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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 12:46 PM

11. My observation is that once DUers start designating favorites they also ....

....designate least favorites and start saying things like "I vote my principles, not Party," and "My whole life I've had to hold my nose to vote for the nominee and I refuse to do that anymore because now The One has appeared," and "Look at this perfect 3rd Party potential candidate." Then next thing you know, posters are eagerly digging dirt on perfectly sound lifelong Democrats to such an extent the GOP will scarcely have to do their own oppo research.

Maybe I'm a bit jaded after 13 1/2 years on this board, but it happens over and over.

Here's my point: one reason we keep losing midterm elections is because Democrats don't feel excited that it's not the big hoopla of the presidential races. Basically, the ones who stay home think it doesn't matter if they turn out to vote for their Congressional Representatives, who have to run every two years.

It matters like your life depends on it. Midterms is when the GOP turns their people out in droves by putting things on the ballot that excite them -- you know, God, Guns, and Gays. And while Republicans are in the voting booths, they vote for Republican candidates.

Hey, I get excited about those issues too -- so I show up to vote against them. But apparently the average Dem across the country doesn't. The average Dem cost Obama the House and Senate.

Keep doing this, and soon enough the people in charge of redrawing Congressional voting district lines are majority-Republican and they gerrymander the hell out of those districts so no Dem will have a chance to run and win. And they get to be in charge of State houses so they can roll the voting rights laws back to Jim Crow.

I hope I am making myself clear. I believe good candidates will arise for 2020. They always do. But what is really, really urgent RIGHT THIS MINUTE is making sure there is a 50 State Strategy to change the composition of the House and Senate NEXT YEAR. The OP is absolutely blind to that -- or at least pretends to be. Post after post after post of "fantasy teams," and for what?

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