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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why is that whenever people say that the "left" are lashing out at somebody, I've never even heard of the person in question? Who the **** is Bob Kerrey?
    I find it amazing that you don't know who he is....a 2 time senator, a Navy Seal, and most of all a holder of this countrys greatest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    It seems the most dedicated liberals do not like him. I take that as meaning towards the extreme end. Overall, I think most moderate and Blue Dog Democrats would like him and welcome him if he were elected.
    Nebraska is probably one of the most Conservative states in this country. It will be difficult for him to even get elected.
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Bob Kerrey is one of those guys you can apply to the Democrats in the same way that some on the left around here love to apply Barry Goldwater to the Republicans.

    The question then being . . . what happened to all the reasonable, moderate Democrats? It certainly is as fair to ask that question as it is about the Republicans. After all, the moderate Democratic Leadership Council is no more, and guys like Joe Lieberman are ostracized.
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Bob Kerrey is one of those guys you can apply to the Democrats in the same way that some on the left around here love to apply Barry Goldwater to the Republicans.

    The question then being . . . what happened to all the reasonable, moderate Democrats? It certainly is as fair to ask that question as it is about the Republicans. After all, the moderate Democratic Leadership Council is no more, and guys like Joe Lieberman are ostracized.
    I like Bob Kerrey a lot. More than John Kerry, that's for sure.

    Both parties have gone so far to the extreme to please their vocal minorities that nobody knows what a moderate is anymore. If you are to the right of an extreme liberal, you are an "Evangelical whacko who wants to spend on defense and bomb everybody until they believe in Jesus. Except Israel." If you re to the left of an extreme conservative, you are a "Card carrying member of Hamas who worships at the altar of Karl Marx and won't rest until America is ruined."


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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I find it amazing that you don't know who he is....a 2 time senator, a Navy Seal, and most of all a holder of this countrys greatest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
    .... I'll reiterate.... Who the **** is Bob Kerrey? Does he have his name on any important legislation? What has he done in the last 12-15 years that I should remember?
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .... I'll reiterate.... Who the **** is Bob Kerrey? Does he have his name on any important legislation? What has he done in the last 12-15 years that I should remember?
    Read the ****ing link I posted and you might find out who he is.
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Read the ****ing link I posted and you might find out who he is.
    So essentially some guy who stopped being relevant 15 years ago? That's why I should know who he is today?
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Oh. And I almost forgot about this:
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    [...] The question then being . . . what happened to all the reasonable, moderate Democrats? [...] guys like Joe Lieberman are ostracized.
    Joe Lieberman supported a Republican for president in the last election. For a (former) 'Democrat', that's pretty damn moderate

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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride, in the OP, quoting an outside source View Post
    [...] “Before leaving Nebraska, Bob Kerrey

    * voted to deregulate Wall Street [....] Since leaving Nebraska, he’s
    * supported cutting Social Security benefits,
    * raising the retirement age, and
    * lowering corporate tax rates. [....]
    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride, in post #8 View Post
    [...] Bob Kerry is a moderate [....]
    . . . . . . . .
    Last edited by Karl; 03-04-12 at 06:57 PM.

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