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  •  Good effort, but I think... (1+ / 0-)
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    chuck utzman

    ...it is Too Much Analysis based on limited data.

    Those rankings show what the incumbent looks like. But what about the challenger?

    In MASSACHUSETTS we have a fantastic progressive Democrat running -- Elizabeth Warren.

    Progressives would be best served by getting her into the Senate - even if we had to sacrifice another incumbent Dem to do it.

    The fact that she's running against a "moderate" means nothing. The last Moderate Republican was Dwight Eisenhower. It's time we recognized that fact.

    Put all the chips in MA, I say.

    •  I think you're missing the point (5+ / 0-)
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      skibum59, R30A, bumiputera, ManhattanMan, jncca

      Warren has no voting record, but she was described as "no doubt very liberal" above. Furthermore, if you think Scott Brown is identical to DeMint, you are not paying attention. If a DeMint were replaced by someone who voted like Scott Brown, that would be highly beneficial to the nation. But that isn't the choice; the choice is between Brown and Warren. And what is this stuff about sacrificing an incumbent Democrat? Warren doesn't need any more contributions; she's totally rolling in dough.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 12:03:58 AM PDT

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      •  I guess my point is that... (0+ / 0-)

        ...the difference between the Best and Worst Republican is very small. They have such tight party discipline that is is hard to peel one off.

        The difference between the Best and Worst Democrat is vast.  Some of these guys seem to exist only to make us look bad.  How many times have you heard while canvassing:

        "Obama? Obama had a Democratic Congress and still couldn't get anything done!"
        Now I know that this statement is deeply wrong on many, many levels. But it is a hard hole to climb out of when you're standing on a stranger's porch in rural New York with a clipboard in your hand.

        More and Better Democrats is great. But Better is better than More!

        •  That's inaccurate (1+ / 0-)
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          the difference between the Best and Worst Republican is very small.[...]

          The difference between the Best and Worst Democrat is vast.

          It's just not true. You have that perspective because you're looking at it from the left.

          And this, in my opinion, is ridiculous:

          More and Better Democrats is great. But Better is better than More!
          Because what is true is that there is a very big difference between the most liberal Republican and the most conservative Democrat.

          Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

          by MichaelNY on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 01:27:26 PM PDT

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