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  •  That (3+ / 0-)
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    is insulting and not the way to rally people to fight back.

    •  People have a right to mourn. They also (7+ / 0-)

      have a right to organize. Channel that furious anger, and RAGE in letting Washington, D.C. know exactly what you think!

      Burn up the lines.

      I work with B2B PAC, and all views and opinions in this account are my own.

      by slinkerwink on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 08:57:54 AM PDT

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      •  Organizing has to be for the long term... (1+ / 0-)
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        wave of change

        ...and a bottom to top effort - not the other way around.

        The Republican Sith Lords didn't build their GOP Death Star™  in a day.  Or with phone calls.  They organized locally, and built their platform from the ground up, starting with school boards and zoning boards of adjustment.

        They started their "taxes = bad" mantra at a local level, and progressed onto state and national platforms when they made it nearly impossible to get a school bond issue passed at the local level.  They used increased taxes on the elderly for services they didn't us as their foundation.  Never mind that these same elderly voters sent their kids through the local public school system.

        The bottom line is that it took awhile to build the GOP Death Star™.  While phone calls today might make us feel better, those same phone calls are not making any difference.

        Wouldn't time be better served by talking to a neighbor about the concept of a true Labor Party, and brainstorming what might be necessary to get such an effort off the ground locally?

        Just thinking out loud here...

        Solidarity: The GOP inadvertently lit the fire in Madison, and we must now carry the torch, for as long as it takes.

        by Richard Cranium on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:48:49 AM PDT

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