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  •  That is a major drawback (2+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, aliasalias

    but we need to get around it. If it takes organizing into coalitions to make demands, we have to do it. If we have to set aside some of our differences to do so, let's be prepared to do that for the time being.

    •  sure, I'd go for that. (1+ / 0-)
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      marina

      Up to a point.  Because after all if we're going to make demands, we may as well peg the meter at the left side of the dial, and recognize in a pragmatic sense that we are not going to get everything we want.  

      Start out by making strong demands, and you'll get much more than if you start out by making weak demands.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:25:24 PM PDT

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      •  Our demands will only be strong (1+ / 0-)
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        marina

        if we make them NOW.  After the election we lose what little leverage we still have.

        You can't change the world without conflict. -- Markos

        by ZAPatty on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:51:02 PM PDT

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