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  •  I'd love to see us take the ground game (16+ / 0-)

    to a bunch of slightly Republican districts for 2014. Let's give 'em the full court OFA treatment: community organizers & volunteers hitting the pavement doing voter registration and engagement, information collection, and strategic GOTV.

    The Republicans sure aren't acting like they learned anything, and we can't fix the gerrymandering right now, so why not do what we know we can do? Get aggressive in more places in a more organized way.

    The worst that could happen is that we engage way more Americans in the political process, and that's something that pays dividends for years to follow, if we don't abandon the strategy.

    Paging Dr. Dean. Dr. Dean, please report back to the DNC.

    "Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel." -Sepp Herberger

    by surfbird007 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:09:33 PM PST

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    •  We should go after these 2 NY districts (8+ / 0-)

      We flipped two upstate seats in a special election and on November 6. We should go have good Dem candidates ready to challenge these two jerks.

      NY-11 might have no incumbent if Grimm's fortunes take him where he deserves to go (jail).

      Peter King NY-02 (Was NY-03 prior to redistricting)
      http://www.newsday.com/...

      Michael Grimm NY-11 (Was NY-13 prior to redistricting)
      http://dccc.org/...

    •  I'd rather see that infrastructure become (10+ / 0-)

      independent of the Democratic Party proper and organize with OWS and other progressive organizations independently. Staying within the Dem Party is going to hobble it in the long run, eventually we will fetch up against the inertial mass of the system and those who benefit from it, better to keep organizing at the grassroots level and then use that mass and energy to influence the Democrat's power structure.

      Ground game overrides the big bucks when push comes to shove and we don't have time to overcome the institutional inertia on top of organizing the grass roots, we need to shove as hard and as fast as we can.

      OWS has been dissed and vilified in the tradmed; their brand, overall, has been significantly damaged, in the eyes of the 47% at least, but they have good foundations and organizing, they would be a valuable partner.

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

      by FarWestGirl on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:01:06 PM PST

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