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Wed May 24, 2017, 08:05 AM

You guys wanna hear some GOOD news?

New York's 9th Assembly district had a special election when the Republican in the seat quit to take another job.

That district went for Trump 61-38% last year. The Republican who just left has been there since 2004 and last election won with 69%.

Christine Pellagrino is their new Democratic Assembly member who won with 58%

Could this be a trend?

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Reply You guys wanna hear some GOOD news? (Original post)
TreasonousBastard May 2017 OP
yuiyoshida May 2017 #1
woodsprite May 2017 #19
Stellar May 2017 #2
bahrbearian May 2017 #3
seaglass May 2017 #4
Ohioblue22 May 2017 #8
seaglass May 2017 #11
Ohioblue22 May 2017 #12
salster May 2017 #48
Iggo May 2017 #38
mcar May 2017 #5
Scarsdale May 2017 #18
PatrickforO May 2017 #6
NewJeffCT May 2017 #15
DownriverDem May 2017 #17
Plucketeer May 2017 #29
Lisa0825 May 2017 #42
Plucketeer May 2017 #43
Neema May 2017 #49
Lisa0825 May 2017 #52
SergeStorms May 2017 #51
Plucketeer May 2017 #53
PatrickforO May 2017 #26
dlk May 2017 #7
kacekwl May 2017 #9
benfranklin1776 May 2017 #10
malthaussen May 2017 #13
rpannier May 2017 #23
seaglass May 2017 #14
DownriverDem May 2017 #16
PennyK May 2017 #20
Wounded Bear May 2017 #21
rpannier May 2017 #22
dalton99a May 2017 #24
nolabear May 2017 #25
workinclasszero May 2017 #27
demmiblue May 2017 #28
liberal N proud May 2017 #30
Earth Bound Misfit May 2017 #31
Trial_By_Fire May 2017 #32
niyad May 2017 #33
NCTraveler May 2017 #34
Dem_4_Life May 2017 #35
Amaryllis May 2017 #36
DinahMoeHum May 2017 #37
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #39
murielm99 May 2017 #41
ehrnst May 2017 #40
Doreen May 2017 #44
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #45
Heartstrings May 2017 #46
intheflow May 2017 #47
yortsed snacilbuper May 2017 #50

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:14 AM

1. I sure hope so

fingers crossed.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:04 AM

19. I certainly hope so, as well! It's nice to get good news for a change :)

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:18 AM

2. Works for me, yeah! nt

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:25 AM

3. Berniecrat

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:27 AM

4. What's a Berniecrat? n/t

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Response to seaglass (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:31 AM

8. ....

 

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:39 AM

11. Hmm, reports state that she is a Democrat so I don't understand why the need to call her something

else. I'm thinking the fact that she is a DEMOCRAT is what led to the win.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #11)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:41 AM

12. i didnt know. i was making a joke about "what's a berniecrat" but decided

 

in the intrest of healing i'll just let it go

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #12)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:30 PM

48. Yes, it's best

Made my blood boil instantly to read that.

"Berniecrat or Trump", should be the motto of anyone who is so closed minded.

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:54 PM

38. Good.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:27 AM

5. I hope it is

Congrats to her.

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Response to mcar (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:01 AM

18. Finally

people are catching on. Tired of being lied to by people with low I.Q.'s like tRump. Let's get some SANE people in our government.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:29 AM

6. That's two! Ossoff is ahead in polls too.

He has a 4:1 match donation thing going. I gave him $5 last nite.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:56 AM

15. I've donated to Ossof a few times as well, but I have a question

I get those emails frequently - 2x match, 3x match, 4x match, etc. (Not just for Ossof, but for Rob Quist in Montana now as well)

Who is doing the matching? The DNC? DCCC? George Soros? Mark Cuban?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:59 AM

17. Who cares

For sure it's rich liberals that want to defeat the repubs at every turn.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #17)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

29. I care!

 

I care because I suspect it's just BULLSHIT to tempt my last fiver out of my wallet on the fantasy notion that it's magically going to turn into FIVE fivers! It's like those "surveys" I get at least twice a month - asking the same inane questions, over and over. There's NEVER EVER any tabulation of the results of those surveys..... other than to count up the money that was provoked from contributor's purses and pockets.

At best, just beg for money to keep losing with. Don't try to play to my emotions to sucker me into emptying my coin purse! QUADRUPLE-matched! That could be some SERIOUS change in the end. And yet there's NEVER any accountability of it - it's only ON to the next deception.

Through the long (and sadly, fixed) charade that was the 2016 primaries, I coughed up two grand for a white-haired old gent that ran on integrity (Oh, OF COURSE! I know they ALL did - all spotless and sanitary-like! Sure! That's why DWS recused herself.) and I can't recall ONCE when a plea from his camp went out with the hocus-pocus of many-matched funds - or panderous surveys that were just a bad shell game of HEY! Open your wallet, dummy!

How many of you have given to Quist's or Ossoff's quests? Yeah, I LOVE having my intellect kicked in it's face. Send them a few bucks and sit back to receive the guilt trips that'll stuff you mailbox....... "QUADRUPLE MATCHED - if you send $3 dollars in the next 5 minutes!" "OMG! - ALL is lost! Have you SEEN how much we suspect the other side is POURING into our challenger's campaign???"
How long before we progress to SEXTUPLE-Matched? or Octuple-matched??? Just as soon as they sense you're out of steam for quadruple-matched. Just wait and see. OH! And send that 3 dollars before midnight. After midnight, the "matchmaker" turns into a pumpkin.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #29)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:50 PM

42. I donated to Ossoff too, and I HATE the tone of all the emails I am getting from him!

I do NOT click on his emails anymore. The subject lines drive me crazy! Almost sorry I donated!

Bad News
Awful News
we. fell. short.
Lost for Good
Tragic End


ENOUGH ALREADY!

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #42)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:05 PM

43. And we can't be the only ones

 

Quist's campaign is pulling the same crap. I wrote and told them: Keep insulting me - see what it gets you. :grr"

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #42)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:52 AM

49. I unsubscribed from his list and there was a box to tell them why.

I wrote "You send waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many emails and the subject lines are all incredibly alarmist. We already have enough actual bad news to read every day without getting stuff like this every couple of hours in our inbox. It's like the Boy Who Cried Wolf. When you actually do have something concrete I need to be concerned about, I won't even give it a second glance."

Who knows if anyone read it but I did stop getting emails.

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Response to Neema (Reply #49)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:40 AM

52. Thanks! I am going to do the same! nt

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #29)

Thu May 25, 2017, 03:13 AM

51. Same here.

I've designated them as 'spam' now, so they're not jamming my inbox. I don't mind giving, and I give to many candidates, and it's a lot of money. I hate being treated like some low IQ sucker for my troubles, though. Just the other day I got a plea from Al Franken to donate to Quist. Okay, another donation for Quist, I thought. When they emailed the receipt I saw that Franken got half of the donation I thought was going to Quist alone! I don't mind giving to Al, I've given a LOT of money to him. I just thought it was a sneaky way to get more money for himself.

Boy, do we need campaign finance reform, or what?

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #51)

Thu May 25, 2017, 11:09 AM

53. Good point!

 

The old "split it" donation wrangle. And AFTER you get fooled a few times, you start to really watch closely, how your generosity is tweaked. Yet, still , I find myself snookered. I don't like it!

And another thing to monitor is the repeat contributions phenomenon. Having given online for decades now, I've learned to pay attention to the details. I'm 72, but I'm conscious enough to know I'm not a dithering geriatric yet (and you KNOW the staffs of these folks LOVE to snag some less aware sorts with unintended monthly contributions option!). Clever how even tho Act Blue has already presented you the option of making your donation recurring - you get the blinking blue squares and the alert "Payment being processed" only to be asked again, if I wouldn't like to make it monthly.

And while we're at it, just how did the $3 dollar come-on get established? Or the $1 dollar one for that matter. OK, 3 bucks, sure, less than a drink at ManyBucks - I can do that! Then you're taken to a screen where 3 bucks (or one) aren't anywhere to be seen amongst the suggested donation amounts - the least usually being $5. There's a WAY less than subtle sly-cology being used here. And then they want us to support them because of their honesty and integrity!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:44 AM

26. I don't know. I really don't, now that you ask.

Probably some super pac, but not sure.

I feel sheepish...hey, it must be true, right? It's on the internet!

I don't think they are ripping people off, though, because they come through Daily Kos, which is pretty reputable.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:29 AM

7. Fantastic News!

Citizen participation by voting is the basis of our democracy. By not voting, Americans give two votes to the person they don't agree with. This looks like it may be a turning point, however, doing everything we can to register voters, drive them to the polls and even helping pay for the ID they may need to register must be continuing projects. The other side never gives up and neither should we!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:32 AM

9. Yea !

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:35 AM

10. Outstanding! Kudos to her and everyone who made this happen.

Every seat must be contested as these criminals, and any elected official not opposing this treasonous administration with every fiber of his or her being is complicit, must be driven from power as the damage they are doing to our democracy and the people's welfare is is incalculable.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:45 AM

13. One swallow does not make a summer...

... but there have been rumblings in other Republican strongholds. It's still some time to the 2018 elections, though, where any trend will be revealed.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #13)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:39 AM

23. There was a second as well in NH

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:56 AM

14. a Democrat, Edie DesMarais, just flipped a seat in the NH House that no Dem has ever won!

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/23/resistance-shows-real-flipping-state-seat-democrat-won-nh.html

New Hampshire Democrats flipped a state House seat in a district that Donald Trump won by 7% in 2016. No Democrat had ever won the district before, and the victory is the first seat in the country at any level to flip from red to blue after the election of Trump.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:57 AM

16. Guess what it's called?

It's called a wave. In 2010 there was a repub wave. The signs were all there. Many of us ignored it. I hope the repubs do the same.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:05 AM

20. Good start!

Next, get Peter King out of his seat. How I hat him!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:38 AM

21. Good news!

Flipping red districts in blue states is a good start.

Let's hope it's the beginnings of a wave.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:38 AM

22. New Hampshire had a flip too

Red to Blue

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:40 AM

24. That is very good news

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:41 AM

25. May it signal the tide's turn.

Stay woke, Dems!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:45 AM

27. If the dems pick up that seat in Georgia

 

We may have the beginnings of a massive democratic wave election in 2018.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

28. K&R

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:46 AM

30. Next one to watch is in Georgia

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:51 AM

31. K n F'n R!!!! eom

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:10 AM

32. Pellagrindo was a Sanders delegate

 

More evidence that voters want Sanders-type of statespersons...

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:01 PM

33. that is a bit of good news. hope it is the mark of a trend.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:19 PM

34. Saladino was elected to the other position just two months after winning election for the 9th.

 

The website has been wiped clean for the most part.

http://nyassembly.gov/mem/?ad=009&sh=comm

Saladino was elected as Town of Oyster Bay supervisor in January.

If the reporting is accurate, I'm not sure I've seen voter turnout this low. I'll take it.

Her main issue is education. Makes sense considering she has been an elementary school teacher for over a decade.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:25 PM

35. Yay!!!

I sure hope it's a trend. Especially in Texas...please let this be the break that we get to finally turn Texas blue.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:04 PM

36. NY has a decent election system. Dems would win more in other states like GA if they cleaned up

their systems, got rid of old/malfunctioning/ paperless voting machines and quit using Interstate Crosscheck. The recent SCOTUS ruling on gerrymandering is a great start.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:52 PM

37. Hee haw! New York Progressive Action Network. . .

. . .sent volunteers to help win this seat.

http://nypan.org/

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:40 PM

39. It means we've decided to show up for a change

but also the other guys aren't worried and stayed home

Good news, we're competitive, but it will be closer in a presidential election year

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #39)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:56 PM

41. Exactly.

There were quite a number of local and state offices flipped in Republican areas in Illinois. We may be a blue state, but there are rural areas and suburban areas where republicans expect to win. Their turnout was low in a lot of those local races. Democrats won, in many cases where there had not been Democrats in office for a long, long time.

GOTV, people, even where they cheat and suppress the vote. We can do this. We have the numbers.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:28 PM

40. The teacher's union really came through for her. They got out the vote. (nt)

 

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:34 PM

44. Thank you for the not just good news but EXCELLENT news.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:53 PM

45. Woo Hoo!!!!! I hope this is a start of a midterm landslide!!!! nt

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:42 PM

46. Yes!

Let the games begin!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:47 PM

47. We had a city council election last week in my Trump-voting town.

No Democrat ran, but the very liberal Independent slammed the Republican candidate by almost 2-to-1 margin. That despite my only seeing a few lawn signs for her and 5 or 6 of the Republican candidates' supporters at the major intersection in town every day for two weeks for hours on end.

So maybe, hopefully, yes. This is a trend.

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