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  •  Let's not make the same mistake twice. (1+ / 0-)
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    nocynicism

    In the Summer of 2010, I remember reading the same stories on Kos...Look at the crazies in all their full regalia! The old white drooling people! The people with tin foil hats! The people with signs that can't even spell!

    But they could vote, and they did.

    We're STILL feeling the sting of that election, and are likely to until 2022 after the next census reapportionment.

    I know Obama has been trying to wage a campaign on the law's benefits, I've seen the stories about Clinton and others trying to defend the law. I've even read a few decent articles about the laws benefits in a wide variety of sources.

    Except when the best you can do is "we got to fix this" it comes across as very weak tea, indeed.

    You can call it hate, you can call it ignorance, you can call it greed or a thousand other things that might get you or I to reconsider our thinking...but remember, these people don't do a whole lot of THINKING, but a whole mess of FEELING.  So unless you can replace their anger and BAD feelings about the law with GOOD ones, you're not likely to make much progress.

    I don't really know what the answer is. But I do think that sitting around on our fannies laughing at them is exactly what got us into trouble in 2010.

    Let's not make the same mistake twice.

    What separates us, divides us, and diminishes the human spirit.

    by equern on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 04:43:32 PM PDT

    •  We are all activists now. (0+ / 0-)

      "Republicans are the party that says that government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it."-- PJ O'Rourke

      by nocynicism on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 06:06:44 PM PDT

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    •  I agree... (0+ / 0-)

      even though we are a little amazed that the Tea Party is still around and calling the shots in the GOP side of the electorate, we found out in 2010 that they for the most part would crawl over broken glass to vote. While many Dems/Independents stayed home from the midterms altogether.  We can't make that mistake again!  While I live in DC (and thus, don't have much of a dog in that fight), those in the states need to keep a sharp eye on the congressional midterms, and come election day, get out and vote.  Don't stay home and scream at your TV just so the tea-baggers can sleep better at night!

      It would be interesting, though, for all the hoo-hah over redistricting, if public anger at the GOP Congress would turn out to bite them on the butt. Particularly if they cause a government shutdown and/or debt default. But we'll see. If that happens though, expect to see the tea-baggers wail all over again over "losing" their country. No surprise though, remember how bat-crap crazy they got when they thought Hostess was going away? ("DON'T TOUCH MY TWINKIES!")

      Not another election, why do we have to pick our own leaders? Isn't that what we have the Supreme Court for? - Homer Simpson

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