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  •  not so much (3+ / 0-)

    Begich's ad looks and sounds like a right wing Republican ad--drill, drill, drill, and let's go back to the way things were 40 years ago.  If that's what it takes for Dems to win elections, maybe I need a new party, or a new country.

    Actions speak louder than petitions.

    by melvynny on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 06:31:42 AM PDT

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    •  The drill point is taken (1+ / 0-)
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      But in a lot of ways, on economic issues, things were pretty damn good 40 years ago. I'd love to undo the Reagan/Bush/NAFTA/WTO economy.

      “Republicans...think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people... And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 06:56:20 AM PDT

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      •  yes 40 years ago (0+ / 0-)

        When an unqualified white male could reliably get a job because it still common and accepted for employers to discriminate against women and minorities, the EEOC was not quite 10 years old.

        Of course we blame everyone else.  It is not that much of Alaska is a desert, and so is hard to exploit. It is not that the people of Alaska has become dependent on free oil money, so crave oil like a Vermont craves heroin.  It is not that incompetent management has meant that the fish stock in the seas no longer supports a livelihood.  No, lets just blame the rest of the world for wanted a lifestyle approaching what we enjoy in the US, and are willing, unlike many in the US to work for it.

        This is more evidence of what i have said in the past.  That democrats in the NW are much more conservatives than often exists in the south like Texas, conservatives that at least have the redeeming attributes of valuing work.

        •  For God's sake (1+ / 0-)
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          I said explicitly I don't support the drilling.

          I said things were better economically. The social changes I'm all for. The fact is that our economy has grown significantly in the past 40 years but the growth has not been shared. It's all gone to the top. With different policies we could have equal opportunity for all and still have hourly incomes keeping pace with inflation and productivity.

          Who the hell blamed the rest of the world. I blamed Ronald Reagan and the morons who followed him like the Pied Piper.

          “Republicans...think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people... And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” Harry S. Truman

          by fenway49 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:02:35 AM PDT

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        •  Hey Iowt (0+ / 0-)

          I'm from the NW...Oregon specifically. We're pretty liberal here as a whole. Washington too. Also in the NW. Saying that people up here don't value work is juuuuusttt a bit insulting. Eh? Although if you're attempting to spread the good word about the secret liberal Mecca that is Texas, well hell, I'll get right on moving my family to enjoy all the fantastic progressive policies that have sprung up there due to the redeeming attributes of the work valuing conservatives. Really though...I have no idea what you've said in the past about the NW, so I may be way off about your meaning. I'm not sure what the fuck you're trying to say, but it sounds douchee.

          "Because we are all connected...."

          by Shawn87 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 02:19:17 PM PDT

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        •  My apologizes (0+ / 0-)

          To the good progressives in Texas. That comment sent my blood pressure where it shouldn't go.

          "Because we are all connected...."

          by Shawn87 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 02:23:26 PM PDT

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      •  fenway (0+ / 0-)

        Why didn't you put Clinton 42 in the slot before NAFTA? Just asking. He was prez for 8 years.

        New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

        by AlexDrew on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 01:02:31 PM PDT

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    •  sigh (7+ / 0-)

      He's in Alaska dude. In case you didn't notice, Republicans are sorta popular there.

      TX-17 (Bill Flores-R), TX Sen-14 (Kirk Watson-D), TX HD-50 (Celia Israel-D). Senate ratings map (as of 3/10/14)

      by Le Champignon on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 07:05:05 AM PDT

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    •  He's running in Alaska, not Melvinistan. (9+ / 0-)

      It you liked the ad, Melvin, it would be a terrible, awful, suicidal ad for a Senate candidate in Alaska.

      The world doesn't revolve around you, dood.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 07:15:24 AM PDT

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      •  Why (3+ / 0-)
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        Why do you hate Alaskans?  They're not stupid, they just haven't been told the truth.  An Alaskan would be ashamed of Palin, if Dems ridiculed her "vision" of Russia.  I bet there are Alaskans quite concerned with their environment--and fearful of unregulated energy companies--or there would be, if we did better ads.

        Actions speak louder than petitions.

        by melvynny on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 07:20:38 AM PDT

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        •  Wishful thinking makes for political disaster. (8+ / 0-)

          Yes, Melvin, if only people heard your awesome explanations, everyone would agree with you about everything. They just don't know.

          Thank God Mark Begich has people with a more solid basis in reality running his campaign. You'd run Dennis Kucinich ads and congratulate yourself for your purity as you pulled 29% of the vote.

          Art is the handmaid of human good.

          by joe from Lowell on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 07:40:03 AM PDT

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        •  Why (3+ / 0-)
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          do you assume all Alaskans are fucking stupid and just need to be told the truth as you see it to turn around and embrace the light?  Maybe Alaskans like their checks they get from the oil companies and the jobs their families have in the industry.  Better ads aren't going to make them want to give that up if the ads don't offer up something in place of that.  

          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 07:53:52 AM PDT

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        •  let's get some stories in here (0+ / 0-)

          you wrote

          I bet there are Alaskans quite concerned with their environment--and fearful of unregulated energy companies--or there would be, if we did better ads.
          Take a look at the controversy over building a road across a national wildlife refuge
          Watch musicwood
          Consider the current bill moving through the legislature to 'streamline' water permits
          Understand that the people willing to speak out against are massive development in the headwaters of Bristol Bay are labelled as outsiders and hippies.

          "If I’m wanting what I don’t have, I’ve got to do what I ain’t done” from the song “First Light. by Grant Dermody 2010

          by RosyFinch on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 02:58:35 PM PDT

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