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(540 posts)
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:33 PM Jan 2018

Losing Virginia Drawing Best Thing For Democrats In A Long Time

I feel sorry for the people in Virginia who will suffer, but the "loss" shows what can happen if "you" don't go vote.

Losing a tie by drawing may boost turnout more than any ad, campaign, or other device.

If you don't vote, your party can win by 10 points, and still not be in control.

Democrats need to overcome massive obstacles to take back our country from the deplorable traitors.

This is just one more reason to get off your couch.

Drive on.

Take back our government.

Don't rest until we succeed.

Start by signing up every single person you know regardless.

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(26,366 posts)
2. I don't really buy the 'winning by losing' argument, especially in the case...
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:36 PM
Jan 2018

where control of the legislature was at stake.

Ferrets are Cool

(21,239 posts)
3. It is much too optimistic to think that
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:39 PM
Jan 2018

THIS event will get people off their couches. Have there not be MULTIPLE instances that prove that voting is important? And THIS is going to be THE catalyst? I live in a glass half empty world.


(101,806 posts)
8. Is there really anyone dumb enough to think "we won by coin toss - that's fine, we can do that again
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 12:50 PM
Jan 2018

but to also think "we lost by a coin toss - that shows we'll lose by a coin toss again"? Because that's the only way that losing the toss could be "good".


(89,655 posts)
10. No, Doug Jones win was best thing in a long time. I hate the 'suffering will result in better'
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 01:01 PM
Jan 2018



(5,310 posts)
13. I agree-winning is positive reinforcement that Dem votes count and system isn't rigged for R's
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:45 PM
Jan 2018

When Dems come out in force and still can't win it is demoralizing

Progressive dog

(7,180 posts)
11. So if the Democrat had lost by a lot of votes
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:01 PM
Jan 2018

it would have been a better outcome? I'm failing to follow your logic.



(37,748 posts)
12. What specifically leads you to believe this particular loss will engender greater voting numbers?
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:05 PM
Jan 2018

What specifically leads you to believe this particular loss will engender greater voting numbers over other close losses/win?

"Losing a tie by drawing may boost turnout more than any ad, campaign, or other device?
Is that merely another bumper sticker, or will you supply objective data to support the premise?


(69,624 posts)
14. It was total crap...and losing is never good...we would have had the majority and it sucks we don't.
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 02:47 PM
Jan 2018

There is no good here. Losing is always bad.

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