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  •  I hear you but now is not the time to be (6+ / 0-)

    partisan.  Let the Republicans act like a bunch of spoiled brats, and let the world see, in deeds and in words, who the grown up party is.  Right now you don't necessarily need to rally your base.  What you want to do is attract dissatisfied independents and Republicans.  All the polls show that Obamacare isn't exactly popular but most people don't know exactly what it does.  The more people know the more people like it.

    The same polls overwhelmingly show that people may not like Obamacare but they dislike the idea of shutting down the government even more.  That is your target audience.  

    Educate them on the benefits of the law.  Educate them on how implementing something new can cause problems (perhaps even reference the problems with the IOS 7 release).  Assure them that the technological glitches can be ironed out and that the problems with the law (which there are) can be fixed.  But it is difficult when your supposed negotiating partner is only interested in repealing the whole thing, instead of fixing the problems, and they are willing to shut down the government if they don't get their way.

    The base is already mostly with him, now is the time to attract those that want grown up solutions to our common problems.

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

    by theotherside on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 12:20:04 PM PDT

    •  A tiny bit of partisanship might be a good thing (3+ / 0-)
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      as the alternative is to leave all the evil stuff to the Rs who will thereby be encouraged to do more of it because what they are learning is that they don't have to clean up their own messes, because good hearted us will always do it.

    •  Thank you for this. (0+ / 0-)

      I love hearing your perspective on stuff like this. I wish there were more reasonable Republicans on Daily Kos. We tend to only attract the trolls. Posts like this is why you are one of my favorite members here.

      Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

      by Matt Z on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 01:20:54 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

        Of course, I'm really, officially a RINO as I vowed I would give up my Republican registration in protest over the Board of Elections shenanigans in NC.

        As one of my biggest fans (that's a weird beginning of a sentence to write), do you think I should go ahead and join the Democrats or just go independent?  I'm in VA so I don't think it matters what party I choose.  I'm on the fence and I'm probably just over thinking it.  

        We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

        by theotherside on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 10:21:24 AM PDT

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        •  Definitelty stay a Republican. (0+ / 0-)

          We need sane ones to have a functioning Democracy. It may seem impossible to get your party back from the crazies but we are counting on people like you to do it. Call me naive but I believe it WILL happen. And people like you will be the reason why.

          Why do I have the feeling George W. Bush joined the Stonecutters, ate a mess of ribs, and used the Constitution as a napkin?

          by Matt Z on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 05:24:08 PM PDT

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