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Any suggestions or strategies for the (Democrats) in this upcoming 2022 midterm election?

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 6 May, 2022 05:58 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

The Democrats would fare better if they kept their campaign promises.

Obama made codifying abortion a campaign promise. Don't recall him pushing for it after the election.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Fri 6 May, 2022 11:11 pm
Joe Scarborough: More Trump means less Republicans being elected in 2022.

Robert Reich argues in a new column that Donald Trump is the 'secret sauce' for Democrats,
and that he could give the party a fighting chance of keeping one or both chambers. The
Washington Post's Henry Olsen predicts a MAGA year ahead.

Published May 5, 2022

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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2022 01:42 am
Beau discusses hypocrisy regarding abortion in the small towns of the panhandle of Florida.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2022 02:46 pm
If the Democrats could find the wherewithal to codify abortion, it would be a perfect time to codify voting rights for every single adult in the country, make registering automatic.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 7 May, 2022 08:23 pm
Biden, Harris and key Democrats need to visit battleground states
Arizona
Florida
Georgia
Nevada
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

and try to convince the voters that they're the better party with better programs that serve these particular states much better than Republicans ever do. It's very important to start as early as possible and frequent these states on a monthly basis until election day.

Don't waste time in states that are truly Republican. Ohio is a waste of time in my book. Let's not forget that the Democrats have 2 cuckoo's nest Senators in Manchin and Sinema, who will sit there until 2025. We need solid Senators to get majority.

In addition to campaigning frequently for Democrat Senators, simple rhetoric and keyword notes are important to entice mainstream folks who don't get all the lawyer talk. The only reason Trump won was that he spoke their language and he lied like hell. Did he keep any campaign promises? Hell no! In fact, most Republicans campaigning now have absolutely no concept or program for the American people, they don't even try - all they want is power and money!
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revelette1
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 08:59 am
@edgarblythe,
I couldn't agree more. Personally, I see the whole abortion issue as a losing issue right now. Not sure if it is on the same scale as gay rights, which will probably be next. In other words, I am not sure enough of the people are for it as the democrats think. But I could be wrong. On the other hand, I don't think people like being ruled by the Evangelist answer to the Taliban. Abortion has always been a confusing issue, for me at least.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 09:08 am
@revelette1,
All I can say is, legal abortion makes it safe. Illegal abortion often is not.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 09:13 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

All I can say is, legal abortion makes it safe. Illegal abortion often is not.

Personal feelings should not dictate some issues.
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revelette1
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 11:45 am
@edgarblythe,
Truthfully, I wouldn't know. It's been legal for much of my life, though rarely have I personally known anyone who had one. But I have heard such, and I have no reason to doubt it.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 12:18 pm
@revelette1,
revelette1 wrote:

I couldn't agree more. Personally, I see the whole abortion issue as a losing issue right now. Not sure if it is on the same scale as gay rights, which will probably be next. In other words, I am not sure enough of the people are for it as the democrats think. But I could be wrong. On the other hand, I don't think people like being ruled by the Evangelist answer to the Taliban. Abortion has always been a confusing issue, for me at least.


Rev, you may be right that not as many Dems are "for" abortion...but LOTS are "for" the right to choose. Nobody is "for" abortions...but plenty of intelligent people favor the right of a woman to end a pregnancy occurring in her own body. Yeah, some restrictions probably should apply, but this right wing crowd want to stop everything from the second of conception on...and this is no time for our side to be making concessions of any kind. If they are going to start their arguments "from the second of conception"...this side should be starting theirs "at any time until natural childbirth occurs." Then we can eventually meet at a reasonable place.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 01:18 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
Yeah, some restrictions probably should apply...


There's always qualifiers that allows others to make decisions for women to care for themselves as if they don't have a brain or a man in their lives to dictate what they must do.

Until that mentality is squashed, women can never be "equal" in society.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 05:23 pm
People don’t think they know anyone who had an abortion.

I was lucky as hell that I never faced that choice.

The Homecoming Queen of my graduating class ended up as my college roommate and after a few months, she broke down, crying for the little boy she aborted in our senior year. Also told me about the popular cheerleader, daughter of one of the most prominent families in town in our grade who also had an abortion senior year.

You knew some girls who had abortions. They just didn’t tell you.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 05:32 pm
@Lash,
I have no doubt that you are right. On the other hand, I never considered I had the right to be informed.
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 05:43 pm
@roger,
That sounds logical and thoughtful.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 06:22 pm
I know of one who had one. It was not widely spread around, but some of us were informed. It was not my right to know. I don't believe anybody thinks it's a good thing but it's highly personal and not somebody else's choice to make.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 08:00 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
I don't believe anybody thinks it's a good thing...


It sounds remarkedly like women need to be contrite, to apologize for "their" mistake and to atone forgiveness for a perceived wrongness that they, themselves, perpetrated against humanity.

Is that really how women are supposed to be perceived?

I reject that notion. And I will NOT bow to ANYBODY's notion that what I have done, or will do, or any other woman shall do, will be judged for a decision that is rightly theirs, and theirs alone.

Screw that. And anybody who thinks that.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 08:10 pm
@neptuneblue,
Go ahead and misconstrue my words. Somebody always has to come looking to stir the pot.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 08:39 pm
@edgarblythe,
Then quit stirring the pot.

Easy enough.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 08:43 pm
@neptuneblue,
You are now on ignore. I won't lower myself to argue with someone who just wants to fight.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2022 09:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
You've already lowered yourself.

Having it pointed out to you must be the kicker part.
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