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  •  if they keep the policies (35+ / 0-)

    they are going to continue to have problems, no matter how much of a money advantage they may have.

    If nothing else, they should have learned about unintended consequences, such as the attempts to suppress vote leading to increased voting among the groups targeted than otherwise would have occurred.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 04:27:49 AM PST

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    •  Ken, you wrote; (4+ / 0-)
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      I think it healthy that the Democratic party have a real and clear political opponent, so that we can once and for all move away from the false meme of this being a center-right country,
      But, I believe as long as Fox and TalkRadio exist, the republicans are caught in a double bind.  They must feed the beast (angry white males) while trying to sound reasonable to the rest of us.  Not possible.  And so, there is our "political opponent".  It's not the party, it's the conservative entertainment complex, which, in an internet world, looks more and more ancient, whacky and irrelevant each day.  I think that'll keep the dems on their toes, while at the same time ensuring we look like the reasonable ones who can solve problems.  Win-win, I'd say.  Except of course that they spend time and money stirring the pot with issues like Benghazi and death panels.  2010 was an aberration, a successful campaign to scare the living crap out of the elderly Fox viewers.  A once in a lifetime opportunity that we learned a lesson from as well.  I'm not one bit worried about a "clear political opponent".  We'll have enough disagreement and competing ideas within our own party to satisfy that need.  

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