Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:55 PM
Cary (6,262 posts)
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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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)
Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:14 PM
Cary (6,262 posts)
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?"
Response to Cary (Original post)
Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:37 PM
jerseyjack (1,361 posts)
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.