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  •  Indeed, in the gerrymandered districts and (1+ / 0-)
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    beetlebum

    despite the sliced and diced "urbanites." The brutal truth is that we "middle class" and aware "lower class" (economically because some "lower" are pretty upper in intellectual development) people cannot compete with the already rigged table against corporations and their beneficiaries. The disposable income of the Koch team can counter the hard earned and barely disposable income of countless number of "us."

    Because of our own voter stupidity, and I have some numbers showing that in Virginia, we are in it, there is not much to do about the gerrymandering now.

    What we can do is try to mobilize our electors in every statewide vote, office or initiative, to deny the TP/GOP any advance. We can use our personal contacts, e-mail, texting, tweets, whatever and whenever appropriate (introducing politics in some settings may be counterproductive) and face-to-face to counter the cash. We must still contribute, but bluntly, I've about had it with calls from distant states, people I've never heard of, calling for my support with cash that is already stretched caring for mine and races in my backyard. If I had a billion, or a million, or a few hundred thousand just lying around it would be working for political change. I don't and few of us do. We have to find another way to counter the cash from deep pockets on the right, many that have accumulated that cash by raiding the public treasury or lands or contracts.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:59:28 PM PDT

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