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This is a tough thread to publish but I have questions to raise and if there is "blowback" so be it.

From the Huffington Post:

A new "religious freedom" law in Indiana touched off a firestorm of criticism across the country Friday, after opponents warned that it could lead to legal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the state's business establishments

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Where are the leaders in the Badger State? I/m not there but from the outside they appear somewhat "wimpy" What about those Union Household that gave 30% of their vote to Walker? Are they expressing remorse Where is the anger Where is the backlash?

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Do you believe a General Strike coupled with a boycott of Wisconsin productds/services could be effective in stoping Scott Walker

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Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 06:11 AM PST

Why should You vote? (because they do)

by Jamesleo

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I have been negative with Bill Maher on religion and fanatical atheism but he has redeemed himself. This was the most powerful statement I have heard in a while He has thrown the gauntlet and every Progressive Democrat needs to run with it.

The Free Market Did not create the Middle Class! And Activist Government and ...... gasp Socialism did. The GI Bill. Subsidized colleges, Public Works . The Federal Tax Rate during the (Republican) Eisenhower Years was over 70%!
If the GOP want to debate how the Free Market and Deregulation created the Middle Class , "Bring it On !".

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What Creted the Middle Class?

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Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 08:40 AM PST

I take issue with Bill Maher

by Jamesleo

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This doesn't constitute a diary but I' m doing it anyway.
I've been going over all of the information about the Midterms: Which demographic voted, which groups didn't vote and, two questions remain. Two very important questions that if answered could address where we are in terms of assessing the current political disaster

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I don't know if this will work but it might. We know that in every election cycle, especially in the "Battleground States" or "Swing States, the mass media gets flooded with adds. Most people don't like them

Hear me out. What if we reached out to Democrats in a "targeted area"
Every time you hear and offensive or obnoxious add, you call the station and complain demanding that they stop or, you will either turn the station or shut the device, radio, television all together (better yet turn to the local Public Television or radio not sure about that)  

Suppose every time an add plays, they get flooded with calls.
The Color of Change was very successful in stopping Rush and the like in various media areas by going after the station and, the advertisers. I grant you, this is a little different and more challenging but whats the risk.
Beats doing nothing and I'm hearing folks, regardless of party affiliation are sick of them
What do you think? Is it worth a try

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Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 05:04 AM PST

Another reason for the loss?

by Jamesleo

I am  getting to like Al Jazeera American  more than MSNBC (though former Nation Editor Chris Hayes does some great reporting - Yes reporting)

This is a piece from Al Jazeera America published November 6, 2014

http://america.aljazeera.com/...

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http://www.nytimes.com/...

All right, there is no way to put a "positive spin" on the results from Tuesday's elections. But this article highlights some points we are all over looking

yes, we Democrats/Progressives have short therm problems

The GOP, in spite of yesterday's  massive wins, still has long term problems

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Mon Nov 03, 2014 at 09:01 PM PST

If we lose, lets go down fighting

by Jamesleo

So far we have ,in spite of the polls, some positive news
Nate Cohn reported a change in Colorado where the incoming ballots are favoring Democrats. Will it be enough / I don't know There is a ground game and they will do their best to get every possible vote- hopefully turning registered voters into likely voters

In North Carolina and Georgia early voting has been better than anticipated. Again favoring Democrats

There was a thread in Alaska that Begich leads in early voting.

Will all of this be enough? I am lousy about predictions. But so far, the anticipated drop off in voting associated with midterms may be false (so far)

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Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 04:02 AM PST

Ernst and the Iowa Paradox

by Jamesleo

OK : The Des Moines Register is giving Ernst a 7 point lead. No, I am not freaking out and this is not some kind of "troll" as some call it diary.

There is something else I find more confusing and if I am right , Ernst will be a one term register (assuming she is elected)

Iowa is presented as a rural farm state yet the reality is its not!

http://www.nytimes.com/...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 08:19 PM PDT

Whats going on in Colorado?

by Jamesleo

Is this normal

http://www.nytimes.com/...

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