Nov. 11 I received an e-mail from someone I’ve known for many years, which included this statement: “I really don’t understand how there can be a moderate democrat (almost an oxymoron)”.
Every blog I post, here, I self-identify myself as a “moderate pragmatic Democrat” (see at right), and have done so since the first posting in 2009. My friend has been on the blog distribution list for a long time.
I decided to send this quote to over 20 friends who I’d assess as “moderate democrats” to see if any of them would ‘take the bait’. Eight did, and they, and myself, comment in these four pages: Moderate Democrats Nov 13 2021. (Half of the eight are men, half women. I don’t identify any of them, including my friend, by gender, and the comments are unedited.)
You are encouraged to submit your own comments on this topic.
from Linda: Nice. Glad you’re having some conversation with Republicans. I’ve found they shout and then walk away if you don’t immediately agree with them.
from John: see comments in Comments section, below