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(DNC Chair) Howard Dean endorses (Socialist) Bernie Sanders' run for U.S. Senate
The Bennington Banner ^ | 5/10 | EVAN LEHMANN,

Posted on 05/10/2005 7:57:33 AM PDT by ForOurFuture

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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

"Is there any hope that the GOP can wrest this seat from the grip of socialist moon-bats?"



Lt. Gov. Dubie has expressed interest, and he'd be as good a candidate as we can hope for now that Gov. Douglas has ruled our a Senate run. Dubie is very conservative for a Vermonter but has won statewide twice already.

I think that, counterintuitively, the Federal Marriage Amendment issue could help us even in liberal Vermont. With neighboring Massachusetts Democrats endorsing gay marriage and with the decreasing likelihood of a Massachusetts constitutional amendment banning gay marriage being approved by the state legislature, even those Vermonters who approve of civil unions may feel the need for a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.


21 posted on 05/10/2005 8:22:47 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

It's not all bad news. When Bernard Sanders was previously in the House of Representatives for Vermont his Conservative Voting Index (that is, the percentage of times he voted with conservatives) was 33%. At that time Teddy Kennedy's was 21%, John Kerry's was 13%, and the late Patrick Moynihan, touted as that great moderate, was 18%.

Maybe to move Congress more toward the center we need to elect more socialists.


22 posted on 05/10/2005 8:31:34 AM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Txsleuth; newgeezer; massgopguy; Lonesome in Massachussets; AuH2ORepublican; ...
I think that the blueprint has already been set.

The "Take Back Vermont" movement that animated Ruth O'Dwyer's second gubernatorial run-at the height of the civil unions friction-could be built upon to elect the first real Republican in decades.

As much as the migration of liberal, Ben & Jerry's yuppie effluvia has contaminated that state's body politic-and Bernie Sanders, an emigre from Kings County, is a perfect illustration of this unhealthy phenomenon-I still think that with enough effort we might be able to finally reclaim the Evergreen State.

23 posted on 05/10/2005 8:39:09 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Are you saying someone should build on the tradition of a prior Vermonter? :-)


24 posted on 05/10/2005 8:42:44 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

http://www.ethanallen.org/


25 posted on 05/10/2005 8:46:57 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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To: ForOurFuture

In brief:

General Secretary Dean announces formation of PFARF, the People's Front Against Republican Fascism, in solidarity with Comrade Sanders.

Democrats Against Fascist Tyranny happily joined this progressive Front.

Expect to see a lot of DAFT PFARFers on your TV screens next election cycle.


26 posted on 05/10/2005 8:48:04 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: headsonpikes; Cacique
General Secretary Joseph Stalin:

It is like good old days in Green Mountain State, no?

27 posted on 05/10/2005 8:53:47 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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To: MisterRepublican

Okay.......yesterday Dean was not ready to endorse him, but today's article says he is...hm........that wouldn't be a flip-flop would it?


28 posted on 05/10/2005 8:57:41 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Judge)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Yes...... I shocked I tell ya,,, I am shocked.... this is New News to me > Sarcasm.
29 posted on 05/10/2005 9:00:18 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Not unless the Democrats abandon their voting fraud machine ( probability starting up as we speak ).
30 posted on 05/10/2005 9:02:02 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Soul Seeker

I KNOW you are not crazy, I have seen your posts and have respected them, so....

Are you convinced that the election of Sanders would NOT be the absolute worst thing for the Senate? I am sitting here listening to Schumer say that the reason that the judges should be filibustered is because HE represents 19 million voters, as opposed to other senators in states like Utah, who only represent a few million---which is exactly NOT the point of the Senate's voting system...

SO, if Bernie Sanders' vote is equal to say, Jeff Sessions, I get sick to my stomach...

I hope your diabolical scenario is correct, but I also hope that a GOP candidate can win, more.


31 posted on 05/10/2005 9:02:55 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Judge)
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To: MisterRepublican

Sanders will be the worst possible thing for Democrats. Since he caucuses with them, he'll be identified with them in the public mind. Since he isn't a party member, they'll have very little to control him with.


32 posted on 05/10/2005 9:04:18 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Very well put, AD. As usual." -- Howlin; "ROFL!" -- Dan from Michigan)
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To: MadIvan

You are correct. His relations should move to Cuba where they can work in the sugar can fields. Britain is far to good for them.


33 posted on 05/10/2005 9:06:02 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: LauraJean

Yes, if they like socialism so bloody much, they should starve on maggot infested rice like the people in North Korea do. There's socialism for them.

Regards, Ivan


34 posted on 05/10/2005 9:06:57 AM PDT by MadIvan (One blog to bring them all...and in the Darkness bind them: http://www.theringwraith.com/)
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To: MadIvan
I wonder whatever happened to that Northeast dairy compact...

The fact is that Vermont, much like Sweden, can survive generations of socialism before it starts to decay. You have a rural, homogeneous state in which social pressures outweigh government coersion. Cities magnify the pathologies of socialism and make them readily apparent.

35 posted on 05/10/2005 9:07:23 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Very well put, AD. As usual." -- Howlin; "ROFL!" -- Dan from Michigan)
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To: R.W.Ratikal

You can't compare Senators to Representatives with those indices. There are different bills and different issues.


36 posted on 05/10/2005 9:09:27 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Very well put, AD. As usual." -- Howlin; "ROFL!" -- Dan from Michigan)
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Sanders has been elected and reelected in Vermont, statewide for seven consecutive terms. He was mayor of Vermont's largest city before that.


37 posted on 05/10/2005 9:13:17 AM PDT by jamese777
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To: FourtySeven

Yes.... kind of like a ship out in a big storm in the ocean, and the ship has to much weight, and is listing to port, and Dean tells them to bank the ship even farther to port side, and the ship is about to capsize.


38 posted on 05/10/2005 9:17:32 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: FourtySeven
".........despite what gave the Dems such losses in 2002 and 04 (their increasing move to the left), their leader (Dean) still doesn't see any problem with continuing the same kind of shift. "

Then again this is Vermont, where "middle of the road" is defined as "somewhere between Ché Guevara and Josef Stalin."

39 posted on 05/10/2005 9:23:18 AM PDT by cookcounty ("We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts" ---Abe Lincoln, 1858.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness; jamese777; arasina; LauraJean; AmishDude; GraniteStateConservative; ...
Most likely.

Paradoxically, I think that New Hampshire is beginning to slip from the GOP's grasp, but even more importantly, veering away from liberatarian conservatism into the morass of Northeasten liberalism.

That's why I thought that former Gov. Benson's warm reception of the the "free-staters" was a wise political maneuver.

If the Republicans can engineer a ticket containing both him and Gov. Owens-another executive from a state that the libs are furiously besieging-then I don't think Hillary-or Edwards, or Bayh, or whomever-has a shot in hell of capturing the White House in '08.

40 posted on 05/10/2005 9:24:23 AM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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