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Fri Mar 7, 2014, 04:19 PM

I think the Dems need to get tough with their electorate about what is at stake in 2014

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should the GOP take control of both houses. This is not your George W. Bush's "Compassionate Conservatism" we're talking about here. This is your " you're on your own", pull the rug out from under the safety net brand of conservatism. Thom Tillis a favorite for Senator for North Carolina doesn't believe that there should be a minimum wage at all.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/26/3655879/thom-tillis-opposes-minimum-wage.html

Dems should lay it out for their constituents on what they can expect. Full repeal of the ACA. Harsh limits on Unemployment Compensation, and the Food Stamp program. Privitization of Social Security. Redistricting on Steroids, as if that is were possible. More legislation drawn up by ALEC and the Koch Brothers. Fracking on steroids. More Keystone Pipelines, traversing our plains on their way to the gulf coast with their refined oil to be shipped out of this country. No more Planned Parenthood funding, and no more right to choose even if the mother's life is at stake. People who take their current rights for granted need to know what they can expect once these people gain unbridled control of both houses of Congress. Barack Obama is the only thing that has kept us out of putting troops on the ground in Egypt, Syria, permanently entranced in Afghanistan, and if John McCain had his way, on the Ukrainian border.

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Reply I think the Dems need to get tough with their electorate about what is at stake in 2014 (Original post)
politicaljunkie41910 Mar 2014 OP
Squinch Mar 2014 #1
The Time is Now Mar 2014 #2
Squinch Mar 2014 #3
politicaljunkie41910 Mar 2014 #6
pangaia Mar 2014 #10
Cal33 Mar 2014 #12
Wounded Bear Mar 2014 #4
lsewpershad Mar 2014 #5
blkmusclmachine Mar 2014 #7
1StrongBlackMan Mar 2014 #15
Sunlei Mar 2014 #8
pangaia Mar 2014 #9
WhiteTara Mar 2014 #11
Pakid Mar 2014 #13
1StrongBlackMan Mar 2014 #14
Scuba Mar 2014 #16

Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 04:30 PM

1. But first they need to do it about 2014.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 05:03 PM

2. Keep your eye on the one that's coming at you

and remember 2010. We are still paying for the tea party victories locally, statewide, and nationally.

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Response to The Time is Now (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 05:05 PM

3. Exactly. And welcome!

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Response to The Time is Now (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 08:22 PM

6. You're absolutely right. I was thinking 2014, and said 2016.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:29 AM

10. OK, I just posted, then read your correction.

Maybe you better edit your OP.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:48 AM

12. You are right. If Dems. win both Houses of Congress, I'd heave a big sigh of relief. The

 

authoritarian conservatives will take a step backwards, and our democratic way of life
will have a good opportunity for growth -- for a change. We are the ones who have
been pushed backwards during the past 3 decades! I's time to reverse the order.!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 05:39 PM

4. Yeah...

This first, TBS. Drop that ball, and not much could salvage 2016.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 05:48 PM

5. +1

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 11:55 PM

7. GOP versus GOP-lite. Hmmm. What to do, what to do ~>

 

(flips coin)

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:20 AM

15. Simple decision ...

 

Pick the lesser of the two evils ... like you do in your everyday real life.

Let's see: SPEND money (that could go towards the rent) to go to work versus SAVE the money by staying home from work. Hmmm. What to do, what to do ~>

I know! Post a comment on a message board!

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:54 AM

8. insurance corps dumping sick people,refusing insurance or quoting 3k a month *again*

vote republican-cut your own throat.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:28 AM

9. Two-thousand and sixteen?

THAT'S the problem..

It's two-thousand and fourteen that is the deadly fight.
NOW!

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 08:45 AM

11. Don't forget to do your part...GOTV! nt

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:12 AM

13. The Republican could take to killing people in the streets

and within a week 55% of American would have forgotten all about it and go right on voting these idiot into office. In case you haven't notice people keep right on voting Republican no matter what the Republican have done to hurt them. Voting against your own best interest seem to be the number one past time in America. It doesn't help any when the media is owned by the rich and works to serve the best interest of the 1% at the expense of the 99%

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:14 AM

14. I absolutely agree, if ...

 

by Democrats, you mean the people in the street, rather than Democratic politicians.

You and I can have a bigger effect, when we lay out what a Democratic loss will mean for the people we interact with on a daily basis, than a politician ever can.

And NO ... I do not have a problem with making this a "Democrats Are Better Than Republicans" fight ... because it is the absolute truth and, psychologically, people are more moved to act to avoid loss, than to affect gain.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Mar 8, 2014, 09:27 AM

16. Dems are NOT going to win with a "Republicans are bad" campaign.

 

Dems are going to need a comprehensive progressive platform to motivate voters. Anything less assures failure.

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