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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 08:53 PM

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....1000 seats have not been lost only since 2016, when Our Revolution, (a grassroots movement if ever there was one) was founded.

DU is not the place to discuss why the party has been steadily losing power for over ten years, with the exception of the WH, and that was because we had a shiningly talented candidate. But we've lost governorships, House members, school boards, state legislators, election after election. It's the party itself that's doing this---not a critical wing of the party.

The tension and split in the party arose to address the issue of continuously waning power. Yes, it's messy but not examining what the deeper problems are is lethal. Are you really recommending that the Dems keep doing more of the same, more of what they've been doing over the last decade? Has it worked so far?

We need tougher, more charismatic, more courageous candidates (Warren, Schiff, Ellison come to mind.)
We need to scream to the rafters louder and louder about voter supression and gerrymandering.
We need much, much better messaging.
We're seen as out of touch, elitist, coastal. Instead of grousing about that, we need to out-wit that perception, address it with new strategies, new outreach.

Etc. For starters.


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