Democrats and Liberals just don't get it.

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    Surfing around the web and reading Alternet, MoveOn, Kos, and Atrios, I'm convinced that the Democratic party is completely out of touch with main stream America.

    They truly believe that those of us that choose to vote for GWB are not facing reality or to stupid to understand reality. They just can't understand that someone could have a different view or opinion. And I fear once again in '08 they will put forth a candidate that can not connect with the average American household.

    Reading an article on Alternet, one writer claimed "it's not our country anymore", ahh it was never "your" country. And that right there is the problem. It's the American peoples country.

    http://www.alternet.org/election04/20406/

    Heard one talk show host claim he was leaving the country because he didn't want to live under a dictatorship. Since when are dictators elected by 51% of the vote?

    So for now I have to hope someone steps up in the next four years and forces this party back to middle.
     
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    I watched Hardball last night cuz I wanted to get Matthews take on things. Believe it not, he gets it. He kept telling his democratic guests last night, you guys don't get it. The American people have spoken, and MORALS DO MATTER.
     
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    faced despair of Tuesday night... Or maybe he was just on script anti-depressants.... Zoloft makes accepting defeat easier...
     
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    Maybe its about time to change your voter registration then;) We'd be happy to have you more permenantly.
     
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    I might just have to do that, but I have 4 years to think about it. ;)

    Thanks Avatar and thanks to everyone here, I enjoy all discussions and support.

    Now who wants to pretend it's Friday and hit "attitude adjustment hour". :wine:
     
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    I believe it. I've always liked Matthews. He doesn't hide the fact that his personal leanings are to the left, but he goes about everything with common sense and is very fair about his interviews 99% of the time. The one time I was disappointed was when he interviewed John Kerry. He should have called his show Softball that night.

    Now that the election is over and they don't feel obligated to spout out the party lines, I've noticed a few Dems finally saying what they really think about the way the campaign went this year. I heard one guy say something like, "We had an unlikeable candidate and no clear direction." The people on DU won't get it, which shocks nobody, but there are some out there that do.
     
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    I've been lurking DU over the past few days and some of them actually get it. They realize that there are core values in America upon which Bush won and how the radical/fringe elements of their party push voters away from them. However, there's still lots there who are conviced of their utter "progressive" superiority. I suspect we'll see quite a bit of dissarray over the next few years and doubt they'll be able to get their act together by 2008. How many beatings do those guys need to realize that we are not a socialist-leaning European country?
     
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    He always has been a bandwagon kind of asshole. Who more than he used his time slot to berate the President. If he really does get it, he has been lying for the last several months with his listeners.
     
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    True. It is clear he was trying to sway the election with his coverage. Now that they have lost, he will go back to being an honest evaluator of the political scene as he knows that is the only way he will be able to stay on the air. I just wonder if he didn't piss off too many GOP folks that the influential ones will not go on his show.
     
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    Yeah, I found it interesting that he chose to broadcast on Tuesday with a background of hundreds of people waving Kerry/Edwards signs. Totally inappropraite for election night coverage.
     

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