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  •  Democrats should start campaigning (2+ / 0-)
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    by warning western voters that the global UN government conspiracy wants them to use oil.

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 02:46:25 PM PDT

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    •  That's a horrible idea (0+ / 0-)

      Many western states have large proportions of voters that work in this industry. It isn't always just about what we consume, but also about what jobs are available to work in. If we say, for instance, in Colorado or New Mexico that we are against oil that is a way to lose not because voters don't realize there are better ways of producing energy, but because there is a significant presence of people who work for these industries.

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      by wwmiv on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 02:55:25 PM PDT

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      •  That's actually my original point (2+ / 0-)
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        ArkDem14, gabjoh

        There may be lots of oil industry workers in the West, but there could easily be a ton of green energy jobs there, since the terrain is suited to a variety of alternative energy, depending on which state/part of a state you're in. It's just that it's not supported nearly as much as oil, and at least in my state, there's restrictions on wind and solar.

        Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

        by Gygaxian on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:23:50 PM PDT

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      •  Is your snark detector broken? (1+ / 0-)
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        James Allen

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        by ArkDem14 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:33:30 PM PDT

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