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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 11:54 AM

Love the Smell of Victory in the Morning

It was a good, good night, a night to reignite hope and renew a vision for the future, sans Trump and his enablers. Because make no mistake, Republicans lost last night because the stink of Trump's Administration has permeated the entire country, coast to coast. That and the hard work of Democratic loyalists, volunteers and voters of all demographics.

The doom and gloom of the last few months, weeks, days were kicked to the curb, so the incessant criticisms of all things Democratic should cease and crawl back under the rocks from which they came. Just yesterday I read a specious poll on how unpopular the Democratic Party was with average voters.

Ahem.

Meanwhile, the favorability of a generic Dem candidate to a Rep. candidate is in the range of 8-10 pts. This is tsunami territory and points to massive wins in the future, not simply for Dems but the country at large. That's what we're talking about, repairing the damage that's been done across the country and recharting a course for the positive change we expect and want for ourselves and our fellow citizens.

So what did we learn?

HEALTH CARE, people. This was the number 1 concern for the voters who came out yesterday. The referendum in Maine? Expand Medicaid for Maine citizens, a 60-40 split pro-vote. So, while the GOP lashes the wedge issues of Confederate statues and monuments et al, we now know people are paying attention to the issues that affect their lives in the most personal way--their health and their ability to access care.

Healthcare is but one takeaway (although a big one). Perhaps the most important is this: we win when we vote, when we don't give up, when we hold fast to what we believe. And cut the crap that Dems don't stand for anything. We stand for healthcare, voting rights, civil rights, workers rights, human rights, climate change, fair tax and trade policy, etc., etc., etc. We stand for and with all Americans.

We take that into 2018? We'll win again and again and again.

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peggysue2 Nov 2017 OP
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #1
peggysue2 Nov 2017 #3
MFM008 Nov 2017 #2
peggysue2 Nov 2017 #4
sagesnow Nov 2017 #5
Turbineguy Nov 2017 #6

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 11:56 AM

1. Me too Peggysue...and let's run on the ACA which people understand with a public option.

Leave the discussion of single payer for another day...why give the GOP a way to demonize healthcare (socialized medicine).

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 12:08 PM

3. I'm with you

Build on what we have and don't give the Republicans a damn inch in destroying people's lives and health decisions.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 12:00 PM

2. Smell the fear?

The rupubes will bluster but deep down is the fear.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 12:10 PM

4. Yes!

Last night merely confirmed what Republicans already knew:

Everything Trump Touches Dies

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 12:11 PM

5. Amen Sister!

Meant in an all denominational (including atheists) way!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 12:36 PM

6. Yes, indeed!

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