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  •  Don't stay home. PRIMARY the sucker! (3+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, DaleA, icemilkcoffee

    The Tea Party folks have the Rs running scared of offending them because THEY FREAKIN' VOTE EVERY TIME! If the R's want their vote, they tell the Rs how to get it.

    If we don't do the same, then we are not going to go anywhere. You can do all kinds of protests etc but until you scare the politicos by threatening their cherished JOBs you will not get their attention.

    Why should they pay attention to you? You don't contribute thousands of dollars to their campaign and then millions more to their PACs and super PACs.

    If you can't convince them that their money will not buy your vote and only ACTION on their part in your interest will, they will continue to listen to the $$$

    Get involved in the process. Get a local candidate who DOES meet your needs and then RUN the heck out of them to force the Dino to either change or get defeated.

    If you can read the Google, you can find out how to get involved locally. Since it would be perhaps better to take over the Democratic party rather than try to bolster the Greens or create a OWS party from scratch, let's do that. BUT you have to VOTE and tell the congresscritter WHY you are going to primary their sorry ass if they don't get on the bandwagon. They might change in our direction and if they don't VOTE them the hell OUT!

    "If you're going through Hell, KEEP GOING!"" -Winston Churchill

    by daddybunny on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 07:02:40 PM PDT

    •  BTW Barney was primaried (3+ / 0-)
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      melpomene1, Mr Robert, DaleA

      last time around, and fairly effectively...first time in a long time -- put the fire back in him.  Every sitting pol should be primaried every election IMO

      Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

      by EdMass on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 07:08:25 PM PDT

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