Sunday, March 23, 2014

Let's bust some memes about the 2014 election

The internet is abuzz with developing memes about the 2014 midterm elections. Liberal pundits are tripping over themselves to give President Obama and the Democrats advice about how to minimize (or gawd help us, overcome) their losses. Purists are busy blaming the President for not appealing to them and pragmatists are gearing up to blame the purists for staying home on election day.

My message would be: NONE OF THIS IS HELPING!!!!!

Its true...Democrats face an uphill battle in 2014 when it comes to Congressional races. There are 3 reasons for this:
  1. Gerrymandered Republican House districts,
  2. Almost all of the contested Senate races are in red states, and
  3. The Obama coalition hasn't demonstrated that they will turn out for midterms the way the teapublicans do.
The one and ONLY thing that will make a difference this time around is if we change the trajectory of #3 above by getting people out to vote.

It is a fact that the majority of the American people support the Democratic agenda over the Republican agenda. If we get more of them out to vote this November...we win! End.of.story.


  1. Great Job Nancy, your blog posts really help keep me going. Thank you.

    As part of a GOTV coalition, folks who have been working for OFA will take off those OFA hats, and join campaigns throughout the country to hold the Senate, take back the house, and elect Democrats as Governors. The same skills we used to re-elect the President (phone banking, tabling, canvassing and using social media) will work on these races. If you have a computer, a phone, and 2 hours a week you can help us take back the country and give PBO 2 very productive years.

    I am building a web page that can help in this effort.


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