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No way to build a majority

I've been avoiding posting about politics, mainly because I've been busy with other stuff, but Professor Death keys off a Ross Terrill piece in the Boston Globe and does some thinking out loud about where the Democratic Party is going. His analogy about the Edsel and the Rambler is particularly apt.

Caveat: I want to reiterate that not all my DFL acquaintances are like Mark Gunnion (whose idiocy is now on public display for millions to mock), certainly not revolutionaryjo and 433. However, I think a lot of the others are stuck in the Seventies, which is kind of remarkable for people who've never been there and don't remember how bad they sucked.

In a non-political vein, I'm doing some eBay stuff before heading over to Josh's for some more HALO. I think I'll mix a couple of CDs tomorrow after the Anime Detour meeting.

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windelina
Feb. 14th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
433 is more a libertarian than a Democrat. FYI.
wombat_socho
Feb. 15th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
I didn't know that. I guess I assumed from his post & subsequent comments on Alan Page being a possible DFL candidate to replace Mark Dayton that he was one of youse guys. Thanks.
433
Feb. 20th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
Just because I handicap races doesn't mean I ride horses.

I'm more socially liberal and economically moderate-to-conservative, but I like guns, am a big supporter of the police and the military, and listen to a lot of AM 1500. I get just as sick of my liberal friends who tow the party line as my conservative friends.

My basic philosophy is "Do what you want to do, as long as you don't hurt anybody else and I don't have to pay for it."
wombat_socho
Feb. 21st, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
Point taken, and thanks for the clarification.
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