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(7,220 posts)
Thu Aug 24, 2017, 06:20 PM Aug 2017

I don't care who you voted for in 2016, I care who you'll vote for in 2018, 2020 +

Every time there's a slow news day this re-hashing/qualification of fitness to be on DU starts up.

As long as I don't have to hear anyone whining/defending/bashing what they did or didn't do right in '16, all are welcome as far as I'm concerned AS LONG AS YOU SWEAR TO F-ING GOD YOU'RE VOTING DEM IN THE FUTURE. (Otherwise, feel free to sod off.)

Stop talking about the past. Yes, our current political situation sucks, but finger pointing not only doesn't help, but it is quite Trumpian IMO. Use that pent-up energy to start doing something positive. Here are some suggestions:

-Harass the crap out of your congresspeople.
-Sign petitions (or start one of your own!).
-Attend a protest/counterprotest, depending on what the topic is. (And if you do, be safe and don't be a dick.)
-Support print media financially.
-Don't re-hash fights about Hillary, Bernie etc. It's over. Get behind fresh, talented, un-tainted faces who can get elected in the future (may I suggest Newsom/Klobuchar/Gillibrand/Harris etc.?)
-Help people register to vote if they are Democrats. Pretend to help Repugnicans register, only drop them off in a bad neighborhood instead.
-get your state reps to accept vote-by-mail with a paper trail.
-Refuse to speak to anyone who supports Republicans until they realize they're promoting racism, sexism and screwing the poor.

Remember, almost everyone on this forum already agrees with you on 99% of things. Where else can you get that?

Oh, and can we get working on a coherent Democratic message? We need your help!!

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I don't care who you voted for in 2016, I care who you'll vote for in 2018, 2020 + (Original Post) flibbitygiblets Aug 2017 OP
But apparently, Skinner cares. pat_k Aug 2017 #1
Yes it does Egnever Aug 2017 #3
eight years of DUBYA should have taught them that Skittles Aug 2017 #4
And Trump is way worse. Demsrule86 Aug 2017 #5
THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN Skittles Aug 2017 #7
Bush should have been impeached leftstreet Aug 2017 #8
CORRECT Skittles Aug 2017 #9
No it wouldn't have...it would have cost Democrats the next election. Demsrule86 Aug 2017 #10
Amen. Kentonio Aug 2017 #6
DU is not the Democratic party is is a private website and can accept whom they please. Demsrule86 Aug 2017 #11


(9,313 posts)
1. But apparently, Skinner cares.
Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:42 PM
Aug 2017
"This site only welcomes people who voted for HRC in the GE. Trump-enabling morons can find some other website.

And I have some questions about it I'll be sending along to him.



(153,122 posts)
Fri Aug 25, 2017, 02:25 PM
Aug 2017

people are still DYING because of Dubya

acting like an asshole every day is not on the same level as allowing the biggest terrorist attack in American history, starting senseless wars, crashing the economy, drowning a city, etc


(36,101 posts)
8. Bush should have been impeached
Fri Aug 25, 2017, 02:31 PM
Aug 2017

I agree that 8 years should have taught people something about GOPers

But impeachment of Bush would likely have prevented a Trump


(68,504 posts)
10. No it wouldn't have...it would have cost Democrats the next election.
Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:32 PM
Aug 2017

Impeachment without any change of a senate removal is a waste of time and foolish.



(4,377 posts)
6. Amen.
Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:28 AM
Aug 2017

I'm tired of people acting as being a Democrat is some special privilege that can be withheld. For christs sake, as long as the party is running on a progressive platform it doesn't matter a damn WHO votes for us. If every last Trump voter randomly turned up and voted D next time, who cares? Would we all sit around and cry about how we didn't want those votes and shouldn't have won? Would we hell, we'd celebrate the country becoming more progressive minded and use the power to change things for the better.

This isn't some high school popularity contest, aside from the platform and morality of the people we run basically the ONLY thing that matter is getting in the votes. If we can pull in a few million former Trump voters next time, then that is a wonderful thing that only someone incredibly naive would not want to happen. So much of our progress over the last decade is being attacked from all sides simply because we didn't win last time, we cannot allow that to happen again over some holier than thou bullshit.


(68,504 posts)
11. DU is not the Democratic party is is a private website and can accept whom they please.
Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:33 PM
Aug 2017

I agree about the votes though.

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