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Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 10:29 AM Jan 2017

I know many on DU don't care for sports analogies, but...

The Democratic Party needs a Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward, game 7 moment.

The Cubs looked like there were about to blow it once again when Rajay Davis tied the game up with a late inning homerun. Every suffering Cubs fan had that same, sick feeling for the millionth time. AND then a mircalous rain delay happened.

On his own, Cubs CF, Jason Heyward, ordered everyone into a weight room and told his teammates that they had come too far and accomplish that too much to give up. They were not dead: We Can Do This!

After the rain delay, the Cubs came back with 2 runs and broke 108 years of suffering by winning game 7 and tbe World Series.

I want someone in the Democratic Party to be Jason Heyward! Pull your fellow Senators and Reps into the weight room and tell the Democratic Party has fought too hard to let Trump and the GOP destroy America. COME OUT UNIFIED AND SWINGING! WE CAN DO THIS BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS ON OUR SIDE!

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I know many on DU don't care for sports analogies, but... (Original Post) Chasstev365 Jan 2017 OP
Couldn't disagree more. The Republicans hold 37 of the 50 Governorships and almost as many Trust Buster Jan 2017 #1
I will amend something Chasstev365 Jan 2017 #2
That's good but we have a lot of grassroots work to do between now and the redistricting that will Trust Buster Jan 2017 #3
There's a reason the Republicans hold all those governorships and state legislatures meow2u3 Jan 2017 #4
Very True! However, Chasstev365 Jan 2017 #5
Here comes another one meow2u3 Jan 2017 #6
 

Trust Buster

(7,299 posts)
1. Couldn't disagree more. The Republicans hold 37 of the 50 Governorships and almost as many
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 10:35 AM
Jan 2017

state legislatures. They control the Executive and Legislative branches on the federal level. If you think "a moment" will turn all of that around then you totally miss the point IMO. Organizing efforts take a long time and commitment over the long term.

 

Trust Buster

(7,299 posts)
3. That's good but we have a lot of grassroots work to do between now and the redistricting that will
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 03:06 PM
Jan 2017

take place after the 2020 Census.

meow2u3

(24,782 posts)
4. There's a reason the Republicans hold all those governorships and state legislatures
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 03:13 PM
Jan 2017

and not exactly an honest an upfront one. Does extreme gerrymandering, voter suppression, and vote count tampering ring a bell?

Using a sports analogy, it's like the Yankees handpicking--and paying off--the umpiring crew and, during the game, no matter what the Red Sox did, the calls consistently go against them--even if the 3-2 pitch is high and outside, the ump would call strike 3.

Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)
5. Very True! However,
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 03:42 PM
Jan 2017

I'd just rather go down fighting and standing for something than pretending we can work with these criminals or shrugging and saying, "Oh well; what can we do?"

The analogy is about having a fighting spirit!

meow2u3

(24,782 posts)
6. Here comes another one
Sat Jan 28, 2017, 03:48 PM
Jan 2017

The Red Sox get tired of all the calls going against them. The manager argues with the home plate ump about why his runners are called out at the plate when the runner was safe by a mile.

Then the ump ejects the manager and the players come to his defense, bumrushing the umps in the process.

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