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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:03 AM

Netroots Rock Star Darcy Burner Reveals Winning Plan for Progressives

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/949091/netroots_rock_star_darcy_burner_reveals_winning_plan_for_progressives/



In the world of politics, conferences are tools with many uses: they gather the faithful under one roof, they educate and inculcate, and the best ones entertain. But there's a part of the conference apparatus that works only sporadically. It's the star-maker machinery, and yesterday it was operating on all cylinders as congressional candidate Darcy Burner of Washington State addressed the afternoon plenary with a presentation that did all of the above. In other words, I have seen the future of political rock stars, and her name is Darcy Burner.

Burner had the unenviable task of being the opening speaker for a keynote session that also featured senatorial candidates Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. The session, titled "2012 and the War on (and for) Women" was formatted to allow each candidate to make a speech, followed by a discussion moderated by the Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel.

Where a standard-issue politician would have used that occasion to deliver her best version of her stump speech, Burner's remarks were, by turns, prescriptive and inspirational, accompanied by a PowerPoint that outlined a plan for winning not just elections, but hearts and minds.

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Reply Netroots Rock Star Darcy Burner Reveals Winning Plan for Progressives (Original post)
xchrom Jun 2012 OP
rhett o rick Jun 2012 #1
Dena4r Jun 2012 #2
postulater Jun 2012 #3
loudsue Jun 2012 #4
xchrom Jun 2012 #7
drm604 Jun 2012 #5
felix_numinous Jun 2012 #6
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #8
Sparky 1 Jun 2012 #9
xchrom Jun 2012 #10
WhoIsNumberNone Jun 2012 #11

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:28 AM

1. kick

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:44 AM

2. Spam deleted by Morning Dew (MIR Team)

 

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:02 AM

3. In addition to her suggestions

people can find a local example of the ongoing damage and expose it to those who don't understand the connection between their vote for the 1% candidate and how it is affecting them.

In my area it is clean water and frac sand mining. I plan to become more knowledgeable about those topics.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:15 AM

4. That was great, xchrom....

Thank you for sharing that. She hit that one out of the park, didn't she?

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:16 PM

7. I thought she did. Nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. K&R

Fantastic video. She lays out a winning game plan.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:05 PM

6. Excellent ideas

which reminds me that Howard Zinn said the problem we have is not disobedience, it is that we are TOO obedient. I think there is a lot of power in deciding not to go along with the program. Not just in our heads but in the world.

I have always believed that the most amazing spell cast upon us is that power--in the form of blips on a screen or pieces of paper--(now is actually VIRTUAL power) has so much control over our lives. It is a psyche-out that is bringing down a whole country--by a few people who randomly decided to change the rules, virtually, to finagle people out of their life savings, lands and work by changing the rules of the game. And look where we are now, we fought wars for them, because we were too obedient.

I am not an anarchist--but believe there is a point where we cannot go on deceiving ourselves. At what point to we surrender our lands to be plundered, poisoned and stolen from us--all based on conditioning that we do not even belong on it? We do not belong here because other people decided it, and are changing the rules to reflect this?

This ASSUMED power--does not only refer to the corporatists--but to us who have been conditioned--programmed to ASSUME that they have taken power from us. There is definitely some deprogramming that we have to do on our side.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:06 PM

8. outstanding. nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:19 AM

9. Thanks, outstanding! I am in her district and am forwarding an email about this to

my neighbors. She's got my vote, now that I've seen this.

Please post this to the Washington State board, if you haven't already. Thanks!

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Response to Sparky 1 (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 06:29 AM

10. You can post it. I think that would be great

Especially since you get the opportunity to vote for her.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:28 PM

11. Good advice not just for women, but liberals in general

n/t

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