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  •  Thanks for the h/t, JnH. I appreciate it. (7+ / 0-)

    It was some work, but it was also really fun to do it. I feel more involved in the NATIONAL picture in terms of the House than ever before. On to 2014!

    I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

    by peregrine kate on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:32:09 PM PST

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    •  You Know What Ought to Be (12+ / 0-)

      ... the top three priorities for Daily Kos over the next two years, kate?

      #1. Take back the U.S. House of Representatives.
      #2. Take back the U.S. House of Representatives.
      #3. Take back the U.S. House of Representatives.

      President Obama should put these obstructionist Republicans on the political defensive for the next few months.  Call them out every single day on their hypocrisy.  That's it or nothing good will happen between now and 2016.  

      Yes, Al Gore got screwed big time as most everyone on DK knows from the numerous diaries I wrote about him in 2006 and 2007.  However, the biggest lesson I learned from working for the 2000 Gore Presidential Campaign was this: you can't do policy until you do politics right!

      •  So we should take back the US House? (6+ / 0-)

        just wanted to be clear?:)))

        OF COURSE...And thinking their left, center constituents should also hold their feet to the fire.  

        sh

      •  yes! Yes! Yes! (6+ / 0-)

        And can we please get democrats to participate in politics at the local level? Get on a school board. On your city council. Whatever. We need to be involved at all levels of politics. We're the ones who need to take our country back from the anti-science, anti-human rights crazies on the right!

        "The most American thing you can do is to stand up for the dignity of someone else."

        by marabout40 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:22:19 PM PST

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      •  I agree completely. I am putting my shoulder (2+ / 0-)
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        JekyllnHyde, 4Freedom

        to the wheel on this one. And I agree that the Prez and the Dem leadership should lean on the Repubs every chance they get. Dallasdoc suggested the Prez find his "inner LBJ," which I think I'm going back to send to Top Comments.
        When the rest of the votes are counted, I think we'll have a total of 13-14 new Dems in the House. Only a few more seats (probably a difference of under a 100,000 votes total, nationwide) and we could have flipped it back to blue. I saw a comment in another diary thread that the MI State house has been so badly gerrymandered that though we won the popular vote by several points we are still the minority party by several seats. Wouldn't surprise me if that's a similar problem for the U.S. House.
        It's not insurmountable, though, and with passion and smarts we'll be ahead of the game next time too.

        I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

        by peregrine kate on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:06:26 PM PST

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