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Future of Democratic Party?

What do Democrats need to do.

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#1 Hibi

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

Sounds like a good plan. He needs to start from scratch........



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 05:18 PM

Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters-

 

"Earlier this month, Perez held a meeting to discuss the issue with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sanders, both of whom supported Rep. Keith Ellison in the DNC chair race.

Schumer, pointing to Ellison and Sanders, told Perez, "If he's happy, and if he's happy, then I'm happy," according to two sources.

 

Perez has included Ellison in many of the DNC's public events so far, but the party's charter makes no provision for a deputy chair, so Ellison does not have vote on the DNC. That could be fixed by naming the Minnesota congressman to one of the 75 slots the chairman gets to appoint to the national committee....

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...letters-n739676

 

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:56 PM


I may live badly but at least I don't have to work to do it.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:01 AM

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I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times. JFK

 

The American people, North and South, went into the war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects. What they thus lost they have never got back.  H.L. Mencken
 
Tis Well. President George Washington
 
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Sir Winston Churchill 
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur
 
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. President Ronald Reagan
 
A man's got to know his limitations. Dirty Harry Callahan
 
A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:33 PM


I may live badly but at least I don't have to work to do it.


#6 Vautrin

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:17 PM

Looks like San Fran Nan got this one right. Eddie Munster is on TV

dumbsplaining his failure. Actually the GOP may have dodged a

bullet if this thing turned out to be the disaster that many folks

think it would have. Have to see what they do next. 


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


#7 jamesjazzguitar

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

Saw a news clip of Nancy Pelosi saying that Trump made a "rookie mistake" by not having Republican votes committed before bringing Trumpcare to the floor of House.

Insulting the president and Republicans in general in this manner is not going to help keep the "moderate" Republicans from voting against the bill(s).  It may push enough of them into the Yes group.

 

Agree.   Pelosi is a moron and the Dems were fools to continue to have this San Fran women be the face of the Dem party.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

Saw a news clip of Nancy Pelosi saying that Trump made a "rookie mistake" by not having Republican votes committed before bringing Trumpcare to the floor of House.

Insulting the president and Republicans in general in this manner is not going to help keep the "moderate" Republicans from voting against the bill(s).  It may push enough of them into the Yes group.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:20 PM


I may live badly but at least I don't have to work to do it.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:03 AM

 

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Conservapedia‏ @jay_pe 17h17 hours ago

"David Brock" if you are on your deathbed, implicate your buddies at Comet Ping Pong Pizza. Get well soon, hopefully behind prison bars.

 

david brock started looking sick right after he turncoated. :lol:

 

maybe arianna huffington can bedsit and read him uncle wiggily


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

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Conservapedia @jay_pe 17h17 hours ago

"David Brock" if you are on your deathbed, implicate your buddies at Comet Ping Pong Pizza. Get well soon, hopefully behind prison bars.

 


I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times. JFK

 

The American people, North and South, went into the war as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects. What they thus lost they have never got back.  H.L. Mencken
 
Tis Well. President George Washington
 
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Sir Winston Churchill 
 
Movies are written in sand: applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. D.W Griffith
 
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen
 
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
 
Perfect freedom has no existence. The grown man knows the world he lives in, and for the present, the world is Rome. Ben Hur
 
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. President Ronald Reagan
 
A man's got to know his limitations. Dirty Harry Callahan
 
A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. The Immortal John Wayne


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

According to Mom, huh?

That would be completely lovable.

You know how mothers are.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

I haven't heard her sound apologetic even one time yet.

 

I assume she only regrets getting caught in a lie. 



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:55 PM

At least Brazile knows how to apologize, unlike some other people.

 

I haven't heard her sound apologetic even one time yet.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

Sure I'm a bum, but I'm a semi-lovable bum. 

 

According to Mom, huh?


I may live badly but at least I don't have to work to do it.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

At least Brazile knows how to apologize, unlike some other people.

 

So Brazile isn't as scummy as Trump.  Wow that is a one job recommendation.    :blink:



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

Brazile: Sending Clinton town hall topics ‘mistake I will forever regret’

THE HILL >> http://thehill.com/m...-forever-regret

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At least Brazile knows how to apologize, unlike some other people.


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#18 Vautrin

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Not you. You're a bum.

Sure I'm a bum, but I'm a semi-lovable bum. But it's still

true that many voters don't vote on strictly economic issues.


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Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

Watch this to the very end if you can.

I watched it and actually saw clips before this.  The problem is that the middle class and working class seldom vote on actual economic issues as they effect them.  They vote on cultural, religious, social and other issues.  A large number of them also vote along racial lines.

While these "town hall" meetings may convince some of the attendees, it is the large number of voters whom the Democrats must convince.

Ask anyone if they want more pay, more medical coverage, etc. and everyone will say yes.  Yet, they do not vote that way because other issues confuse them or mislead them.

The economic issues they do vote on are the ones tailored by the Republicans and super wealthy and corporations to appear to benefit the middle and working classes.  But, in reality they don't.

 

Republicans are also quite adept at framing tax issues so that it appears they will hurt the working and middle classes more than the rich or corporations.

South Carolina is having its annual war over whether or not to raise the gas tax, second lowest in the nation.  Alaska is lowest.  The corporations and wealthy, many out of state, are exercising tremendous influence to defeat it.  Which is ironic because the S.C. Chamber of Commerce supports it.  The Republicans are divided, with some being adamant they will never support it.  The governor vowed to veto it.

S.C. also limits the sales tax on vehicles to $300 and an increase to being debated.  This is an example of where certain wealthy, conservative or Republican individuals and groups are framing it as something that will hurt the average person.  When in reality, it will matter little to them.  These groups are opposed mainly because they want to eliminate all taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

 

I find it ironic that two of the most vocal spokesmen were proud of being in unions.  Yet the rank and file union members are the ones that religiously vote for Republicans and voted overwhelmingly for Trump.  Not to mention that millions of workers have abandoned the unions.

Sanders biggest problem is that he is out of touch with reality in the United States as a whole.  His soak the rich tax scheme just will not gain traction in the red and purple states.  He and the Democrats need to find a better way to frame the methods of paying for it.

They still need to focus on why their core groups abandoned them.  It was not just about the economy as it effects the working and middle classes.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:48 AM

The problem is people vote for other reasons than the purely economic. They vote on general cultural and social issues. 

 

Not you. You're a bum.


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