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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 09:03 AM

 

It's not the "enthusiasm gap" for Dems that is the problem.

It's the "fear gap." Dems just are not "fearful" enough about what will happen if and when the GOP is once again in control of the House and Senate. They actually pretty much control the Senate now as the "minority." Think about it! Just what the fuck do we think will happen if we allow them to regain power in the Congress like the power they now have in state houses all over the country. Yet, every time a post appears to remind us of what we are facing, some troll or other will post a snarky, "Thank you for your concern" reply. We brush off the seriousness of "fear" as a motivator.

Just look at Jan 6 again. With the already destroying our democracy and any respect for the law that might be left, the future for most minorities and women in this country is in grave danger. People never thought they should "fear" Adolph and the power structure he built over several years. Yet it happened.

We simply are not in the streets as we once were and our voters, exhausted from COVID wars seem to be sluffing off voter oppression because few of our leaders are vigorously clamoring about it in our churches, synagogues, and mosques. We don't see signs around our schools about STOP voter suppression so that parents and their children at least have to register it in their minds. We only see signs about mask mandates and anti-vaccine messages. Most people I speak with want Trump in jail but just shrug it off and say, "You know none of them will ever go to jail."

I sure would like to see some Dem messages shouting to people about what they will lose if the GOP is able to continue to thwart Biden policies and enforcement of our regs and law. Right now I only hear that message from black commentators who speak for the communities they know from experience and history will suffer the most.

Mark my words, "enthusiasm" is the "activator" but "fear" is the greater "motivator."

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Reply It's not the "enthusiasm gap" for Dems that is the problem. (Original post)
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Response to joetheman (Original post)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 09:15 AM

1. You got that right. That's how Republicans get elected. The Democrats are going to take your

guns, the gays are going to get you, the Mexicans are coming, they will raise your taxes.........................

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 21, 2021, 09:57 PM

2. We only know how to scare ourselves.

 

A few of these fascists like Bannon must go to jail for their crimes against the US. The rest of the cowards will cave.

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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 11:08 PM

3. K&R, Only 64% of democrats believe Voter Suppression is a problem (link)

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