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  •  It doesn't need to pass. Almost better if it (3+ / 0-)

    doesn't.

    Make Republicans vote against it.
    Win in November.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 02:18:48 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah that strategy is always brilliant (0+ / 0-)
    •  ....So I just read your other comment downthread (1+ / 0-)
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      dinotrac

      and I wholly agree with it. Dems need to use this as a "line in the sand" moment. Try to repeal RFRA, and make a big deal out of it. It's good politics.

      Where I disagree with this comment is where you say "Almost better if it doesn't pass". I know you said "almost" but come on, enough with this "put something forward just so the R's can vote it down". No, the emphasis should be on actually passing something, and if it's actually something worth passing the we all know the R's will vote against it.

      It may seem like I'm arguing semantics but I'm tired of this attitude on the left that all our legislative efforts are doomed to be empty gestures from the start whose only purpose is to let us go "see, the meanie Republicans voted against it!" I don't think that's an effective tactic at all.

      •  It shouldn't be an empty gesture. It should be a (2+ / 0-)
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        real and sincere push.  For one thing, much as politicians may believe otherwise, voters really aren't that stupid.  For another -- you never know: It could get passed. Guess who'll get the credit?  You can be damned sure that the bulk of the opposition will be Republican.  By a country mile.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 03:20:02 PM PDT

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