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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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Force the issue if that’s what it takes. Then hold a MASSIVE press availability- OUTSIDE those locked doors and make a big public stink about being locked out.

The last admirable Republican we've had.


Why aren’t they out there 24/7/365 pushing the MESSAGING???

EVERY Congressional/Senate/state-level office should have people on staff to do AGGRESSIVE outreach to media.

YES have staffers specifically assigned to call the bookers of ALL the shows, radio/TV/cable/internet, ALL the shows, forcing bookings.

YES have deputies or even the reps themselves if possible - SHOWING UP at these things and forcing their way into the green rooms and onto the stages and sets.

Do they all have media bookers? Do they all understand the simple strategy of repetition? Do they have ANY concept about the power and urgency of public relations? And if they don’t, why-the-hell not???

And why did they cave???

Shoulda said a big fat “FUCK YOU!” and gone out and done it ANYWAY.


Why not? Why The Hell Not?

We’ve got a massive talent pool here. An energized talent pool too.

Rapid response.
Fact-checking - the noisier the better.
Aggressive counter-programming - being there to call in to hate radio and C-SPAN. and elsewhere in media to keep OUR talking points out there in the public square; writing letters to the editor and guest commentaries; marches, sit-ins at representatives’ local/regional/national offices. NOT being silent OR invisible. Organizing - the way the Indivisible movement does.

We’ve actually got a rather impressive and potentially powerful infrastructure already built just here within DU. Might be a tool well worth using!

See, that's a real breakthrough.

I recall seeing reports that this is the FIRST election in which every - repeat, EVERY congressional election has had a Democrat in the running. Too many of these districts, particularly the red ones, had GOPers - incumbents and otherwise - running unopposed. For FAR too long, Democrats in those districts had no choice whatsoever. You wanna talk about alienated, unmotivated, apathetic voters?!

I do remember when Howard Dean, as the then-new chair of the DNC, immediately started implementing his 50-State Strategy. Personally. He personally went to these states, and then talked about all the Dems he met who were starving for attention from the national party, reach-outs, support, funding, involvement. Some of these people, he said, had been almost literally screaming for help, only to be ignored by the national party. These folks were finally getting some help. That was after he took over in 2005.

And guess what happened? In 2006 the Dems roared back, taking back the House and giving us the first female Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi. And under his leadership, Dems followed up with an equally epic and historic victory in 2008. Not only keeping the House of Reps but winning back the White House too. The 50-State Strategy worked. And paid many many dividends. We can’t afford to let up on that.

Howard Dean recognized that there were/are Democrats EVERYWHERE! Even in the red states. And we ignore or overlook them and their needs at our peril.

Don't forget, too, that our bench strength is increasing.

Anybody see/hear the victorious Democrat in the Georgia gubernatorial primary? Stacey Abrams? Powerful speaker, with heart, conviction, and fortitude. Plus a sense of warmth, humanity, and the common touch. Said not a word about “vote for us, we’re NOT trump/GOP.” She made me proud to be a Democrat. I wanted to stand a little taller.


The last milquetoast remarks he made in the Senate

impressed exactly no one.

Do not mess with Her Majesty.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

And they called Margaret Thatcher the “Iron Lady”.

What a MORON!

Limit the entrances and exits? Oh yeah, that’ll work. Especially if a fire breaks out, somewhere inside the building, and depending on the size of the student body, maybe 300 to 3500 kids would panic trying to get out - and many wouldn’t make it!

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