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  •  Your weariness is understandable. (3+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye, Cartoon Peril, PhilK

    I share it, though I do not share your diminution of interest.

    Your recommendation is spot on.  Yes, we must have really good candidates, and they MUST be active in the congressional districts that the Republicans want to pretend they own.

    Many districts are safe Republican because the Democrats won't invest in the people on the ground.  We can't tell people it doesn't matter if they're hopeless and frightened, some other district will make up for it, maybe, we hope.

    Even a vastly increased number of close wins will terrify the Republicans and encourage the Democrats.  

    Ultimately the John Bircher section of the Republican party will want to take away opposition votes entirely.  It is starting.  If we don't fight now we won't be able to fight later.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Vatexia on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:00:16 AM PST

    •  Who is this "Democrats" that won't invest? (1+ / 0-)
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      Vatexia

      Damn that Democrats, if he would only invest in people on the ground!

      YOU are the person on the ground. YOU need to invest and become a school board member, town council member, state rep, state senator, and then be the one who primaries out the corporatist blue dog in Congress!

      Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

      by absdoggy on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:05:53 AM PST

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    •  We have to get the state legislative seats (1+ / 0-)
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      Vatexia

      those are boring and harder to track but they are where the action is on redistricting, gerrymandering, and a whole lot of other things.

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:12:37 AM PST

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    •  Diminution of interest in the Democratic Party (6+ / 0-)

      is sometimes directly proportional to the need to focus more and more on simple survival.

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      by JayRaye on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:13:09 AM PST

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