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  •  no....2010 redistricting gave them the house (1+ / 0-)
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    national contests shellacked the GOP position

    "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

    by justmy2 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:12:13 AM PST

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    •  Redistricting is reality, too. (0+ / 0-)

      1. I totally agree that gerrymandering perverts democracy. I'd love to see all districts drawn by nonpartisan commissions.

      2. Until that day comes, the GOP controls the House. That's reality. There won't be any resolution of the "fiscal cliff" without some kind of compromise with the GOP. We could just let the tax rates and spending cuts happen as the law now provides; I think that would be pretty bad; whether it would be worse than a compromise deal depends on the terms of the deal. Miseducating the Dem base, as this diary does, does not make an acceptable deal more likely.

      3. I am not saying Boehner is a good guy. I am not arguing for "centrism," or divided government. I voted straight Dem, as I essentially always do, and I think Boehner and his ilk are despicable. But the bottom line is they control the House. We have to deal with that.

      4. The party out of the White House nearly always makes gains in off-year elections. So the GOP is likely to control the house 2015-16, too, and to have a good shot at taking the Senate. I hate that. But it's also reality. So dragging things out till 2015 would be a bad plan.

      "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 Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:09:27 PM PST

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