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  •  Think of Organize for America as (2+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek, daisycat

    an  education and training organization.  If it works the way it's supposed to, it won't be so much an invitation to join a permanent campaign for office as a vehicle for regular folks to stay involved in politics after the elections are over.  This is something everyone, including Mark Fiore, should welcome.

    If the general public wants to enjoy a life made easier and more rewarding, they need to understand that the fat cats in the finance, insurance, real estate, pharmaceutical, export, etc. industries stay active in politics all year round, year in and year out.  They make their wishes known by lobbying members of congress regardless of the party in power; they donate money and time to campaigns; they write articles, deliver speeches, join networks of like-minded individuals and businesses - in other words, they stay involved and active.

    Just showing up to vote every two to four years will not get the people what they want, even if what they want is shared by the majority of the country.  The Organize for America plan is giving the people an opportunity to form a group larger and more powerful than any lobbying firm on K Street, any group on Wall Street, any Chamber of Commerce or herd of gun owners, or any "grass roots" organization put together and financed by the Koch Brothers or Pete Peterson or anyone else.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 09:44:13 AM PST

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