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  •  I agree completely. I am putting my shoulder (2+ / 0-)
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    JekyllnHyde, 4Freedom

    to the wheel on this one. And I agree that the Prez and the Dem leadership should lean on the Repubs every chance they get. Dallasdoc suggested the Prez find his "inner LBJ," which I think I'm going back to send to Top Comments.
    When the rest of the votes are counted, I think we'll have a total of 13-14 new Dems in the House. Only a few more seats (probably a difference of under a 100,000 votes total, nationwide) and we could have flipped it back to blue. I saw a comment in another diary thread that the MI State house has been so badly gerrymandered that though we won the popular vote by several points we are still the minority party by several seats. Wouldn't surprise me if that's a similar problem for the U.S. House.
    It's not insurmountable, though, and with passion and smarts we'll be ahead of the game next time too.

    I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

    by peregrine kate on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:06:26 PM PST

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