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... need to reach agreement with the core of your opposition, if you can wedge off enough members of the coalition that your opposition depends upon for power to win political fights.

So the questions are, who are the core support, who are the core opposition, how does the core support hold more marginal members of their coalition in place and how does the core support wedge off marginal members of the opposition.

This diary, in particular the dKos edition, is a contribution to the third of those questions ... part of maintaining the marginal members of the coalition together against the active opposition strategy of deception and misinformation is to periodically renew the information base in high visibility locales. Its not, by any means, a major part of the answer to the third question, but few individual actions are a major part of the contribution to either the defense or the offense.

It would be a mistake to treat the dKos audience as static ... it grows and turns over across time. Periodic refresh is required.

The core support is to be found in the rustbelt states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois and the rich wind resource states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, the Dakotas, etc.

On wedging Southeastern Ohio, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Eastern  Tennessee, Western Virginia, Western North Carolina and northern Georgia, an active program of promotion of sustainable perennial biomass feedstock in the form of wood coppice is a natural, since bio-coal is a readily dispatched carbon neutral fuel source that is a natural complement to wind power, if provided with a sustainable supply of biomass feedstock, and it fights against the depopulation of the hills of Appalachia that is being pursued as a policy of Big Coal.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Jan 24th, 2009 at 08:25:56 AM EST
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