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  1. #1 Golly, gee. Why do we keep losing? 
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    Golly, gee. Why do we keep losing?

    Conservatives have been playing the game of "by any and all means" politics for 40 or 50 years, while we've been playing with ourselves.

    They have funded institutions such as the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, and many other "think tanks" to establish their goals, lay out their plans for achieving them, and getting like-minded people into office, from local school boards, to city commissioners, to state officials, on up to the U.S. house and senate. They've succeeded brilliantly.

    Control of local and federal courts has always been one of their objectives and, at that level, they are succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. Owning the Supreme Court has been their wet dream forever. Now they've got it.

    We Democrats don't think this way. We've always relied on people "doing the right thing," and we've always believed that democracy would somehow, "magically" triumph over any evil that tried to attack it. We've had faith in the innate decency and goodness of human beings, while the enemies of democracy have spun their very effective webs to ensnare the minds of millions.

    Well, here we are. We're on the right side of history, morality and humanity. So why are we being crushed? Because we underestimated the enemies of freedom.

    They've got a 40 or 50 year head start. We've got a lot of catching up to do and not much time to do it.

    If this year's congressional elections are stolen (yes, Republicans steal elections), we're going to need a Plan B pretty damn quick.

    If/When they lose they have the built in, standard, stupid excuses.
    Of course, it's never their fault.
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    A few reasons:
    1) The left keeps wanting to "fundamentally transform" this country into something the majority of the people do not want it to become. This is not the Democratic Socialist States of America and we do not want it to become that.
    2) Your party rammed a healthcare law down everyone's throat that the vast majority did not want, which has obliterated the individual marketplace and made private health insurance even more unaffordable and terrible. It is no coincidence that you've lost the house and Senate because of this.
    3) Your party keeps throwing a hissy fit and acting like children every time they lose. In 2000, it was Bush stole the election with the Supreme Court. In 2004, it was Bush stole the election because of Diebold due to some bad exit polling. In 2016, It's Russia, Russia, Russia. Nobody believes your crap anymore.
    4) You lose and you don't think about how can you improve your messaging or adjust your positions. Instead, you resort to trying to abolish the electoral college, court-packing, petitioning the House not to certify election results, marching in the streets, pointless recounts in only states that you lost, attacking people you disagree with, vandalism, shutting down highways, harassing people in restaurants, burning flags and generally being d-bags.
    5) You constantly move the goalposts of your positions suddenly, rigidly and without warning, so if someone holds a view that your own party had just a few years ago, you now consider that person a racist, sexist, homophobic...whatever.
    6) Speaking of which, you don't argue with people anymore. When someone disagrees with you, your immediate reaction is to denounce it as hate speech, which you claim gives you the right to physically assault and attack the person who does not share your view and to shut it down.
    7) You want the laws of this country applied one way, against conservatives. Anyone on your side gets a pass.
    8) You keep attacking the Founders of our country, our flag, our anthem, our monuments and expect no backlash or resistance to your insanity.
    9) You attack every Republican Presidential candidate as a sexist, racist or both even if they are moderates or people the left generally liked as far as Republicans go before they became the nominee. Example, Mitt Romney, generally liked by Democrats as far as Republicans go because of Romneycare and would have fit perfectly well as a centrist member of the Democrat party if he chose to do so. Once he became the Republican nominee, denounced as a horrible sexist because he clumsily said "binders full of women" in order to illustrate that he had hired many women to elevated positions of power. Oh and for good measure, Harry Reid lied and said Romney didn't pay taxes for ten years and then after the election basically admitted as much. Whoops. Prior to that, John McCain, loved by Democrats as far as Republicans go, because he'd constantly attack Republicans and was a "maverick" who thwarted many of their efforts. After he got the nominee, he was attacked as a racist for daring to run against Obama and somebody thought he may have used a racial slur in Vietnam while he was being tortured. So on and so forth.

    Just a few reasons to get you started.
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    They are not doing the one thing that they should have ... self-examination.

    Instead, they come up with a long lost of made up excuses ( they cheated, Russia interfered, everyone's racist, Americans are stupid, the EC stole the election).

    Not one time did they think that people didn't want higher taxes, more regulation, their country overrun with illegal aliens, with gangs controlling the streets, people not having the right of self defense, not being able to send their kids to a good school, to lose their job, to see their home town's businesses close, to be told every day that its their fault the world is on a mess and their country needs to die a slow painful death.


    The Democrats turned their backs on a lot of people, and insulted a lot more ... then they're surprised they lose.
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    When leftists lose elections, it is always cheating, gerrymandering, the whole litany of excuses. Accept when you lose gracefully, and try to find out why. Cankles still won't.
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    Cyanose needs to clean out his bong.
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    We have liberal foundations that are similar to the ones mentioned for conservatives. Brookings tends to lean left. But there are others that are clearly to the left. The ACLU is the first one that comes to mind, although they are more than a think-tank, as they provide legal representation to people. Norman Lear founded one, but the exact name escapes me at the moment. NARAL is another, even if it is focused mainly on one issue. But there are probably more liberal "think tanks" than conservative ones.
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    Youíve got it noonie and they still canít get past identity politics and more taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    ... Norman Lear founded one, but the exact name escapes me at the moment. ...
    "People for the American Way", I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    Cyanose needs to clean out his bong.
    He probably did clean it out.....then drank the bong water.
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