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  •  What is wrong with the people (11+ / 0-)

    of her district? I'm one of them. Regrettably there are more people in her district who agree with this ignorant, self serving fuck who vote for her election after election. Leave those of us who disagree with everything that comes out of her dark soul through her dumbass mouth out of your wonder. Many of us would love to be able to retire her to her bat shit crazy cave but it isn't happening until someone more offensive comes along. It defies all logic but this is reality.

    The extremely scary part of all of this is that most of her district is affluent and well educated people who came here from all over the country and the world. This is not Hicksville, TN despite attitudes that would fit in the most ignorant parts of the state. I have neighbors who are otherwise really good people. These folks are commonly evangelical right wingers and closet racists who are fearful of losing all the advantages and money they have now. The other issue is that we live in an echo chamber of extreme right wing bullshit. There are no contrary opinions available in the media and the Democratic party is non-functional. (Her opponent was a last minute unknown who was a last minute replacement for a fake Dem.) The only amazing thing is that more of us haven't bought into Blackburn's worldview. Be grateful for that small wonder.

    Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

    by VTCC73 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:04:17 PM PST

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    •  Tell Us How You Really Feel.... (9+ / 0-)

      The first time I saw Blackburn in a TV interview she struck me as one of the most ignorant people I ever heard, in Congress or out.  However, she and Louie are neck and neck for the most ignorant in Congress today.

    •  Consider using mailers. (2+ / 0-)
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      AreDeutz, Vote4Obamain2012

      1. Get funding.

      2. Collect accurate information on what she says and does in congress.

      3. Get a solid editor. Don't second-guess this person.

      4. Try to mail out once a month.

      Point out to people that they can copy the mailer and echo it to their friends.

      Democracy is important.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012 "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army/McCarthy 1954

      by bontemps2012 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:45:29 PM PST

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      •  I'd love to be able to follow your suggestions. (1+ / 0-)
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        I do not have the resources to do so and I suspect the Democratic party sees little reason to try harder. Especially in the face of the self reinforcing echo chamber supported by the mega-churches, the media, and complete bullshit spread by the candidates' releases. The few mailers I got from the aforementioned nitwit's campaign were dis-/misinformation couched in reasonable sounding patriotic language. Standard right wing fare.

        Sen. Corker sent out newsletters for a few months prior to the primaries. There was little if any factual information any of them with the possible exception of the date, maybe. I got nice boiler plate thanks-but-we-don't-fucking-care-what-you-think responses to my email challenges until they dropped me off their mailing list.

        So I ask you how do you fight that? The people, nice or not, want these idiots representing them and do not want anything or anyone challenging their dog given beliefs. No matter how insane. They are getting what they want while my wife and I avoid associating with them any more than we have to. It would be intolerable living here were it not for strongly progressive friends.

        Time makes more converts than reason. Thomas Paine, Common Sense

        by VTCC73 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:56:37 PM PST

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        •  Well, the first thing is research. (0+ / 0-)

          "I do not have the resources to do so and I suspect the Democratic party sees little reason to try harder."

          The first part of research is researching your opponent. ThinkProgress is a start. DNC and DCCC do background work.

          You can work up a Facebook opposition page.

          Use FB to organize volunteers for an opposition movement.

          Fb and email are free for doing newsletter-style publishing.

          Or you can curse the dark....

          "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012 "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army/McCarthy 1954

          by bontemps2012 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:09:34 AM PST

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