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  •  T & R because (10+ / 0-)

    you're so right.  I'm getting fucking sick of all these BS meta diaries and flame wars.  They're choking this place and dividing us when we need to be more united in our efforts than ever.  

    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 Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 08:56:29 AM PDT

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    •  Tip & Rec because history is not destiny (0+ / 0-)

      and also for Lincoln Green, the color of Robin Hood and his band.  If we elect enough Better Democrats, we can pass the Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions.

      There's no such thing as a free market!

      by Albanius on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 11:40:18 AM PDT

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    •  It is not that hard to ignore meta and flaming (0+ / 0-)

      I am more concerned about the perennial naysaying and handwringing about our political messaging or our candidates or our total disorganization. All of this turns out not to be the case. There is a strategy, and we just need to step up and execute it. The current state of polling is a genuine concern but in no way disastrous, given the new organization among Democrats, and the propensity of Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot.

      The season for concentrated messaging is finally upon us, and the rate of messaging on the issues and on the failings of the other side's candidates is ramping up sharply.

      The big deal this season is the size and range of Democratic GOTV operations, including the multi-state Bannock Street Project, and projects from Moral Mondays in South Carolina to Battleground Texas.

      Ben Jealous has been talking about those other GOTV projects involving tens of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of volunteers. Taking that and Bannock Street together would include all of the former Confederacy in this cycle or the next, except Mississippi. Their time will also come. And more.

      When we can get ten more swing states, including ten more Democratic Senators plus control of the House, it's over for Rs, just like the implosion of the Federalist Party from 1800-1815. They went from being the original Party of No to Thomas Jefferson to being unable to win even statewide office anywhere. It was 18 years before another party of big business, the Whigs, came together.

      Voter registration is the antidote to voter suppression

          Our new report from the Southern Elections Foundation and the Center for American Progress, “True South: Unleashing Democracy in the Black Belt 50 Years After Freedom Summer,” reveals that large investments in voter registration can unleash democracy in states that have historically resisted it…

          All in all, the report found that registering 60 percent of unregistered black, Hispanic, and Asian voters would upset the balance of power in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas in either a presidential or midterm election year. In a presidential election year, Alabama would be added to the list.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 02:16:47 PM PDT

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