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  •  This is about far more than gun control - (5+ / 0-)

    this issue is emblematic of the whole special interest controlling politicians meta issue, and the voters have gotten a crash course on how it works with this one issue.

    On bill after bill, the corporations have bought Senators and Representatives votes - we know that here at Kos - but most voters haven't seen this in such upper case BOLD FACE clear cut right before their eyes voting against the will of the people.

    I believe dems have to list issue after issue where the GOP candidates have sold their seat, or are likely to sell their seat to the highest bidder - on banking, on pharmaceuticals, on climate change and big oil, on women's issues, on fairness in the workplace, on social security and medicare, insurance, etc...

    30, 60 second spots targeting the betrayals hammering home how the GOP really cares more for the wealthy and the corporate, than the working class and the disadvantaged... this theme ought to be front and center from here on - the gun control debate is just the turning of the tide...

    "Gun violence places a tremendous burden on America's health care system. Direct medical costs for gunshot wounds total more than six million dollars a day." - The Violence Policy Center

    by Beastly Fool on Thu May 02, 2013 at 08:50:27 AM PDT

    •  Crapping on a nationwide 90% opinion can be (2+ / 0-)
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      Beastly Fool, a2nite

      hazardous to your health.

    •  I think it represents a sea change in US politics (0+ / 0-)

      As our demographics continue to change, our policies will change along with it.  It is not just the gun agenda that is being rejected, but the entire rightwing agenda is under attack and is retreating everywhere in a way it has not done since Reagan started it in 1980.

      The pendulum is swinging back. Their day is over. Our day is coming.

      What remains to be seen is whether the Dem Party swings back with it, or stands in its present Eisenhower Republican configuration and is crushed by the pendulum. (Me, I don't really care either way, as long as we end up with an effective and organized progressive political party when it's all over.)

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