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Belefonte continues helping others see 'progressives"...

by Edward ODaniel / January 23, 2006 3:42 AM PST

in their true colors and for what they are and represent.

Can only be good news for Republicans as it turns off the Democratic base--the base is NOT the "progressives".

Belafonte: Homeland Security the New Gestapo

Entertainer Harry Belafonte, one of the Bush administration's harshest critics, compared the Homeland Security Department to the Nazi Gestapo on Saturday and attacked the president as a liar.

"We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended," Belafonte said in a speech to the annual meeting of the Arts Presenters Members Conference.

With folks like Belefonte and Dean and Kerry things just keep looking bleaker for the left.

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i hope he continues to talk
by Mark5019 / January 23, 2006 3:51 AM PST

makes it so much easier to defeat a democrat in 08

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One problem with your analysis, Edward:
by Paul C / January 23, 2006 5:15 AM PST

The "progressives" are the Democrat Party base - at least the "base" that votes in primaries and defines the party platform.

That leaves many voters in the real world who may be inclined to vote for a Democrat realizing that the "base" is, at best, disinterested in the average American, and at worst, hostile to its own country.

Can you say, "Reagan Democrat?"

Or should I have again pointed out the obvious in fear that they may finally get it? Devil

But then, as Mac's already noted here, even James Carville gets it - although I'm quite sure it's beyond Howard Dean and the rest of the comrades...

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Ome MAJOR problem with yours:
by Edward ODaniel / January 24, 2006 10:13 AM PST

the "progressives" are not the Democrat's base, they are the Moveon.org radical fanatics.

The actual Liberal base of the Democrat Party in general has no use for the ultra radical "progressives" which is good. They may lean left but don't have tunnel vision.

The base has even, through their non-acceptance and rejection, toned down the DNC agenda promoted by "progressives" to a considerable degree.

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Traditional base = industrial workers, farmers, ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 24, 2006 10:39 AM PST

minorities, and technologically innovative small business. Those are not "progressives" nor do they align themselves with them easily--Carville takes note of that as did Clinton because without the base the agenda of the fringe can't get carried out.

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