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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:06 PM

 

Can we please dispense with the Debbie Downerism about how "we'll lose due to cheating."

Yes, this is a concern in some places. Yes, there have already been some ReSCUMlican dirty tricks in GA and ND. BUT, let's please stop saying "We are going to lose! We are going to lose!..." due to cheating. We all know we have seen it time and again from some on this forum. It's needless, useless stuff. I'm sure most of us don't want to hear that negative crap.

For one thing, there are lawyers fighting these things right now. Next, it has only made Dems want to vote MORE. They are fighting in those places with great resolve and determination. Early voting is WAY up, for example, in GA. Dems are excited and want to vote.

Also, we will have poll watchers and lawyers and hotlines dispatched all over the country on election day.

Enough of the Debby Downer bad self-fulfilling prophecies. It is only code language for "Don't bother voting, we will lose anyway." No place for it. We do not need it. We can take the US House and state and local level races all over the map and maybe even the US Senate.

Just go vote. And take friends and family. And donate. Even $5 helps. And phonebank, and knock doors, and text message, and use social media to urge like-minded friends and family to go vote. Do lit drops. Put up signs. Every little bit helps.

I have been driving for a local candidate so she can more easily knock doors. I also have putting out literature, putting out signs, and I just made some more small donations today to the state party, governor candidate, and US House candidate. And I voted early a week ago.

Now let's win elections in a big way this cycle!

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Reply Can we please dispense with the Debbie Downerism about how "we'll lose due to cheating." (Original post)
LBM20 Oct 2018 OP
Anza404 Oct 2018 #1
LBM20 Oct 2018 #2
Anza404 Oct 2018 #3
Atticus Oct 2018 #8
Anza404 Oct 2018 #9
Atticus Oct 2018 #10
LBM20 Oct 2018 #17
TomSlick Oct 2018 #4
fierywoman Oct 2018 #5
vercetti2021 Oct 2018 #6
Squinch Oct 2018 #7
FoxNewsSucks Oct 2018 #11
LBM20 Oct 2018 #13
Squinch Oct 2018 #20
LBM20 Oct 2018 #12
uponit7771 Oct 2018 #18
UCmeNdc Oct 2018 #14
LBM20 Oct 2018 #15
LBM20 Oct 2018 #16
JI7 Oct 2018 #19

Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:11 PM

1. I do see your point

But i think for me at least the real question is "what if" all that fails?

I think that is good portion of pessimism the fear that we will lose and that after the Repubs will further secure our inability to win elections and continue to make the system unfair.

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Response to Anza404 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:14 PM

2. What if the the world blows up tomorrow? What if my hair catches fire at midnight? What if...????

 

Can't think like that. Wasted energy. Just go vote. And take friends. And campaign.

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:21 PM

3. Id rather do both i plan to vote and encourage those to vote who i can but by no means will i stop

thinking about the future to me its hope for the best plan for the worst.

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Response to Anza404 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:06 PM

8. Maybe when you have been posting here longer than fourteen days your

opinion will be viewed differently. Understand: two and a half weeks before the election you pop in and right away start telling us we should be prepared "just in case" we lose. Welcome to DU --- I think.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:26 PM

9. Wow i am actually at a loss for words kinda

If you think me being on DU for only 14 days invalidates what i have to say what a great way to alienate people i feel sorry for you.

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Response to Anza404 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:34 PM

10. Your concern is noted. nt

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Response to Anza404 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:56 AM

17. I would rather MAKE THE BEST HAPPEN and not doom and gloom over "the worst."

 

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:44 PM

4. Thank you.

At this point, the thing is getting out the vote.

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. THANK YOU !!!

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 07:50 PM

6. Thank you

I'm getting tired of hearing about this defeatism bullshit

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Response to LBM20 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:05 PM

7. No. How about instead we acknowledge the high odds

that they will cheat and flood our legislators with demands to know what they will do to protect against it?

Ignoring problems never makes them go away.



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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:59 PM

11. Agreed

Scumbag republicons would love for Democrats to ignore that problem.

Or rather, continue ignoring it. We've known since before the Bush criminals stole 2000 that republicons are cheating. It pisses me off to no end that apparently nothing is being done.

Why should Democrats accept having to get an actual 70% win in order to compensate for various republicon cheat tactics that end up with a 51% victory which is how the media then portrays it?

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:43 AM

13. Please read the post. No one is ignoring anything. But we also don't need negative paranoia.

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:04 AM

20. So you said. 5 times. But has anything been done to change the process in those 28

states in which the Russians have been found to have infiltrated the voting system?

Well, no. No it hasn't. But I guess that's just my Debbie Downerism that feels compelled to notice that fact.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:43 AM

12. No one is "ignoring" it. Did you read the post? It's being addressed. We don't need negativity.

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 04:49 AM

18. Why trust the Kremlin KKKlan on this subject?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:48 AM

14. Agree!

It is a reality. The GOP is cheating in many voting areas.

Now what are we going to do about it?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:49 AM

15. No one is "ignoring" it. Did you read the post? It's being addressed. We don't need negativity.

 

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:50 AM

16. No one is "ignoring" it. Did you read the post? It's being addressed. We don't need negativity.

 

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 04:51 AM

19. and pretending it's economic anxiety

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