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  •  One more time ... for clarity ... (9+ / 0-)

    if you want the voters you consider to be 'your people' to turn out, you have to give them something to inspire them to 'turn out'.

    Being the party of 'hey, at least we're not them' or of 'we're not as bad as them' isn't inspiring.  Rachel put this out in the open the other night, yes, the politics of 'fear' works on both sides, but it doesn't work as well as the politics of giving folks something positive to vote for.

    There's been change, there's been progress.  But there's also been a ton more capitulation, triangulation and downright near symphonic overtures from our leaders to the opposition party to inspire the intensity needed to get 'our people' out to vote in the same numbers as in the fall of 2008.

    If it's served to us and it's unpalatable but we smack our lips like it is the best thing we ever ate, how will the chef know to change the dish?

    by emsprater on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 08:53:32 AM PDT

    •  Fox News is enough motivation for me. nt (3+ / 0-)
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      Too big to fail = too big to exist.

      by Liberaltarianish on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:02:04 AM PDT

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    •  I also think (2+ / 0-)
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      it's because of the treachery of the RW "swiftboat machine." They have no allegiance to honesty or decency. The human race is an emotionally frightened species, and the facist vultures know how to play it.

      They only way to win is to do what was recently done of the Westboro Baptist Church - show up in greater numbers to counteract them.

      I'm tired of being the shovel brigade after those elephants. - Sen. Tom Harkin

      by RhodaA on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:11:50 AM PDT

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