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    to worry about? They could be co-opting the Republicans' core message--no new taxes--and they're sitting on their hands.

    One of our chief problems in this state is the incompetence of the MDP. On anything you can name--general messaging, voter outreach, building a bench, putting up viable candidates, supporting people who can actually win elections--they have failed in nearly every way. When Republicans were out of power, they had no problem getting their message out. They called press conferences. They forced the state government to a halt on more than one occasion to get their own way. They concentrated on down ticket races so they'd have a stable of experienced candidates with name recognition to put forward in statewide elections.

    They got voted out because they didn't do it right, not because the state is full of Republicans, because it's not. We voted twice for Obama. My D US Senator won reelection by a 21 point margin. If not for the Repub gerrymander in MI we'd send another half dozen Dems to Congress. More MI residents voted for Democrats in 2012 than Repubs by a significant margin, yet here we are.

    Michigan is a state full of Democrats with a Republican dominated government.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:06:40 AM PST

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