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Sun Jan 3, 2016, 07:33 PM

Failing to give the people in your party something to vote for

Instead of poll tested lip service, and then blaming those same people for not showing up to vote, is a problems that Democrats have failed to look at and understand for at least 2 decades. It's not the fault of the disenfranchised that leaders go to Washington to benefit themselves instead of their country.
People are fed up with incremental loss of rights to appease republicans. We DONT need to move farther right one iota to get people to the polls. It is just the opposite.
The revolution is coming, it will not be televised but make no mistake. You should be glad too, if not for Bernie we'll be staring at president tRump.

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Reply Failing to give the people in your party something to vote for (Original post)
onecaliberal Jan 2016 OP
LWolf Jan 2016 #1
Babel_17 Jan 2016 #2
Marty McGraw Jan 2016 #3
hopemountain Jan 2016 #4
hobbit709 Jan 2016 #5
WillyT Jan 2016 #6
onecaliberal Jan 2016 #15
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #7
onecaliberal Jan 2016 #10
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #13
onecaliberal Jan 2016 #14
CharlotteVale Jan 2016 #8
SusanCalvin Jan 2016 #12
SusanCalvin Jan 2016 #9
99Forever Jan 2016 #11
cui bono Jan 2016 #16
Scuba Jan 2016 #17
BlueStateLib Jan 2016 #18

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 08:17 PM

1. Agreed. nt

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:05 PM

2. I think a lot of Democrats in Chicago agree with you

They're not laughing about those of Mayor Emanuel's policies that were found to be regressive.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:45 PM

3. the work to

disenfranchise and demoralize has been in intentional full-swing boogie for a good while now and I hope finally, has reached a head!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:06 PM

4. we now know the corporations and the

military industrial complex do not give a rat's ass for any of us, workers, future generations, the environment, etc. , much less just agreements or compromise or anything in the best interests of the country. it is all about them and their greed for money and power. the only way to reverse this trajectory is to make them in fear of us. as consumers & workers, we have the power to fear our power & accomplish the shift to social justice. we can do this very thing via a nonviolent revolution & the tip the tables back in our favor.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:09 PM

5. Damn right!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:18 PM

6. Yep...

 

& Rec !!!


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Response to WillyT (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 01:02 AM

15. Thanks, WillyT

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:25 PM

7. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, onecaliberal.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:39 PM

10. Thanks, Joe

Just had to get the rant off my chest.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:41 PM

13. It's a most worthy message.

Peace to you.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 01:01 AM

14. Indeed it is.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:37 PM

8. Since the head of the DNC has endorsed Republicans, it's hard to believe they care.

It's hard to believe that isn't just how they want it.

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Response to CharlotteVale (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:40 PM

12. That should be reason enough to remove her, in a rational world. nt

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:39 PM

9. Yep.

I was raised to always vote, and I have.

But I can't completely blame those who are discouraged or frustrated. They have reason, a lot of it engineered by Rs and not stood up to sufficiently by Ds.

Side note: Much appreciation to those who stand up to voter suppression and gerrymandering.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:40 PM

11. Oh they look at it alright...

... they just don't consider it a problem. It's their objective.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 04:20 AM

16. Yep. The less people that come out to vote, the better it is for the GOP.

And now for the Third Way as well.

I can't remember who said that but Thom Hartmann plays the audio clip on his show from time to time.

And now that Third Wayers keep pushing the false social justice vs. economic justice - as if we can't fight for both at the same time and as if they aren't intertwined - they don't care if people stay home and don't vote because what they are really pushing is a rationalization and justification of voting for conservative economic policy.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 10:33 AM

17. Voting FOR something besides the lesser of two evils?

 

Yes, that will get people to the polls.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 10:46 AM

18. 🎇JFK's Democratic party versus today's🎇

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy

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