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Wed Dec 13, 2017, 12:23 PM

 

Alabama is a turning point

...if Democratic voters can rally to win in Alabama, they can rally and win anywhere.

We had an inkling that the tide was turning against the republicans with the upset in Va., but there was still a lingering risk that republican voters would overcome the nationwide rejection of Trump and republican policy and, nonetheless, show up in numbers large enough to beat us at the polls.

Alabama is a major repudiation of the media's insistence that Trump's 'base' is fireproof and inviolable. You can bet there are more than a few republican pols quaking in their boots today, worried that their dwindled approval ratings are irreversible and can't be overcome by tried-and-true right-wing, dog-whistle appeals to their bigoted, racist electorate.

What's more, black voters are fully realizing the power of their participation at voting time. That's icing on the cake to have such an influential and loyal base of Democratic voters energized and active at such a pivotal point in our history.

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bigtree Dec 2017 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Dec 2017 #1
Wounded Bear Dec 2017 #2
hurple Dec 2017 #3
bigtree Dec 2017 #4
hurple Dec 2017 #7
Kirk Lover Dec 2017 #9
bigtree Dec 2017 #10
Kirk Lover Dec 2017 #8
mopinko Dec 2017 #5
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bigtree Dec 2017 #6
kentuck Dec 2017 #11

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 12:29 PM

1. K & R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 12:30 PM

2. Let's hope so...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 12:37 PM

3. Need to see

this kind of shift in voting in a red state where the R candidate is NOT a pedophile, then I'll consider it a "turning point."

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Response to hurple (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 01:17 PM

4. Democrats rallied to win the Senate seat in a deep-red state

 

...where 80% of republicans disbelieved the charges against Moore.

Democrats showed up to take the seat, from a pedophile or whatever. Dems rallied, republicans didn't, even in the face of the full-court press from the WH. That's what's important and significant here.



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Response to bigtree (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 05:57 PM

7. Well...

The fact that they HAD to rally to win against a candidate that toxic... anywhere... is actually not all that good a sign.

moore should have been polling < 10% anywhere, against anybody else, once all the charges against him were brought up.

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Response to hurple (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:03 PM

9. Yeah I thought the same thing of tRUMP. I said Oh hell no the American people ARE NOT going to

 

go for this bullshit. And there they were...eating it up. I think we should have a presence in every state and yes I think we need to run Dem's who can win in these states...and if that makes them 'less pure'...then so be it, because I want to win.

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Response to hurple (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:11 PM

10. they had to, and did

 

...a winning coalition of voters, primarily women.

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Response to hurple (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:00 PM

8. I got my post hidden for saying this. n/t

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 01:23 PM

5. i hope a lot of these clowns w skeletons in their closets

are lookin hard in the mirror this morning, and thinking about spending more time w their families.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 02:27 PM

6.

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 06:16 PM

11. Somehow, they found a magic coalition.

and it worked!

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