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59millionmorons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:21 AM
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If the Democrats don't use the "SUCKERS" issue I give up
If the Democrats don't use the "SUCKERS" issue I give up. We need to take this book and run with it. We should be running political ads in the south showing how they have been used. This is our chance to cut the GOP off at the knees. All left leaning talk shows should be given talking points. We need to make this an issue right up to the election and every election thereafter. God has given us a gift via David Kuo.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:25 AM
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1. Why don't you give up right now? I mean, if your values are that...
...fragile, why waste time worrying about them? Go watch a soap opera or a game show instead.

NGU.




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59millionmorons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:07 PM
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9. I will watch my soaps today
But when I say give up. I am talking about our ability to fight as hard as the GOP. If they were given a gift like this, we would never hear the end of it. I am just not sure our leaders have the kind of fight in them that the GOP has. The GOP would be all over this story if it came out the the Dem's called the minority voters suckers for voting for them.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:06 PM
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12. So who are you running to replace next primary?
If you don't think they're standing up, then you do it.

I'm not being flip. I'm serious.

NGU.


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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:29 AM
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2. Go ahead be a sucker: Vote Republican
That's been my idea for a bumpersticker for a looooooong time
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John Gauger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:32 AM
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3. We need to create a split between the fundies and the corporate whores
Then we can more easily win elections.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:54 AM
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7. I can smell em a mile away
:evilfrown:
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:32 AM
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4. I have a bit of a prediction for you
One of two things will happen.

1. They will try to use it, and the Grand Old Pedophiles will say the writer made it up - it never happened.

2. They will just pretend it doesn't exist and never happened from the get go, they don't want to be "mean" to their opponent. An issue like this is just too touchy and has nothing to do with policy.

It makes me wonder what some left handlers say about some of us.
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Kenergy Donating Member (834 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:39 AM
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5. I don't know about giving up,
but I agree it's a golden opportunity for the Dems.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:47 AM
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6. They don't need to overtly exploit this issue. the pugs have
lost about 42% of the Evangelical voters since the beginning of the year. They are already clued in on the reality. We still do not know the full impact of the Foley scandal. The book could further erode support, maybe even fracture the party.

The Dems haven't needed to do much. Much of the pain the Republicans are experiencing is self inflicted. I think the Dems have played it well. Our poll numbers bear testament to the rightness of their strategy. The combination of the self destruction of the pugs and Dean's insurgent style has helped put the pugs on the run. The Band of Brothers, the fighting style of Reid, the strong voices of people like Wesley Clark, Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and others has revitalized our party.

Be positive. Show the voters of your community that your candidate is a viable alternative to the incompetent, corrupt Republicans infesting our government.

Now is the time to put your mind on getting out the vote. That is what is important. The pugs will do a 72 hour push, we need to counter them with a vigorous GOTV effort.

Let's close the sale. Call your local party and volunteer. Don't rely on what the national party may be doing. The real action is in your community.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:56 AM
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8. "Sucker" is Becoming My Favorite Political Insult
It drives people absolutely insane in a way that few other words do. And it forces them to question their beliefs -- which, after all, is the goal.
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Retired AF Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:20 PM
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10. Call someone a "sucker"
they will tell you to fuck off. Explain to them how they were used and you stand a better chance of getting them to vote your way.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:47 PM
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11. Dem Pro-Choice Dogma forces Fundies to "Keep the Faith" with Repugs
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