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  •  We sent ours back to Washington (5+ / 0-)
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    slothlax, PinHole, DJ Rix, RonV, helpImdrowning

    here in NY-21.  About as rural and white as it gets.  But, I agree we need to get our ducks in a row.  I have suggested Dr. Dean's 50 State Strategy on Steroids, aka "the 200,000 precinct strategy" (mentioned by MB on here), only to be met with yawns and looks like I'm from Mars.  I still think it's the best way to build the Dem party.  We don't need to build coalitions, we need to build the party.  We do that one precinct at a time.  From sea to shining sea.  Find your precinct captain.
    Don't have one?  Become one.  We meet here on G+.

    •  I agree with you 100% (3+ / 0-)
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      winkk, PinHole, helpImdrowning

      The first step in accomplishing anything is showing up

      There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

      by slothlax on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:46:49 AM PST

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    •  This is Owen's second win. (3+ / 0-)
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      slothlax, helpImdrowning, winkk

      In a district that had sent a Whig to congress more recently than a democrat!

      I'm in the newer part of his district, but previously we had sent Gillibrand and Murphy to congress, a good trend with one aberration (Gibson in 2010 R-Tea Party).

      My northern Warren County town, despite a 2-1 republican registration advantage, has voted for Gillibrand, Clinton, and Obama every time they have been on the ballot. Heck, they even voted me in a town supervisor last year and I won 2-1 over my republican opponent.

      I think there's more at work in some of these places than just populism. I think the demographic is changing significantly and I don't know what that is all about. Increasing awareness of the world around them?

      "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

      by RonV on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:19:22 AM PST

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