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September 16, 2005

More On Dems Abandoning Their Base

Several bloggers (see these posts for links) have written about how the Democratic party has alienated its base. Stephanie Schulte is the latest to chime in:

[Markos] asks:

And yet HRC is fundraising for Chafee because he pays lip service to gay equality? Why do groups like NARAL and HRC have a hard time grasping the big picture?

Geez, what part of "we don't trust you" with our "pet issues" doesn't he get? It's not like the Democrats have a stellar record on gay rights anyway. And isn't the goal ultimately to get both Democrats and Republicans to support gay rights? What incentive do the Republicans have to reach out to gay voters at all? How is HRC supposed to have any leverage in the Republican party if they refuse to work with them just because they are not Democrats?

I guess we're not allowed to reach across the aisle though. Apparently, being in the progressive movement now requires you to get explicit authority from dear leader before you open your mouth and say something he might not like.

Have fun with that guys. Just remember that you're not going to get far without those feminsts, gays and hippies you pissed off.

Here's more:

Rhetorically Speaking

Booman Tribune

Posted on September 16, 2005 at 09:00 AM | Permalink