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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Some Observations on Being a Democrat -- Part I

Yesterday I made some comments on a post entitled "Being a Democrat" on the blog Blog for Democracy. This morning I got an email suggesting that I should post my comments on this blog. I made 3 comments, and will do 3 edited posts, the first being:

To those who might consider one's views about various issues as being litmus tests to being a good Democrat:

I am pro-choice, not because I am a Democrat, but because I think it should be a woman's choice, and definitely not mine unless it happened to be my wife or daughter.

But what if someone has religious convictions and moral beliefs that are different from mine; do we not have room in the party for such person?

Former President Bill Clinton recently cautioned after the midterm elections: "The people didn't give Democrats a mandate. They gave us a chance."

Let's not blow the chance the voters have given us. To the extent we have to suck it up a little, let's do it. Ours is -- or historically has been -- the big tent party.

1 Comments:

Blogger MelGX said...

I'm not sure who sent that email, or why, but I hope it was in the spirit of suggesting you also share those good thoughts with your readers, while not discouraging you from sharing them with ours.

I very much enjoy your comments, and often learn from them. I'm sure others do as well.

4:23 PM  

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