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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:57 PM

We've Got Work To Do Starting Now

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:59 PM

1. Why didn't Democrats work to take the house in 2012?

FFS, there's always more 'work' to do

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. I hope those who voted the first time

will continue to realize their vote did make a difference and will
continue to vote and 'work'...

Not sure what FFS means ?

Thanks for replying leftstreet!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

6. It's time for us to realize, we beat the corporate media with social networks!!

 


We have the power now.

The way to win the elections 2014 is for our Democratic leaders to start listening to US, and ignore FOX, limbaugh and the other bullies.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:44 PM

13. We stayed home in 2010

enabling repukes to gerrymander Congressional districts in such a way that we couldn't take back the house if we have EVERYBODY voting--all with the blessing of the Supreme Court's Fascist Five.

Just see my sig line to prevent a repeat of 2010.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:16 PM

3. now, is when we put our foot down

 

and tell the immature greedy sociopaths...no you may not have all the cookies.

What should we do with our Mandate? Let Huey Long Be Our Guide:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021784704

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:24 PM

4. Great Post thank you !

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:24 PM

5. to answer your question why not in 2012

the republicans came into power in 2010 a census year... and gerrymanderd the congressional districts.. thus making the "safe districts"... as time goes on the demographics of districts change, and some may be competative in 14... but don't hold your breath, on getting a majority.. the good news is that every cycle until 2010 we will have the benifit of creeping demographic change, and it will add up, and will be hard to stop..

of course events do happen, economic recovery, national disasters, even scandals.. so nothings certain..

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

8. If the Democratic party can do a good job framing the House as obstructionists

we may have a better chance in 2014 than we think. One of the pundits was explaining on election night that voters seem to like giving their elected officials a chance (for the length of their term). Another reason could be not having competitive Dems to run against these Republics. IMO, we need to start looking at vulnerable places in the house and start getting candidates in those areas and letting the people get to know them. Really, we need to start campaigning now (while people are sick of campaigning).

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:41 PM

14. bingo..

bring back Dean's 50 state strategy.... along with OFA'S GOTV.. i really think we could have picked up Carmona in Arizona had we not been spread quite as thin..

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

7. We have to work just as hard after the election as before keeping pressure on Pres Obama

 

and agitating for progressive change.

Robert Reich says Obama is a Rockefeller Republican(ouch!) and needs the pressure kept on. A look at the department Secretaries makes it hard to contradict Mr Reich.

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Response to byeya (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:32 PM

9. Just as our great ancestors and true patriotic Americans did under FDR

 


They MADE him do what he did.

And now we need to force our politicians to listen to US, to protect those programs our ancestors fought so hard for.

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

11. I believe FDR said something like, "Now it's up to you to make me do the right thing" or to put it

 

another way, FDR needed a massive show of support for progressive laws and he was willing and happy to sign them and then enforce them. But, he needed a show of public pressure.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

10. Our work right now is to back President Obama on the so-called "fiscal cliff"

and ensure that the Bush tax cuts for millionaires expire. Even if it means allowing them all to expire and the drastic budget cuts to hit in January.

The GOP will be in a world of hurt if we help the President force their hand, and they will be forced to compromise.

And our work right now is to ensure that the *only* acceptable "change" to Social Security when the so-called "grand bargain" is struck is to lift the cap that allows the well-off to only pay into the system up to a relatively small portion of their wages.



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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:43 PM

12. Very much agree with you especially about lifting the artificial cap on SS payroll taxes.

 

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

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