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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:32 AM

Progressive ballot initiatives passed by huge margins

Yet the ultimate dichotomy in this election is that while ballot initiatives like increasing the minimum wage, passed by overwhelming majorities these same voters gave Republican candidates that adamantly oppose those same policies, their vote as well.

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Reply Progressive ballot initiatives passed by huge margins (Original post)
mikekohr Nov 2014 OP
JDPriestly Nov 2014 #1
Scuba Nov 2014 #3
dilby Nov 2014 #5
JDPriestly Nov 2014 #9
JEB Nov 2014 #6
leftstreet Nov 2014 #2
mikekohr Nov 2014 #4
Mass Nov 2014 #7
J_J_ Nov 2014 #8

Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:40 AM

1. The Democratic Party leadership is out of sync with the population of the US>

The Democratic Party leadership worries too much about money for campaigns and too little about standing up for what Americans want.

Huge disconnect between our party leadership and Democratic voters.

We need to clean house at the top.

Debbie Wasserman-Schulz and the Clintons are nice people, but they need to resign. Obama has two more years to fire a lot of people and give the Democratic Party new leadership that will listen to the American people and not each other.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:43 AM

3. +1,000

 

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:54 AM

5. I would not say out of sync, I would say terrible at getting the message out.

Democratic candidates already have a great platform to start on, they just need to get better at conveying to Americans why they need to go with this platform and win them over. Dems need to learn to be salesmen, instead of Dems swaying right to win votes they need to sell people on moving left. Obama did a really great job of this as Clinton did before him, work on turning Independents into Democrats and Republicans into Independents.

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Response to dilby (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 05:06 PM

9. Thanks. You said it so well.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:01 PM

6. That disconnect will only get bigger

 

until Democrats start fighting back and stop chasing the illusive nonexistent middle ground.

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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:41 AM

2. How many Dem politicians campaigned on those same issues?

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:53 AM

4. Here in Illinois Cheri Bustos did

She highlighted her challenger, Bobby Schilling's votes that supported tax breaks for outsourcers and championed minimum wage increases. She won easily.

On the other hand Billionaire Bruce Rauner defeated populist Governor Patrick Quinn, although Rauner spent $28 million of his own money and raised another $40 million in the race.

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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:06 PM

7. Tells you how much the leadership sucks.

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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:19 PM

8. Pot is legal in now Alaska- Large Minimum wage increases pass with 65%

 


An initiative to protect salmon fisheries from mines passed with 65%


yet they tell us that Dan Sullivan won... whose signature legislation sought to remove the rights of Alaskans to their water and land to fast track mining permits
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025767880


It doesn't make logical sense because it is all bullshit.

They are stealing elections, they wanted the Senate bad!

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