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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

 

Just left our monthly Democratic Party meeting

I live in a rural area outside of Nashville. Trump stronghold. That said, we had a huge turnout. Young, old and pissed. We usually have 25-30. 90-100 attended tonight. I took a few things away. These people will support anyone. Literally anyone to defeat Trump. Consensus was not very excited about old, white people but they will support the nominee ( and this was a group of white people!). Everyone loved Pete, Bernie was a risk but they like him and Biden would probably get nomination but little real enthusiasm for him. A state party data guru was there and was very optimistic. He said Trump hasn't expanded base and He thinks a 1.5% increase in turnout will beat Trump. Just an observation from my small town.
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evertonfc Jan 2020 OP
marybourg Jan 2020 #1
evertonfc Jan 2020 #4
brokephibroke Jan 2020 #7
marybourg Jan 2020 #11
brokephibroke Jan 2020 #20
NellieStarbuck Jan 2020 #27
vsrazdem Jan 2020 #34
RhodeIslandOne Jan 2020 #2
comradebillyboy Jan 2020 #3
PDittie Jan 2020 #5
Cousin Dupree Jan 2020 #6
evertonfc Jan 2020 #10
The Valley Below Jan 2020 #13
SunSeeker Jan 2020 #15
Thekaspervote Jan 2020 #22
RestoreAmerica2020 Jan 2020 #23
Cousin Dupree Jan 2020 #24
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2020 #26
vsrazdem Jan 2020 #36
Duppers Jan 2020 #28
ehrnst Jan 2020 #43
vsrazdem Jan 2020 #35
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2020 #44
cwydro Jan 2020 #41
SunSeeker Jan 2020 #8
moriah Jan 2020 #9
SunSeeker Jan 2020 #12
Quackers Jan 2020 #31
mahina Jan 2020 #14
Hortensis Jan 2020 #16
lunasun Jan 2020 #17
sheshe2 Jan 2020 #18
oasis Jan 2020 #19
KPN Jan 2020 #21
BadgerMom Jan 2020 #25
PatrickforO Jan 2020 #29
BigmanPigman Jan 2020 #30
sprinkleeninow Jan 2020 #32
pnwmom Jan 2020 #33
vsrazdem Jan 2020 #37
pnwmom Jan 2020 #38
vsrazdem Jan 2020 #39
cwydro Jan 2020 #42
littlemissmartypants Jan 2020 #40
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2020 #45
Heartstrings Jan 2020 #46

Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:21 PM

1. Uhh, it's called the DemocratIC Party. Rightwingers seeking to

 

denigrate and disrespect it call it the Democrat Party. Democrats don’t.
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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:23 PM

4. sorry

 

my bad.
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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

7. To be fair

 

Rghtwingers disrespect everything about America....

Your point is well taken, I am guilty of the same thing on occasion.
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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:31 PM

11. Maybe you should re-examine where you're

 

getting your news from. Reputable sources—other than the BBC— say Democratic Party. That’s what its name has been since its founding in 1828. This “Democrat Party “ crap is a recent product of the nasty hyper-partisan cult the Publican party ( yes, that’s how I truncate IT’S name now) and should never be uttered by a democrat.
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Response to marybourg (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:16 PM

20. It goes waaaaay back

 

Growing up in chi in the 60s, it was not disrespectful at all.

But I get what you are saying and will do better.
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Response to marybourg (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:25 PM

27. Hear! Hear!

 

It may seem like a small thing, but it's not. It's a "tell". If someone refers to our party as "the Democrat Party", they are denigrating it and we will never have a productive conversation with them. We need to call it out every time we hear it. And under no circumstances should we adopt it ourselves. On a more positive note, this native Tennesseean is thrilled to hear of this movement in rural TN.
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Response to NellieStarbuck (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:38 AM

34. I Dont give a crap if they call it Democrat or Democratic as long as they pull the level for "D".

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:22 PM

2. Just a reminder

 

It's "Democratic Party" meeting.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:22 PM

3. Increased voter turnout usually favors the Dems.

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

5. Sounds a lot like

 

what I'm hearing in Texas (except for the 'everybody loved Pete' part).

Outside of the campaign bubbles, there's no great enthusiasm for second choices. But everybody feels the commonality of purpose.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:24 PM

6. You sound like a Republican. They refuse to say the word Democratic

 

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:30 PM

10. well

 

im 47, lifelong Democrat who has worked on campaigns since Bill Clinton. I have poured blood, sweat and tears into this party and don't give a piss what you think. I was giving a bird's eye view from my town. I have a Biden bumper sticker on my SUV. lol... Do you want to see my papers?
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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:35 PM

13. Thank you for the hard work you are putting into the party!

 

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:39 PM

15. Thank you for your loyalty evertonfc. I believe you.

 

Glad you found DU and glad you're working with Dems in Nashville. I've lived in the South and I know what it feels like to be a Democrat surrounded by Republicans.

Keep up the good work!





BTW, is Everton FC your favorite soccer team?
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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:00 PM

22. You go!! Sounds like you are facing an uphill battle with a great deal of fortitude

 

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:09 PM

23. Thanks for post. Your perspective is appreciated! Keep up the good work.

 

#GOTV2020.

Paz
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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:16 PM

24. I never suggested you were not a loyal Democrat. But talk like one. Using the word Democrat

 

instead of Democratic is an old Republican attempt to aggravate and insult Democrats. I know you don’t want to sound like a Republican. Thanks for your hard work. Peace.
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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:23 PM

26. Chill

 

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:43 AM

36. Yes really. Someone shares some happy info, and gets attacked. What the hell.

 

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:26 PM

28. It's the shortcut, traditional way Tennesseans

 

Refer to Dems.
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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:44 AM

43. Indeed. (nt)

 

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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:40 AM

35. Like I posted above.

 

I Dont give a crap if they call it Democrat or Democratic as long as they pull the level for "D". Thanks for all you are doing.
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Response to evertonfc (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 01:40 PM

44. I will never jump on someone on DU for it, but...

 

will admit when I see "Democrat" used as an adjective/modifier in a news story it immediately makes me suspicious of the source.

Your response to the correction has been very gracious and you should be applauded for it!
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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:10 AM

41. Wow, way to pile on.

 

Numerous others already pointed the spelling out, and the OP corrected it.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:26 PM

8. Glad to hear about the turnout. Hope your next Democratic Party meeting has even more.

 

By the way, I know you live in Trump country and that's all you hear since that's the derogatory way all Republicans refer to us, but our party's name is not the Democrat Party, it's the Democratic Party.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:28 PM

9. There's an edit now, so let's not hit the poor person over the head 2k times. ;)

 

They tried to fix the triggering phrasing.

Hugs Sunseeker, hope you are well
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Response to moriah (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:35 PM

12. LOL Honestly, there were no other replies posted when I started to write my post.

 

But when I finally hit the post button, I suddenly saw 7 other replies were posted, most saying the same thing. I guess I'm a slow typist, sorry.

Hope you're doing well, moriah.



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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:43 PM

31. Lol

 

You sound like me. I type slow and try to proof read. By the time I post, 10 minutes has went by.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:39 PM

14. Thank you!

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:58 PM

16. :) Thanks for the report from your world. Is that turnout increase

 

estimate for your local area, state or nationally?
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:03 PM

17. Thanks for reporting in . I am ABT Undecided and will support the nominee so not surprised

 

I know other anybody but trumps too
I guess so do you now

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:07 PM

18. Thank you for your hard work, evertonfc.

 

Vote Blue 2020~
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:12 PM

19. Hope you develop longtime friendships during your work with the Dem Party.

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:58 PM

21. That's good news. Thanks for that report. It was

 

like soup for the soul. It’s so helpful to hear stuff that actually validates optimism these days. Good stuff — thanks again.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:23 PM

25. Thank you.

 

I need a smidge of optimism.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:36 PM

29. We won't REALLY know anything until the election, but I too have

 

some reason to be optimistic.

I suspect your statistician is correct. Trump has in fact alienated pretty much everyone but the old, white, heavily armed, nationalist xenophobes.

Everyone else is pretty much horrified at how the guy has lurched from disaster to disaster - his corruption, his awful environmental policies, this new thing with funneling our tax money into evangelical schools, the Ukraine shakedown.

Every single person who can needs to make sure they are registered and go vote.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:41 PM

30. That's good verification!

 

Whomever the Dem candidate is will get the votes. We just have to get the vote out! Period.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:10 AM

32. Hi, neighbor. Good reading/report from sisters and brothers 'on the street'!

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:15 AM

33. You didn't mention either of the women; only three men. nt

 

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:46 AM

37. I'm not sure she will want to share any more info after the slapdown she got on here.

 

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:48 AM

38. That's really a shame. We need thousands of more Democrats like her. nt

 

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #38)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:49 AM

39. Yes we do.

 

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #37)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:13 AM

42. No kidding.

 

Funny how many pile-on replies were posted AFTER the OP corrected.

I suppose that kind of thing gives some a nice, warm feeling to start the day with.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 05:56 AM

40. Thank you for sharing this, evertonfc.

 

We need all of the hope (and help) we can get. ❤



GOTV!
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 01:41 PM

45. I really appreciate seeing on the ground info like this. Thanks!

 

Was anything said about Warren or Klobuchar?
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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:19 PM

46. I was sitting back getting a pedicure in preparation for my cruise

 

And my nail tech asked “so who of the Dems do you prefer over trump?” Pretty vague question and since this is a public business and not knowing other techs or patrons views I replied “any of them”...I had a few heads swing towards me, all nodding their approval....it was a win for me! And for all of us Dems!


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