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Today's Rant - Playing Better Politics

Liberals have to start playing a political long game. That means changing some of our worst habits.
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Milt Shook @miltshook

Politics 101 for the Far Left: It's Not Caving, It's Saving. http://t.co/0vI1vVk It's time the far left learned about political long game

14/09/2011 22:10:56 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

This is what happened w/Carter. Carter passed huge enviro, energy laws, but did nothing to get elected. Reagan killed them all.

14/09/2011 22:54:12 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

If we had played a long game in 1980, we could have avoided 32 yrs of neocon rule.

14/09/2011 22:54:47 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

If we can learn to look beyond what's in front of our face, and look at the entire field, we can change this nation. If not, we won't.

14/09/2011 22:55:50 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

Pres Obama is a masterful politician. Instead of looking for a nefarious reason he does something, look at the politics.

14/09/2011 22:56:26 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

By shelving EPA Clean Air rules temporarily, he makes it MORE likely they'll become permanent.

14/09/2011 22:57:02 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

If Obama passes rules, and businesses make good on their threats to cut jobs now, how long do those rules last under Pres Perry?

14/09/2011 22:57:53 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

Our side has to get smarter about politics. If you're not playing to win elections, you're not even in the game.

14/09/2011 22:58:38 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

And yes, politics is a game. It's a game of strategy, where every move has a consequence.

14/09/2011 22:59:22 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

Giving your opponents who are in the majority a little so that you can get a little yourself is NOT "caving," it's good politics.

14/09/2011 22:59:59 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

Giving your opponents who are in the majority a little so that you can get a little yourself is NOT "caving," it's good politics.

14/09/2011 22:59:59 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

Apparently, some folks think progress can be made when both opposite sides stand in separate corners, sticking tongues at each other.

14/09/2011 23:00:48 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

If you want to make progress, you sometimes have to offer petulant child in corner a cookie. Being petulant yourself does no one any good.

14/09/2011 23:02:01 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

Keep things in perspective. If clean air rules have to wait a year, no more will die. OTOH, if repealed in 1 yr, many more could.

14/09/2011 23:03:16 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

We have to play politics for whole country, not just ourselves. Just because you think an idea is good, doesn't mean it's the only good 1.

14/09/2011 23:04:19 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

If the left is to make this country a prog nation, narcissism must go. We're supposed to be working for the greater good, not our own egos.

14/09/2011 23:05:13 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

And we have to stick to facts. Facts have a liberal bias. It is NOT a fact that Obama has one nefarious bone in his body.

14/09/2011 23:06:05 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that both parties are the same, or even close in thought. They have NEVER been more different.

14/09/2011 23:06:40 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that once a law is passed, it cannot be changed. Sometimes, you have to wait until the time is right to change a law.

14/09/2011 23:07:18 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that Obama has done anything except what he said he would try to do when he ran in 2008.

14/09/2011 23:07:59 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT true that Obama ran as a hard core liberal in 2008 and immediately tracked to the right upon assuming office.

14/09/2011 23:08:35 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that Democrats were spineless wimps in 2009-10. They passed hundreds of bills that GOP Sens killed thru filibuster rules.

14/09/2011 23:09:31 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that the way to "send a message" to electorate is to help elect the biggest creeps in the world. 32 yrs now shd be enough.

14/09/2011 23:10:42 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that the ACA doesn't reform the health care system in this country. We need more reform, but GOP won't do it, will they?

14/09/2011 23:11:39 WIB
Milt Shook @miltshook

It is NOT a fact that having a blog makes you smarter than everyone else. It just makes you louder. Learn politics BEFORE you spout BS.

14/09/2011 23:12:49 WIB
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Jazzzy One @Jazzzyone 16/09/2011 18:20:48 WIB
Anyone who isn't attempting to change the electorate (read: bringing in new people to the political process, discussing issues with TARGETED voters, etc.) is part of the problem.
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Jazzzy One @Jazzzyone 16/09/2011 18:23:42 WIB
Tweeting is MASS communication - the OPPOSITE of TARGETED MESSAGING. Liberals need to rid themselves of the delusion that JUST TWEETING is helping.
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Jazzzy One @Jazzzyone 16/09/2011 18:25:11 WIB
If someone's only "voter engagement" is via Twitter, their blogs, & other online venues, most likely they are not a real activist. It's self-aggrandizement.
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