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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:51 PM

Sorry folks, but the Democrat's rebuttal to 45 was a mess

Terrible optics. A few desultory white guys in a closed diner. No real hook. No zeal, no fire. No message, other than "wait, stop."

Dems better start shouting "Medicare for All! "Free College for All!" And "No More Wars for Oil!" REAL soon, or they'll lose that precious middle they keep chasing, along with all the millennials and baby-boomers they are kissing off.

They keep opting for marginal improvements while the other side is looting and burning down the house.

What a missed opportunity that was...

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ymetca Mar 2017 OP
jehop61 Mar 2017 #1
Big Blue Marble Mar 2017 #2
Hoyt Mar 2017 #3
msongs Mar 2017 #4
murielm99 Mar 2017 #5
ymetca Mar 2017 #6
CrispyQ Mar 2017 #7
ymetca Mar 2017 #8
progressoid Mar 2017 #9
Name removed Jan 2018 #10

Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:53 PM

1. Should a

had a table full of water bottles and little Marco at the ready

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Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:00 PM

2. It was fine.

This event never really is much a showcase for new talent at best.
And often a disaster. Best to have a politician emeritus deliver the speech,
one who was a very successful politician. I enjoyed the speech.

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Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:14 PM

3. It was OK, but it should have been only one segment of many. Colbert called it like Andy Griffith.nt

The Governor was a big supporter of Obama and ACA, despite political risk. But the rebuttal needed to cover more.

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Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:18 PM

4. hillary shoulda took the gig nt

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Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:18 PM

5. Tammy Duckworth should have done it.

She is a disabled veteran, a female, mixed race, a mother, wife and hero. She has never let her injuries stop her from a career in politics.

She speaks well, too!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:40 PM

6. Yes!

and put her in front of a bunch of American flags, and flanked by a rainbow coalition of every age and color. And at the end say "We are all Americans and we love our country."

Then watch as something so simple, so pure, so apple-pie, is mercilessly derided by the Breitbart crowd. Days of showing their horrid alt-right, racist tweets, etc.

Politics. Are we playing the game or not?

Geesh!

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Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:44 PM

7. It's like they're trying to get the old white guy vote.

I thought Tim Kaine was a bad VP pick, too. If the dems don't start cultivating some younger candidates & get them out there in the limelight, they are going to lose again.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:53 PM

8. Well they could have picked that cowboy-hatted "pitchman"

The one John Oliver uses to "educate" the yokels on just what the Democrats stand for. Have him look like one of them "the forgotten ones" as they like to call themselves. Have him talk all folksy-like, real close up. Then at the end, pan out and show his multi-racial, multi-ethnic, extended family, all coming in for dinner, with kids laughing with each other, and some wearing yamakas and headscarfs, all sitting down at a big table for a feast.

"This is the America we all deserve. This is the America that my grand-pappy fought for."

I mean, it really isn't that hard to get to these folks.

Sigh...

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Response to ymetca (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:42 PM

9. It was safe.

Although I liked about 65% of his message, it wasn't terribly inspiring.

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