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  •  The Right Wingers (0+ / 0-)

    don't watch Chris Hayes, do they?

    Someone is running a commercial with a white vet.  Many people are being featured in many places.

    Frankly, black voters don't turn out like they should.  An impetus to those voters is good.

    •  FTR, black voters turned out in the most... (5+ / 0-)

      ...recent national election is higher percentages than whites.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 03:41:19 PM PDT

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      •  Correx: AT higher percentages. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        Larsstephens

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 03:59:29 PM PDT

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      •  Great. Now (0+ / 0-)

        we need as many voters as we can muster to give Obama the Congress he needs.

      •  But they still don't turn out (0+ / 0-)

        for midterm elections, and that's where we got into this mess in 2010. We need to be working on turnout more often than every 4 years. It takes a few elections for voting to become a habit rather than an afterthought unless you're raised in a family where the adults are regular voters; Mr. Scribe and I were both raised in families where voting (and being informed voters) was highly valued, but not everyone has that privilege.

        There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

        by Cali Scribe on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 04:14:16 PM PDT

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        •  It's up and down... (2+ / 0-)
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          Larsstephens, a2nite

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 05:54:23 PM PDT

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        •  Who is "they"? Many of "us" just learned how (0+ / 0-)

          To vote.

          My family votes because that is one reason they moved from ALA to OH. Not everyone learns to vote, like you said.

          So some of our "friends" need to stop putting this shit on us.

          As I recall a bunch of white people didn't vote in 2010 'cause Obama was NOT their good obedient dog.

          We have to have someone & some values to vote for. If the Dems embrace FDR, again I guess that's ok except he didn't do much for black people.

          nosotros no somos estúpidos

          by a2nite on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:32:52 AM PDT

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