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  •  The entire country is going to pay for a decade (3+ / 0-)
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    because democrats didn't turn out in 2010.  We can never let that happen again.  Our weak showing ensured that a bunch of teabagger assholes will become career politicians and obstruct progress in a range of areas.  They effectively thwarted the will of the people, and to correct this, democrats shouldn't be shy about using every advantage they can muster.  

    The unfortunate thing is that most people don't even know how this stuff works or why it's important.  

    My view is that politicians shouldn't be drawing district lines and we should be working to change that.  It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach that we should have the House and should be able to tackle the big stuff but can't because of one teabagger wave in a census year.  Ugh.

    •  No kidding. (1+ / 0-)
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      Never again two thousand and ten.

      With the skills we have in organizing, that should never have happened. We really dropped the ball. And THAT is going to make things much harder for dems in congress AND the pres.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:55:40 PM PST

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      •  My district (1+ / 0-)
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        chucked our 2010 mistake teabagger.  Bye, bye, Cravaack....hope the door hits you, jerk!

        Wish a few more districts would make good.  

      •  Hopefully OBAMA has also learned (1+ / 0-)
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        see my comment on another thread:
        http://www.dailykos.com/...

        •  It's really the DCC's job, I think. Obama has (1+ / 0-)
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          his work cut out for him in legislation and that's going to be tough enough.

          I'm not at all sure we should be thrusting the DCC's job on the president.

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:33:35 PM PST

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      •  There were distinct reasons for that in Ohio (1+ / 0-)
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        very much related to what happened this year with guys like Akin and Mourdock. Hopefully the Ohio Democratic Party now understands that it is NOT acceptable to run an anti-choice extremist on the Democratic statewide ticket and expect women to be good little obedient soldiers and sign up for the campaign. I KNOW why women sat out in Ohio in 2010 because I was very nearly one of them. And I canvassed for Gov. Strickland only reluctantly because someone I know who worked for him called me and asked. It was his friend that was the anti-choice extremist, so in a very real sense, he was responsible for his own defeat.

        Please do NOT blame women who don't want to work for people who would take away their rights.

        Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

        by anastasia p on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:23:41 PM PST

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