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  •  If Obama and the elected Dems hold the line (15+ / 0-)

    they'll be rewarded with a high midterm turnout.

    It's s simple equation really: show us you give a shit, have some cahones and fight for what's right, and we'll come to the polls.

    I'm just Double Tapped the hell out.

    by pajoly on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 02:10:21 PM PDT

    •  The Dems need to do more than (1+ / 0-)
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      hold the line.  More than not be the Crazies.

      The Dems need to present a coherent plausible vision for what they would accomplish if they had a majority.  A list of bills they would pass and what they would accomplish for the American 99%.  Starting with jobs galore rebuilding and upgrading infrastructure and upgrading tech.  Agree on five or ten bills all Dem Congressional candidates would support and run on en bloc.  All bread and butter basic economy stuff that benefits everyone. Tax breaks for the middle class, help for the poor and higher taxes on the wealthy.  A tax on speculative financial transactions.  Money for education.  Competitive bidding on pharmaceuticals for MediCare/Aid and VA.  The whole Democratic wish list, but with an economic focus because everyone is hurting economically, red and blue.

      Give the voters something to vote FOR.

      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 05:26:32 PM PDT

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      •  I'd add a list of things to repeal (0+ / 0-)

        1. NDAA
        2. The Patriot Act
        3. Drastic scaling back of NSA re assaults on privacy
        4. Nationwide DOJ investigation and promised action on cop violence, organized cop crime. Nationwide push to de-militarize law enforcement.
        5. Promises to stuff the Supreme Court to push for rejection of Citizen's United, push to remove corporate personhood and money as speech.
        6. Impose restrictions on the revolving door and fuckfest between corporate America and high level gov positions.

        I mean it's high time for real populist stuff to turn this ship full round.

        I'm just Double Tapped the hell out.

        by pajoly on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 05:37:01 PM PDT

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