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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:03 AM

How do we WIN in 2012?

Figured I might as well post the other side of the coin. We wake up, we have huge majorities in the Senate and House and the President is re-elected. How did it happen?

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:04 AM

1. Again, I guess I should answer this one to

The answer here is also simple. The economy continues to improve.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:11 AM

7. That ultimately may be the deciding factor. Historically, I think, it has been. nt

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:15 AM

10. As is often said, people vote with their wallets ... they vote those most likely to

fatten their wallets ... perception or real ...

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:07 AM

2. Better question:

 

What do you think will change if that does happen?

Serious question.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:09 AM

4. Moderate movement to ensure a social welfare net

and sane foreign policy...

I have much smaller dreams then many.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:30 AM

15. That would be nice.

 

Baby steps.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:07 AM

3. It is impossible to win as long as all we care about is that a "D" is stamped on the ticket. nt

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:10 AM

5. We stopped embracing triangulation and whining-about-mean-Republicans as strategy

 

And did this instead:



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9551335

Democrats need to FIGHT FOR working Americans, not simply fuck them a little less than the Republicans do.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:32 AM

12. Absolutely Correct!

 

[center][font size="5"]Democrats need to FIGHT FOR working Americans, not simply fuck them a little less than the Republicans do.[/center][/font]

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:10 AM

6. Let the Tea Party drive the GOP over the crazy ledge.

To the GOP:

You want to mobilize the Hispanic vote AGAINST you? Keep talking about electrifying border fences, denying basic services to relatives of non-citizens, your plans to deport people, and your refusal to allow non-citizens a path to citizenship.

You want to mobilize and maximize black turnout? Keep letting your followers shout stuff like "String him up!" when you mention the President.

You want to mobilize more women against you? Keep talking your "pro-life" talk.

You want to mobilize the GLBT community against you? If you're Gingrich, I guess you just don't even bother with subtlety - just tell them to vote for President Obama.


Let them keep talking. Let them out-crazy each other as they compete for primary delegates.

I read that Charles Barkley said he was a Republican until the GOP 'lost their minds'. Not only will they alienate minorities, they'll push away the saner, more reasonable members of their party.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:12 AM

8. Democrats articulated in short sentences and slogans accomplishments

and goals, pounded them in 7x24. And the economy also improved.

Dems communicated well the accomplishments and goals. And managed to pound them past MSM often lacking decent journalism and unbiased reporting.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:13 AM

9. Re: How do we WIN in 2012? - Good Question!

As for this part: "We wake up, we have huge majorities in the Senate and House and the President is re-elected." - Did you fall down the rabbit hole with Alice? Even if President Obama does manage to get re-elected (and if he does it will only be because the opposition is utterly beyond the pale of ridiculous), those huge legislative majorities you speak of are surely the result of one too many mushrooms.

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Response to man4allcats (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:19 AM

11. If Obama does win in a landslide...

I am not using anything. We could lose this election. We could lose it badly.

However, if the economy continues to improve, and Newt is the opposition at the top of the ticket, it could be a good year.

THe Senate map is a little rough, but we could get up to 56 or 57 senators, I think.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:48 AM

13. No we can't

 

We are defending way more Senate seats then they are. Some like Utah are Republican locks to hold on to, some they will pick up (ND or SD has a Democrat retiring that's going puke), and one we have a chance to pick up (Scott Brown's MA seat). If we pick up a net total of two it'll be amazing, and I'll take it.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:50 AM

14. Perhaps not taking the position that offshoring our jobs is a winning Democratic strategy.

Just a thought.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 03:40 AM

16. Way to win is to have our side vote for our dem candidates more than the other side votes for theirs


If 'every' Democratic candidate in 'every' Senate and House race receives more votes then the GOP candidate we win

If President Obama gets at least 270 electoral votes - HE / WE WIN

Be sure that all your friends, family members, and neighbors are registered to vote!





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