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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:12 AM

Waking up this morning and watching the news it is clear to me:

Beginning right now, Dems need to forget about Trump and run full throttle against ALL REPUBLICANS. They are the problem. They are the backers of vulture capitalism and gouging industry. They are the people who support monopolizing agriculture and the gouging food industry. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie know what to say and where the bodies lie but the Dems are being stifled by the Trump-loving media moguls. F them. As soon as the Congress critters go home they should begin holding massive town hall meetings to educate their constituents about how our government works and what the Republicans are doing to destroy our nation. Yes! It can all be linked to Trump, his supporters who worked for him and Republicans who are still carrying his water. The J6 hearings are an opportunity to get them to pay attention and see the dangers more clearly.

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Reply Waking up this morning and watching the news it is clear to me: (Original post)
Samrob Jun 23 OP
BComplex Jun 23 #1
Raster Jun 23 #2
gab13by13 Jun 23 #3
wnylib Jun 23 #20
Botany Jun 23 #4
lees1975 Jun 23 #5
2naSalit Jun 24 #32
Evolve Dammit Jun 23 #10
Jade Fox Jun 23 #14
onecaliberal Jun 23 #24
people Jun 23 #25
Farmer-Rick Jun 23 #28
dlk Jun 23 #6
Evolve Dammit Jun 23 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 23 #7
fightforfreedom Jun 23 #8
Evolve Dammit Jun 23 #12
Beachnutt Jun 23 #9
Jade Fox Jun 23 #13
rubbersole Jun 23 #22
Orrex Jun 23 #15
CaptainTruth Jun 23 #23
Frostlight Jun 23 #16
Mr. Evil Jun 23 #17
90-percent Jun 23 #18
Historic NY Jun 23 #19
Snackshack Jun 23 #21
kimbutgar Jun 23 #26
usonian Jun 23 #27
Joinfortmill Jun 23 #29
housecat Jun 23 #30
BaronChocula Jun 23 #31

Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:25 AM

1. Hear! Hear!

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:01 AM

2. NOTHING will ever get better in the U.S. until the GOP is GONE!

Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
None of them deserves re-election.
All of them are guilty of subverting democracy.

#RepublicansAreTheProblem
#VoteEveryRepublicanOut

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:05 AM

3. Not what Matthew Dowd suggested yesterday,

Dowd suggested that Democrats run on Big issues. Dowd said that Democrats need to run on being the party of democracy, the party for the Constitution, the party for workers rights, the party to preserve and protect Medicare and Social security, the party for freedom which Republicans are taking away.

This isn't really counter to your thread, it is positive other side.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:45 AM

20. Completely agree. We can make both points

in one statement or ad. Vote Democratic to preserve Social Security, workers' rights, women's rights, honest elections, and affordable healthcare because Republicans will take them away.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:16 AM

4. Want to win big? Every single republican voted against trying to stop price gouging on gas.

Run ads and cover the social media with this simple message, every single republican voted against
trying to stop the oil companies from price gouging. Rinse, lather, and repeat. It is obvious that big
oil and Saudi Arabia are trying to fuck Joe Biden with high gas prices we need to stick the GOP's vote
up their asses.

House passes bill to crack down on alleged gas price gouging

The House of Representatives passed a bill along party lines Thursday that seeks to lower gas prices by cracking down on alleged price gouging by energy companies.

The House vote was 217-207: no Republican supported the bill, suggesting it's likely headed for failure in the Senate.

The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act would grant the president authority to issue emergency energy proclamations and make it illegal to increase gas and energy prices in excessive and exploitative ways. It would also expand the Federal Trade Commission's power to investigate and address possible price gouging by oil and gas companies.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-gas-price-gouging-bill/

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"I'm a proud capitalist, and what we're experiencing with fuel prices is the result of a broken market," (Katie) Porter said in a statement. "Big Oil executives are bragging to shareholders about price gouging families at the pump. They're purposely keeping supply low to earn record-high profits, squeezing families — and our entire economy— in the process."

KISS Keep it simple stupid.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:20 AM

5. That should be the lead on every news story for a week

And a whole ad campaign in every state by the DNC. The reason gas prices are so high is PRICE GOUGING BY PROFITEERS SUPPORTED BY THE GOP.

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Response to lees1975 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 08:10 AM

32. More like...

Facilitated by the GQP.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:07 AM

10. GOP truly is the enemy of anything better for all of us. Very disturbing.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:14 AM

14. Yes!!

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:53 AM

24. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 On two occasions even.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:08 AM

25. Agree on

dems running ads against every republican that they voted against trying to stop oil companies from price gauging.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:22 AM

28. You can only price gauge for extended periods of time if you control the market

If the market is left to itself, and there is no collusion, there would be one guy who would undercut the price; then another, then another. But with such a small group competing, they own the market. It's called a regional monopoly, they distribute the market and the customers among themselves. Frequently they don't compete for customers they acquire them.

So basically the handful of gas and oil corporations have no competition. They set the price and go as high as they want because there is no one to offer cheaper prices.

The only thing that can control regional monopolies is a government but thanks to the GOP they don't.

So there really isn't any free market. It's All controlled and captured markets.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:25 AM

6. Every Republican, every race, every election

With our entire democracy at stake, there’s no room for any complacency.

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Response to dlk (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:08 AM

11. X1000

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:31 AM

7. Beware of RepubliCONs who say tRump was bad but he's better than Biden or Harris. Lots of them


"Oh Nixon did bad things but I have to vote for Reagan" was how it went.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:34 AM

8. Call all of them what they are, Traitors.

This is not hard to do because it is true. This has been gift wrapped for all the Democrats running for office. Unwrap the fucking gift.

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Response to fightforfreedom (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:10 AM

12. Agree. Don't know why they don't. It's true.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:03 AM

9. One word:

Manchinema...
We have to gain seats.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:11 AM

13. Yes, as important and gratifying as these J6 hearings are....

we have a dangerous future ahead of us, and we are going to need to quickly move on.

Trump is over. My guess is that the GOP will try to distance themselves from him, while still going for the MAGA vote. The Republican Party is now our mortal enemy.

The GOP is making some huge mistakes. They are blithely ignoring the fact that the majority of Americans want abortion to remain legal, and serious gun control laws to be passed. How dumb is that? The so called Cultural Wars are a ridiculous attempt to turn back the hands of time: Women are not going to accept being reduced to baby making machines, LGBTQ people are not going back to hiding in shame, denying our racist history will not make it go away, and white men are not going to be reinstated as everyone's boss. This war has already been lost, regardless of how many draconian laws are passed.

I don't have any brilliant suggestions , but declaring full on war against gerrymandering, voter suppression, and election corruption seems a good place to start.



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Response to Jade Fox (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:50 AM

22. Ending election corruption starts with public financing of campaigns.

That would kill the corporate golden goose. Problem is, ain't gonna happen. One more national election to even keep this dream alive. You are spot on Jade Fox.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:14 AM

15. Democrats need to work on their messaging

Majorities of the population strongly support Democratic goals, but Dems are terrible at articulating their platform.

Republikkkans can sum up their goals in three-second soundbytes, while Democrats answered in rambling paragraphs with cross-references and footnotes and half a dozen disclaimers.

As long as this remains the case, Repugs will continue to dominate media discourse and to steer the conversation.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:51 AM

23. +1000

Too many folks don't understand the power of effective messaging.

I constantly see folks on the Right who believe things that are the opposite of reality. Why? Because right-wing GOP messaging has told them to believe it.

To counter that, we really have our work cut out for us.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:23 AM

16. Yet NONE of these perfect tactical messages ever seems to get through to them.

Believe me, I've tried... they DON'T LISTEN.

But we have to TRY to get Dems to start using effective tactics now[/b. So maybe we refine your message and do a mass-media campaign?

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:24 AM

17. Every Death Party district

should be bombarded with billboards with every Rep's picture that voted against lower gas prices. With a name, a picture and a date associated with this travesty on a daily basis it just may finally sink in that the Party of Death are against American families and their advancement.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:26 AM

18. 147 Republicans.......

147 Republicans (I like to call 'em "republics", to mirror image the derogatory slur they use: "the democrat party". I remember the great Keith Olbermann admonishing GWB for using the slur, "and its DEM-O-CRATIC. SHOW SOME RESPECT."

opps, interrupting myself...

147 republics voted AGAINST CERTIFYING THE 2020 ELECTION. In my opinion, the 2020 election was the most squeaky clean legitimate election of the last 23 years. (Bush v. Gore taught republics that craven partisan corruption beats Democracy at the SC and basing legal decisions on an obscure catholic religious cult is better than using our obsolete and quaint RULE OF LAW to make legal rulings.)

These 147 republics are traitors that have committed treason against all 330 million of us.

So, yeah, let them all continue to serve WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES. Geeeez Louise, these republics could get away with shooting someone in broad daylight in NYC and get away with it!

-90% Jimmy

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:30 AM

19. Everyday the minority run lock step criticizing the Democrats

where is the rebuttal....from our members. The Republicans want to stop domestic spending and make tax cuts.


[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/12/inflation-republicans-what-a-serious-plan-could-look-like/|]

[link:https://democrats.org/news/fact-check-republicans-have-no-plan-to-fight-inflation-want-to-raise-costs-for-families/|]

Here’s two important things to keep in mind as Republicans breathlessly talk about inflation: 1) Republicans still have no plan to fight inflation, and 2) the Republican Party’s agenda would actually raise costs for families by increasing taxes, making health care more expensive, and doing nothing to lower prescription drug prices.

Grover Norquist on How Republicans Plan to Fight Inflation
https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/04/21/grover-norquist-on-how-republicans-plan-to-fight-inflation/

Meanwhile the above turd floats to the top...where was he when the Republicans were spending trillions.


[link:https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/10/the-biden-harris-inflation-plan-lowering-costs-and-lowering-the-deficit/|]

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:49 AM

21. The issue with so called "media"

Is going to have to be addressed at some point because we cannot survive if it continues as it is. We never used to worry about “alternative facts” aka lies being reports as legit news because no one was ever allowed to do so. If a news person got something wrong they were immediately called on it and it was corrected. Now a days these operators like Newsmax just makes 💩 up out of the clear blue sky most of the time and report it as fact.

Bringing back the “Fairness Doctrine” won’t fix where we are now. There is going to have to be new legislation addressing the reporting of facts and reality.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:14 AM

26. The Republican Party is the party of NO!

Everything that’s helps the American people they vote no.

No on assault weapons
No on women’s rights
No on lowering diabetes drugs
No on holding oil and gas companies accountable
No on Veterans benefits

Hold every bill every republican in both houses with the tag the no helping the American people party.

It can be personalized for each district against republicans.

Republicans the party of NO!

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:19 AM

27. Accentuate the positive and the negative.

Spread the good word.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216821536
Donate money, time, write postcards, make calls like your life depends on it, because it does, and so do millions of others.

Spread the bad word.

Every Accusation is a Confession
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216777247

The "Election Integrity" grift is pure felony theft.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216813088

These, and the fake elector plan might peel some people loose from the "Party of Nothing"
Some Republicans felt ‘duped’ by Team Trump’s fake electors plot
And they may pay a price for their complicity. (Oh, Merrick!)
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/republicans-felt-duped-team-trumps-fake-electors-plot-rcna34780
“We were kind of useful idiots or rubes at that point,” said Robert Sinners, a former Trump campaign staffer, adding he now feels he was misled about the effort. “I’m angry because I think, in a sense, no one really cared if people were potentially putting themselves in jeopardy.”

Asked if he would’ve volunteered to be a fake elector, knowing what he knows now, Sinners added, “I absolutely would not have.”

A Detroit News reporter added that one local Republican insisted that she was asked to sign her name to the materials without being shown one of the pages that included multiple false statements.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:43 AM

29. Yes

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:50 AM

30. Keep the message simple and repeat repeat repeat. Seems to work well for simple-minded Trumplicans

so it should work for every other voter as well. Dems need a clear compelling message.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:36 PM

31. It is important to repeat the following, which I do...

Every election
in every place
at every level

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