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  •  That's a Point (1+ / 0-)
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    bronte17

    Still, we hear from each other. On our side, we hear we're winning, but do you think that people on the other side think we are? Are we just motivating them to turn out to defend their religion?

    We don't need to make them feel like their religion is under attack. Gingrich is trying that. Making it about the money takes all that away. It takes away the fuel for their fire.

    •  So long as the Catholic Bishops (2+ / 0-)
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      Liberal Thinking, moiv

      say it is about religion, it will be.

      •  It's Up to Us (2+ / 0-)
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        bronte17, lostinamerica

        It's up to us to make it about what we want it to be about. They can whine about religion, but that doesn't make it about religion.

        •  on the national stage (0+ / 0-)

          If the Catholic Bishops put out a statement, that's news and will be covered. So i don't see how you make it not-about-religion against that.

          If it was just politicans, you can say it's just politics. But religion is their whole thing.

          •  You Make It News Here (2+ / 0-)
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            bronte17, lostinamerica

            You make it news by making this a front-page issue on Daily Kos. Politicians and news people read this blog. If we say it's an issue, then it's an issue.

            We are more important that the Catholic bishops. They don't even represent the Catholic Church and they certainly don't represent Catholics.

            But a decision made in this community is a decision that politicians have to take into account because it creates its own power. That's just the power of community, and it is ultimately the only thing more important than money in  American politics. The Daily Kos community is a community of voters. Opinion here matters and it is the trim tab of progressive politics.

            We do not have to accept their framing. We are powerful enough now to define our own.

    •  They will feel it anyway (1+ / 0-)
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      Liberal Thinking

      People panic too much on this site.

      by thematt523 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 08:52:03 AM PST

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