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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:56 PM

Compassion for those Democrats in Wisc., Michigan, NC, Georgia, Florida...

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This is genuine heartache with the happenings in these states. The radical republican power grab lame-duck bills, fraudulent election practices, voter suppression and more. All those who worked so hard to get your Dem candidates elected and for this crap to happen. I offer genuine compassion. I don't live in any of these states, yet I am having a lot of emotion about what is happening.

Giving up is not an option. Going through the grief of this is necessary and real.

These republican #?!#%&!!! are really going for one party rule. We can't let this happen!

I just wanted to offer compassion to all that live in these states, especially those that worked so hard for a candidate that won, or for a referendum that passed. How awful to have it stolen! Damn!!! This is a horrible wounding to all of us and especially those closest to the crimes.








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Reply Compassion for those Democrats in Wisc., Michigan, NC, Georgia, Florida... (Original post)
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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:02 PM

1. Thank you from suburban Atlanta

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Response to Sedona (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:04 PM

2. Hugs

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:12 PM

3. Mahalo from Kauai

May it come back to bite them hard.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:13 PM

4. Speaking as a resident of metro Atlanta, I appreciate the kind words. n/t

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:35 PM

11. We are walking with you

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:15 PM

5. Thank you from Wisconsin!

It is so frightening, depressing and infuriating. We appreciate everyone's support since it can happen anywhere.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:18 PM

7. Battle them in the courts, and then wipe them off the map in 2019 and 2020 at every level!

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:20 AM

30. That's the plan right now.

I actually hate these people. Walker, Vos, Fitzgerald and the rest of their mafia.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:37 PM

12. You have our support!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:22 AM

31. Thank you! We'll need it!

Rachel said that North Carolina's Governors race a few years ago was the test case for Wisconsin and Michigan's power grabs right now.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:18 PM

6. There will be court challenges to this shit, and we need to wipe them off the map in 2019 and 2020!

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:27 PM

10. But GOP is stacking the courts with ideologues.

To take back control of the judiciary, we must:
- Make DC a state (add two D senators)
and perhaps
- Add four more SCOTUS justices to compensate for stolen Gorsuch, Kavanaugh seats.

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:54 PM

16. No mercy. Send these bustards back to hell where they belong

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:21 PM

8. your work WILL bear fruit

Wisconsinites have made some progress through protests already.


A Lame-Duck “Legislative Coup”: Wisconsin GOP Stages Last-Minute Power Grab Before Dems Take Office

[snip]

RUTH CONNIFF: Well, this is the one piece of this package of legislation that did not make it out of committee. So, it seems that the Republicans have been shamed into dropping their effort to change the date of Wisconsin’s presidential primary.

[snip]

There was so much news about this and so much protest, that it never made it out of the Joint Finance Committee. That doesn’t mean it won’t come up again on the floor. And it’s starting to get light outside, so maybe they won’t try to include that in their package now.

[snip]


https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/5/a_lame_duck_legislative_coup_wisconsin

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:26 PM

9. Here's what you can do: Make DC a state

We need control of both houses in 2020 to start to defeat the Republican party.

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/6/18127187/beto-2020-president-senate-map

Democrats need to win to pursue fixes
In the longer term, obviously, Democrats need a structural fix for their map woes.

Admitting DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands as states polls well nationally and would partially offset the current partisan skew of the Senate. It’s possible that the actual inhabitants of Puerto Rico and the USVI wouldn’t go for it (the state of DC opinion is a lot clearer), but there’s no earthly reason Democrats shouldn’t pursue fair referenda and quick statehood for these Americans territories. In the longer term, more exotic ideas — like dividing California, Texas, Florida, and New York into a larger number of smaller states to bring population disparities closer into line with what the founding generation experienced — are worth pursuing.

But none of this is possible without winning an election first, and to win that election Democrats are going to have to fight on a skewed map.

The ongoing power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan should remind Democrats that if the 2020 election leaves Republicans in charge of the Senate, they will likely use that authority in unprecedented and aggressive ways that make it completely impossible to govern.



Make DC a state. Give PR and USVI the option. Then start appointing real Democratic and real American judges who will overturn the undemocratic gerrymandering and power grabs.

Starts at state level, but we must fight hard. That means making DC a state to add two Senate seats.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:26 PM

20. The problem is getting statehood through the Senate.

The Republican majority will never allow it so you have to control the Senate first.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:32 PM

13. Thank you from rural red FL

THe fight continues.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:45 PM

14. Thanks from Wisconsin. The fight will continue. We have won nearly every battle.

we will continue to fight. The state Senate is within reach.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:50 PM

15. Thank you, but me are used to dirty tricks

our Governor isn't a total RW nutjob which has helped in keeping the Tbaggers from totally destroying MI. But they are trying their best to burn all bridges that lead to anything good before they get the boot. I hope they all rot in hell along with those who voted for them.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:09 PM

17. Thank you from Dane County Wisconsin

I have been told that it's our fault for not getting these people out sooner. Some compassion feels quite healing right now as we figure out the next steps and how to get our democracy back.

Peace and strength to you all.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:12 PM

18. Thanks from Kalamazoo. Onward!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:18 PM

19. Thank you from my

Nieces in Florida who worked hard for Nelson and Gillum and my dear Aunt in Texas who’s heartbroken over Beto. Democracy in peril in those states.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:40 PM

21. Thanks, everyone.

And, just want to say, we will vigorously oppose these outrageously anti-democratic actions!!

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Response to BlueWI (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:42 PM

22. We are walking with you

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:43 PM

23. Thanks for this mysteryowl. ♡

Even though more Democrat votes than Republican votes were cast in North Carolina the Republicans still "stole the farm" & walk away with a stolen republic but we're ready for next time! I'm urging everyone to stay encouraged!





Kicking and recommending.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:27 PM

25. You are welcome. I feel all the emotions of these crimes.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:49 PM

24. There will be a day of reckoning...

for these republican thieves. Their party is dying. Literally and figuratively. Their 75+ year old base is checking out.

We must not get discouraged, and we must never forget.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:33 PM

26. Carolina Blue

Especially with Rep. Ted Budd...

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:37 PM

27. They cannot sustain this. There are too many of us.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:48 PM

28. I have lived in Florida, California and Nevada

Two have turned red to blue and I'll make it a trifecta in Miami

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:18 AM

29. Of all the shit the Republicans have pulled, this shit is particularly...

...infuriating. It reminds me of the sotires one hears about people whose homes have been repossessed who make sure to trash them before they move out so thee is nothing a value left.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:20 AM

32. Dziekuje...

😪🕯

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:59 AM

33. Thanks so much

Getting kicked by Michael was bad. Ending up with DeSantos and Scott just piled on the misery.

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