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  •  See my response to NewDealer.... (5+ / 0-)

    The idiotic US voter, with an attention span of 5 minutes, was a known problem. You have to seize your rare opportunities when you get them, because they won't last long.

    Obama and the Dems should've known they were in a sprint, but they behaved like it was a marathon.

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Wed May 23, 2012 at 07:45:30 AM PDT

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    •  I can't disagree with your point but at the end of (2+ / 0-)
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      the day, things will never improve unless the electorate gets just a little smarter.  I am not holding my breathe.

      •  I mostly agree. (3+ / 0-)

        American voters: "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Major problem. #1 problem.

        BUT--even so, once every decade or three the planets align and the Dems get enough power to really do something.

        The Dems should know their opportunities will be rare. They should be ready to pounce on them. In 2009-10, they weren't ready enough.

        Yes, I give them credit for the stimulus, and healthcare reform, and student loan reform, and some other things. In most times, this would be a stellar record. But our times are extraordinary; the times demanded more; the Dems could see that, yet could not pull it together to deliver what we needed.

        And yes, I'll vote for them anyway, because the alternative is even worse.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Wed May 23, 2012 at 09:40:43 AM PDT

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    •  Mikey, I think they did seize their opportunity, (0+ / 0-)

      and they did exactly what they wanted.  The flaw here is in thinking that they were thwarted.  

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