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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:09 AM

 

I think Beto has hit upon something big for the campaign season. Hold dueling rallies wherever

Trump holds his rallies or even after Trum[ gives a major speech. That way there can be a rapid, real-time response to his lies and more people will hear the truth as the media will be forced to cover both sides on the same day.

Too much of Trump rallies are filled with unrefuted lies and the media fact-checking is done almost in a vacuum. Live coverage of dueling rallies will at least force the media to cover both sides in real time. The counter ralley should take place an hour or so after Trump stumps with his lies.

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Reply I think Beto has hit upon something big for the campaign season. Hold dueling rallies wherever (Original post)
allgood33 Feb 2019 OP
2naSalit Feb 2019 #1
greymattermom Feb 2019 #2
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2019 #13
ooky Feb 2019 #31
bluestarone Feb 2019 #3
mitch96 Feb 2019 #15
lark Feb 2019 #4
SallyHemmings Feb 2019 #27
lark Feb 2019 #28
LuvNewcastle Feb 2019 #5
zipplewrath Feb 2019 #7
LuvNewcastle Feb 2019 #9
crazycatlady Feb 2019 #18
wsbradshaw Feb 2019 #29
LuvNewcastle Feb 2019 #30
California_Republic Feb 2019 #6
customerserviceguy Feb 2019 #8
Johnny2X2X Feb 2019 #10
Ligyron Feb 2019 #11
pdsimdars Feb 2019 #12
RAAD2 Feb 2019 #14
yellowdogintexas Feb 2019 #25
DirtEdonE Feb 2019 #16
Liberal In Texas Feb 2019 #17
diva77 Feb 2019 #19
Roadside Attraction Feb 2019 #20
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #23
proud patriot Feb 2019 #21
DallasNE Feb 2019 #22
Blue_true Feb 2019 #24
Doreen Feb 2019 #26

Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:23 AM

1. Excellent idea! ...nt

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:28 AM

2. I also love the zingers coming from every candidate.

Each in his or her own style. Does this coat make me look fat? Can I fit through the crack in the wall, we know he can't? The caravans are folks coming to take jobs at Trump properties. Maybe Mar a Lago needs a sea wall. Just keep them coming and make them funny.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:54 PM

13. Oh excellent!

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:24 AM

31. I think some Helsinki jokes to revive the memory of his self debasement in front of Putin would

be a nice touch. We should be keeping the memory of that miserable, cowardly display alive at every opportunity. Every time he calls Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" she should call him the "Helsinki Coward". I bet it would infuriate him if that story was to make its way back into the election news cycle.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:30 AM

3. Yes this is a great idea!!

Rapid response on everything he say's or does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:17 PM

15. The tRump lies rapid response team!! nt

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

4. Hopefully drumpf doesn't hire tons more "actors" than he usually does.

I'd bet on him hiring tons of actors - he always hires some, even did for his Inauguration. Think it's really funny that we found out about his hiring 500 people (think that was the #) per event yell, scream and wave signs per when he hadn't paid them after 90 days and they filed suit.

What a fucking asshole in every single way possible.

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Response to lark (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:33 AM

27. But does he actually pay them?

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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:23 AM

28. It's doubtful he pays on time, but stiffing them previously was really bad for him.

He doesn't want it back in the news that his crowd #s are phoney, so will pay at least something. I'd be amazed if he didn't twirl and spin to get the amount reduced though, he has no honor and welshes on all his deals.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 AM

5. Just don't let the rallies be too close to each other.

Violent rallies would tear this country apart.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:08 PM

7. Not in the same town

It doesn't even have to be in the same town. The real point is to put the lie to the statement day after day.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:22 PM

9. That would be fine, then. It's definitely a good idea to counter Donald's lies.

I think counter rallies might be a good way to do that.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:58 PM

18. not at the same location

LAst thing we need is another Charlottesville.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:05 PM

29. Tax Returns

At each counterrally the candidate should publicly release their tax returns.

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Response to wsbradshaw (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 01:06 AM

30. Good idea.

That should be a law. Anyone running for office should have to release their tax returns.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:40 AM

6. Like an early primary. Can each Dem out organizes Trump?

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:21 PM

8. This one's a natural

since it's in the district he represented. I'm not sure how well that idea will travel to the reddest areas of the reddest states. Still, it's going to take some ingenuity to figure out how to get to a first ballot victory, and it's something he's got, the ability to attract a large crowd.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:26 PM

10. We're going to have to get dirty

We cannot let Trump's lies and criminal activity go unchallenged. I want to see Dems very plainly call him a liar and a traitor.

A good tactic would be to say, "I want to stick to the issues, the issues that the people care about, so I won't focus on the fact Trump is a liar and a Russian traitor. I won't mention how every single policy decision he makes appears to be vetted by Putin because I want to talk about wages, the middle class, and the things people care about most."

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

11. Provided the MSM will cover the counter rally.

That's not a given.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:48 PM

12. It is brilliant and should really turn some heads and get some attention.

 

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:56 PM

14. I Wish I Could Fly To El Paso Today

 

Told wife.....

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Response to RAAD2 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:04 AM

25. It made me wish I were making the trip to PHoenix to visit my daughter

just so I could pop on my Beto shirt and stand at the back of that crowd for a few seconds, then go have lunch in Las Cruces

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:47 PM

16. Winston S Churchill: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

 

Not a fan of everything he did but who can say that about anyone?

THIS was brilliant courage at its finest during THE DARKEST HOUR.

We are in our darkest hour. May we find that brilliant courage.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 03:53 PM

17. I like it.

Some difficulty though is that he usually only does these rallies in red country. Today is going to be different, El Paso didn't go for him in '16 and is of course Beto's home ground. I'm not sure what the purpose of going to El Paso is, but I hope Beto and his supporters show him up.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:39 PM

19. I hope he's able to garner media coverage of his rallies -- and if not,

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I hope he will make the lack of coverage a big story

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:52 PM

20. Any bets . . .

 

Any bets on the ratio by which Beto's rally attendance will top Trump's?

Of course, the problem is Trump lies enormously about the numbers at his rally.

Still, I'm betting Beto outdraws Trump by minimum of 5:1.



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Response to Roadside Attraction (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:40 PM

23. The El Paso paper estimated Trump's crowd at 850

The Facebook group for the "March for Truth" says 3K are going and 7.7K are interested.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:58 PM

21. yes yes yes

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:05 PM

22. Runs The Risk

Of it being reduced to a numbers game on crowd size and enthusiasm. Better be sure of yourself. El Paso probably works but then what?

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:14 PM

24. One thing that I really believe is that Hillary did not match Trump's presence on the campaign

trail and that hurt her. Trump was doing 2-4 rallies per day, Hillary at several points spent days off the trail and often did no more that two rallies on any day. Trump even had a rally in my county and it was really scary to see how fired up the local goons for him became. No one came to my county from Hillary's campaign.

Trump needs adulation, rallies provide him with that and because of that, he would do ten rallies per day if that was possible. Our candidate must be ready to live on the campaign trail, to the point of exhaustion, that is what President Obama did in 2008 and even did somewhat in 2012.

Beto sees something and I think what he sees is significant and a solid observation.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:20 AM

26. I think all of the Dems in the race should set it

up so one of them is always having a speech somewhere close to trumps rallies at the same time. Of course they need to go to their own places but if one of them is there before the the rally on another day, while another on the rally day, and some day after it would just BUUURRRNNN trumps big yellow ass.

I know it is not realistic but could you imagine how funny that would be?

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