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    I have read the post and all the comments.  You smart guys are

    But the bottom line and the solution to our quandry can only be rectified if we go back to square one:

    The progressives are going to have figure out a way to take down the limpuglicants at the grass roots level.
    That means investing big money and loads of time
    finding progressive candidates for every local and state
    office in every state.  That means reframing every issue
    from the progressive point of view and couching it in whatever lingo necessary - be it religious or economic.
    Basically re-fighting the civil war with the confederacy.
    Going head to head - locking horns with the kochroaches
    and alec in every state legislature. re: money writ large.

    Only then when the locals are free from their brainwashing will we be able to take back the media, and the talking points.

    Until we have accomplished that herculean task all the talk about debt and taxes and paid-for benefits, trust funds and
    futures is moot.  we can whine about which tack is more beneficial to which side until our brains leak out our ears.
    Until we undo 40 years of limpuglicant water torture, nothing is going to change.  One presidency even with 2 terms is not enough time as long as that map is red, those state legislatures are mostly red, as long as robbie and 3premes sit, and congress is ruled by mindless donor- sucking bobbleheads.

    •  You make it sound so "uphill" and you left out one (1+ / 0-)
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      important thing.  Sometimes the best strategy for dealing with conservative Republicans is to just stand back and give them plenty of room to do themselves in.  I wouldn't rely on it solely.  But their public policies are so unappealing that people reject them if they can see them clearly for what they are.

      I live in Arizona.  Before November 6, we had 8 representatives in Congress, 3 Democrats and 5 Republicans.  In the new session, Arizona will have 5 Democrats and 4 Republicans.  Don't forget the state's reputation and the effect of redistricting which was done under a Republican governor and a 70% Republican state house.  

      There's no media reporting on it, but the biggest story may be the voter suppression that took place.  We may have had a Democratic Senator too without that.  It just means people will know better next time.

      "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

      by leftreborn on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 12:30:11 PM PST

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