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    I would like to caution the Democratic party. It seems as if the only thing that has counted is the vote count. And your winning the presidency and a few seats here and there. The one reason that people have gotten vexed with the GOP is that they are hardly attached with the overall climate of the country.
    There has to be some attention to vote don't win elections by ignoring them, though the GOP thought that was a winning strategy last November, much to their detriment. The GOP differs, and there are exceptions, in that they're willing to deceive, swap positions on issues when its politically advantageous, and deliberately delay taking action until such a time when they'd see an advantage for themselves, with no regard to the people affected by the delay.

    As far as people getting vexed with the GOP, what you say is true, but it's not quite that simple...GOP obstruction and the resulting governmental dysfunction, has fed alot of the frustration, as it manifests itself in a variety of ways affecting many groups of people.

    If I were a Democratic stratigist I would call for a slow down in the partying and wise cracking on the GOP. It is what it is... we know what happened, also why and how.
    If you think that's what's been occurring to the exclusion of everything else, you've been overlooking a lot of diaries here.

    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 01:29:40 PM PST

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    •  hope you are right... (1+ / 0-)
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      just my observation...  it just sounds like a lot of reveling...  That is what got the GOP in trouble after the bush years...  they felt that the mandate was set in stone...  the masses are a fickle group that can be turn on a whim...  

      you can have the best idea in the universe and not enough votes to get it in the process...

      •  I get what you are saying... (1+ / 0-)
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        It's a type of arrogance, I think, that you are describing, now that you've expanded your original thought a bit more.

        I agree...

        There's a point when the "schadenfreude" can transform into something counterproductive, though genuine analysis of past events, much like Markos and others have been doing to this day regarding the last election, is valuable for recognizing what we did right, and what the other side did wrong, so that we may, in the future, repeat the former, and avoid the latter.

        (And that's one of the longest sentences I have written in recent memory. ;) )

        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:15:00 PM PST

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        •  Yeah!!! (0+ / 0-)

          there are on the run, hit em where it hurts before they get a chance to regroup.  Put some sound dialogue out there that is giving em heart burn today.  They are reeling now and making fun of them is a waste if the democratic party is not going to kick em where it hurts.  

          the battle was won in November but the war goes on.  this recent brand of republicans are mean snakes...  they were like copper heads and moccasins, not just standing their ground but attacking.  

          that callousness more than anything caught them up.  Rove and Gingrich were arrogant and over looked the numbers.  They enjoyed the wine and cheese circuits.  not enough potential votes there.  The wine and cheese people don't even recognize mcdonals people...

          they out smarted themselves...

          the only way they can change the trend is for the democrats to screw up really badly.  Democrats don't have to play politicks as usual today.  They have the upper hand and need to use it to pust the agenda out there.  

          I don't forsee Republicans trying to reach the lessers.  They are neither willing to or patient enough to do try and rub elbows with the have nots and hangers on.  with the middle class suffering they are losing the buffer that once gave hope to the people...  

          the men who have the power over the economy are the men who set the prices from the ground to the shelf.  they are not willing to take the people who use their products as opium into account...  

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