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  •  Or if we just run better Democrats in every (1+ / 0-)
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    district, once we do get back the majority we'll have all better Democrats. That sounds better to me.

    Did you see the GOP rushing to nominate "moderate Republicans" to win in 2010? No, they were just as extremist if not more than they were in 2000-2008. Yet they won anyway.

    •  Republicans won light-blue seats (4+ / 0-)

      by pretending to be moderate when they (almost all) were not.  In short, they put on a veneer.

      Sh*t politicians say: “The fact of the matter is, I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South.” -Gov. Chris Christie

      by KingofSpades on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 02:58:59 PM PST

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    •  If we run liberals in every district (4+ / 0-)
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      WisJohn, SLDemocrat, tietack, sapelcovits

      we'll never have the majority. But I'm sure we'll all feel warm and morally superior while our troops in Iran come home in body bags.

      The fact is, the tea party did cost the GOP the senate. If they hadn't nominated teapartiers they would have picked up additional senate seats in Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, and possibly California. A day doesn't go by that I don't fervently thank the TP. And look around, look at how redistricting has gone this cycle, the only reason we have any chance of taking back the house, if not in 2012, certainly in the next decade? The Tea Party.

      (-7.62, -6.31), Blood type "O", Democratic-socialist, social anarchist, KY-01, "When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy." — Stanisław Lem

      by Setsuna Mudo on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 03:05:54 PM PST

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