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Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:59 PM

What a Guru Would Tell Democrats on How to Use Power

1. Stop referring to your majority as "slim."
2. Give yourself a week to find bipartisanship on any issue. After that, you're just being trapped into running out the clock.
3. Keep traitors on defense. Call Kevin McCarthy a "Failed Deli Manager." Call the Insurrection "The Republican Insurrection," etc.
4. Resist criticizing members of your own caucus, regardless of how much they irk you (Joe Sinema).
5. Stop letting opportunities to capitalize slide by.
6. Don't let six-plus months go by before investigating an attempted coup.
7. Your opposition is a dwindling sliver of Americans. Republicans can't win the popular vote. Act like it.
8. Act like you WILL expand your majorities in Congress.
9. Keep showing suburban white women pictures of capitol terrorists in Lansing and D.C.
10. Repeat the narrative you want to hear voters repeat. That narrative should declare Democrats as the only legitimate party in existence.

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Reply What a Guru Would Tell Democrats on How to Use Power (Original post)
BaronChocula Jul 2021 OP
comradebillyboy Jul 2021 #1
Demsrule86 Jul 2021 #2
F. Kafka Jul 2021 #3
11 Bravo Jul 2021 #4
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2021 #5
FreepFryer Jul 2021 #6
Champp Jul 2021 #7
IronLionZion Jul 2021 #8
bringthePaine Jul 2021 #9
Beartracks Jul 2021 #10
Red Mountain Jul 2021 #11
wackadoo wabbit Jul 2021 #12
lagomorph777 Jul 2021 #15
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #17
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #13
lagomorph777 Jul 2021 #14
Generic Brad Jul 2021 #16
cynical_idealist Jul 2021 #18

Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:01 PM

1. I like it.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:02 PM

2. You have to possess power to use it.

We do have a slim majority. Bipartisan is Mother’s the issue. We don’t have 51 votes often much less 60. Other than that I agree with you. However, it is easier said than done.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:06 PM

3. This makes way too much sense.

We’re great public servants, but we are frikkin’ lousy politicians.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:10 PM

4. Nicely put! (Now, don't be such a stranger.)

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:24 PM

5. That's perfect.

I'd like to see every elected Democrat live by those rules. There's no legitimate reason not to.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:46 PM

6. Who is the self described guru? Know thy teacher. (Nt)

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:46 PM

7. k and r

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 06:26 PM

8. Elect more Dems instead of cursing out Manchin and Sinema

since their relevance is their swing vote.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 06:26 PM

9. nice list!

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 06:55 PM

10. Republicans can't win the popular vote. Act like it.

Word.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 07:15 PM

11. video from the Capitol

should be used in every campaign against an insurrection denier.

And all of the others, too.

Nail them down. Are you pro insurrection or anti?


So damn easy.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:28 AM

12. I was just thinking today how feckless Schumer is

Last edited Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:30 PM - Edit history (2)

Does anyone — anyone! — think that MConnell would hesitate for an instant to abolish the filibuster if his and Schumer's positions were reversed?

Democrats are traditionally so afraid of what the public will think that they ultimately accomplish little, which leads to the public believing that the parties are the same.

We need to go big! Then, at least, if we fail, we'll fail for a reason. Right now, we might be failing for nothing.

edit: grammar


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Response to wackadoo wabbit (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 08:00 AM

15. Do it now and save democracy, or wait and let Mitch do it and kill democracy.

Is this a complicated choice? Really?

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Response to wackadoo wabbit (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 08:27 AM

17. RIGHT ?! The people who support the 1/6 terrorist attack against America don't give a damn about

... "fairness" they care about turning US legislation into Texas and they can do that by getting rid of the filibuster WHEN THEY'RE IN POWER.

There's no level of GOTV that defeats laws AGAINST voting!!

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:57 AM

13. **** THANK YOU !!! **** People blame slogans when dem messaging SUCKS. We need to get better message

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:59 AM

14. Jai Guru Deva!

Namaste!!!!

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 08:03 AM

16. I nominate BaronChocula to lead the DNC!

If not - they need to bring hire you as our answer to Frank Lutz!

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:59 AM

18. 11. Start a massive educational campaign on how voting and democracy is supposed to work

On all available media

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