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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 06:28 PM

The Democratic Party Must Be About The Win

Winning is about control of politics, which is control of whole economies and militaries. Our party politics has to be about future generations controlling their landbase resources or our future inhabitants' landbase being controlled by global forces.

Publicly, that may be what we talk about. But we can never get caught up in our hearts-and-minds culture wars again.

The mechanics of winning must come first. When we win at the Republican game, the emo cripples will come around later. That's really all they want. To back a winner.

The Republicans won by running a distraction media game while setting up the control of voter numbers. Democrats didn't see it. But we have to see it now. We have to learn. As Obama says, we really, really have to focus.

There's too much media distraction getting attention around here. As LaydeeBug has said here: Stop. Letting. Them. Frame. The. Fucking. Narrative.

We have to avoid all he said/she said media distraction and stick to the numbers controlled by state governors. Stay focused on the 50-state strategy that Republicans have also played because they learned from Howard Dean.

Drop media distraction like a bad habit. Obama says that's what he does. We need to listen to him. As a struggling former smoker like him, I know just how hard that habit is to break.

Remember: Media will continue to be conflict-driven and shit stirring to promote the threats of the Right, threats of the foreign, threats of danger, and it will amplify the questioning, the doubting, the infighting and cowing of the Left.

Fear mongering is their frame.

Getting Democrats like us distracted is their game.

Don't bite media hype.

In the meantime we still have Electors who, on December 19, 2016, need to do their job.

From Federalist Paper 68:

"...the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union ... as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States ...

... by those who are able to estimate the share which the executive in every government must necessarily have in its good or ill administration ...

... we may safely pronounce, that the true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration..."

Who wrote Federalist Paper 68?

Alexander Hamilton

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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 06:31 PM

1. Electors need to seriously deliberate given that Hillary is up by 2.25 MILLION votes.

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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:06 PM

2. Importance of "the narrative", our narrative, can not be overstated.

Back during the Bush administration, I was frustrated with Republicans constantly putting down Democrats, by talking about their lack of patriotism, family values, religion. I thought about all the northern New England villages I traveled through, each one with 1,2, 3 or more churches. I thought about all the outstanding volunteer soldiers from New England, particularly here in Vermont. I thought about all the people I know who were devoted to their families and communities. Republicans even took stock of who did and did not wear flag pins. It infuriated me and I wondered where the Democratic voices were. I pretty much feel the same way today.Where, I wonder, is the giant group of Democratic leaders speaking out against Donald Trump's frightening behavior? We can no longer stand by and let Republicans define who we are and what we stand for. We must stand up and speak out....forcefully, and by the millions.

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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:01 PM

3. And someone -- perhaps Bernie, even -- can help frame that new narrative through Schumer.

Thanks for your post.

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