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  •  "giving away the farm" (1+ / 0-)
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    sunbro

    So Obama calls their bluff, and how many people lose their homes?

    And, anyway, what makes you think the suffering would be a win for Dems? Remember the 2010 elections? People were pissed off because the economy was in the shitter. And whose fault was that? That's right -- the Republicans. And who made big gains in that election?

    All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

    by subtropolis on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 12:41:10 PM PST

    •  A lot of that was a function of (2+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, frankzappatista

      how the Media was played. Obama's team didn't put enough juice behind their narrative control, they let a lot of the story be told by people that hated him, on both sides of the aisle while he concentrated on trying to get some work done. As a result, the accomplishments of his first two years, while one of the best progressive records in our lifetimes, was completely ignored.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 12:57:59 PM PST

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      •  I would also argue it was due (0+ / 0-)

        to progressive activists as well as democratic machine elements getting complacent. Same thing happened in 2000.

        •  You could also make a case (1+ / 0-)
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          that some Progressive activists/pundits became virulent Obamahaters and spread a counterwave against him through the Left and it's media, causing a lot of Progressives to sit out 2010 to "teach the Dems a Lesson".
          All part of the same mistake on Obama's and his team's part, that they didn't control their messaging well enough.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:38:39 PM PST

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          •  I don't tend to think (0+ / 0-)

            those types have as much influence as they think they do here on dailykos. the major democratic constituency groups aren't really the activists.

            But it sure didn't help...

            •  Not here so much (2+ / 0-)
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              decembersue, frankzappatista

              but at other, more Leftier than thou sites, TruthOut, Nation, Alternet et cetera, it was full saturation. Any attempt to point out a success from Team Blue was met with "Obamabot!" and that was the nicer stuff. I was getting attacked on every string by three, four, more of these trolls every time I logged on, to the point where I feel like I was basically driven out.

              If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

              by CwV on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:46:46 PM PST

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              •  U give the left way more power than it has (0+ / 0-)

                If u haven't noticed basically anything that is truly left is essentially ignored in this country.  So blaming the for 2010 makes no sense at all.

                "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

                by noofsh on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:41:25 PM PST

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                •  It was only one of the factors (0+ / 0-)

                  but I heard a lot of crowing, the first couple weeks after the 2010 election about "teaching..." After they sobered up and realized the fu(kup, they kinda shut up and now they try to minimize it, using roughly the argument you just brought.

                  If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

                  by CwV on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:48:51 PM PST

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