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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:24 PM

Your sanctimonious bullshit is wearing a little thin

Iím getting a little tired of certain people on DU shitting on the efforts of those of us who reside in red states. Sometimes (not always), when a red state DUer relates a story of an attempt to convert a republican or independent, some of you on DU just HAVE to take a dump on our efforts. More often than not, our progress is dismissed.

Yes, one vote for Obama in a red state wonít make much difference today, but there are other, long-term, exponential factors to consider. If one of us can convince one republican or independent NOT to forward an anti-Obama email or tweet to half the world, isnít that a win for our side? I think it is well worth the effort. And sometimes, that also results in one of our friends or family members having a conversation with a repuke in an effort to dissuade them for voting for the rightwing. Isnít that a good thing?

I've been working to convince my mother to vote FOR Obama recently and finally succeeded. She has been working to convince my sister NOT to vote for rMoney (my sister wonít commit to Obama, but she absolutely WONíT vote for Robme). My mother has also pledged to DELETE any nasty anti-Democrat emails that she receives.

Yes, both my sister and mother are in red states, as am I, but isnít their rejection of rightwing propaganda a good thing for us in the short term, as well as the long term?

So many conservative people that I know are tired of the rhetoric. They may not necessarily be Democrats today, but they are sick of the antics of the republicans. Doesnít it mean something if we can convince people NOT to spread anti-Obama memes and bullshit rumors, and maybe even to write in ĎJesusí, or ĎShivaí, or whatever deity, on their ballots, as opposed to voting for rMoney? Voting for Obama would, of course, be preferable, but Iím thinking long-term strategy here.

I believe we are well positioned to win the presidential election next week and retain a Senate majority. Shouldnít we be working to keep both of those, and retake the House in 2014?

Iím getting a little annoyed with the dismissal of the efforts of those of us who happen to reside in red states. Our efforts are no less significant than those of you who happen to live in blue or swing states, maybe even more significant!

It is no easy thing to be a Democrat living in a red state! Your sanctimonious bullshit is wearing a little thin. Iím not going to call out anyone out in particular . . . you know who you are!

Thanks for your attention . . . End of my ĎRed Stateí Rant.

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