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because they haven't trained to, Ali, just like you haven't trained to run a marathon

asking GOP voters why they haven't organized a protest spectacular w/ tons of bodies is like me asking you, "Why aren't you running a marathon? why aren't you running a marathon *right now?*"
Why haven't they trained to? Because Republicans don't train their people.

Why don't Republicans train their people to do this stuff? Partly bc it's not their culture, but partly bc when normal people know how to apply pressure they use those skills to pressure their leaders.
Republican leaders and the base want different things; the leaders want things like "secure perches" and "the chamber of commerce being happy," and the base wants declassé stuff like "value for money" and "don't give taxpayer dollars to our enemies"
Why the hell would the leaders want to train the little people to reliably get what the little people want, rather than what the leaders work? That's not how this works.

(It's not how it works in the Dems, either.)
Asking people to start organizing by launching a national protest spectacular on zero notice is like telling somebody who's never run a marathon to run a marathon. I mean, the first guy who ran a marathon dropped dead from exertion, right?

Think more Couch to 5K.
Here is a couch to 5K organizing question that is so w1d1 that my tweeps who are actual Lefty organizers will laugh:

Where do you go regularly to be in a meatspace group of people who think like you?

If you don't: that, not mounting a spectacular protest, is your challenge.
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