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  •  That has negative consequences (3+ / 0-)
    Several of our members have declared they will not talk to a Republican Representative
    It means the Representative is not hearing from people who disagree with with her/him. Leads to them making statements to the effect "all my constituents are telling me that..."

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:10:28 AM PST

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    •  I don't know about anyone else's Republican (1+ / 0-)
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      Reps / Senators, but every time I send an e-mail on a topic I get a canned response on how they are working so hard to support the thing I am railing against.  So they seem to see any communication as support.  I don't think anybody even reads what I send.

      “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”-Brandi Snyder (in memory of my Nick)

      by YellowDogInGA on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:17:29 AM PST

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      •  Well, sure you get the canned response (0+ / 0-)

        But someone on his staff is tallying which way the wind is blowing on issues, and your side gets a tick mark when you call or write.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:27:59 AM PST

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    •  yup (3+ / 0-)

      and thus creating the echo chamber.

      Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

      by Nebraska68847Dem on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:17:40 AM PST

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