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  •  I think he is doing a smart thing- take the fight (3+ / 0-)

    to enemy territory.  This is what liberals should do too. We should be talking to working class whites in WV and TX and asking them what they have gotten for faithfully voting against their own self interests. We should be talking to evengelical christains and asking them why they are voting for the party of the amoral 1%er.

    •  That's a kamikazee mission (1+ / 0-)
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      Those people are so dyed-in-the-wool, Jesus himself could tell them to vote Democrat and they still would second-guess it

    •  We can't take the House without flipping R seats (2+ / 0-)
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      The arguments need to be framed right for Republicans and Independents to hear.

      People understand the idea of raising the minimum wage if you compare it with people who don't earn enough at Walmart or McDonalds so we end up supporting them with food stamps and other government assistance programs. Bring it home with "Why should we taxpayers subsidized the Walton family billionaires and others like them?"

      The ACA is another topic.  Ask people who complain about it Have you gone to the website yourself?  What was your experience? You then remind them that most people aren't affected because they have healthcare through their employer or Medicare.  And then you remind them that the system was bad before, rates went up a lot every year, and many benefits have already kicked in, like wellness visits, no preexisting conditions, kids till age 26.

      If you listen to people's stories, there are openings.  If you can find a topic that's personal to them at that moment, education, health care, social security cuts, etc. you can break through sometimes.

      There is a group of hardheaded, FOXRUSHbots who can never be convinced.  Don't waste your breath on those folks.

      Imagine all the people, living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. John Lennon

      by GwenM on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:55:18 PM PST

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