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  •  Clinton a believer? (0+ / 0-)

    I thought I had read that Howard and Bill met and Bill is now a believer in the 50 state strategy?  If this is so, he should call off his dogs...

    •  Somebody must have spoken to him later (0+ / 0-)

      and changed his mind.

      My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

      by Major Danby on Tue May 16, 2006 at 03:01:46 PM PDT

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    •  According to our friend (5+ / 0-)
      If this is so, he should call off his dogs...

      Howie, Begala is now working for Mrs. Clinton.

      In his post on Begala and his big fat mouth,  Howie also includes a copy of a fairly spunky letter to Mr Begala from the Dem party chair in Indiana taking him to task for being a complete idiot....
      Which is to say that it's not just the so-called liberal blogosphere who was offended and disgusted by Begala's remarks....
      What a guy. Way to build party unity and build a 'big tent'

      "...the definition of a gaffe in Washington is somebody who tells the truth but shouldn't have." Howard Dean

      by colleen on Tue May 16, 2006 at 04:15:24 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the link (1+ / 0-)
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        Another letter from a state party official talking about how the 50 State Strategy is working for them. Not that Begala cares about Indiana. Or Utah.

        But he ought to care about California. And we're going to turn red if we don't build up a party infrastructure here to promote our message in the face of demographic changes that could work against us if we don't watch out.

        All Begala thinks about is the next election. Dean is thinking about the next generation.

        Don't mourn. Organize.

        by Malacandra on Tue May 16, 2006 at 04:21:50 PM PDT

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        •  Red California? (1+ / 0-)
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          Please say it ain't so. I'll no longer recognize the planet.

          •  It's why I'm working my butt off (3+ / 0-)

            We've got huge swaths of the state that are red. All but the coastal regions.

            There are large areas of California where people dare not admit that they are Democrats. And these areas are growing in population.

            We need to be concerned about reaching out to California's increasing Latino population:  a good many of them are socially conservative and can be persuaded to vote Republican on "family values" issues.  The current immigration controversy is helping us out... but we can't count on the Republicans to screw up on this forever. We need to be well organized and networked throughout the highly diverse neighborhoods of California.

            Dean can help us get there.  Begala - What's he got?  Cant about "winning elections".  

            Don't mourn. Organize.

            by Malacandra on Tue May 16, 2006 at 04:38:02 PM PDT

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            •  A young Asian gal here (0+ / 0-)

              told me that for most Asians, there is a kind of welcoming ceremony, either when they get here, or when they get citizenship. Big party thrown for them -- must be when get citizenship.

              She said there is almost never anyone from outside that community there.

              Oh, and that there are ALWAYS Republicans there registering people to vote. That people just sign up as R's, because they don't see another choice.

              Food for thought.

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              by AllisonInSeattle on Tue May 16, 2006 at 11:37:29 PM PDT

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              •  That's depressing. (1+ / 0-)
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                But it sounds about right.

                Another reason we need precinct organizers in every neighborhood.

                Don't mourn. Organize.

                by Malacandra on Wed May 17, 2006 at 07:56:52 AM PDT

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                •  We should be doing social gatherings every n'hood (1+ / 0-)
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                  I think. Those social connections are going to be our best defense if  things keep getting worse. (Which, darn it, they seem to be.)

                  And our easiest method to find new volunteers, people to spread the word, etc.

                  It's the "anti-fear-propaganda" solution: positive news: HeroicStories, free

                  by AllisonInSeattle on Wed May 17, 2006 at 10:53:58 AM PDT

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