice Rep are not loyal to their issues and ideologies... pot meet kettle.

Sites like under the guidance of the Democratic leadership attack pro choice Republicans who are already under attack in their own parties... now they have the nerve to point their fingers and say "see... they don't have the courage of the convictions"... yeeah... like all that courage the Dems are showing now protecting their own base.

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Posted by Parker (not verified) on 13 January 2006 - 4:03am
Here comes the old "Bait and Switch"

Stoller is right on cue:

I'm going to have a lot more soon on minority voters and minority candidates, but this is very good news. Hispanics are swinging back to the 'D' column.

Earlier I was wondering out loud how in the hell did the dem leadership expect to keep people on board after caving to an anti choice Alito while at the same time forcing as many anti-choice Dems on the party as they can find.

Thank you Matt for clearing that up for me... in fact this is no secret... it is what the GOP sponsored NDN has been promoting for over two years now.

I just never thought they would implement their plan to move the Dem party to the far right in such a deadly cold hearted manner... Rove would be proud, if he didn't plan it himself.

1 - 2 - 3

Can't you hear the meme now....

We just gotta elect these anti choice Dems because that is the only way we are going to attract the Latino Catholic vote...and the super duper conservative Black vote

NDN didn't fall too far from the DLC-Repub tree....

So I guess having five conservative Catholics on the SCOTUS is really "OK" with the NDN and its paid 4 bloggers, hence the lack of outrage.

One way of keeping the "Big Tent" divided (and more importantly "controlled") is to play different groups off of each other. So I guess the NDN crew are about to start the Latinos vs women "Special Interest Celebrity Death Match" and relegate Blacks and the renewal of the Voting Rights Act to the back of the bus.

The women will once again be put on the defensive for being too "ideologically pure" in not wantingto give up control of their own bodies to the fundamentalist ideologies of the "New Dems".

See... it is like this... we can win... if we attract the Latino vote.. so you women just shut up... pay up... vote up... and we will get around to you later. If enough of you die in back allies it will cause a conservative backlash... therefore the the quicker you die, it will be in the best interests of all concerned... most importantly... it would help the Democratic party take back the majority.

Oh... and that noise the fundamentalist are making about contraception, illegalities of assisted motherhood, increased laws against divorce, women should stay at home with their children and not work and be completly dependent on a man (not another woman).. don't pay it any mind... this misnomed progressive blogosphere will be right behind women supporting them all the way... envision an ActBlue fundraiser to defray funeral costs for poor women.... cuz these are such moral and righteous dudes.

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Posted by Parker (not verified) on 13 January 2006 - 10:02am
Time to leave

I'm lucky ... I have Russ Feingold and Gwen Moore representing me. We'll have to see what happens this year w/ Herb Kohl, but I may very well support a third party. I no longer consider myself a member of the national party, and I would encourage anybody confronted by someone like Casey on a ballot line to STRIKE on that race. Withhold your vote. Give NO money to the national party. Work for local progressives you support and true progressive champions like Bernie Saunders and John Conyers.

What a pathetic display this was. Despite warnings from many of us when "Fightin'" Harry Reid rolled over on Owens, Rogers Brown and others, despite all of the blather about "keeping the powder dry", all of the promises that a real fight would happen when the time came, we get the Roberts and now the Alito hearings. If they cared, they would have fought. They'd have risked political capital.

First get the collaborators, THEN the oppressors. Any freedom fighter knows that. The DC Dems are not JUST handmaidens, they are Collaborators. They are Vichy in every sense of the world, only they sell out woman, blacks and the poor.

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Posted by Madman in the M... on 13 January 2006 - 12:01pm
"Progressive extortionsists"

I take it that means you don't want a job on Hilliary's campaign...?

There is only one goal here... can you guess it?

Parker's picture
Posted by Parker (not verified) on 13 January 2006 - 2:36pm
I can't even read that place anymore

tired of their scheming for party dollars in return for promises to herd the "netroots". I'm done w/ NARAL and some of the other "activist elites" too, but I'm done w/ them b/c they are too close to the fucking party leadership. The same goes for dailyKos and myDD, just as big a bunch of suck-up kiss asses as the big "activist" groups. Fightin' Dems my ass.

You couldn't pay me to help Hillary "AIPAC on line 1, Senator" Clinton no matter how much you paid me.

I like Daou phrase: "cold civil war". That sums it up nicely. I no longer see any institution that is actively fighting our side of it. I'm sure some are, but ...

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Posted by Madman in the M... on 13 January 2006 - 3:13pm
another party

Down with the two party system. I kept imagining the questions Alito would get if the feminist party were represented on that damn commitee. But hey I'm still stunned that it's okay to put up another old white straight guy.

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Posted by egalia (not verified) on 13 January 2006 - 6:29pm
Broken house

What I keep seeing over an over again... are just excuses for the complete abidcation of leadership within the Democratic party. "See the GOP pro-choice politicians are selling out their base", "There are no pro-choice Republicans". YEAH... and this proves WHAT exactly?... Dems can be just as shitty...

The argument the faux progressives are using is akin to me buying a house only to find that it has a great big hole in the roof and their retort is "Well the Republican's house has a hole twice as big"... I really couldn't give one shit (or even half a shit) about the Republican house since it is the god damn Dem house that I bought and I am wading up to my fucking neck in the rain.

So, I am putting the people who work for me to build this house (yeah all those cowards in DC who can't hammer straight).. on notice... get your shit together and fix that damn house or I WILL be moving house.

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Posted by Parker (not verified) on 13 January 2006 - 6:58pm