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  •  Oh my WORD (6+ / 0-)

    I cannot even read anymore of these comments...I swear to G-d progressives can be the most self-defeating misenthropes....QUIT BEING SORE WINNERS!
    Your defeatist narrative is going to do nothing but dampen spirits for the recall next week! We GAINED two conservative seats in conservative districts, in a RECALL election (one of only 13 in US history!) where we were outspent 5:1!

    Re-read that last part- WE WERE OUTSPENT FIVE TO ONE!!  That is unheard of! And small d democracy won!

    Oy to the vey!

    Will work for food
    Will die for oil
    Will kill for power and to us the spoils
    The billionaires get to pay less tax
    The working poor get to fall through the cracks
    -James McMurtry

    -9.75/-8.26

    by SwedishJewfish on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:15:15 AM PDT

    •  People are (0+ / 0-)

      disappointed because they had very high hopes, apparently unrealistic hopes.  

      One guy I called yesterday said, 'I voted for already for Jess King, I hope we can make a change." It was the tone of his voice that got me. He sounded as if he had voted, not being sure it would do any good or matter. But it did matter, she won in a close election.

    •  We did very well under the circumstances (1+ / 0-)
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      But if they can arrange those circumstances (5:1 spending ratio, for example) and time they want, then our having been gutty fighters is of cold comfort.  I realize that there are other considerations at play here as well.

      Republicans are just fine with Democrats having moral victories that aren't actual victories.  I can be (and am!) enthused with what we accomplished, but "almost winning" is not "winning."  Some outcomes are graded on an objective scale, not a curve.

      I don't consider that a "defeatist narrative," though.  To me it says "keep working and work harder."  Eventually maybe the Koch's will run out of money.

      In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 10:05:32 AM PDT

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      •  That's why the 50-state strategy is key (1+ / 0-)
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        If they have to spend $50 million to fight six State Senate seats in one medium-sized state, then if we fight just as effectively in every district in every state, they can't afford it.

        It is also key to prevent them from recycling their money, however.  To the extent that they are spending money in media outlets which donate it right back to them, we have a problem.  This is one reason it's key to break the Republican stranglehold on the media.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 01:11:05 PM PDT

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      •  I don't consider that (2+ / 0-)
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        to be a defeatest narrative either, but you aren't someone I was directing that comment to...it's at the people who are being 100% negative about the outcome and saying it was a total loss. Not only is that annoying, it helps the republicans.

        Will work for food
        Will die for oil
        Will kill for power and to us the spoils
        The billionaires get to pay less tax
        The working poor get to fall through the cracks
        -James McMurtry

        -9.75/-8.26

        by SwedishJewfish on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:34:04 PM PDT

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    •  sometimes I think the most tiring thing (0+ / 0-)

      is our own habits.

      The heart is a bloom, shoots up through stony ground/But there's no room, no space to rent in this town

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 10:21:00 AM PDT

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