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Thu Dec 15, 2011, 03:56 PM

59. Well, the statistics show that Democrats did go out to vote. But not with great enthusiasm

However it was Independents who did not and young people. That can hardly be blamed, even though the effort to do so has continued despite the statistics, on Democrats who actually did and always do vote. And that too has angered people, the continued false claim that those unhappy with the policies are to blame for the losses in 2010. Nancy Pelosi does not agree. She twice went to the WH before that election to demand that the Administration stop including Dems (moral equivalency, bi-partisan nonsense) when they were trashing Republicans. She told them it 'was hurting Democrats running for Congress since they HAD voted for unpopular legislation to support the president).

Her pleas fell on deaf ears mostly. The president continued to lecture BOTH parties, a habit the DLC wing of the party seems unable to lose, on how they were harming the country by not being able to come together. She turned out to be right, too bad the WH did not listen to her. But the rank and file did vote to keep Progressive Democrats in Congress and succeeded in doing so. Those who lost, were the Blue Dogs. By then people had learned that a real Republican and a rightwing Blue Dog are pretty much the same and they focused their time, energy and donations on real Progressives. Only two of whom lost. And hopefully again with our support will win next time.

As for dealing with the public, you meet all kinds and professional people just learn to deal with it. My experience as a receiver of the calls was that the person calling was lecturing me. But that's her job, so I listened politely, there is never any need to denigrate someone who is sincere, even if you don't agree with everything they are saying. If otoh, she is making fun of the people she is calling for expressing THEIR sincere beliefs, then that would be pretty reprensible imo.

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