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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 12:19 PM
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Anyone who still sees government as our last bulwark against privilege and power
Anyone who still sees government as our last bulwark against privilege and power is aghast at Obama's tax deal

If Democrats agree to the tax plan just negotiated by the White House with Republican leaders, theyll face a why-should-I-get-up-out-of-my-chair gap that will make 2010s Dem enthusiasm seem like a pep rally by comparison.

<http://www.salon.com/news/taxes/index.html?story=/opini... >
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 12:25 PM
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1. We are replaying the GOP's mistakes of '06-08
Demoralize your base

Sell out to big money interests

Blame the base when they lose in the next election.


How did the GOP grassroots respond? They started to run primary candidates they believed would be more responsive to their needs.

We ought to get started RIGHT AWAY and make a list of who needs to be "primaried". We need the lead time for fundraising and organizing, and the sooner we get started the sooner the bastards abusing their positions in DC will start paying attention.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 01:48 PM
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2. I wish I thought we still had that much power,
but I think Citizens United has destroyed whatever illusion we ever had that our votes counted for anything. Personally,I can't afford to buy a politician.
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 03:31 PM
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3. Start small
maybe buy someone on the municipal park board, or something, and "pull yourself up by your bootstraps".
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