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View Diary: Did Dems Unilaterally Cost Ourselves the House Through Candidates, Redistricting, The DCCC? Probably (47 comments)

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  •  Leadrship Malpractice (3+ / 0-)
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    dfarrah, happy camper, New Rule

    The leadership of the Democratic Party should have known that 2010 was a watershed year that required extraordinary efforts -- the Rep's sure did.   For whatever reason, the Dems dropped the ball and allowed the Rep's to gain control of both the legislatures and governorships of too many states.  That resulted in a redistricting bonanza for the Rep's.  It seems to me that if the Dems had only kept control of one house of the state legislatures or the governorship of a handleful of states (PA, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, VA, NC, Florida) we would not be having this discussion.  The 50 state strategy was designed to address this.  Trashing it after 2008 was malpractice -- simple malpractice.  

    •  In MI (0+ / 0-)

      the Dems put forward a terrible candidate for gov in 2010, who got beat by a guy who ran on being a "tough nerd" and who refused to give any specifics of what he would do if elected. They lost MI-01, which was represented by a staunch Dem for several cycles, by running an unknown from the lower peninsula. The list of fail is long.

      Now we have the gerrymander from hell, and a blue state with a government completely controlled by Republicans. The state Dem party has a new chair, largely as a result of this pathetic performance.

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

      by happy camper on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:43:12 AM PDT

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