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WomanWhoRoars

(175 posts)
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:08 PM Apr 2017

We simply don't have the luxury my fellow Dems....

We don't have the luxury of squabbling among ourselves. We just don't. We have to do whatever we can do get Trump and republicans out of office. This isn't the time to turn on each other. Think of it as a massive hurricane coming our way ( except it's already here ) - we can't argue about who's better at boarding up the windows and getting us to safe shelter - WE HAVE TO UNITE and to it together.

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We simply don't have the luxury my fellow Dems.... (Original Post) WomanWhoRoars Apr 2017 OP
Then don't attempt to placate white males at the expense of women and minorities. Simple. LexVegas Apr 2017 #1
+1000!!!! hamsterjill Apr 2017 #3
Can't argue with that.... WomanWhoRoars Apr 2017 #2
Define "squabbling"... NurseJackie Apr 2017 #4
Of course! WomanWhoRoars Apr 2017 #5
Then let them destroy it. Laffy Kat Apr 2017 #6
Are we really fighting amongst ourselves though? Vesper Apr 2017 #7

hamsterjill

(15,225 posts)
3. +1000!!!!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:20 PM
Apr 2017

Women's rights have always been a part of the Democratic platform, including the right to choose. That does not need to change. There are plenty of pro-choice people available to run for office.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
4. Define "squabbling"...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:21 PM
Apr 2017

Do we have time to DEFEND ourselves against the attacks from within? I don't consider that to be "squabbling" ... do you?

Some here have argued that we should we just ignore it and turn-the-other-cheek (other-cheek, other-cheek, other-cheek, other-cheek) and set a good example, and pretend that everything is okay, and normalize the threats and insults and give-in, and never challenge or push-back against those who think it's okay to bargain-away women's rights... who think that women's rights are negotiable.

These are the ones who suggest that we remaining silent... lower our eyes... and try to be more affable. I'm hear to tell anyone that as long as the ATTACKS and THREATS continue (from within or without) I'll be pushing back. Otherwise, what are we fighting for anyway?

So, what's the plan to get THOSE divisive individuals on board the Unity Train? I won't lower my eyes any more.




WomanWhoRoars

(175 posts)
5. Of course!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:30 PM
Apr 2017

Of course we can discuss and defend - as long as we keep focused. We must defeat the republicans. They will destroy this country.

 

Vesper

(229 posts)
7. Are we really fighting amongst ourselves though?
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:36 PM
Apr 2017

I keep seeing people who are attacking the Democratic party who don't seem to be a part of it.

This is external division from someone who refuses to join the party and his followers, who are not part of the party.

Why do we need to "unite" with unreliable allies who keep attacking us from outside?

Democrats, progressives and liberals are united, these disaffected voices who seem to be all about disruption are not on our side. They're too busy attacking us, distracting us, denigrating us, to help us in the fight. They're only too happy to take credit for our hard work though.

Ignore them, stop elevating the people who keep attacking our candidates while promoting extreme right wingers, there are several who masquerade as Democrats, but are not.

The fervent anti-choicers are among them, people like Sheriff Clarke deserve to be called out for what they are. They are not progressive in the least, and it's a joke that a purist would be conferring that title upon them as if he has ownership of the term or the ideology.

The actual party and actual progressives are not divided, we're very united about the basic core principles of our party and platform.

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