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  •  People tell pollsters (3+ / 0-)

    "No" right up to the moment they tell them "yes".

    We have been so utterly conditioned to expect to get screwed over and to wait for a better safer opportunity, I hope the bad polling doesn't dampen the movement to recall her.

    Bill Clinton announced his run when George H. W. Bush looked invincible. I remember him being talked about as a sacrificial lamb candidate who gave a long boring speech in 1988 and was perfect for the roll.

    Beau Biden would currently be a US Senator from Deleware right now if he'd run when it looked impossible.

    In Nevada, every poll showed us that Sharron Angle was destined to be our U.S. Senator right now. If Harry Reid had chosen to believe the polls, he'd have retired. He had no shot. No chance. Until he won. NY-26 was unwinnable for a Blue Dog Democrat, let alone a Democrat who didn't run screaming from one blatantly making a liberal argument in terms of govern social policy.

    People tell pollsters who ask them a carefully constructed question one minute that the deficit is everything one minute, and the next tell them that Social Security and Medicare are sacrosanct when asked a more black and white non-leading question.

    Now, if only Dems there could remain enthused and motivated to turn out in November, she might face a much less friendly legislature.

    It's not a state secret. Or magic. Or an esoteric form of  stoicism.

    You have to do something motivating to motivate people. That's not on the voters, it's on the pols and the party. If people don't believe in you, there is a reason.

    I don't understand why the onus is on the Democratic voter instead of the dysfunctional Party to get it's shit together. Blaming myself for mistakes and fuck-ups I haven't made is a form of enabling.

    It's as infuriating as listening to a frustrated restaurant owner who serves a menu of fetid crap to bland pastey mediocre cuisine, and who tells you it's as good as you can get and you'll like it otherwise you can eat the other guy's poison or starve, and then is pissed that the restaurant is struggling all the times and he or she doesn't have Michelin stars or a glowing Zagat review.

    One way for Democrats to remain enthusiastic is if the Democratic Party gives them a reason to be enthusiastic. I belong to the only political party that blames it's voters when it fails to do it's job, and then cannot for the life of itself figure out why history keeps repeating itself. When you lose elections, it's because the politician and the party didn't get the job done, not the other way around.

    All the evidence in the world is staring the Democratic Party in the face that they would a far more dominant force in American politics if they stopped listening to people who don't care if a Democrat ever wins another election again, stop staring at their navels and talking themselves out of things, and started taking a partisan argument to the people against Movement Conservatism and in favor of themselves.

    Jan Brewer might look unbeatable, right up until the moment she loses her office.

    And if you don't win, the recall is an end-around the local and national Village ignoring just how wretched she is because things are only serious when the Very Serious People in DC say they are.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Wed Nov 23, 2011 at 07:42:38 PM PST

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