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Sun Nov 4, 2018, 04:11 AM

 

One thing that we have to say about "Hope."

I do understand that when people talk about "hope" they really mean "optimism." Fine. But we also have to move the discussion well beyond "hope." We have to talk about TANGIBLES and RESULTS.

People are tired of just voting for "hope." They want RESULTS. They want higher wages. They want healthcare. They want higher paying jobs. They want their roads and bridges fixed, and broadband internet everywhere. They want lower tax burdens for the middle class. They want retirement security. They want homes, vehicles, to send their kids to college, and to take a vacation every year. They want good, effective, decent, smart government at all levels, and good local services starting with good schools for their kids. They want something done about the opioid crisis. They want to go to college without being saddled with decades of debt. They want safety. They want to be heard and not ignored.

These are things people want, need, and deserve as citizens. We need to be telling people just how we are going to make sure they actually have these things. They are sick and tired of "hoping" for them. We have lost in the past in part because we forgot how to talk about being the champions of the working middle class. Gotta get back to it.

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Reply One thing that we have to say about "Hope." (Original post)
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Scarsdale Nov 2018 #1
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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:14 AM

1. Yes, all those things are

needed. However, as long as people keep electing (R)'s, only the RICH benefit. We need true representatives, people who have worked in the trenches and know what it is like to work hard, and gain little. Trust fund asses are too out of touch to know what hard work is. The Maga people are so stupid, backing a con artist who has never worked a day in his life, and never will.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 06:39 AM

2. Right. And you win elections by telling people just how you are going to make their lives better,

 

not just with abstractions like "hope".

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