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  •  young women should promise to withhold sex (5+ / 0-)

    There should be a national social-media campaign: "No hotness for YOU, unless you vote." For the under-25 voters I really don't see how we get the job done without tying 'hotness' into this somehow. You go into November with the flock of horny youngsters that you have, not the flock of horny (and social-media saturated) youngsters that you want.

    As for 25-50, I'd think the Ryan budget lets us tie one vote into being potentially worth thousands of dollars. "Would you get off your ass and do something inconvenient for one day for thousands of dollars?"

    For over 50 the idea should be that people who can't be motivated to vote just don't care about kids or the future.

    •  The Lysistrata strategy was originally a joke (1+ / 0-)
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      by Aristophanes. To my knowledge, it has only been applied successfully once, in Liberia, to stop their most recent civil war.

      I would argue with these non-voters that they argue like Republicans, that they have bought into cowardly Republican memes aimed at voter suppression in support of their racism, bigotry, and overweening greed, and that our side needs to stand up against this bullying. I could get more inflammatory if needed. ^_^ Fire them up! Get them ready to go!

      Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare. http://www.healthcare.gov

      by Mokurai on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:28:19 AM PDT

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    •  meh (1+ / 0-)
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      For over 50 the idea should be that people who can't be motivated to vote just don't care about kids or the future.

      That is a demographic that has proven itself pretty resistant to the whole guilt schtick, "tacit consent" would be a better argument, IMHO.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:31:42 AM PDT

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