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  •  Get ready for a fight (6+ / 0-)

    from your so called allies here at dkos. Get ready to be called a purist, an emoProg, a traitor, and to be blamed for every Democratic loss in elections for the past century.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:55:34 AM PST

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    •  How can we avoid shooting ourselves in the foot? (0+ / 0-)

      I am not very unhappy with Reid myself but I am not suicidal.
      We have to find a way to make him responsible without
      doing ourselves in as well.

      I am pragmatist and I understand the way negociations work. Both sides have to give up something they want in order to keep what they value the highest. I am not sure what the GOP has given up-their reputation for acting in good faith? Not really.

      Even Sherrod Brown was having a difficult time putting a good face on this tainted deal. I am for waiting to see what really happened behind the scenes instead of forming a circle firing squad.

    •  We've been watching a lot of (1+ / 0-)
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      losses that could have been won had better primary candidates gotten party support. (Even hidden support where open primary support is not allowed.) Another reason for public campaign funding.

      I also think when we trash and ridicule Dem politicians without grounds, it discourages really good potential candidates from running.

      Having older, powerful incumbents can become a liability rather than an advantage when it comes to getting fresher blood in DC.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:14:34 PM PST

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