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Thu Aug 24, 2017, 06:20 PM

I don't care who you voted for in 2016, I care who you'll vote for in 2018, 2020 +

Every time there's a slow news day this re-hashing/qualification of fitness to be on DU starts up.

As long as I don't have to hear anyone whining/defending/bashing what they did or didn't do right in '16, all are welcome as far as I'm concerned AS LONG AS YOU SWEAR TO F-ING GOD YOU'RE VOTING DEM IN THE FUTURE. (Otherwise, feel free to sod off.)

Stop talking about the past. Yes, our current political situation sucks, but finger pointing not only doesn't help, but it is quite Trumpian IMO. Use that pent-up energy to start doing something positive. Here are some suggestions:

-Harass the crap out of your congresspeople.
-Sign petitions (or start one of your own!).
-Attend a protest/counterprotest, depending on what the topic is. (And if you do, be safe and don't be a dick.)
-Support print media financially.
-Don't re-hash fights about Hillary, Bernie etc. It's over. Get behind fresh, talented, un-tainted faces who can get elected in the future (may I suggest Newsom/Klobuchar/Gillibrand/Harris etc.?)
-Help people register to vote if they are Democrats. Pretend to help Repugnicans register, only drop them off in a bad neighborhood instead.
-get your state reps to accept vote-by-mail with a paper trail.
-Refuse to speak to anyone who supports Republicans until they realize they're promoting racism, sexism and screwing the poor.

Remember, almost everyone on this forum already agrees with you on 99% of things. Where else can you get that?

Oh, and can we get working on a coherent Democratic message? We need your help!!

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Reply I don't care who you voted for in 2016, I care who you'll vote for in 2018, 2020 + (Original post)
flibbitygiblets Aug 2017 OP
pat_k Aug 2017 #1
Skittles Aug 2017 #2
Egnever Aug 2017 #3
Skittles Aug 2017 #4
Demsrule86 Aug 2017 #5
Skittles Aug 2017 #7
leftstreet Aug 2017 #8
Skittles Aug 2017 #9
Demsrule86 Aug 2017 #10
Kentonio Aug 2017 #6
Demsrule86 Aug 2017 #11

Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 07:42 PM

1. But apparently, Skinner cares.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/125912898#post1
"This site only welcomes people who voted for HRC in the GE. Trump-enabling morons can find some other website.


And I have some questions about it I'll be sending along to him.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=9510752

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 03:27 AM

2. WHO YOU VOTE FOR FUCKING *MATTERS*

THAT IS THE POINT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 03:51 AM

3. Yes it does

 

But I think a whole lot of people are learning that lesson like never before.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 04:18 AM

4. eight years of DUBYA should have taught them that

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:20 AM

5. And Trump is way worse.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 02:25 PM

7. THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN

people are still DYING because of Dubya

acting like an asshole every day is not on the same level as allowing the biggest terrorist attack in American history, starting senseless wars, crashing the economy, drowning a city, etc

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 02:31 PM

8. Bush should have been impeached

I agree that 8 years should have taught people something about GOPers

But impeachment of Bush would likely have prevented a Trump

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 03:14 PM

9. CORRECT

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:32 PM

10. No it wouldn't have...it would have cost Democrats the next election.

Impeachment without any change of a senate removal is a waste of time and foolish.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 08:28 AM

6. Amen.

 

I'm tired of people acting as being a Democrat is some special privilege that can be withheld. For christs sake, as long as the party is running on a progressive platform it doesn't matter a damn WHO votes for us. If every last Trump voter randomly turned up and voted D next time, who cares? Would we all sit around and cry about how we didn't want those votes and shouldn't have won? Would we hell, we'd celebrate the country becoming more progressive minded and use the power to change things for the better.

This isn't some high school popularity contest, aside from the platform and morality of the people we run basically the ONLY thing that matter is getting in the votes. If we can pull in a few million former Trump voters next time, then that is a wonderful thing that only someone incredibly naive would not want to happen. So much of our progress over the last decade is being attacked from all sides simply because we didn't win last time, we cannot allow that to happen again over some holier than thou bullshit.

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Response to Kentonio (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:33 PM

11. DU is not the Democratic party is is a private website and can accept whom they please.

I agree about the votes though.

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