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Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:55 PM

We won't win votes by just yelling "GOTV."

A Daily Kos editorial is pleading with Democrats: Start rallying FOR Dem causes, not just AGAINST the president and all the horror that he stands for.

And I agree. DU should not, for example, just showcase negative Trumpian news.

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1752975

A blue wave requires that Democrats tell the American people precisely how they will make their lives better. They must inform Americans that they will solve the health care issue once and for all by instituting a single-payer Medicare for All healthcare system. They must tell their constituents that they will finally create a subsidized child care system that makes working possible for all those who want (or need) to do so. They need to show Americans that they will solve the overbearing student loan/debt crisis. They need to tell the segment of the population decimated by the justice system that they will orchestrate necessary reforms. They must be proactive on many other progressive issues that most Americans want, as well.

The Democratic narrative must be bold. Most importantly, it must be threefold:

First, for those voters who want to know what they get out of voting for Democrats, the above is good enough. It gives those voters an affirmative reason to vote.

Second, for those who want to know that the Democratic promises are possible, party leaders must provide a fiscally and politically realistic path to get there. Describing the road is not difficult, but requires informing the electorate in a more in-depth manner than they would get on cable news...

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 12:07 AM

1. This is, I believe, super critical.

What do we rank-and-file Democrats tell our neighbors are the best reasons to vote for Democrats in November besides Trump sucks (royally).

I tell them about the Democratic tradition of a progressive tax for starters... and its traditional support for public education, justice, equal rights, clean air and clean water. But I wish we had some political poetry in formation which can give such sound positions a ring.

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Mon Apr 2, 2018, 01:47 AM

2. You need TWO posts

about this?

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