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Sat Oct 24, 2015, 02:51 AM

Democrats In Trouble?

there are also thousands of critically important offices all the way down the ballot. And the vast majority 70 percent of state legislatures, more than 60 percent of governors, 55 percent of attorneys general and secretaries of state are in Republicans hands. And, of course, Republicans control both chambers of Congress.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/20/1435721/-Forget-Sanders-and-Clinton-Dems-In-Trouble-Nationwide?detail=email#

We cannot lose focus on state races. But we all knew these were important too. Yes?

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 03:13 AM

1. K&R to the Greatest Page! Always vote!

More politics is LOCAL than national. It's where the grassroots get established.



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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 03:13 AM

2. of course!

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 03:35 AM

3. Luckily, there's a super competent DNC chair who is looking out for the best interest of the

 

party nationwide and has an excellent record of getting Dems elected.

Should be a piece of cake.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 03:41 AM

4. LOL

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Response to Chakab (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 01:29 AM

12. Indeed!

How'd she get the job?


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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 04:06 AM

5. around texas you'd be hard pressed

To even find a democrat on the ballot these days...

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Response to BlueCollar (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:55 AM

9. The DNCC acts like they don't want to win in perpetuity.

If they made Texas a focus and registered the millions of potential Democrats here we could overcome the gerrymandering and guarantee Democrats the White House always. We only get Tea Party campaign commercials here. People here do not get to hear the other side, only far right Republican BS.

I hate to say we need help, but we need help! We have so many unregistered minorities we could sweep every election if we could get them registered and to the polls. Our local Democratic campaign offices are in disarray and need a shot in the arm!

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 04:30 AM

6. I doubt that the Democrats are in trouble.

The repubbies are getting mired in all kinds of messes lately. People are laughing at them, when they are not totally disgusted with them. The Benghazi hearings, Boehner, the latest threats of government shutdown, etc., etc.

We have a good chance to pick up some offices. People will vote, because it is a Presidential election year.

It is important to GOTV for the primaries, too. Many local and party offices are up for election then. Anyone who works on GOTV needs to work extra hard to get voters to the polls for the primaries.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:59 AM

8. It isnt a presidential election, its a municipal election

And the op and article are correct, its more of the same, ds sleeping through an off year election and rs cleaning up at the local, state AND JUDICIAL level.

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:24 AM

7. A few years ago the Repubs realized that all that power was there for the taking, sometime

 

in offices that no one was even running for.

So they made a concerted effort to get anything they could and they picked up thousands.It was Koch money, but it wasn't that much, and could have been responded to, if the leadership of the party had cared. They didn't respond, perhaps because their own candidates wren't that different. (Bill.)

They went after control of people's lives. Not the few hundred national offices that get the press, but things like county clerk, school board - the things that make a lot more difference in people's day-to-day lives than a national office in many ways. They found people in these locations, sent them training materials, showed them how to gather their neighbors for coffee and influence them.

People even talked about it on here, laughing and poking fun. Today many of those people are in office, and it will be years, if ever, before they can be replaced. In the meantime, they will hurt a lot of people.

The Democrats were asleep at the wheel - while they talk about a strategy to win the WH, their opponents were planning and training people, teaching them how to run and win, and quietly scooping up local power in thousands of other offices across the 50 states.

And now there are decades of catch-up work to do, if it is ever possible. It will be interesting.

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 08:17 AM

10. That's part of what Benie is saying when he refers to a Revolution

 

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:25 AM

11. I still attribute it to the retired theory of voting

Who has the time to go to the local voting place, be it the school gym or county building , during a work day? Especially since the majority of localities and states do not give time off to vote in these local races. Certainly isn't the working mother or guy that has to work two jobs just to survive. It's the older crowd who listens to Beck, Hannity, and Rushbo and have that fire in their bellies and more importantly, the time, to get involved and get out to do something. When you have the time and you are given the chance to vote, you go out and vote - that simple. It becomes something to do rather than watch TV .

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Response to Duckfan (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 01:39 AM

13. Wouldn't it be nice if big money in national elections didn't drown out local elections and issues?

 

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