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Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:24 AM

 

Its getting real - repubs close in on 2/3 control of state legislatures.

I have been away since election day - tough days. I'm not surprised by any of the stuff I'm seeing and I expect it to continue. But I was thinking about how bad it has gotten lately. Deplorables control almost everything in this country now. It looks like the SCOTUS is going down this week. They have both house's of congress and the POTUS. To make matters worse they control 32 state legislatures and most governorship's. The state control is what scares me the most. Constitutional changes can be made with 2/3 of states and if my math is correct that would mean 34 states. We need to start turning this around or who knows what the deplorables will do to the constitution and our country! They are on the verge of having the power to do literally anything they want. I'm scared. What are our safeguards to prevent this doomsday scenario?

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Reply Its getting real - repubs close in on 2/3 control of state legislatures. (Original post)
Joe941 Apr 2017 OP
MichMary Apr 2017 #1
kcr Apr 2017 #5
yallerdawg Apr 2017 #7
Bradical79 Apr 2017 #11
Orrex Apr 2017 #16
nycbos Apr 2017 #2
lunasun Apr 2017 #13
haele Apr 2017 #3
ck4829 Apr 2017 #4
meadowlark5 Apr 2017 #8
ck4829 Apr 2017 #9
Joe941 Apr 2017 #12
meadowlark5 Apr 2017 #6
Demsrule86 Apr 2017 #10
beachbum bob Apr 2017 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2017 #15

Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:26 AM

1. Maybe we could

start by not calling names? "Deplorable" became a badge of honor, and could have cost HRC the election.

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Response to MichMary (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:34 AM

5. Yeah. That's the reason.

Because Trump voters are so sweet. The GOP are really actually very nice!

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Response to MichMary (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:39 AM

7. Republicans ARE deplorable.

No mere name we call them does justice to the disgusting scum they are.

You know what cost us the election?

What Russian and rightwing bots called Hillary on every form of FAKE NEWS social media available - demonizing her to the point where the morons chose a racist, misogynist, filthy, unqualified, inexperienced - DEPLORABLE - idiot!

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Response to MichMary (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:46 AM

11. Difference between HRC and "we"...

 

Yes, it's a bad move for a presidential candidate to call any voters names. She had some big messaging problems at times. That's a hell of a lot different than getting large numbers of strangers to coddle awful people on the internet. If the later is a key to victory, we should just give up now.

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Response to MichMary (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 12:29 PM

16. I agree.

We should instead call them fucking stupid racist assholes.

If there's one thing in the entire universe that facilitated Trump's theft of the election that Clinton won, it sure as shit wasn't Clinton correctly identifying his idiot troglodyte base as "deplorables."

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:28 AM

2. Isn't the threshold 3/4?

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Response to nycbos (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 12:13 PM

13. No it is not . They are very close . One of Koch bros dreams

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:28 AM

3. Getting people out to vote. Making a lot of noise.

The Christo-Fascists and Libratarians cocoon themselves in such an echo chamber, they think they're a majority. To fight them properly, the population needs to make them realize they are the minority and they need to take an active majority into account if they're going to govern.
One cannot govern a country like one runs a business. They actually work for all of us...and that needs to be hammered home time and time again.

Haele

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:29 AM

4. Read Sharp's From Dictatorship to Democracy for starters.

http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FDTD.pdf

That is one of the safeguards.

It's time to question the legitimacy of this control.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:39 AM

8. I believe it is 3/4 of the states - 2/3 is for overriding vetos nt

Sorry, I meant to post this to the question above. Wrong order

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:42 AM

9. No worries. 2/3 or 3/4, this is the perfect time to start.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:47 AM

12. yes you are correct.

 

2/3 can call a convention but it takes 3/4 to ratify! phew!

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:36 AM

6. Rachel Maddow said something about this before the election

I hadn't even thought of that until then because it's kind of hard to keep track of how many states are in the majority of repub control.

The Kochs and the well funded organizations of the religious right knew how to fix their problem. Until dumpy, the presidency was not an easy gain. So work from the bottom up and that has been far more successful. They have their influence in everything - city councils, zoning boards, school boards, state senators and reps.

You can be sure they know how close they are. The midterms are going to flooded with money and lies. Here in Colorado, 2018 elects a new governor. Because we're a swing state, they'll be coming for this governorship, I'm sure.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:44 AM

10. Thanks for your concern...duly noted.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 12:17 PM

14. koch brothers and lazy democratic voters

 



we stay home...they vote....they win...and we whine....rinse, repeat

simple formula

we can only blame ourselves, folks

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 12:26 PM

15. If we get our act together in 2018 and 2020

With Trump being so unpopular nationally already and no signs that this is likely going to change, we should be able to at least grab a few Governorships, State Legislatures (partially or completely) to reduce their amount of power. The party in power in the WH typically loses seats during midterms. If we're not energized (or "enthused" enough by now to do anything to stop the Republicans from following through with calling for a Constitutional Convention (which would only be limited by what their participants want to bring up) , then I don't know what to suggest.

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