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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Just listened to a political commercial on local television. Bill Nelson was the target. Votes party line. Influenced by Nancy Pelosi. Getting nothing done.

    Republicans are nasty but I fear they're too often getting their message heard. The commercial I spoke about is one I have heard 15+ times this week alone. Pro Bill Nelson commercials heard this week ? 1. As I have said numerous times, Republicans are screwing up on a regular basis. I hope very much that our candidates and party are extremely effective at making our message heard. It is so important to regain some of the ground lost.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    How do Democrats expect Nancy Pelosi to "get anything done" when she's the minority leader? Minority leaders, by definition, can't get anything done because the majority runs the show.

    I'd also remind you how much she "got done" when she was the Speaker and Barack Obama was President. I know it seems like forever ago, but I'd refer you to all the major pieces of legislation that were passed into law during her short lived speakership. And what thanks did she get? Democrats sitting on their ass in the 2010 election...

    I also have a feeling Bill Nelson isn't blanketing the airwaves with advertisements because he's not being seriously challenged in his primary and doesn't necessarily need to spend tens of millions of dollars on TV ads right now. Florida is a crazy expensive state to run advertisements in and there's no reason for him to spend tons of money right now because Americans have a notoriously short attention span. I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty of pro-Nelson ads from August onward.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    It's political speak but she's synonymous with liberal elite. I want us to take back ground. I hate the minority status and we need to be more aggressive. The commercial I referenced in opening this thread has honestly been shown about 4 times in the last 2 hours. Rick Scott is mentioned in the first 5 seconds then it's partisan themes. The repetition concerns me. I want the governor to fail in his attempt to beat the long term Democrat.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    She's synonymous with the "liberal elite" because Bernie or busters have allowed her to become synonymous with the liberal elite. Once again, I really encourage you to research everything she helped get passed into law when she was Speaker and then ask yourself if what she helped pass into law is elitist. Her record speaks for itself.

    I also really encourage you to go back to 2010 and remember how Democrats sat on their ass at the worst possible time.

    Democratic House candidates won 1,417,278 more votes than Republican House candidates did in 2012, but Republican gerrymandering (because Democrats sat on their ass in 2010) gave them a 242-193 seat majority. Think about that for a second. A million and a half more people voted for Democrats, but they still lost the house because Republicans were able to pick and choose their districts after the 2010 census.

    Elections have consequences and those consequences are amplified to the nth degree during census years. The same thing goes when Bernie or busters chose to overrule the will of the people and hand Donald the Presidency. The people didn't choose Donald; Bernie or busters did.

    We get the representatives we deserve.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    She's synonymous with the "liberal elite" because Bernie or busters have allowed her to become synonymous with the liberal elite. Once again, I really encourage you to research everything she helped get passed into law when she was Speaker and then ask yourself if what she helped pass into law is elitist. Her record speaks for itself.

    I also really encourage you to go back to 2010 and remember how Democrats sat on their ass at the worst possible time.

    Democratic House candidates won 1,417,278 more votes than Republican House candidates did in 2012, but Republican gerrymandering (because Democrats sat on their ass in 2010) gave them a 242-193 seat majority. Think about that for a second. A million and a half more people voted for Democrats, but they still lost the house because Republicans were able to pick and choose their districts after the 2010 census.

    Elections have consequences and those consequences are amplified to the nth degree during census years. The same thing goes when Bernie or busters chose to overrule the will of the people and hand Donald the Presidency. The people didn't choose Donald; Bernie or busters did.

    We get the representatives we deserve.

    Jared, your last line says it all. As long as this country stays the way it is, yes then you get uneducated losers. Even Trump was the worst student Warton ever had. So what do you expect from an uneducated society. Teachers have to go on strike to get a decent wage. Students have to struggle to pay their student loans etc. No wonder "brains" are optional in this banana republic. But as long as the outdated "laws" here don't apply to the rich, and the "lobby" system is maintained, as well billions of "money" are spent to corrupt elections, then you get the situation we are in.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    One good thing about the anti Nelson ads is they don't identify him as a Democrat. FL is Republican so people might get some negative Republican reaction.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Dutch, you answered the Democratic dilemma when you said:

    "So what do you expect from an uneducated society. Teachers have to go on strike to get a decent wage. Students have to struggle to pay their student loans etc."

    Democrats have been President for 16 of the last 25 years and you described the results above. Republicans have been President for 9 out of the last 25 years and they now own most of everything make the most money. Who has the most inspiring success to get voters. A blink away from midterm and no battle cry from the DNC to get the masses to vote.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Dutch, you answered the Democratic dilemma when you said:

    "So what do you expect from an uneducated society. Teachers have to go on strike to get a decent wage. Students have to struggle to pay their student loans etc."

    Democrats have been President for 16 of the last 25 years and you described the results above. Republicans have been President for 9 out of the last 25 years and they now own most of everything make the most money. Who has the most inspiring success to get voters. A blink away from midterm and no battle cry from the DNC to get the masses to vote.

    Yes Chet you got the picture! The GOP loves to keep people dumb, that gives them the votes; that is the same as in any banana republic; obedience counts; give you soul to people who give golden promises, but only fill their own pockets in the end. There is a word for that; it is called "naive"
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Paul Krugman, New York Times, Augurst 13, 2018: Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    As Krugman points out, the Republicans do not have any big issues to hang their hat on, so "their attack ads have increasingly focused on one of their usual boogeymen — or, rather, a boogeywoman: Nancy Pelosi, the former and possibly future speaker of the House."

    I agree with Krugman when he says "that Pelosi is by far the greatest speaker of modern times and surely ranks among the most impressive people ever to hold that position. And it’s interesting to ask why she gets so little credit with the news media, and hence with the general public, for her accomplishments."

    You can read more about Nancy Pelosi's accomplishments in Krugman's well written and informative article. I agree with him 100 percent. Democrats need to quit drinking the Republican Kool-Aid and appreciate Nancy Pelosi for what she has done and what she represents.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Someone is forgetting that the majority of males who are republicans or voters of republicans still think a woman's place is in the home or kitchen, you know, mopping floors, vacuuming rugs, washing dishes and slaving over a hot stove, some men still think it's okay to slap their wives around too. Some even think women shouldn't be able to drive either. Don't forget, some republicans are still living in the Neanderthal age, most are probably single too.