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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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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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That's not really the problem with them

The problem IMHO is that they demand ideological purity and spend the majority of their time trying to attack Democrats that feel don't pass their purity tests, which harms the party, instead of actively fighting Trump/GOP. Does OR protesting a paid speech by Hillary, currently a Democratic non-candidate for anything, at Rutgers University, seem like a good use of time, energy, or resources? Instead of, say, protesting Trump's ongoing graft and corruption and dangerous foreign policy, and/or attempts to subvert the rule of law?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Mar 19, 2018, 12:11 PM (1 replies)

HRC lost the EC in some states by only a few thousand votes

and the vote was split in four ways between her and Trump and Johnson and Stein. It's doable. Trump's popularity has been in the toilet pretty much since he started. I'm sure that he's lost a few voters and I find it hard to believe that a decent Democratic Presidential candidate with a decent agenda and lack of serious Democratic Party infighting wouldn't be enough to topple Trump in 2020 (assuming he's still in office). Hopefully, people will have learned their lessons from 2016. Maybe?

Oh, and Hillary won't be running in 2020, so why does it matter so much what she said (and people will likely have forgotten these comments by 2020, if not in a few days)?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Mar 15, 2018, 12:09 PM (1 replies)


If and when Pelosi is replaced, the Republicans will demonize the next Democratic leader.....and the next one.....and the next one..... All of them will suddenly become the "most liberal" and "most evil" person in the universe and will be used to help rally their deranged base. Are we going to keep replacing our leaders every time Republicans say, "Boo"?

I'm sure that there might be some rational and reasonable reasons to replace her in the future but, at least so far, nobody has presented themselves as a credible alternative and/or given Democratic members enough of a reason to replace her right now.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Mar 15, 2018, 09:38 AM (0 replies)

Good lord

Who's going to be left running the Federal Government if this madness continues? Is there a certain point where *somebody* has to step in and say enough is enough and take control of the government to ensure that it still minimally functions?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:50 PM (1 replies)

If there was a better reason

that she is an "anchor" on any candidate, I might agree with you (i.e. morally or ethically compromised). I don't believe that Pelosi has done anything to justify being abandoned/disavowed other than being the bane of Republicans' existence. They don't have Hillary or Obama to use as a punching bag or boogyman (or woman) anymore (at least they are no longer imminent threats to them), so they keep on focusing on Pelosi. The thing is that she's done nothing morally or ethically wrong and we should not be doing the Republicans' dirty work for them.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:24 PM (1 replies)

IKR? If TRAINED LEOs can't handle guns safely

how in the hell are we going to trust even lesser-trained individuals with guns? TrumpNRA are clueless idiots for suggesting this amazingly stupid idea.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:53 AM (1 replies)

She's not qualified and (most of us) already knew it

but Republicans went and confirmed her anyway- even (if I remember correctly) having to get Pence out there to break a tie in the Republican-controlled Senate. She needs to go- but will just get replaced by somebody just as bad/ignorant. The only thing that will probably change is that she will refuse to go on any media outlet other than Fox in the future.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:39 AM (0 replies)

Ignore it?

It seems like they are hell bent on wrapping up (what that means in their heads, anyway) the Russia Investigation as they truly believe it's a big nothingburger to begin with- and Democratic Party-Hillary-Obama-"Deep State"-Mueller-FBI conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump. There is a little more "sobriety" about the whole thing in the Senate among Republicans, though there's little doubt in my mind that Republicans just want the whole thing to go away.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Mar 8, 2018, 10:53 AM (0 replies)

Was there even this much news back during the "W" years

outside of the period of time surrounding 9/11?

Clinton years (when there wasn't some manufactured right-wing "Clinton scandal" anyway)? Bush I years? News seemed almost boring by comparison back during those halcyon days.

I feel liked we've lived four years in just the past year. I think we need to start redefining units of time in terms of "Trump Time".
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Mar 2, 2018, 11:19 AM (1 replies)

I sometimes wonder

if they aren't at least a little sad that they don't have Hillary Clinton as POTUS to knock around for 4-8 years and have to desperately think of new ways every hour of every day to defend or distract their followers from the flaming dumpster fire that IS in the WH. Of course, it sounds like it doesn't matter. They're doing it anyway.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Mar 2, 2018, 10:20 AM (1 replies)
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