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View Diary: Energize America - A Blueprint for U.S. Energy Security (Fourth Draft) (311 comments)

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    We don't want moderate republicans to vote for this?  It just seems antagonistic.
    •  partisanship (4.00)
      I'm not sure how to go about dealing with the partisan aspects, but it must be done carefully.  I tend to agree that it shouldn't be a "Democrat" thing... the Democratic Party is welcome to adopt it, but it's a grassroots effort, and Republicans are welcome as well.

      What we WANT, politically, is widespread endorsement of the plan by politicians.  Additionally, we want some less widespread public rejections of it - not by Democrats, but by Republican hardliners.  FORCE them to say that they don't have a plan, and don't WANT a plan, and object to the idea of dealing with the energy crisis in a responsible manner!  The way to do this, of course, is to get as many Democrats signed on as possible, so a: every Democrat running for office in 2006/2008 has a detailed energy plan, and b: their opponents are forced to address energy issues.

      Because of this, I'd really like to see Energize America ready to go in time for the 2006 primary season.  In seats with open primaries, a lot of us could pressure candidates to adopt it as a prerequisite for support.

      Why is security or morality an either/or question?

      by Leggy Starlitz on Tue Dec 13, 2005 at 09:30:07 AM PST

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