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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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For all of the calls for a primary opponent

There are very few willing to seriously challenge Hillary, at least not any heavy-hitters like Warren or Sanders.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Apr 17, 2015, 06:47 AM (0 replies)

It would be nice to know

Who will be running against her in the primary? He or she has not declared so what will happen if nobody else declares?v And I don't believe in having a primary for primary sake. I want candidates whom are in it to win it, not somebody trying to "make a point".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 09:13 PM (0 replies)

Can somebody educate me

about how this deal with Iran for them to give up developing nuclear weapons is so "dangerous" to the world/Israel as opposed to us refusing the deal, the net effect of which would continue to punish Iran with sanctions but would not guarantee inspections or monitoring of Iran's facilities. Furthermore, the deal does not, as I understand, take the threat of military force off the table and the US/Israel could still attack Iran militarily if they were determined to pose a legitimate threat, right? So, remind me again how this deal is supposed to be "dangerous"? Am I missing something? Seems like it's Republicans whom want to torpedo the deal whom are putting everybody at risk because not doing a deal with Iran keeps them having to submit to inspections, the sanctions will just continue to antagonize them, and a military strike of any kind will only exacerbate tensions and make it MORE likely, not less, that they will develop nuclear weapons as a deterrent if nothing else.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 14, 2015, 04:35 PM (1 replies)

From what I have heard, the NRA has already started transferring their hatred of President Obama

to Hillary Clinton, who, according to them will be the next would-be "gun grabber-in-chief" (not their words but same concept). If she is elected POTUS, which great-maker she will be (or at least some Democrat), we will go from 8 years of thinly veiled racism to 4-8 years of anti-woman misogny and, of course, more far out right-wing conspiracy theories.

Brace yourself! 2016 is coming!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 11:14 AM (1 replies)

The only thing that they are "conservative" about is their compassion

My condolences for your hardships. Repbulicans, by and large, seem profoundly ignorant and/or unconcerned about the effects that their ideology/policies have on people like themselves and until or unless some kind of tragedy befalls or affects them directly, they typically remain ignorant and/or unconcerned and continue existing inside their little "bubble". There is plenty room for debate about the size and scale of government and what the best policies for addressing certain problems, but the biggest problems I have with most right-wingers/Republicans is that they prefer not to debate the issues and would simply prefer to do what they want to do whether or not it hurts people or even if it works at all, never change course even when it's obvious that what they're doing isn't working (they simply just attack the critics personally), they decry everybody else's policies but rarely (if ever) have any demonstrable alternatives, and, rather than constructively seek solutions, they simply demonize everybody else as anti-American, tyrannical, abusive, divisive, freeloaders, etc so that they can ignore them (and make everybody else ignore them as well).
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 11:09 AM (0 replies)

If the righties want to talk governmental tyranny

the Terri Schiavo matter, which Jeb was deeply personally involved in to an extreme and, perhaps even abusive way, should be deeply disturbing to them (though they will, of course, ignore THAT kind of executive abuse and focus instead on how tyrannical it is that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton want all Americans to have access to health care)
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 10:19 AM (1 replies)

Our candidate would also be remiss in noting

that almost all of Jeb's advisers (esp. in foreign policy) are the same people whom served his brother while in office and helped bring about, with Bush's knowledge, support, and/or consent, almost all of the disasters and debacles that we're still not done cleaning up now.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 10:14 AM (0 replies)

For me

She basically was the runner up in the last election as Democratic primary voters were fairly evenly split between her and Barack Obama (just about any Democrat could have won handily in 2008) and now that he has served his two terms, she apparently wants another crack at it and, assuming that most Democrats still want her, she will likely get that opportunity and I will likely support her as the best chance we have of holding the WH post-President Obama I think that, by this point, Hillary is well-known and has proven herself up to the job and people either like her or dislike her and will vote accordingly. There is likely not much more she can do to change people's perception of her at this point. I also would expect that, if elected, she would largely continue/extend President Obama's policies, which I mostly support.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 10:06 AM (0 replies)

The "Letter of 47" was awful. Even more disturbing IMHO

was Lindsey Graham's suggestion that President Obama just sit out the remainder his term and not be allowed to do anything foreign policy-wise.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 09:52 AM (1 replies)


He proves time and time the idiocy/shamelessness of his critics, as well as that he is pretty much the only "adult in the room" over there in DC. I can imagine that he's tired of the Republicans' childish, immature behavior. We are quite fortunate to have him in the WH and, great maker willing, the Republicans will remain in time out- outside the WH for the foreseeable future.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Apr 12, 2015, 09:48 AM (0 replies)
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