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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:48 PM

Skinner, can you create a "Politics 2014" forum for the mid-terms

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Howard Dean took back Congress against a lot of odds in the mid-terms of 2006. None other than Karl Rove himself praised Dr. Dean by name this week for his wildly successful "50-state strategy" just this week in an interview.

Because we Democrats don't typically turn out in mid-terms (2010 really was painful on so many dimensions), and because we have the numbers on our side if we can turn them out, and because I'd rather see our focus here on the importance of the 2014 mid-terms than a lot of numbing speculation about who will run for President in 2016, and because we need to take back the House of Representatives and I know we can, and because of too many other good reasons, I ask you...

Please ponder establishing a "Politics 2014" forum just like your "Politics 2012" forum as soon as you can. I imagine it's already in the bright heads of the DU's Administrators, but this is a humble, heart felt request from one of your original members.

2014. Take back the House! Create a Super Majority in the Senate! And move this country forward.

Sincerely,

David Zephyr

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Reply Skinner, can you create a "Politics 2014" forum for the mid-terms (Original post)
David Zephyr Nov 2012 OP
Bucky Nov 2012 #1
StopTheNeoCons Nov 2012 #2
Graybeard Nov 2012 #3
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #20
silvershadow Nov 2012 #4
Chichiri Nov 2012 #5
ReRe Nov 2012 #6
Lucinda Nov 2012 #7
Cha Nov 2012 #8
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #18
philly_bob Nov 2012 #9
Tree-Hugger Nov 2012 #12
MadrasT Nov 2012 #14
Tree-Hugger Nov 2012 #23
K8-EEE Nov 2012 #10
Aerows Nov 2012 #11
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #13
CTyankee Nov 2012 #15
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #19
CTyankee Nov 2012 #35
politicaljack78 Nov 2012 #16
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #25
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #17
Change has come Nov 2012 #21
cherokeeprogressive Nov 2012 #22
ellisonz Nov 2012 #24
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #26
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #27
Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #28
Sunlei Nov 2012 #29
freshwest Nov 2012 #30
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #31
JI7 Nov 2012 #32
Skinner Nov 2012 #33
Berlum Nov 2012 #34
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #36

Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:52 PM

1. Skinner, could you also create a "Politics 1886" forum where we could rebut Republican ideas?

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. The 2014 folder is a great idea and will help consolidate much work to be done..nt

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:11 PM

3. Here's another vote for the '14 Forum

On Jan. 1st will will bid farewell to Politics 2012. It was a great discussion in what turned out to be a great year for Democrats.

Let's get folks focused on our next opportunity to take back the House. I believe it can be done with turn-out. It may be that some Rs that look safe now may prove vulnerable. Let's beat the gerrymandering dirty tricks.

***2014. Fired Up. Ready To Go !***

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:37 PM

20. Yes. Yes. And Yes. Momentum.

Keep the momentum.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:14 PM

4. bumpl

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:24 PM

5. Definitely we need to start talking about '14

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:27 PM

6. K&R

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:33 PM

7. Agree!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:37 PM

8. Thanks David Z.. this will be uber important and we'll have

a Forum to work from.

We Can Do It!

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:06 PM

18. Cha! Yes, "we can do it."

Midterms will allow us to rub it in. OX

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:39 PM

9. pennsylvania governor tom (voter ID) corbett is up for re-election in 2014!

although he hasn't said yet whether he'll run...

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:09 PM

12. Can't wait to vote him out of office!

I'm sure his evil ass will run again, but I will be working hard to make sure he stays a one term governor.

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:42 PM

14. I can't wait to get rid of that steaming piece of shit. n/t

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:56 PM

23. And he can take Toomey with him! nt

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:05 PM

10. Yes!! Fantastic idea!

K&R

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:08 PM

11. Amen

We need to take the House back in the midterms.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:13 PM

13. +1

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:43 PM

15. EXCELLENT idea, David! We need to get going NOW. Not a moment to lose!

We have to win back the House but we also have to win seats in our statehouses so we can beat back anti-choice laws and redistricting!

Go get 'em!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:35 PM

19. Lets rub it in...for good this time.

And show them we mean business.

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Response to David Zephyr (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:05 AM

35. your mouth, god's ear!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:47 PM

16. Like a divine wind, the Zephyr delivers a brilliant masterstroke for continuing change.

There are many vulnerable Republicans in House Seats just waiting to be blown away. Let's get a list of them together.

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Response to politicaljack78 (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:54 PM

25. They are "vulnerable".

Let's begin and focus on that vulnerability. 2014 belongs to the People this time.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:53 PM

17. Agree re 2014, but maybe it could include 2013, for the New Jersey and Virginia governorships?

Also the NYC mayoralty, plus special elections to replace anyone who, ahem, decides to spend more time with his family (or with his defense lawyer).

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:51 PM

21. K & R

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:54 PM

22. Why hasn't this been moved to META?

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:52 PM

24. There's no alert on it...

...and also strictly speaking, it's not "whining about DU."

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:55 PM

26. K&R!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:01 AM

27. k&r

Well said, DZ.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:23 AM

28. GREAT IDEA!!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:36 AM

29. Thank you, great idea!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:45 AM

30. Very important, please!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:58 AM

31. k&r

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:40 AM

32. doesn't the 2012 become 2014 ?

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:14 AM

33. The name of the Politics 2012 forum is going to change.

Not sure if we will call it Politics 2014 -- after all, there are important races in 2013. Maybe we'll just call it "General Discussion: Politics".

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Response to Skinner (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:18 AM

34. Thank you.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:07 PM

36. Thank you, Skinner.

The DU is ahead of the curve. Thanks!

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