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  •  so let me get this straight (0+ / 0-)

    if Newt Gingrich or George Bush were to call themselves Democrats, you'd vote for them, just because of the label?

    •  Are you serious? (2+ / 0-)
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      kirbybruno, Mets102
      •  definitely (0+ / 0-)

        The question really is asking whether a bad enough democrat would be so bad that you wouldn't vote for them.

        I think your response says that some democrats won't get your vote (rightly).  This means that the real question is does a democrat have to get before you balk?

        FOr all of us, there is some level of "not in line with democratic values" that would get you to not fvote for them, I think.

        Other people, then, have a different line than you (or I) do.  I would ask people to respect hat difference.

        FOr the record, I can't think of many democrats that cross that line for me, if only because their Republican counterpart is worse.  Even Joe Manchin or Ben NElson.

        •  For all of us? (2+ / 0-)
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          kirbybruno, Mets102

          87% of liberals support this President. If someone claims they are a liberal, and they say they aren't supporting this President, then that puts them in the 13% category. Nowhere near "all of  us".

          •  Yes for all of us (0+ / 0-)

            What I am trying to say is t that controversial and is far more mundane than what you are understanding I think.  

            We all have a limit to the right of which we won't support a candidate. As you note, Obama is on the right side of the line for 87% but that doesn't mean that that 87% would not support a more conservative candidate if the candidate were the democratic nominee.  "all of us" does t mean that all liberals don't support Obama but that we all have a "too far to the right" line somewhere.  If we didn't that'd mean people voting for Bush (D)

            Put another way. We all have limits, they're just in different place

          •  oh (0+ / 0-)

            I am in the 87%

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