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  •  No matter how (9+ / 0-)

    it is framed,
    "They Lost!"
    "America spoke!"

    The House is a GOP majority.

    What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes... Life is too strong for you-- It takes life to love Life

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:18:06 AM PST

    •  So the only way to force the House to play (6+ / 0-)

      is to shine a bright light on them nationally and in their home districts and states.   It needs to concentrated on a single issue so no hiding behind a complicated bill.  Tax cuts for the rich - isolated and exposed.

      “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

      by ahumbleopinion on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:37:07 AM PST

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      •  or (4+ / 0-)
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        win the House back.

        Something you have to realize...

        Congress has an 11% approval rating.
        They don't care what America thinks!

        All the words on every Democratic/liberal/progressive website means nothing to them.

        The got elected from their districts and vote to get re-elected again.

        You can scream at the, call them nazis, obstructionists... you're wasting your time. They'll vote to be elected again.

        What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes... Life is too strong for you-- It takes life to love Life

        by Nebraska68847Dem on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 08:41:18 AM PST

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        •  win the house back by shining a bright light (2+ / 0-)

          they go together.

          only need to swing a net 20 districts or so.

          An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

          by mightymouse on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:07:25 AM PST

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          •  Congress (1+ / 0-)
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            has an approval rating of 11%.

            They can care less if you shine a light on them all night long.

            They care about voting what their districts want; not what America wants.
            Some Tea-Party nutwhack congressman cares nothing about what some liberal keyboard jockey does.

            Enagaged activism wins elections. 100 million words on liberal/progressive websites gets beat by one new GOP voter casting their vote.

            by Nebraska68847Dem on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:12:30 AM PST

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            •  not talking about me, actually. (4+ / 0-)

              Obama and the big Dems have to make House
              GOP obstruction very clear to the public. that is the message to repeat. What price we pay for having these clowns in charge.

              And coming up to election time, focus on some GOP-held swing districts to bring that message home locally. Spend money. Get out the vote. Frame the GOP incumbents.

              An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

              by mightymouse on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:19:27 AM PST

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              •  one vote by a freshly (0+ / 0-)

                registered GOP voter beats all the rhetoric in the world.

                I understand people are happy and imagine the mandate thingy but it really means little compared to packing the House with a Dem majority.

                Enagaged activism wins elections. 100 million words on liberal/progressive websites gets beat by one new GOP voter casting their vote.

                by Nebraska68847Dem on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:33:33 AM PST

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                •  we're talking at cross purposes. (0+ / 0-)

                  yes, we want a D majority in the House.

                  America hates govt obstruction. America has contempt for Congress. Need to make the link between Congressional obstruction and people's own, individual Congresspersons.

                  An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

                  by mightymouse on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:42:15 AM PST

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            •  Depends (0+ / 0-)

              Bachmann nearly lost.  Two wacko candidates for Senate lost.  If we play our cards right or shine the light in the right places, we might be able to pick off more of them.  A pretty strong message I hear from this election is that the Tea Partiers went a few steps too far.  The public is not that radical.

              So, shine that light on their radicalism. Goad them into even wackier pronouncements and positions.

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