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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:28 AM

We are the base. What's your NUMBER ONE ISSUE?

Mine is healthcare.

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Reply We are the base. What's your NUMBER ONE ISSUE? (Original post)
superpatriotman Jun 2019 OP
marble falls Jun 2019 #1
superpatriotman Jun 2019 #4
Hortensis Jun 2019 #29
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #2
superpatriotman Jun 2019 #5
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #11
rownesheck Jun 2019 #3
Hortensis Jun 2019 #34
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2019 #6
ooky Jun 2019 #7
Takket Jun 2019 #8
Cartoonist Jun 2019 #9
Shrek Jun 2019 #10
GeorgeGist Jun 2019 #12
cally Jun 2019 #13
bdamomma Jun 2019 #14
MoonRiver Jun 2019 #15
shanny Jun 2019 #16
abqtommy Jun 2019 #17
Delmette2.0 Jun 2019 #25
ananda Jun 2019 #18
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #19
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #20
RobinA Jun 2019 #21
Codeine Jun 2019 #22
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2019 #28
Wiseman32218 Jun 2019 #23
lunatica Jun 2019 #36
Wiseman32218 Jun 2019 #41
lunatica Jun 2019 #47
lunasun Jun 2019 #49
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2019 #24
TruckFump Jun 2019 #26
Lunabell Jun 2019 #27
Thomas Hurt Jun 2019 #30
superpatriotman Jun 2019 #37
JustAnotherGen Jun 2019 #31
CrispyQ Jun 2019 #32
onethatcares Jun 2019 #33
lunatica Jun 2019 #35
zipplewrath Jun 2019 #38
Hekate Jun 2019 #39
watoos Jun 2019 #40
Blecht Jun 2019 #42
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #51
Maru Kitteh Jun 2019 #43
IcyPeas Jun 2019 #44
GoCubsGo Jun 2019 #45
SlogginThroughIt Jun 2019 #46
redstatebluegirl Jun 2019 #48
lpbk2713 Jun 2019 #50
Funtatlaguy Jun 2019 #52
BlueJac Jun 2019 #53
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #54
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #55
OneGrassRoot Jun 2019 #56
Raine Jun 2019 #57
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2019 #58
enid602 Jun 2019 #59
tinrobot Jun 2019 #60
area51 Jun 2019 #61
mantis49 Jun 2019 #62
cbdo2007 Jun 2019 #63
PufPuf23 Jun 2019 #64
missingthebigdog Jun 2019 #65
Meowmee Jun 2019 #66
Karadeniz Jun 2019 #67
MLAA Jun 2019 #68

Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:35 AM

1. Sweeping the elections. All of them.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:39 AM

4. Clearly

What is your most important issue beyond the win?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:16 PM

29. Yes. The purpose is to rescue our democracy from the

grave threat of further destruction and takeover to an authoritarian state, most likely fascist in nature given the fast-increasing fascistic behaviors on the right, and in the process to restore our national stability and wellbeing.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:37 AM

2. Nothing happens without turning out Trump and his Republican enablers--that's my #1

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:39 AM

5. Clearly

What is your number one issue beyond the win?

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:02 AM

11. Restoring Federal agencies and Policies including environmental, climate change, health care

provisions and protections, booting the destructive RW political "plants", restoring scientific data deleted from websites, restoring regulatory authority and consumer protections.

You want a single issue: restoring REAL, HONEST, WORKING Government.

Those who think one can simply say, Environment, Global warming, Abortion, Jobs, or any other "single issue" are missing the point. The top priority is both booting Trump AND THE RW in Congress, then working quickly to restore our governmental institutions. EVERYTHING stems from there and NOTHING can be accomplished without the former.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:38 AM

3. Making

millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes AND a complete rework of the power grid to transfer completely to green energy.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:23 PM

34. Good! But imo, #1's far too modest.

Nancy Pelosi agrees. This is Nancy quoting Justice Louis Brandeis at her swearing in:

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."


On transforming that power grid, we probably should also make it sustainable defense-wise so whole regions and big cities can't be taken down and kept down by one attack. Cyber is a wonderfully flexible WMD that makes nuclear bombs mostly obsolete.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:41 AM

6. Getting Donald Trump out of office, ASAP,

followed by the rest of that stinking GOP party.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:47 AM

7. Making sure that people who don't have access to affordable

health care get it immediately.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:50 AM

8. Healthcare

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:51 AM

9. Get religion out of government

Abortion rights is part of that.

Unfortunately for Pete, I can't support him because he talks religion too much.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:54 AM

10. Judicial appointments n/t

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:03 AM

12. Global warming ...

and its effect on Climate.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:11 AM

13. climate change

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:13 AM

14. There are so many issues to choose from

Climate change must be dealt with for us and other generations. We must take the vital steps to take care of our planet.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:16 AM

15. So many important ones, but I think health care is mine also.

Just to add, health care of course includes access to safe and legal abortion.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:26 AM

16. Climate.

 

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:32 AM

17. My overriding concern is for

fair elections, free from the corrupt practices that have led to where we are now. Without fair and free elections we're stuck with whatever the corrupt Reich Wing decides to put over on us.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:12 PM

25. +1

Without fair elections we will never have action on climate change, women's healthcare including abortions, millionaires and billionaires paying their fair taxes and that includes corporations.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:34 AM

18. Climate change

nt

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:41 AM

19. We're PART of the base

A whole lot of our base doesn't belong to or post on Democratic Underground.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:41 AM

20. Judges

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:43 AM

21. Getting Regulatory Agencies

back up an running and healthcare. Healthcare will take awhile, so let's make it at least a little harder for giant corporations to run roughshod over all our lives. Looking at you, banks!

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:44 AM

22. On a national level the judiciary.

On a state and local level homelessness.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:14 PM

28. Judiciary is only EVERYTHING, as in dont look to work on climate change if judges side

with polluters over people, etc.

Homelessness is a huge issue and must be addressed. A friend of mine just yesterday was talking about it, Los Angeles and elsewhere.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:44 AM

23. Healthcare

Healthcare, I suffered a stroke/brain aneurysm on 2/12/2019 and am in recovery. Short term disability insurance will not pay out funds because I do not have an available return to work date. Dr. states I am permanently disabled but they are saying he needs to be more specific with prognosis. HTF can some lackey in an insurance company contest the findings of a Neurologist????

This has become a total nightmare.

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Response to Wiseman32218 (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

36. I'm so sorry you're going through this

I hope your recovery is complete.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:55 PM

41. Thanks for Your Concern!!!

Hopefully things will work out, now without health insurance (was let go by employer after 3 months of Short Term Disability and COBRA rates are absurd) my weekly blood testing is on hold so my blood thinner medication is all messed up. Very depressing and frustrating.

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Response to Wiseman32218 (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:28 PM

47. I hope it works out for you

Sincerely. No one should have to go through what you’re going through. Yet so many do and it’s heartbreaking.

And welcome to DU.

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Response to Wiseman32218 (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:43 PM

49. Not sure of all your details

Look in your area or online for health care advocate if you can afford it at the most you should ask for a peer to peer review appeal of your case yes somebody that deals in insurance should not be making the final decision Or holding you off on payment
Again not sure of your details are what has occurred already good luck good health

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:50 AM

24. Truth.

My number one issue is truth.

From there, everything else follows.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:13 PM

26. Get rid of tRump and make the US Congress Blue.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:14 PM

27. Healthcare

Clinate change, LGBTQ issues, abortion.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:17 PM

30. Seizing the narrative and turning it on the GOP.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:34 PM

37. Narratives tell a story

Our (Democrats) story needs to be told one issue at a time.

Target Messaged, if you will.

Per OP, I'd like to know DU's number one issues.

What is your issue?

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:18 PM

31. Retaliation Against Russia

Which means we have to win.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

32. 1. Revamp the entire electoral process & get money out of it!

We will never reclaim our government as long as money equals speech & we have black box voting.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:21 PM

33. Healthcare and treating our Veterans

in the manner they deserve.

Healthcare/Homelessness/Veterans

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:28 PM

35. Global warming.

Because even if we start doing something about it right now it will take a lot of time to first stop and then reverse the destruction of climate change. There will be an upheaval of refugees that will be worldwide and devastating to modern civilization. Even in the wealthiest of countries. Wars will be started over water and food. Nothing we think is important now will will stay the same.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:40 PM

38. Restoring and defending the middle class

We've eroded the middle class to a serious point in this country. We need to rebuild unions, defend workers in general, and have trade and global policies that will bring safety and security to the middle class.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:45 PM

39. NUMBER ONE: Get Trump out or we get nothing. Any Democrat will work to get you healthcare...

That includes the one who said passing the ACA was a BFD (tho some here are gratuitously kicking him around and they need to stop).

Any Democrat in the field will get those babies out of cages -- and the climate refugees out og concentration camps.

But you know what else? As long as Mitch McConnell is running the Senate, any Democrat in the field is going to be hard-pressed to pass legislation, however high the priority.

Get rid of Trump. Get rid of McConnell. Keep the House. Get the Senate back. Because without that -- we got nuttin'

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:47 PM

40. Holding Trump and his enablers accountable,

 

if we do that we remove them from office for a start. When we win control of states we need to return to paper ballots.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:00 PM

42. Getting banned from an airline for vaping in the toilet

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Response to Blecht (Reply #42)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:51 PM

51. I would say that was mine too but I already got busted for that ...

And didn't get banned from the airline ... or ticketed ... or fined.

So I'm going to move on to more important issues like legalizing opioids ...

BTW, was that YOU, man?

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:09 PM

43. The war on women.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:11 PM

44. getting rid of fox news and calling out REAL fake news

(yeah, I know this isn't really an issue)

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:12 PM

45. Campaign finance reform.

Healthcare is also right up there with it, but corporate money needs to be removed from our elections. It's what's keeping us from a sane healthcare system, among other things.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:17 PM

46. Climate change

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:36 PM

48. Winning the elections, the Presidency, retaining the House and winning the Senate

Any Democrat is better than any Republican, the policies are important AFTER we win.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:48 PM

50. Homelessness.



When you are in that situation it is easy to lose hope. Many people have contempt for people who look shabby. They are harrassed by law enforcement. They don't always know where their next meal or shower is coming from. Heaven help you if you need health care. It's bad enough for an individual but some times families with young children find themselves suddenly out on the street. Like has been said before, many people are one paycheck away from homelessness.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:51 PM

52. Voter suppression/fair and clean elections.

Because if Dems don’t win, no other issues matter with Repubs in charge.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:53 PM

53. Removing The Cancer from the White House...

followed by removing Mitch the Bitch, then we might get started on the real issues!

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:54 PM

54. Probably overturning Citizens United ... the source of so many other evils (nt)

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:54 PM

55. Healthcare.

Followed very closely by climate change.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

56. Inclusion and diversity...

dismantling racist, bigoted systems and institutions.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:59 PM

57. Global climate change

I will not give a vote to any candidate who doesn't address this issue and have some workable solutions no matter their stands on anything else.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:36 PM

58. Winning

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:22 PM

59. taxes

Mine is coming up with a new tax rate code. Revenues are down what, $1T per year? Deficit this year on track to be$1.5T.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:38 PM

60. Removing Republicans from office

All of them need to go.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:43 PM

61. Healthcare/Medicare for All n/t

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:51 PM

62. Climate change and healthcare are tied for me.

n/t

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:56 PM

63. Currently - National Security, usually - the Economy

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:36 PM

64. Over the short term is removal of Trump / GOP from the WH and Senate.

Long term is myriad, each issue is entangled with all others.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:20 PM

65. Education

The erosion of standards in the primary grades and rise of “college as an industry” have resulted in a populace that lacks the ability to think critically.

Unless and until this improves, we are doomed to continuously put out the flames fanned by those that can manipulate this weakness to their advantage.

Smart people choose smart leaders, and make smart choices. Education is the solution to almost everything.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:20 PM

66. Beat the fascists and hold them accountable

Then healthcare and repair the damage done.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:28 PM

67. Without a planet, we're done. Climate.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #67)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:07 PM

68. I agree completely (if it isn't already too late, which I expect it is)

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