Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal is filibustered in the Senate and the Fed won't bring back the jobs. Looking towards the election, one demoralizes the base and the other makes swing voters unhappy with Democrats. Meanwhile, a friend emails that Feingold is down 9% in an average of Wisconsin polls.
I haven't devoted sufficient energy to the grim task of imagining exactly what Republicans would do if they took over both chambers of Congress. I wonder if it'd motivate me to vote, if I were a demoralized Democrat who wasn't going to show up at the polls this November.
When I want to feel hopeful, I think of winning some elections in 2016.
My citizenship motivates me to vote. Talk about being unpatriotic!
I watched the debates today on the Senate floor. It was quite illuminating. Mitch wasn't there but all his acolites were.
It seems to me that the Democrats have one move available to them: Pound out the message that the Republicans are fighting for tax breaks for millionaires, and the Democrats are fighting for workers and their families. The question is, when are we going to see it? It's already nearly October.
"Pound out the message that the Republicans are fighting for tax breaks for millionaires, and the Democrats are fighting for workers and their families."
As long as white low-income workers vote for high-income tax breaks in the (sincere, if deluded) hope that one day they just might become millionaires, this strategy won't work.
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