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  •  Volleyboy1, the enthusiasm and energy now (6+ / 0-)

    is a VERY, very good thing.  It's a stream of united energy that can carry us to a landslide for Democrats at every level.
    it's something for us to build on.

    I think one reason you are drawing flak is that you are dampening that energy with your title and thoughts.  We don't need to suppress the victory dance or be afraid of it, that energy will carry us through.  Encouragement and resources to register voters and get them to the polls would serve your cause better.

    I was wowed when I took the OFA online voter registration workshop and learned that I could print off the forms and register people that I know.  We can register homeless people or people who live on houseboats.  I learned a lot.  

    I'm with you on your desire for a big win. I want a landslide for Democrats. We have a lot of time and much to do. I know we can do this!

    Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.~ Howard Zinn

    by ParkRanger on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:34:30 AM PDT

    •  Well Park Ranger.... (4+ / 0-)
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      I don't think I am trying to "dampen" our energy... what I am trying to do is argue that we need to maintain a sense of urgency about this election. As you noted above... people do indeed not turn out if they think something is "in the bag".

      I am all in favor of us being excited and I am all in favor of us continuing to talk about how great our candidate is and how bad Willard is. BUT... I am not excited by seeing comments like "It's all over... " (which I have seen).

      I remember after the 2008 election - everyone was predicting the death of the G.O.P. Well then 2010 happened and shot that meme to hell. I don't want to see that again. It didn't help then and it doesn't help now.

      ANYWAY, thank you for the resource link. If you don't mind, I would really like to put that in the body of the diary.

      Is that ok. with you?

      "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

      by volleyboy1 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 11:51:50 AM PDT

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      •  Sure, please put in links in this or other diaries (1+ / 0-)
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        I really appreciate your feedback.  I joined in 2009 and wasn't remembering that people were saying the GOP was toast.   I haven't seen people making comments about it being all over either.  I understand your reasoning perfectly now.

        My feeling is that we have momentum, now lets give it all we've got to get a Democratic majority in the House and even more Democratic senators.  I'd like to use that energy to go all the way to a big win

        Thank you again.  

        Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.~ Howard Zinn

        by ParkRanger on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 07:09:05 PM PDT

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