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  •  We did it!!! (12+ / 0-)

    Well, we did it. We actually did it. We took the House, the Senate, the Governorships, and the State Legislatures. We worked our asses off, and we did it.

    We troll rated Bush and the GOP last night into oblivion. We took their Mojo, and their TU status and barely left them enough to avoid the Autoban from getting them. We rendered them irrelevant and told them where they could shove it.

    We flung recipes for economic uplift, national security, and universal healthcare. We threw pie in their faces. Then we woke up this morning with smiles on our faces and fried them up some crow for breakfast.

    We did it, all of us, the grassroots, the netroots, the activists, and the Dem leadership. We came together(for the most part) and we did it.

    As Howard Dean said on The Daily Show tonight...”Boo-Ya!!!”

    •  Well, we and our pooties did it! (9+ / 0-)

      And if we're not careful, we'll have ponies and dragons ridin through here before we know what hit us...

    •  Who is "We"? (2+ / 0-)
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      Both in this comment an the diary itself it seems to imply that either the dems or the netroots or even daily kos readers "did" something..

      I hate to burst the bubble but it wasn't the left or my online friends but the Independents who voted R last time and voted D this time. "We" didn't turn out more of our base then in prior elections it was the 1/3 of voters who self indentify as Independents (like me).

      If "we" think we did anything and that there is a mandate to swing to the left you can rest assured that  we won't hold the majority for long.

      It reminds me of sports fans who say that "we won" when in fact a sports team won not the fans..

      Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the enemy, but to win his friendship and understanding." -- 1958 MLK

      by Cascadia on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 10:38:25 PM PST

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      •  Hello? (8+ / 0-)

        We gave money to a lot of great candidates.

        We recruited and fostered a lot of great activism and activists.

        We were instrumental in choosing some of the strongest winning candidates, including the last two Senators declared victors, Tester and Webb.  (I can't take credit for even supporting Webb in the primary, but others here did so strongly.)

        We jumped on a lot of news stories that would otherwise have been ignored, and got them some coverage in both the elite and mass media.

        We supported the man who pushed the 50-state strategy and were instrumental in getting him to a position where he could implement it.

        We generated excitement that permeated far beyond those who actually read here.

        OK, you're an independent.  You want us to promote centrist policies.  Fine.  You have a place in this discussion.

        But when you say that "we" didn't do any more than a sports fan in a barcalounger, you simply sound ignorant.  Maybe that's what you wish, but it isn' so.

        And by the way, when you say "you can rest assured that we won't hold the majority for long," I'll ask you the same question you asked us -- who's "we"?  The point of your response is that you're not one of us.  You're a real waste of a 4-digit ID.

        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 Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 12:32:24 AM PST

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      •  Ahhh, I see.... (4+ / 0-)
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        ... then I guess by that logic "we" also know who to thank for the past six years, and the decades of rebuilding "we" will have to do because of it.

        Please be sure to post an address so we know where to send the bill.

        Make a difference today. Who better than you?

        by sidinny on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 05:15:42 AM PST

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      •  a thousand signs (5+ / 0-)
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        in a thousand yards. That's me and a thousand households that kept Heath Shuler's name on the minds of undecided voters. WE worked pretty hard at that. Do you know how many people WOULDN'T let me put a sign up in their yard?  What did YOU do to save our country?

      •  You win the award (5+ / 0-)
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        Curmudgeon du Jour.  Hands down!

        Jerry McNerney thanked me personally for my efforts to help me unseat Richard Pombo.  And people canvassing in CA-11 thanked me too, for helping them get informed for their mission.

        Part of why those people changed their votes was because of the information that got out to them.  And "we" did have something to do with that.  Maybe not you, but lots of the rest of us.

        So speak for yourself, eh?  And quit trying to rain on everyone else's parade, how about it?

      •  my my, did "we" wake up a bit cranky today? (4+ / 0-)
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        Alma, sidinny, eleanora, randallt

        well, let's see what "we" didn't do shall we?

        • "we" didn't make 6,921,140 calls through
        • "we" didn't raise $17,425,124 through
        • "we" didn't stand in the rain on Tuesday and help undecided voters understand ballot questions
        • "we" didn't make calls until 15 minutes before the polls closed to find every last voter
        • "we" didn't cover entire districts with GOTV door hangers and car tags
        • "we" didn't encourage others who were becoming discouraged at the relentless drumbeat of 'you can't win'
        • "we" didn't support Howard Dean's 50 state strategy
        • "we" didn't open Democratic field offices in areas of the country that had never had one
        • "we" didn't.....

        and the list goes on.  Sounds to me like you're quite comfortable in your State of Denial.  Enjoy.

        "Never dought that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the owrld. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

        by edgery on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 08:48:28 AM PST

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