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  •  Sen. Murray acted like a complete tool here (0+ / 0-)

    Any Democrat who chimes in or even mentions such words as "debt", "deficit" and "austerity" at a time like this deserves hell from Democratic voters.  Especially after a win like this.  It's the only way we're going to save what little social safety net we have in this country.  Jesus, the party just won huge and one senator is already giving away the negotiations.  

    So what if some media hack creates a false equivalence about what Murray said? That's what they're going to do.  Any Democrat with any sense knows that, and anticipates some stupid question from a so-called "journalist" setting out to trap them.  A smart politician either steers clear of the subject entirely, or pivots to a talking point that propels Democratic values further along, not sets them back. Murray did nothing of the kind.  She trimmed.  

    I couldn't disagree more with the premise of this diary.  No Senate victory is worth anything if Democrats are willing to just give it away like this.  Murray's behavior is Example A of how Democrats win elections, then go to Washington and get their asses handed to them on a plate when it comes to making policy.  

    Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

    by Big River Bandido on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:54:47 PM PST

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