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  •  Difficult, but not at all hopeless (4+ / 0-)

    The surge on this is incredible. They are trying to get it passed and make Ohio more progressive, that is all.  There are a lot of competing issues flying around and how they will play out is anyone's guess. But the hardcore anti-equality voters are already going to turn out so it's not like this is going to create a batch of new people coming to vote against it. We already have energizing issues on our side, including the repeal of voter suppression and perhaps right-to-work-for-less. A lot of people feel the time is now. And it went from zero to a hundred in something like two weeks.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

    by anastasia p on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 06:48:41 AM PST

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    •  Honestly (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm more worried about this from a national perspective. I just don't want a loss to take the wind out of our sails. I really think the results of gay marriage votes in Maine, Maryland, and Washington will have ripple waves elsewhere, as undecided legislators in places like Illinois and Rhode Island might freak out about supporting equality if they see voters rejecting it.

      21, male, RI-01 (voting) IL-01 (college), hopeless Swingnut

      by sapelcovits on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 06:52:01 AM PST

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      •  Seriously, do you really think (1+ / 0-)
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        that in the push for gay marriage, a single defeat will "take the wind out of our sails" and that there will be no defeats along the way? It's this attitude — "don't try because we might lose" — that moves right-wing ideas faster than progressive ones. They never, ever worry about whether one of their insane ideas is rejected. They just get up and try again. We wring our hands and cower in the corner.

        Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

        by anastasia p on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 07:27:09 AM PST

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