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Re: “Meet the Frothers: First in a Pith Series on the New Republican Majority

It'll be interesting to see how she deals with Josh Evans and the other gay members of the Republican House Caucus

Posted by Buffoon on 10/28/2010 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Barring a miracle, next week's elections portend a historic Republican rout

So Steven,

You admit that you and your friends aren't helping rural Dems. Why would you expect them to listen to you if you won't go out and help them? Business will give them money if they support them, and they will support the Repubs if they don't. It seems like most "progressives" will bitch and moan if a rural Dem only votes 70%-90% how they want, but won't lift a finger to help. No wonder so many rural Dems choose to side against "progressives"!

If you would take the time to actually put in the hours helping in a close rural race I am sure that many of the legislators you bitch about would begin to listen to your ideas.

Posted by Buffoon on 10/28/2010 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Barring a miracle, next week's elections portend a historic Republican rout

Steven,

Bullshit! Why is it that nearly every campaign is struggling for volunteers if most people you know are volunteering? Why is the TNDP struggling for money if most people you know are giving money?

Side note: volunteering for candidates that cant lose, or cant win doesnt count.

Posted by Buffoon on 10/28/2010 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Barring a miracle, next week's elections portend a historic Republican rout

Steve,

There is only so much you can blame on Bredesen. If you want to argue his people defunded the party, then why didnt all the progressives step up and fill the gap. If they wouldn't help because they were pissed at Bredesen's people, then it appears Chip couldn't get the support of either wing of the party.

The fact of the matter is this, most of the progressive "leaders" and groups(including non-profits) have done nothing to help any tight race this year(and no going to wine and cheese parties or $25 dollar fundraisers to "be seen" or spending a total of 2-3 hours canvassing, or blogging about shit doesn't count). On the other hand, Repub groups gladly work their asses off for their people, whether moderate or nutjob.

As long as progressives "complain from the sidelines" instead of "offer suggestions from campaign volunteers", you can't expect to change legislative minds.

Posted by Buffoon on 10/28/2010 at 10:11 AM

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