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  •   if we all put our brains together for a solution (0+ / 0-)

    Heh, grass roots.

    Too many people put most of their energy into elections, or stuff relating to elections. I think there should be equal energy putting pressure on issues year-round.

    The thing I hate about elections is that the bulk of the money collect goes for advertising buys. Election advertising siphones progressive money into the hands of conservatives, who own the big media. Conservative advertising is just money changing hands between conservatives. So any election is a net monetary loss for progressives. Isn't that silly?

    The boss needs you, you don't need him. -- France general strike, May 1968

    by stargaze on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 05:24:21 AM PST

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    •  I hear ya. The other thing I hate is the average (1+ / 0-)
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      voters consistent ability to be duped by stupid and false attack ads.  Attack ads and advertising time are very expensive and when one candidate can't meet the same fundraising numbers because his or her opponent is being funded by big business or special interest, good candidates have to resort to shady money sources and various PACs and special interest groups for help.  It's so sad that we live in a time where so much information is available to us yet your average voter will vote not based on facts but with their feelings because some attack ad struck and emotional chord with them.

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