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Wed May 9, 2018, 01:52 PM

All 20 of @emilyslist endorsed candidates won their primaries last night.



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Reply All 20 of @emilyslist endorsed candidates won their primaries last night. (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater May 2018 OP
sheshe2 May 2018 #1
Exotica May 2018 #2
bettyellen May 2018 #3
Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #4
bettyellen May 2018 #5
TeamPooka May 2018 #10
bettyellen May 2018 #13
MineralMan May 2018 #6
R B Garr May 2018 #9
Hortensis May 2018 #16
MineralMan May 2018 #18
Hortensis May 2018 #19
mcar May 2018 #7
Tom Rinaldo May 2018 #8
MrsCoffee May 2018 #11
Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2018 #14
Hortensis May 2018 #15
MineralMan May 2018 #17

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 01:55 PM

1. Oh yes they are!

"Democratic women are marching, protesting, donating, running, and winning."


Brava~

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 01:56 PM

2. Woooooot!

 

We persist

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 01:57 PM

3. I said the same thing to my poker buddy, enough if you guys.. and then I took all his money!

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #3)

Wed May 9, 2018, 01:58 PM

4. Hold em? I love that game.

I might have a BIT of a gambling problem so I am better off not playing, but god I love it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:01 PM

5. Dealers choice, which includes some silly games. Including Night Baseball, lol.

 

We have fairly low minimums and hope no one takes it to seriously. Been playing w them more than half my life!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #5)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:40 PM

10. Night Baseball! The game of choice for drunk college boys. 3s & 9s wild, 4 gets/buys an extra card

If you're still in the game with less than a full house on the river then you're the fish.
Oh those days...

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #10)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:56 PM

13. I've taught toddlers the basic rules with it, since you can follow along and learn

 

It makes it easy for inexperienced guests too. We cash is, we cash out, no tourney style crap because we want to play and hang. And her wreaked and laugh all night. I was in a hold me game in NYC that was tourney style and god those guys turned out to be dicks if I’d ever win. No fun.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:31 PM

6. And all of the Our Revolution-endorsed candidates LOST!

There's a message there that we should be listening to.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:36 PM

9. Indeed, a huge message there, MM

A huge message in that pattern.


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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Wed May 9, 2018, 03:52 PM

16. They did? Yes, there is a message in that.

There are other progressive groups less rigid and narrow than Our Revolution, though, that are also trying to help women get elected: Higher Heights, Run for Something, Progressive Caucus, and ?, and no doubt they're all busy.

Emily's List says over 34,000 women have reached out to them since 2016 happened!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #16)

Wed May 9, 2018, 03:55 PM

18. Emily's List's endorsed candidates all won.

All 20 of them. And there you have it! The contrast is striking. Bravi!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Wed May 9, 2018, 04:24 PM

19. One of the founders of Higher Heights, a group

that's focusing on getting black women elected, says Emily's is such a "gold standard" that sometimes people want to know why a candidate hasn't been endorsed by them, what's wrong with her? No doubt over time some of these other groups will become familiar names also.

As for Our Revolution and Bernie Sanders, I suspect the newer poll numbers and these primary election results are starting to show something real, belying media puffery, that has been there all along since our tragic losses in 2016: That a large number of "silent" mainstream Democrats have learned things about him back then and since that they don't like. How could it be otherwise? And some will have heard about Our Revolution's attempts to sabotage Democrats running for office. Even many of Sanders' supporters have moved to other, newer groups, hopefully ones far more willing to actually, you know, get committed people elected than they are to lose elections.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:32 PM

7. Wow! Women on the march

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:36 PM

8. Even though I am unfamiliar with most of those races

This represents a really encouraging trend. We need more women in positions of power.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:48 PM

11. K&R for the real revolution!

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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #11)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:49 PM

12. ALL women leaders is a revolution I can get behind!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 02:56 PM

14. Good to know

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2018, 03:25 PM

15. :) So great!!! Emily's List is a progressive organization with

a mission to elect pro-choice Democratic women. All 20 of their current candidates won so far because Emily's List chose them carefully and trained, funded, and supported them to victory.

Unfortunately, but also predictably, some on the farther left are very unhappy with Emily's List, whose progressivism is broad-based, as broad as that of the Democratic Party's, not narrowly and rigidly ideological. And because a key issue for support is viability. They seek strong Democrats who can appeal enough to the voters they seek to represent to be elected. And Emily's List has become very good at getting its women into office.

They should be. Barbara Mikulski, who retired from the senate after 2016, was the first woman they succeeded in electing to office -- almost 32 years ago. So Emily's List is also getting criticism from the farther-than-liberal left these days for being around too long, and for not changing its criteria to back less viable candidates from the more radical left.

“They’re a great institution,” said Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, which helps women run for state-level offices. But institutions, she said, tend to lack “nimbleness.” “When you become kind of a political institution, you take less political risk,” she said.

“They have successfully elected so many women that they don’t get to be punk rock anymore,” said a Democratic strategist who has worked with the group. ...

EMILY’s List’s traditional criteria for viability can shut out women of color, detractors argue. EMILY’s List has, in fact, endorsed many candidates of color in recent years. According to numbers provided by the group, 40% of the candidates that have been elected to Congress with its support were women of color. ...

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexislevinson/emilys-list-2018-midterms?utm_term=.ll1OEBYjj#.hrvR9kgJJ


Some say Emily's List has outlived its usefulness. Most Democrats clearly disagree.

Congratulations, Emily's List. And thank you!!!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #15)

Wed May 9, 2018, 03:54 PM

17. Emily's List is doing a terrific job, and had great success yesterday!

Congratulations to their endorsed candidates!

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