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Sun Jun 6, 2021, 07:12 PM

I had a long drive this afternoon. I was listening to Sirius/MSNBC as long as I could stand it.

They were talking about Manchin and Sinema, and others, unnamed.

We need, it seems to me, effective state-level agitators to put pressure on them at home.

Make the arguments local. For example, in West Virginia, have a few "grassroots" group warning the citizenry that the infrastructure spending they really want and need is being blocked by their own Joe Manchin.

Find similar issues in Sinema's Arizona, DiFi's California, Chris Coons' Delaware.

This may be a bit underhanded but hardly illegal.

Let the GOTV continue in Stacy Abrams style. Whip up the people to block the GOP candidates as crazies. But run a different campaign against the people stopping Biden's agenda from (supposedly) our side.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 07:14 PM

1. It sure couldn't hurt

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 07:17 PM

2. I've been thinking similar thoughts

We need a massive call-in and letter writing campaign from their voters.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 07:19 PM

3. the problem is most W Virginia voters are conservative

which is why Manchin does this stuff.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 09:37 PM

7. Conservative or not, WV favors the notion of infrastructure spending. BIG infrastructure spending.

Kinda like the old "depends on whose ox is being gored".

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 10:51 PM

8. the recent news is about voting rights

Not infrastructure.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 01:13 AM

9. Yes, but the Achilles heel may well be the infrastructure

The point is to put pressure on Manchin by helping his constituents see that he is blocking what THEY want, which is infrastructure. By getting them riled up about what THEY want, we turn Manchin and get what WE want.

Do you see it now?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 08:41 PM

11. I'm not so optimistic. nt

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 07:20 PM

4. Translation: somebody ELSE needs to do something...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 09:20 PM

6. They were good ideas. Not everyone fits into the same mold, so why criticize?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 09:44 AM

10. Do you think folks from outside of West Virginia should whip up grassroots in WV?

How does that work?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Jun 6, 2021, 09:17 PM

5. Good ideas. What are the chances our party leaders are thinking of them or, if not, saw them here,

will put them into action?

I'm thinking not very good, but sure do hope someone can convince me otherwise.

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