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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:10 PM

I Look At DU As A Sort Of Virtual Focus Group Of Democratic - Thoughts (+ and -), Hopes And Dreams..

kind of a pulse of the Democratic Party.

I was wondering if anyone thinks that our elected Democratic Officials - State and Federal - House and Senate - lurk here at DU to try and get a gauge of the thinking of us that post here.

I know if I was a Congressman or a Senator - I would be visiting DU on an on-going basis to learn what my constituents are feeling and thinking.

Do we know if DU is being monitored by our elected officials?

I think DU is a treasure-trove of info and insight into the minds of us Dems.

Do you think it is being perceived that way by our elected officials?

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Reply I Look At DU As A Sort Of Virtual Focus Group Of Democratic - Thoughts (+ and -), Hopes And Dreams.. (Original post)
global1 Feb 2021 OP
TexasLefty29 Feb 2021 #1
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #2
lindysalsagal Feb 2021 #3
LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2021 #4

Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:12 PM

1. Part of me

Wonders if they know this site exists. Part of me wonders if some of them post here anonymously. And part of me wonders if sometimes CNN anchors get their “sources and opinions” from people who post here. I’ve seen a parallel between a long opinion post and an opening monologue once, but that can always be coincidence.

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:14 PM

2. I have wondered the same thing. But I would guess they do polling and focus groups.

Not read random stuff off the internet.

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:25 PM

3. The ranking system that puts popular posts first has to be a valuable source for anyone

needing a quick reaction to events.

Greatest page is wonderful for that.

I've been checking in to freeperville for that same reason. I only lurk. But unlike here, their kindergarten insults never change. And when someone just word-salads complete nonsense, it just sits there unchallenged.

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 02:25 PM

4. I doubt that many Democratic politicians pay attention to this site

I remember how unpopular Joe Biden was during the primary campaign on DU. I was fortunate to get meet both Hillary and Joe twice in person at fundraisers. I was very pleased to see how easily Joe won the nomination once we got to states that reflected the demographics of the party as a whole. I agree that there is great information on this site but there are other sources for such information that are available to democratic politicians

Again, I have been very active in politics for a while. I have been working on voter protection efforts since 2004 and have been a delegate to the state convention and been on the state rules committee twice. I was a delegate to the 2016 National Convention and I am now active in getting a statewide organization of Democratic lawyers organized in Texas.

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