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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:40 PM

We need to "starve the beast" that is the GOP. We have to support Democrats at all

levels; from the top to the bottom of the ballot; in presidential and off-year elections; in federal, state and, yes, even local elections. If, as often occurs in local contests in red areas, there is no Democratic candidate for a post, write in "any Democrat". In these Trumpian times, there are no "good Republicans".

As an example of how local election wins can boost even the most incompetent Republicans up the ladder, Michelle Bachman's first election win was to a local school board which she believed needed her "moral Christian guidance". UGH!

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Reply We need to "starve the beast" that is the GOP. We have to support Democrats at all (Original post)
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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:42 PM

1. Correct

Will the radical left be willing to abandon its addiction to obnoxious in order to achieve this?

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:44 PM

2. Yes, now is not the time to be idealistic or hardheaded - our democracy depends on it.

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:55 AM

3. We have too many candidates at the top. It seems watered down, in spite of the fact that even a

mayor of South Bend is more qualified to run the country than a 72-year old toddler. I realize that the other 50 people (when all is said and done) running will keep their present jobs.

I liked the 2016 field: a female candidate on the right, a male candidate on the left, and a Washington outsider (O'Malley) was a nice balance. The outcome was total crap, but the candidates didn't have this mega-overlap in policies or ideology like the 2020 flood does.

The part I agree with is that we really should be focusing on the local races. Too many times, Repubs are running unopposed. I thought it only happened here in rural Wisconsin. My former Assemblyman would run unopposed and still accumulate a $50,000 war chest. How does the average Joe on the left get that kind of money when business people and the wealthy donate to the red piggies?


I can't imagine what that deranged woman did to that poor school district.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:07 AM

4. All politics is local...

A quick look at what Repubs are doing around the country in state capitols reveal the work that needs to be done at all levels of government.

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