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  •  Living in Brooklyn (0+ / 0-)

    Makes Recchia the wrong choice to run for this seat.  If you read the Staten Island Advance you'll see the complaints about his residence top everything else.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 01:14:12 PM PDT

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    •  How about this? (0+ / 0-)

      Get Recchia to run and get the Democrats their own seat, then primary him later?

      The way I see it, I am grateful for the contributions that Rahm Emmanuel has given the Democratic Party, particularly with fundraising and being a team player.  However, he's also not a pleasant person to be around with and has really been a rather arrogant Mayor of Chicago.  I wouldn't go so far as to say Emmanuel is like Oakland Mayor Jean Quan but like Quan and maybe Recchia, Emmanuel is cocky and really seems to use the power of office as way to show he's in power.

      I believe being progressive means you're forward thinking but you also go against being cocky and arrogant.  The term progressive goes beyond just political views.  It's also attitude.

      •  Never happen (0+ / 0-)

        The "machine" won't allow an challenge to Recchia but you'll see, Recchia won't win because Staten Islanders will never vote for a candidate on the Brooklyn side of the district.  FYI, there are more Dems in the district than Republicons but they are DINO's and only joined the Democratic Party because they had to for their union jobs.

        Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

        by Rosalie907 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 09:14:32 PM PDT

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        •  Then go against the machine. (0+ / 0-)

          Destroy the machine.  Get people at all levels around to take the machine down.

          I wonder if it helps if say we push for there to be a 1 or 2 year moratorium on lobbying in D.C.  Maybe then it would give Congress a wake up call to actually do its job.

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