The ten most recent threads posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums.
FL GOP tries to close state pension system to new workers, yet take THEIR pension at 2X accrual rate
FL GOP denies $51 billion federal Medicaid to poor, yet order cheap health care for themselves
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Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R) ran company now accused of Medicaid fraud (Rick Scott redux)
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The Democratic path to extinction
Infighting, plain and simple. The Democrats are poised to win big this November, however the leadership seems at time to be focusing on the administration and not the issues. Or at least it appears that way to me. Why Flag burning, Christianity in schools are taking Democratic attention away from issues that effect people like cost of living, foreign policy and illegal immigration should be at the top of the Democrat agenda.
Instead we are gathering signatures to get God out of schools in Georgia. How many lives that will save have yet to be determined. The negative light that puts on the Democrats is huge in a country where 60+ percent of people attend church. These people don't like war, they donít like $3.00/gal. Gas. And they don't like destruction of environment generally. So why would we want to alienate our party from them right before the elections?
The right to free speech and expression should never be forgotten or trampled on, but that is exactly what happens when you protect people who openly do so. It looks like we all condone the act and even encourage it. Once again the people who have children, husbands and wives in the military both presently and in the past are not only offended but enraged. There are quite a few of them right now as well.
With the Bush administration gung ho policies backfiring in America's face right now, the stage is set for some progressive thinking people to get in and turn around the current situation in Iraq. This occupation has worn out its welcome and surely is to blame for the escalation in hostilities there. We can't be soft on terrorism, but we can at least battle in countries that truly sponsor it. And only after giving them the opportunity to handle this problem on their own.
We can never give up the fight to preserve all the rights we are granted in the Constitution and none of them are unimportant. But we can put the fights that make us look opposed to patriotism and Christianity on the back burner until we get firmly seated in the legislative branch of government again. Then we can re raise these important issues and have the power to effect them.
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