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PostPosted: August 7 19, 1:49 pm 
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Freed Roger wrote:
What would you suggest for people left of center that are mired in Red States?


Circular firing squad.
A perfect candidate or just stay home and let the alt-right take over.
Burn it all down if it can't be utopia.


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PostPosted: August 7 19, 2:48 pm 
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Freed Roger wrote:
What would you suggest for people left of center that are mired in Red States?

Either do nothing and keep voting democrat, or keep voting democrat but get involved with local organizing to move your local party left and invest your time in initiatives that show real people the real difference between politics as usual and politics that can actually make a difference in their lives locally.

Basically, influence dems to push them left and influence non-voters by trying to show that voting isn't pointless and that politics can have a positive affect on their life.


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PostPosted: August 7 19, 3:06 pm 
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Freed Roger wrote:
What would you suggest for people left of center that are mired in Red States?


Something like this:
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Ruth Buffalo, of the North Dakota state legislature, has an incredible story. A Native woman, she ousted the Republican who sponsored the state voter ID law that controversially impacted Native Americans, and she beat him in a Republican-majority district. Now she has, according to her DSA-provided bio, “passed 7 bills through a Republican super-majority state house, including bills to support Native American rights and address the situation of missing and murdered indigenous women.” I was amazed at how much “red state” representation there was in the room, considering the media talking point that socialism can’t win outside Queens. I asked the candidates how they went about persuading people in hostile territory.
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Buffalo tells me:

“So I’m born and raised in North Dakota, and we’re a trifecta state. And as an indigeneous woman, and a mother, going door-to-door this past summer, visiting people and meeting them exactly where they’re at, on their front doorstep, and having a conversation [about] what issues matter most to them, what we know and what we’ve found is that throughout North Dakota, which is basically a rural community… issues that communities face in places such as Standing Rock or at family farms are all the same. Everybody wants a safe community, everyone wants clean drinking water. We want a better future, a more prosperous future for generations to come… People are finding hope and getting back to the nuts and bolts of grassroots organizing. We just celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the state Bank of North Dakota, we have a movement of really getting back to our roots and embracing who we are with people-centered policies. We have an opportunity for improving health outcomes and improving the quality of life through good policy.”


https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/08/ ... f-comrades


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PostPosted: August 7 19, 8:20 pm 
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I guess it happened yesterday, but Gravel is out. He has endorsed Sanders.

Kind of an odd campaign, one that started knowing he would not win and that 89 he'd be, even for American politics, a very old white guy. Happy trails.


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PostPosted: August 7 19, 9:26 pm 
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I guess it happened yesterday, but Gravel is out. He has endorsed Sanders.

Kind of an odd campaign, one that started knowing he would not win and that 89 he'd be, even for American politics, a very old white guy. Happy trails.


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PostPosted: August 8 19, 9:46 am 
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Would appear Yang has now qualified for the debates. So that's nine:
Biden
Sanders
Warren
Harris
Buttigieg
O'Rourke
Booker
Klobuchar
Yang

Probably Castro gets there. Tulsi has as shot, and Steyer the billionaire guy could get there. At most 12. I'd like to see it in two nights again, but make it varsity/JV. Show well in the JV debate in Sept, maybe you can move up to the big one in October. Falter in September, go down to the JV in October. If we have a debate stage with: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, Booker then we have two very liberal people, two black, three white, one Jewish, one gay, two women, two kinda liberal, two fairly moderate. We have all the major identity politics except Latinx covered and we have the voices with the best chance for nomination both from the far left and the middle represented. We don't need to put a Delaney on this dais, Biden can either defend or fail to defend the Moderate White Guy positions all by himself against a panel of five others who are not lined up with him there. We don't need Steyer to be like "I'm a Real Billionaire!!!" The two very liberal voices don't need to share time with Tulsi or Yang.


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PostPosted: August 8 19, 10:50 am 
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33anda3rd wrote:
I guess it happened yesterday, but Gravel is out. He has endorsed Sanders.

Kind of an odd campaign, one that started knowing he would not win and that 89 he'd be, even for American politics, a very old white guy. Happy trails.

Seemed like his campaign was mostly a favor to who ever runs his social media.


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PostPosted: August 8 19, 12:49 pm 
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Wake me up when it's down to Warren and Sanders.

Creepy Joe has to go.


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PostPosted: August 14 19, 2:01 am 
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Hickenlooper thinking of dropping out and running for Senate.

Do it, John. Then convince your buddy Beto to do the same.


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PostPosted: August 14 19, 7:15 am 
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Man, that's great news.

Beto has qualified for the next debate. I'm ok with him hanging around, I guess, to use the national stage that provides to spur fundraising and coverage for when he does get out and run in Texas.


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