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  •  This is so tragic. (1+ / 0-)
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    This was a dumb idea IMHO from the get-go.

    If 300,000 people show up, it won't get much press.

    If 100,000 people show up it will be red meat for the jackasses just like the demise of Air America.

    Worst of all, though, is this:

    are 300,000 of us going to blow, let's say $300 bucks a piece to get a dab of coverage in the MSM if we're lucky? That's $90 million fucking dollars pissed away that could have gone to candidates we need to support.

    I'd love to go, but the only realistic way out is paying some unemployed person in D.C. 80 bucks to go to the rally and spend the other $400 or so that I have budgeted for campaign contributions on some good candidates.

    •  This Idea (1+ / 0-)
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      Was never (at least originally) about the election.  And if it was supposed to be about the election, the brother who told me and handed me the flyer (which I still have) about it at NN10 never mentioned it.

      You couldn't get me to spend the money that I have spent on getting myself and my daughter to DC and sponsoring someone's effort just to mobilize for some election.

      Politicians come and go.  Elections come and go.  And they are not worth it - since the idea of principled and politician are oxymoronic, IMO.   I'm coming to DC to show that I believe in certain fundamental values, not to say I support the Democratic party's candidates.

      Because most of them I could take or leave.  Even the ones I HAVE given money to.

      And I do hope that this is NOT what 10.2.10 becomes, an election rally, or I'd wish I'd had just stayed in CA.  There are lots of ways to rally the troops for an election, and IMO a March on Washington isn't one of them.  An election is (or should be) petty compared to the causes that would drive people to mobilize on our nation's capital.  It's certainly petty to me, when it comes to my reasons for coming to DC.

      All YMMV and IMHO.

      If you don't stand for something, you will go for anything. Visit Maat's Feather

      by shanikka on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 12:43:39 PM PDT

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      •  It's NOT what it's about (1+ / 0-)
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        Don't let people discourage you.  It's not what this event is all about.  That's why the party establishment doesn't think much of it.

        "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

        by noofsh on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 12:47:41 PM PDT

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      •  I understand what you're saying in a way (0+ / 0-)

        but the GOP leadership has said on many occasions that they plan to spend 2 years:

        Investigating the Obama administration
        Making sure nothing passes.

        2 years

        They've also talked in detail about shutting the government down and defunding existing or new programs (the House has the purse strings)

        As far as I am concerned, this is the biggest election in my lifetime.

        •  I Hear Everything You're Saying (0+ / 0-)

          About what is at stake in this election and do not disagree with you.

          But I still would not march on Washington DC to make that point, when my 30 seconds in the ballot box and donating to those candidates I can support right here at home would accomplish the same thing.

          If you don't stand for something, you will go for anything. Visit Maat's Feather

          by shanikka on Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 07:51:08 PM PDT

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