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  •  You're being a pussy (3+ / 1-)
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    Jake formerly of the LP, rhauenstein, J9
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    One big reason the Seahawks won the Super Bowl was because they realized that the refs weren't going to call pass interference on every play.

    Likewise, the GOP has figured out that if they block every single bill with popular support, the media will almost invariably ignore it.

    This is the new paradigm we are living in. These are the new rules. You can complain to the refs and continue to lose, or adapt, learn the new rules, and fight back.

    I'm not suggesting that we pass stupid laws or that we don't need good GOTV. Just saying that Democrats are living in a past world where the most reasonable side wins a debate. It doesn't work like that anymore.

    Conservatives didn't spend billions to take over state legislatures just because YOLO. They have drastically altered the distribution of income in those states.

    We need to give voters a real choice, not an existential one. Since nothing can be done at the federal level, the way to do is fight back in the proxy wars at the state level.

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