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  •  First thing about that state: 4.2% unemployment. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ben in Omaha, Inkpen

    A progressive message won't sell when relatively few people are hurting.

    If Obama doesn't deserve credit for getting Bin Laden because he didn't pull the trigger, then Bin Laden doesn't deserve the blame for 9-11 because he didn't fly the planes.

    by Bush Bites on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 11:02:43 AM PST

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    •  Not true. (0+ / 0-)

      For example, Rachel Maddow has pointed out that just as "hate on gay" marriage laws have largely been winners for (R)s [with the problem, of course, that such things are generally one-off affairs], minimum wage increase referenda have consistently proven to be big winners for (D)s.

      More remarkably, they tend to pass with very high margins (60%+).

      We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

      by Samer on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 11:17:46 AM PST

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