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posted by Stithmeister @ 9:35 PM
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It is time for the voice of conservative Democrats to be heard again. For too long, we have sat on the sidelines and allowed politically correct leftists to destroy our party. As a working class Democrat who is too poor to become a Republican and insufficiently politically correct to feel welcome at most Democratic club meetings, I am ready to work for a change. Democrats don't win elections by pandering the fringes of our party. Being a Democrat is about making government fiscally responsible and taking an active role in solving problems. Democrats recognize that we need a social safety net, labor unions and regulations to protect us from the greed of the marketplace. The Democratic Party party gave us great things like collective bargaining; wage and hour laws; Social Security; Medicare; grants and loans for higher education; rural electrification and programs to help farmers. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party and modern liberalism have become associated with gun control, late term abortion and gay marriage. The obsession of many Democratic party activists with a narrow range of social issues has alienated many working families and religious voters from our party. We need to help move the Democrats back to middle on the social issues. I know that I'm not alone and there are many rank and file Democrats who feel the same way and want to take back our party and our country. Let's be heard !
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I tend to disagree with you on those issues to an extent. I have no problem with some type of civil union for gays. I think the religious side needs to be separated from the legal contract side. Marriage itself is a religious ritual, a civil union would be essentially a legal contract for purposes of work benefits and other legal issues.
I'm glad to have you on board and commenting. I make no bones my politics are pretty liberal, more so than you are obviously, but it's good to see more honest discussion and debate too, particularly from a somewhat opposing view point.
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