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Fri Nov 3, 2017, 03:23 PM Nov 2017

We cannot win on this platform.... [View all]

“We are not them.”

As much as I despise practically anyone with an “R” behind their name. We just cannot lean on the fact that they are bad, so therefore vote for us.

We must present a real reason that reaches out and rebuilds the big tent.


So, what are those things that we can succinctly put out there as a platform for the misinformed that might bring them to our side?

Remember who we are talking to. Small sentences. To oppose fear, we must offer hope. How do we turn the message of fear that the ‘pubs put out there and counter it with feelings of hope and that tomorrow will be better instead of worse.


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We cannot win on this platform.... [View all] Sophiegirl Nov 2017 OP
I saw a tweet yesterday justiceischeap Nov 2017 #1
Same points we campaigned on last time. Wwcd Nov 2017 #5
problem isn't the plaform it's the framing and we don't have a reliable base of footsoldiers GeneMcM Nov 2017 #64
The thing is gvstn Nov 2017 #10
That's why we need a multi-pronged approach ck4829 Nov 2017 #27
The platform we win on is Matthew28 Nov 2017 #2
Those were the exact things Hillary listed in her campaign platform 2016 Wwcd Nov 2017 #7
We have to attack Matthew28 Nov 2017 #11
Nice? How about not believing online social media & actually Wwcd Nov 2017 #21
A different messenger might be received better. aikoaiko Nov 2017 #76
Thats an insult. Wwcd Nov 2017 #85
I promise you a different messenger will get the tar beat out of them by the GOP in terms of Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #87
I agree that a different messenger would be smeared, too, much like... aikoaiko Nov 2017 #89
So our current platform... GulfCoast66 Nov 2017 #9
More than that loyalsister Nov 2017 #30
The jobs soon being replaced by automation? delisen Nov 2017 #78
Medicare For All n/t leftstreet Nov 2017 #3
+1,000,000 beaglelover Nov 2017 #23
Thats a good one. David__77 Nov 2017 #80
And we can't win on "Comey-The Russians-Voter Suppression". Ken Burch Nov 2017 #4
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Read the platform GulfCoast66 Nov 2017 #12
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The Democratic party doesn't oppose the 2nd amendment. Crunchy Frog Nov 2017 #16
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Ted Nugent you say? Kingofalldems Nov 2017 #34
I missed reading my troll's reply. Crunchy Frog Nov 2017 #81
He said he is Ted Nugentlike when it comes to the 2nd amendment. Kingofalldems Nov 2017 #82
So basically he's admitting that he soils himself. Crunchy Frog Nov 2017 #83
Ted Nugent is a confederate flag waving white wing gunner. You know, Hoyt Nov 2017 #37
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Fine. Folks who vote for white wing racists (AKA, Republicans) now, aren't going to go Democratic Hoyt Nov 2017 #58
Well, that was rude of the troll billh58 Nov 2017 #73
Joined just today billh58 Nov 2017 #40
LOL! Seriously? You're Nugent level 2nd Amendment? Are you Trump level pro Russia too? Squinch Nov 2017 #45
And he was so transparent billh58 Nov 2017 #74
Which proves that the gun humpers won't vote Democratic anyway. So we might as well Squinch Nov 2017 #26
I suspect that this one is billh58 Nov 2017 #41
Yes, I would have to agree. Squinch Nov 2017 #42
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Why would someone use bizarre statements to try to convince Democrats that the key Squinch Nov 2017 #52
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I think that you protest waaaay billh58 Nov 2017 #62
My theory? Maybe cat scratch fever? And given that you are offended by the word "sensible," I'd Squinch Nov 2017 #65
And it's over for me billh58 Nov 2017 #68
Thank you very much billh58 Nov 2017 #54
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Democratic base MaryMagdaline Nov 2017 #66
That and the fact you don't know what a "tenant" is. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2017 #69
Maybe he rents a billh58 Nov 2017 #71
And I bet that room smells like shitty underwear. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2017 #72
I lulz'd KG Nov 2017 #18
Oh BS. Gun-fanciers, for the most part, vote GOPer. Hoyt Nov 2017 #35
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Yes, they are racist gun-humpers like your idol Ted Nugent (that you mentioned earlier). Hoyt Nov 2017 #38
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Sure you did. Hoyt Nov 2017 #48
A rabid gun-humping retread billh58 Nov 2017 #44
Yep. When they mention Ted Nugent as a mentor, you know they aren't Democrats. Hoyt Nov 2017 #47
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Isn't that just billh58 Nov 2017 #51
You've been listening to Ted Nugent for too long. Squinch Nov 2017 #53
They (gun humpers) are fond of statistics billh58 Nov 2017 #49
How these gun-fanciers can claim otherwise, is beyond explanation. Hoyt Nov 2017 #55
Their guns whisper to them billh58 Nov 2017 #57
LMAO. Gunz are truly magical for these folks. Hoyt Nov 2017 #70
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Who cares? They'[re billh58 Nov 2017 #60
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You Trump people billh58 Nov 2017 #67
Why don't you read the platform Skidmore Nov 2017 #8
Yup ismnotwasm Nov 2017 #14
Exactly. n/t FSogol Nov 2017 #15
I posted the same thing yesterday and was told that Dems shouldn't have a BigmanPigman Nov 2017 #13
Here is a few ideas to repeat over and over again! Matthew28 Nov 2017 #22
So it's a good thing that's not our platform. Squinch Nov 2017 #17
Nobody reads the platform, probably not even the people who wrote it marylandblue Nov 2017 #19
Clinton had shitloads of policy proposals on jobs, economy, healthcare and talked about emulatorloo Nov 2017 #29
Thank you!! coolsandy Nov 2017 #31
Trump actually ran on LOCK HER UP and Make America Great Again, as he trashed America on every turn. coolsandy Nov 2017 #32
Yes that's true, but he had a little more marylandblue Nov 2017 #33
Dems will restore the money that Pubs are stealing from you. lagomorph777 Nov 2017 #20
That's not our platform tho emulatorloo Nov 2017 #28
The real answer is to billh58 Nov 2017 #75
We are not them nets our 47% of the vote. ileus Nov 2017 #77
I would love to hear from you on which jobs delisen Nov 2017 #79
I Want My Country Back c-rational Nov 2017 #84
Did you ever hear of a 50 state strategy...we are Democrats and there different viewpoints... Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #86
Also, our platform isn't opposing Trump...our duty as Democrats and Americans compels us to Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #88
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