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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:30 AM

America is NOT for sale

The number one lesson from this election is that Wall Street and billionaires like the Kochs were not able to buy the Presidency. As pernicious as Citizens United is--and it must be overturned--the people triumphed over money in elections for the Presidency and the Senate. We won these elections because we worked hard and turned out every last vote. Congratulations, everyone!

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BainsBane Nov 2012 OP
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #1
GetTheRightVote Nov 2012 #2
eridani Nov 2012 #3
whathehell Nov 2012 #5
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #8
eridani Nov 2012 #19
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2012 #15
flamingdem Nov 2012 #18
calimary Nov 2012 #4
BainsBane Nov 2012 #12
MuttLikeMe Nov 2012 #6
BainsBane Nov 2012 #14
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #21
MuttLikeMe Nov 2012 #22
Delphinus Nov 2012 #7
DCBob Nov 2012 #9
BainsBane Nov 2012 #11
BainsBane Nov 2012 #10
ancianita Nov 2012 #17
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #13
ancianita Nov 2012 #16
Norrin Radd Nov 2012 #20
NCLefty Nov 2012 #23
BainsBane Nov 2012 #24

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:32 AM

1. Thank you. Congrats to you too.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:42 AM

2. I like that...

we are not for sale even to the highest bidder...hurray for us.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:17 AM

3. Sure it is--the price was too high this time, though

Let's not kid ourselves--these fuckers are NOT going to go away. We won the first round of what will be a very long fight.

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Response to eridani (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:28 AM

5. No -- the price will always be too high...I think the American people spoke decisively tonight..

Those fuckers might not go away, but the smarter ones will think long and hard


before they waste another billion or so again.

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Response to eridani (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:25 AM

8. First round?

...You mean the LATEST round of this never-ending war for the heart and soul of our country.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:24 PM

19. Well, yes. Let's at least get the New Deal fully reinstated n/t

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Response to eridani (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:02 PM

15. Agreed. We need to be just as diligent in off year elections as well which are when many of these

right-winged governors with their draconian union busting and voter suppression policies come to office.

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Response to eridani (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:09 PM

18. Obama is an exceptional candidate, they might be able to buy

the next round. This is what worries me, the put up a centrist and we have a less talented pol, they could win

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 AM

4. "Your cash ain't nothin' but trash!" - Steve Miller

America CANNOT be bought! That's the MOST IMPORTANT lesson of this campaign! Will it be a lesson learned, or a lesson defied? Or ignored? Or denied? Don't forget who and what we're up against - STILL. These people don't like taking "no" for an answer. I suspect they'll be huddling in their little groups and think tanks and lavish retreats, trying to figure out how to get around it or flat-out steal it next time.

Don't EVER trust these people. We have to stay vigilant. It's not just about winning. You have to stay in charge once you've won.

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Response to calimary (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:42 PM

12. We have lots of work to do

We need to overturn Citizens United. We need to keep mobilizing, especially in non-presidential elections because that is when the GOP gains control of state legislatures. That puts them in charge of redistricting, which makes it very difficult to change the composition of the US House. We also need to keep Republicans out of state offices, like Secretaries of State that control elections. We need also need election reforms so that voters no longer need to stand in long lines. We need to make sure that voter suppression is prosecuted and change laws, if necessary, to make sure people who try to keep others from voting do jail time. We have A LOT of work to do.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:34 AM

6. It is my hope that the 2016 Democratic candidate

will have the immense ground game that Obama had.

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Response to MuttLikeMe (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:54 AM

14. Don't forget 2014

Much is won and lost in midterms elections when few Democrats turn out. State legislatures are set and Secretaries of State are elected. We need to keep organizing for 2014, not just 2016.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:52 PM

21. Just remember never to have a repeat of 2010 and VOTE!

and say to ourselves:

2010: NEVER AGAIN!

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:23 PM

22. Absolutely, agreed

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:21 AM

7. This is to be celebrated.

No stolen elections! Money does NOT buy everything!

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:26 AM

9. That must be a huge shock to the billionaires in this country.

Its always worked in the past.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:13 PM

11. And all those employers

who threatened to fire their employees if Obama lost. They can't stand the fact than when it counts most--on election day--they only have one vote, just like their lowest paid employee. These pigs are so used to getting everything they want, denying them that is wonderful!

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:53 AM

10. Now we need to mobilize for a constitutional amendment

for public financing of elections.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:07 PM

17. And well-funded paper trail voting with non-partisan counting.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:44 PM

13. Well said...

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:05 PM

16. Now, if the .01% would just 'go Galt' and leave nation building to the winners.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:47 PM

20. Not true.

hen I was in elementary school, I bought one of those jigsaw puzzles with the pieces shaped like the states at the school book fair.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

23. It won't stop them from trying again.

Far from it.

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:13 PM

24. Which is why we need to stay vigilant

and organized.

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