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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:06 PM

Obama's last chance to do his presidency right: tell people "give me a Congress of Democrats...

and watch what I can do for you.

I've gotten Harry Reid and the hold outs in the Senate who voted against ending the filibuster to agree to temporarily do so until the end of term in office if they retain the Senate and we win the House, so no hiding behind the skirts of GOP obstruction or claiming that we had to dilute a proposal to break through Republican intransigence.

So from January 2015 until January 2017, you'll get a chance to see what the Democratic Party can do without obstruction and our party will entirely own the consequences of what happens during that time . It will be all on us, undiluted.

Then in the 2016 election, you will have a clear choice between a Democratic Party that works for everyone and a Republican Party that only works for the very wealthy.

It will be an experiment in democracy, but only you can make it happen if you get to the polls this fall.

You know even if you don't like me or my party, wouldn't that be worth a try? What have you got to lose?"

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:09 PM

1. I am going to be helping for 2014's Elections to hopefully make Congress back for Democrats.

However, I don't really have much faith in Obama either.

Either way, it is still the much better option than having Republicans take over, so...

Sadly, that is my rallying cry.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:10 PM

2. "lesser of two evils" is hardly a get out the vote rallying cry

Five percent less corruption! Five percent more compassion!

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Response to yurbud (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:16 PM

3. I know, but it is a better number.

It is enough for me to vote. Not for others, but for me it is.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:32 PM

4. to vote yes. But it also doesn't help that Dems try to keep as little daylight between them and GOP

as possible.

"NEVER more than 5%!"

That's one promise they'd keep.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:52 PM

5. No, it doesn't.

Which is why I am a wee bit skeptical, even though I hope it happens.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 02:59 PM

6. He had that in 2009!

Sure there were blue dogs but he made the choice to appease repukes, to promote grand bargains, to select Wall Streeters, Privitizers and 3rd Wayers to cabinet positions, to support the Joe Liebermans and Blanche Lincolns.

And now, after even Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren voted for yet more money for Israel, I'm done with pretty speeches, empty promises and the two corporate, war parties.

The country is going to hell rapidly with repukes, slowly but still surely with the type of democrats we have today.

Carolina, Democrat since birth who remembers JFK!

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Response to Carolina (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:14 PM

7. sometimes I think we can settle for a LBJ progressive at home, asshole abroad candidate, but...

as the kids at the border crisis shows, foreign policy has domestic blowback.

Also, stirring up shit abroad is a good way to take the spotlight off needed changes at home.

What we need is a real alternative to both parties, but we may not get it until the GOP finishes dying or the two parties figure out some bipartisan way to screw us so badly that people rise up and reset the system.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:32 AM

8. like Cegelis, Lamont, McKinney, Halter, Romanoff, Sestak, Grayson, Kucinich, Buono,

Manuel Sykes, and soon Wendy Davis?
maybe the Party should stop blaming the people and stop taking candidacies to the left of Francisco Franco?

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