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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 08:59 AM
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Juanita has a good rant
Theres an idea floating around that I want to share with you. It may not be an electric light idea, but its an idea. This idea might help the Texas Democratic Party get some folks to the polls and charged up.

Now, this is long and only mildly interesting to Texas Democrats. But, if you folks from foreign states have anything to add to help us, jump right in.

In the last election, Texas Democrats did badly. Even for a party that holds no statewide offices, we embarrassed ourselves. We would not have done worse if our candidates had been caught red handed tweeting pictures of Debbie Riddles private parts.

The Texas Democratic Party hasnt had any new ideas since before Elvis died. Basically, its hold your head down, dont draw unnecessary attention to yourself, and hope voters think youre a Republican. All we have stood for is election. There is no longer a core set of beliefs and a clear consistent message coming from the Texas Democratic Party.

more here
http://juanitajean.com/2011/06/27/this-months-long-rant...
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 09:04 AM
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1. there's a revolution brewing in South Texas too
I went to a meeting a couple of months' ago, of Democrats from South Texas who are fed up to here with the state party crap. They were supposed to have another meeting in Corpus, but I haven't heard anything since. I'll go shake some trees & see what nuts fall out....

dg
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 09:06 AM
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2. last few years every Democrat I supported got little or no support
from the state and national party leaders. I'm fed up with their mediocre at best offerings.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 09:16 AM
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3. She's got some good ideas!
The Republican party has been using referendums in their primaries for years. Voter ID was on their primary ballot for at least two elections. That's how they kept blowing their mouths off about 90+ percentage of voters supported it.

How about a referendum to decriminalize marijuana? And we could throw in medical marijuana because its just the humane thing to do.

We have to let Texans know that the Dream Act is a core value of Texas Democrats. So, lets let every Democrat who votes the grassroots send a message about it.


:applause: :applause: :applause:
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 09:22 AM
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4. Excellent post.
I want to respond later - I'm on my way out the door. Glad to hear some revolutionary talk from Democrats dissatisfied with the state D. leaders. You're right, we're at the bottom, no way to go but up.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-11 11:31 AM
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5. I love Juanita Jean.
Edited on Wed Jun-29-11 11:33 AM by Melissa G
Edit to say: Texas Dems have been down so long the bottom of the bottom looks like up.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

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