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  •  "Don't come whining" simply translates to... (0+ / 0-)

    "Don't vote for us" in an electoral system. Your message is a large part of why folks we should be winning aren't interested in our Party. They get that this is what is thought of them. They get that we'll implement NAFTA then yell at them for not voting for us. We'll make welfare harder to reach and let banks become megabanks, then scold them for failing to know where their interests lie. Yell about vouchers and privatization while whispering behind closed doors about cuts to COLA and the retirement age, then call UnSerious anyone who thinks we should leave their benefits alone.

    There's no question that on balance our Party is significantly better than the alternative. But the vast majority of people don't have time to weigh the entire discussion on balance and they do not have a media willing to give an accurate assessment of the choices we face. So you can't really blame them for seeing this consistent message of yours (what is wrong with you people? just give us your votes and shut up already) and tuning out to whatever else is on offer.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 12:27:00 PM PDT

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