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  •  p.s. (8+ / 0-)

    Huge public investment into renewable energy would provide jobs, slow down the pollution, and position us much better for the future.

    People should be worried about it.  But they keep getting fed bull to put it out of their minds.

    I don't think this is GOP naval gazing.  The GOP propaganda machine has taken the innate worry about jobs and turned it on its head.

    Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

    by yet another liberal on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 10:17:27 PM PDT

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    •  They keep losing because: (10+ / 0-)
      I don't think this is GOP naval gazing.  The GOP propaganda machine has taken the innate worry about jobs and turned it on its head.
      They don't lose big enough because Democrats don't offer a clear alternative.

      Behaving as "Republican Lite" while in power just isn't good enough.

      We don't hit them nearly hard enough with "change we can believe in".

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 10:21:10 PM PDT

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      •  From what I can tell (3+ / 0-)
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        Majorities of the country (the voting public) IS Republican Lite.

        For example, the belief that low gas prices and low taxes will create jobs is spouted as fact by so many people I just have to shake my head.

        Christ, people don't even want health care because it's "Obamacare".

        Anyway, I don't disagree with you, it's just that I don't see anybody being able to cut through the propaganda until things get way worse for far more people.

        People are gullible and the idiot box does have a huge influence on them.

        Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

        by yet another liberal on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 10:34:43 PM PDT

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        •  They want health care (5+ / 0-)

          They just don't believe Obamacare will get it for them. So they want to keep the governments hands off their Medicare. They know about Medicare because they've experienced it's benefits. Ocare is still hypothetical so they don't trust it. When they do, the R's better watch out.

          Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Gabby Giffords.

          by Leftleaner on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 01:07:33 AM PDT

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        •  Look at the polls. Issue after issue. (16+ / 0-)

          You're wrong.  Just flat-out completely wrong.

          The majority wanted a Public Option and No Mandate.  That's what Obama ran on, and it's why he won by the largest margin in 20 years.

          You keep talking like that platform lost.  It didn't.

          A poorly constructed stimulus one third the size of what we needed lost. Pretending it had "worked" while wages and household income kept falling made the loss even worse.

          The People support a new CCC. They support writedowns of mortgage principle.  They support a Medicare buy-in.  They support (by huge margins) a Minimum Wage hike to at least 9.50.

          They aren't anywhere near as far Left as I am - but they are solidly center left on economic policy.

          They just don't trust Democrats to deliver center left economic policy, so they don't vote.

          Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

          by JesseCW on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:15:07 AM PDT

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          •  Agreed ... 100% (8+ / 0-)

            We have the right policies, the right ideas, the right message.

            And Republicans still win because everytime Democrats win, we let them down.

            The minimum wage has the buying power half of what it had when introduced.

            I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
            but I fear we will remain Democrats.

            Who is twigg?

            by twigg on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:58:11 AM PDT

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            •  Very few of them actually go vote for Republicans, (7+ / 0-)

              which is what saves our asses.

              On the rare occasions we can get them to trust that the Party just might be returning to its roots - 2008.

              Rare voters all turn out and vote, even in the real long shot races.  

              One of the major failing of our sides "leaders" is that they just don't understand motivating the base.

              The Republicans keep passing futile "Overturn the ACA" bills in the House in order to show their base they're keeping the faith.  And for their base (much smaller than ours) it's working.

              Imagine if we made the Republicans filibuster 10.50 an hour 40 times in two years in the Senate.  

              Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

              by JesseCW on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 05:04:40 AM PDT

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      •  Or, as the signature states, and states truly, (1+ / 0-)
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        Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

        by Jim P on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 11:35:19 PM PDT

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      •  Yes. Weasel words don't work. (1+ / 0-)
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        Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

        by dadadata on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:42:04 AM PDT

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      •  Total agreement with that comment. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:22:19 AM PDT

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      •  totally agree here (1+ / 0-)
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        Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

        by greenbastard on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:27:10 AM PDT

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