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    Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Very interesting, Although a Dem I always liked Bob Kerry A U.S. Navy SEAL and a Mendal of Honor winner.........I wish him good luck bucking the nut case lefties in his party.


    Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out - David Catanese - POLITICO.com


    “Before leaving Nebraska, Bob Kerrey voted to deregulate Wall Street, voted for NAFTA, and voted for the Iraq war. Since leaving Nebraska, he’s supported cutting Social Security benefits, raising the retirement age, and lowering corporate tax rates. Kerrey will clearly not be a priority for those looking to support populist candidates in 2012 — and Chuck Hassebrook will likely get a lot of attention,” said PCCC co-founder Adam Green.
    Democracy for America, Howard Dean’s Vermont-based political action committee, also indicated that Kerrey can’t count on their blessing in his attempt to replace conservative Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, who is retiring


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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Very interesting, Although a Dem I always liked Bob Kerry A U.S. Navy SEAL and a Mendal of Honor winner.........I wish him good luck bucking the nut case lefties in his party.

    Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

    “Before leaving Nebraska, Bob Kerrey voted to deregulate Wall Street, voted for NAFTA, and voted for the Iraq war. Since leaving Nebraska, he’s supported cutting Social Security benefits, raising the retirement age, and lowering corporate tax rates. Kerrey will clearly not be a priority for those looking to support populist candidates in 2012 — and Chuck Hassebrook will likely get a lot of attention,” said PCCC co-founder Adam Green.
    Democracy for America, Howard Dean’s Vermont-based political action committee, also indicated that Kerrey can’t count on their blessing in his attempt to replace conservative Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, who is retiring


    Read more: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out - David Catanese - POLITICO.com
    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?
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Bob Kerrey has always rubbed me the wrong way and I've never really liked him...but I'm glad he's running. Let's face it, Nebraska is not going to elect a Russ Feingold type of Democrat anytime soon, and the liberals who are holding out hope for that are being stupid and counterproductive. Someone like Bob Kerrey or Ben Nelson is about as liberal a figure as can be elected in Nebraska, and I'm happy to have that extra Democratic vote on progressive legislation at least some of the time, rather than a Nebraska Republican who would NEVER vote for progressive legislation.
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    Embracing Conservatism is the only choice the Dems have, if they expect to retain any kind of power.
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Embracing Conservatism is the only choice the Dems have, if they expect to retain any kind of power.
    No, embracing the middle of the road is the only way any party has of attaining the Presidency or controlling the Senate. The Dems. at least, understand this, which is why they are going to do both in 2012. The Regressives have two more years to figure this out.

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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?
    A Nebraskan hero. I'm surprised you've never heard of him. Sic transit gloria mundi, sigh.

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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Embracing Conservatism is the only choice the Dems have, if they expect to retain any kind of power.
    If the Democrats embrace conservatism, the Republicans will win. If I remember well the election of Obama, the participation was relatively high and the abstention was lower than before, when Bush was elected in 2000 and 2004. A part of the electorate who generally don't vote decided to vote because they saw Obama as a way to improve their conditions. If the Democrats go to the right wing, those voters will come back to abstention and the Democrats will lose the elections.

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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    No, embracing the middle of the road is the only way any party has of attaining the Presidency or controlling the Senate. The Dems. at least, understand this, which is why they are going to do both in 2012. The Regressives have two more years to figure this out.
    It does not seem to me in this article that the democrats are willing to go middle of the road. Bob Kerry is a moderate and they hate him
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Bob Kerrey has always rubbed me the wrong way and I've never really liked him...but I'm glad he's running. Let's face it, Nebraska is not going to elect a Russ Feingold type of Democrat anytime soon, and the liberals who are holding out hope for that are being stupid and counterproductive. Someone like Bob Kerrey or Ben Nelson is about as liberal a figure as can be elected in Nebraska, and I'm happy to have that extra Democratic vote on progressive legislation at least some of the time, rather than a Nebraska Republican who would NEVER vote for progressive legislation.
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    Re: Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out

    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.
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