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  •  The 'Ring of Fire' county I'm stuck in (7+ / 0-)

    a prominent republican operative from our area wrote a piece  that appeared in a  local paper stating,
    'No one who signed the recall petition will ever [be able to ] run for office'.
    (sorry I cant link, but it was in a local paper several weeks ago).

    Yes, its McCarthyism, and yes it is scary stuff. Intimidation w/that information is a reality. A judicial election that was held last year the sitting judge lost (after 18yrs on the bench) lost solely b/c he signed the recall. That was the only 'qualification' his opponent had. He basically ran his whole campaign on.that.  Right wing radio gave him a huge assist, along with the foaming at the mouth teabaggers this county is lousy with.

    Don't want to spread 'FUD' as that is not helpful, but I often forget those of us who really keep abreast of what is going on behind the scenes really do live in an information bubble. When we knock doors, try to talk to people,  realism sets in. It is depressing.

    We work hard when the opportunity presents itself for change, to educate people, but there is just too much willful ignorance. There is also a large segment of the population that is just busy playing 'Whack a Mole' keeping afloat themselves. They don't have the time or inclination to look any further than the convenient 'news' as it is currently and deceptively presented to them.

    Weak and out of touch dem party members, top down, along with fighting the effects of redistricting and voter registration  aren't encouraging.

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