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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 11:02 AM
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17. Make Sure They Don't Get Elected In 2012, Look At The Right Wing in 2010
The right flooded town halls and gave Democrats hell, then mobilized to get out the vote. Yet, on the left, there seems to be this sense that the left cannot do anything about right wing wackos, so instead focus on tearing down Democrats. I see posts like yours all the time about folks on the left saying that they can do nothing about Republican wackos. I only wish the right felt the same as Freedom Works mobilized buses and Fox News ran PR campaigns to keep the heat on Democrats.

It a double standard that the corporate media has encouraged. The right should primarily focus on beating Democrats while the left should focus on sitting out the next election. Indeed, back in 2010, DU was filled with posts from folks proudly announcing that they would not vote Democratic, because they were just too left for the current candidates. I expect we will see more of the same in 2012.

To me, this just shows how there is a different narrative being pushed for the left versus the right. The right is trained to win elections. The left is trained to boycott elections.
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