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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:55 PM

What is the best way to effect your political agenda?

I am not a fan of political science. The three classes I took were all about memorizing laundry lists. I much preferred history over political science but I recognize the need for a separate school.

We have a president and we have a Senate. We do not have the House and we have an opposition party that clearly is interested only in subverting our agenda because they hate us.

Somewhere there has to be a study as to what WE, THE PEOPLE should do to effect our agenda under these conditions as well as others.

I am struck here by the battle between those who think we need to support our president and those who think that's just some kind of capitulation. Which way is best? Do we support our president even though we oppose some of his policies? Or do we sow discord and discontent in some kind of effort to shame the president or encourage other Democrats?

I would like to see fit to recognize more efficacy in the discordant and discontented. Does anyone have any objective study of this? What does the Democratic Party need to do going forward?

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Reply What is the best way to effect your political agenda? (Original post)
Cary Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #2
Cary Jan 2013 #3
Scuba Jan 2013 #4
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #5
Capt. Obvious Jan 2013 #6
Cary Jan 2013 #7
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #8

Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:58 PM

1. Support the President and other Progressive Democrats and keep pushing them to the left.

Those two acts are not inconsistent.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:07 PM

2. Exactly. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:14 PM

3. I would think that this would be obvious

But I keep reading all kinds of posts here that suggest otherwise. The one that prompted my query went something like "Now that President Obama is in his second term can we whine and whine without people telling us that we shouldn't be whiners?"

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Response to Cary (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:15 PM

4. Smells like troll.

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:27 PM

5. Repeal Citizens United and curtail lobbyist involvement

in government. That's the only way imo.

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

6. Complaining on the internet has been shown in studies to be

the most effective way to effect one's political agenda.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:58 PM

7. Ha! n/t

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Response to Cary (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:37 PM

8. I disagree

 

I did vote for Obama. I did not give money, support, make phone calls or any such stuff for his campaign or the DNC.

I did give money to Eliz Warren, Dennis and Alan. If they were to show up fucking us over, I would give nothing to them in future, either.

That is why Obama caves. Because he believes we have nowhere else to go.

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