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  •  Just Trust 'em all, no worries! (3+ / 0-)

    that's what a fellow Kossack is telling me in an ongoing debate we are having in the comments of another diary.  I'm with you on the pressure. What do you think about my debate partner's argument?  

    •  I think we need to target the pressure (0+ / 0-)

      to where it's needed and will do the most good. This is a huge issue I'm having with MoveOn.org right now. Yesterday I got an email asking me to go down to my senator's office in the cold tomorrow morning to "ask" him to take Social Security, Medicare and Medicare off the table. I have no idea if this is organized; if there is a leader; if they have an appointment with one of his staff; or WHY THE FUCK THEY ARE GOING since my senator (Sherrod Brown) is one of the most reliable progressives in the senate. It seems almost like busy work, and it seems uninformed.

      I've learned about citizen lobbying from doing it in state. I learned that you need to know the legislator's position on the issue and address it. If he/she is with you, you are going primarily to thank them and reinforce that you support them. MoveOn's email didn't seem to know anything specific about Sherrod's record or where he stood. It's like they just want to send a bunch of ignorant people down there just to do something and risk looking like idiots when a staff member goes, "He agrees. And ...?"

      Sorry to vent but too often there days, MoveOn's demands for action seem to lack background on the specific situation or individual they are asking members to take action on.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 07:02:41 AM PST

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