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  •  This needs to be implemented (0+ / 0-)

    with an eye on Citizen's United. Just shifting money to implement a 50 state strategy will not be enough. The Obama ground turn-out machine needs to be expanded.

    As a Texan I want that ground machine working here. We didn't see much of it because Texas was a write-off in national politics. But every major city except Fort Worth voted for Obama and voted Democratic.

    Fort Worth is purple. It votes the way the entire state does, and is close to flipping to the Dems. Ground Game, people!!

    The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 01:22:53 PM PST

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    •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

      Continually writing off Texas is a guarantee that it will stay predominantly red for longer than it should.  Considering that Paul, Armey, and DeLay all hailed from Texas and considering that the state is viewed as an ATM for Republican fundraising, building the Democratic base and making sure that every House District has a Democratic candidate that makes Republicans spend in that District instead of doling it out to other caucus members are both important goals!

      •  Texas is also an ATM for Democrats (0+ / 0-)

        who want to win easier districts and states outside Texas. They come in and collect the cash from wealthy donors in Texas and spend it in other states.

        The Texas Democratic Party is continually short of funds, which is a major reason why the Republicans have a lock on state-wide offices.  

        The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

        by Rick B on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:01:08 PM PST

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