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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:38 PM
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Is there ANYONE as popular as Palin in the Democratic Party that is that Clueless?
Is there one democrat that draws big crowds, is quoted daily by the press and also is as unqualified/clueless as Palin?

Jesus, at least when we become fascinated with someone they are actually smart and have accomplished something.

If there was a Dem as clueless as Palin and as popular, this place would be ripping into their supporters.

I can't believe the GOP is actually taking her seriously.







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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:39 PM
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1. Our people who are that clueless
are also very marginal.

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:40 PM
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2. We used to have Cynthia McKinney
But the party wisely kicked her ass to the curb.

I'm sure we have some equally nutty state reps and local officeholders, but none as prominent as Palin.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:45 PM
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5. she has never been popular in the party, those who loved her
were mostly those who hate the Democratic Party and voted Nader.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:48 PM
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18. McKinney has never been popular with *the power elite* within our party. eom
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:50 PM
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19. Nice glaring generalizations. Also part of the reason that the corporate democrats
are going to get their asses handed to them this upcoming November.

If you want to act like the GOP, then don't come crying when you can't score our LIBERAL votes.

You go strong! Keep calling us "crazy" and see how far you get with just hard core right leaning corporate democrats. :evilgrin:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:21 PM
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13. I remember the oodles of defenders McKinney had right here on DU.
To be fair, I think about 95% of them are no longer with us.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:47 PM
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17. Cynthia McKinney was and is presently, a humanitarian and American Patriot.
I don't understand why *some* democrats SAVE most of their hatred for the left wing of our party. It is undeserved. She spoke truth to power and was punished and labeled "crazy." ... I wish she were still serving in the House today. I like "pushy broads" as I'm an unabashed one. :-)

http://yorick.infinitejest.org:81/1/img/card-thoughtcrime_cynthia_mckinney.jpg
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 06:50 AM
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30. To be fair- there are people less educated and more clueless than Cynthia McKinney
Right here on this thread.

And that's not even going into ethics- or the utter lack thereof.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 08:44 AM
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33. True. How many people here have earned both B.A. and M.A. degrees?
;)

McKinney earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She worked as a high school teacher and later as a university professor.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:41 PM
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The GOP will take anyone who can command an audience/following seriously.
Of course, we probably would, too, come to think of it. But none of our people are so blatantly unqualified and clueless. Even Lincoln has a brain.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:41 PM
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3. DELETE - dupe. I guess I shouldn't be calling others stupid if I can't just hit 'post' once. :-) nt
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 10:42 PM by gateley
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:39 PM
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16. LOL!
:hi:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:45 PM
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4. She knows how to "work it"
Edited on Fri Apr-09-10 10:48 PM by Blue_In_AK
with her peeps. If Sarah didn't have her looks and her sexy ways, she would be a nobody. She dresses like a call-girl, makes herself up, flirts and winks -- and spouts sexy talk about the evil Democrats and gives her adoring crowd a collective hard-on.

Maybe she's the Whore of Babble-on.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 06:25 AM
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29. "Whore of Babble-on"
:rofl:
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:47 PM
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6. Has there ever been a more clueless politician?
?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:49 PM
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7. Stupid morons have rights, too, ya know.
They need a leader just like we do. (I need to keep telling myself that or my head will explode)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:53 PM
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8. no
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:33 PM
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9. The guy who think Guam is going to tip over. Don't know if he get crowds.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:55 PM
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12. Check the date
I'm not sure if there is any connection, but when I first heard it reported, I just assumed it was some lame 1st of April foolery.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:22 PM
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14. Yeah, but that's one dumbass thing and no history of saying OTHER dumbass things.
Johnson can't hold a candle to the ball of pure, uncut stupidity that is Sarah Palin.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:36 PM
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15. I see it might be a medical related problem with some experimental treatments I spoke too soon.
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joeglow3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 10:51 AM
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36. It is scary though
While I have no reason to doubt this as a cause, it is scary someone with that little control over themselves due to an illness can retain so much power over the entire country.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:25 PM
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24. Same district McKinney was from. I guess there's something in the water there.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:57 PM
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10. Probably not...but you get the same sound bite from the corrupt. n/t
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:51 PM
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11. Hey, we got a UFO seein', Iran supporting, Chavez ally....
Between Kucinich and Sanders, we get our fair share of entertainment as well. We're just a little more sophisticated in our humorous political sophistry.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:53 PM
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20. It's amazing that the closer a democrat comes to "speaking truth to power" the more effort
is made by the right-leaning corporate wing of our party to label them "crazy" and/or "deranged." :shrug:

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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:07 PM
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21. Speak truth to..... our alien overlords?
Sometimes crazy is just plain crazy, accompanied by some very cogent rational arguments. That doesn't mean that all of a mentally ill person's arguments are false, just that their arguments need to be more carefully scrutinized.

That being said, discrediting a person as being irrational or mentally ill can work quite well to reduce their audience, and their resulting political power. Thank goodness that Kucinich's and Sanders' voters can see through it, and keep those voices heard.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:10 PM
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22. what's the stupidest thing Sanders has said? n/t
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:32 PM
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25. Sanders isn't stupid...
His rhetoric is a hoot.

Check out:
http://sandersunfiltered.com/episodes/

For amusing Moore/Sanders collaborations.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:14 PM
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23. Sanders is definitely not stupid
You may disagree with him, but he's a smart guy.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:36 PM
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26. Oh, he's quite bright.
The comparison I was drawing was about how our verbal bomb-throwers come from a different angle. Palin launches attacks "from the gut", our side tends to launch attacks from complex mental arguments. In both cases, it can be exciting to the listeners, but the origins are different.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 06:42 PM
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27. Same with Dennis Kucinich, that why they then default to "crazy."
Those memes are both predictable and lame. :(
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 10:25 AM
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35. Sanders isn't a nutjob by any means, and Kucinich helped us out in a big way in HCR.
Let's be fair here, alright?
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 05:42 AM
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28. Not really
We seem to like our candidates to be smart and well-educated. We don't celebate abject ignorance. Unfortunately, a significant bloc of the electorate can sometimes be duped into suppoting people for reasons that have nothing to do with their best interests, a phenomenon that the corporate media whores (who know which candidates will deliver for THEM) eagerly encourage. :eyes:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 06:53 AM
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31. IMO Palin is really in a class by herself. She's a high-voltage narcissist
with a room temperature IQ.

And her husband's a jerk.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 08:33 AM
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32. Well, she's not a Dem anymore, but Cynthia McKinney is certainly a fruitloop.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 08:51 AM
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34. Oh Hell - I give up!
People are bombarded with a great deal of negative press and propaganda.

The door is slammed shut to any new information about the positive contributions of this person.

End of discussion.

Yes, you can call this "a win."
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