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  •  Hang On... (3+ / 0-)
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    But I'd like to see Dems consider giving the people of NE a little credit. Let's not assume they're a majority morons...If all we can get out of NE is one progressive Sen for 6 years, I think we should take it.

    So don't assume the that the people of Nebraska are morons, but hope they're dumb enough to elect someone pretending to be a blue dog so they can be a progressive once they get there?

    I can't imagine that any of the actual progressives in Nebraska with enough name recognition to win an election* would be able to fool anyone once they got on the balllot.

    * The existence of whom is purely speculative

    •  They may in fact be unreachable to (0+ / 0-)

      an open progressive. If that is the case, then they are dumber than I thought.

      If they are that dumb, then yeah, run a progressive as a blue dog. Ya gotta be sly about it, sure, they may turn out to be dumb but that doesn't make them braindead.

      Maybe we recruit someone with little name recognition but who has enough going for her/him to overcome that particular obsticle.

      OR, and this would be tough to pull off, find a Republican who would switch parties once elected.

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 11:13:17 AM PST

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    •  Bottom line, I don't want to see us lose the Sen (1+ / 0-)
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      Whatever it takes. I'm just trying to think outside the box.

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 11:35:00 AM PST

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      •  Well I Definitely Respect That (1+ / 0-)
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        tytalus

        Though I think the key to keeping the Senate (or at least winning Nebraska) would be a legitimate and established NE Moderate, if there's another one.

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