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  •  That is exactly what the GOP has done (5+ / 0-)

    They now have a majority of state Governors, and GOP legislatures.  We have to take back our States!

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 03:19:10 PM PDT

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    •  that's how they've gotten things like creationism (2+ / 0-)
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      into school-board discussions.

      This thing isn't a political movement, but political identification--again at the local level, since once you hit the national level things get really diluted--might be a useful aspect of it.

    •  Well It's How the Rightwing Took Over GOP. (2+ / 0-)
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      It was NOT the gop's idea in the mid 60's when it started.

      Take over an existing party; if you don't have the numbers to pull that off, you don't have the numbers to beat them in an election. You can join local party organizations, at the local level they can be pretty easy to get into and get control of.

      The hard part we're not yet geared up for is building organization to create better candidates. It's eventually going to require thousands of people making politics an important part of their careers.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 04:34:31 PM PDT

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      •  It requires a lot of people who aren't (0+ / 0-)

        career politicians to be willing to run for the school board, or be on advisory boards, or become active in their local Democratic party and so on.

        It also requires some people to become "career politicians" in the sense of seeking local office, state rep office, etc.  It might only be for a couple of years, or a few years, but we need good people in there.

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