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
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.
Milt Shook @miltshook
If we had played a long game in 1980, we could have avoided 32 yrs of neocon rule.
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.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Pres Obama is a masterful politician. Instead of looking for a nefarious reason he does something, look at the politics.
Milt Shook @miltshook
By shelving EPA Clean Air rules temporarily, he makes it MORE likely they'll become permanent.
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?
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.
Milt Shook @miltshook
And yes, politics is a game. It's a game of strategy, where every move has a consequence.
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.
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.
Milt Shook @miltshook
Apparently, some folks think progress can be made when both opposite sides stand in separate corners, sticking tongues at each other.
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.
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 OTOH, if repealed in 1 yr, many more could.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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Comment

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.
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.
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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