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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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  •  Dirty little secret: DNC likes having crazy GOPers (0+ / 0-)

    ...because it helps them raise more money.  You'd think that a GOP Congress that consistently votes against working families wouldn't last past the next election, if the DNC would just run hard races against them:

    "Early in 2012, I asked a number of high-ranking House Democrats the same question: “If you believe that on their record this is the worst Republican Party ever, why aren’t you landsliding them?” Their replies, preceded by wistful smiles, ranged from citing the difficulty of regaining gerrymandered districts to big-money support for the Republican Party. But the most candid response came from a high-ranking Democrat, who blurted, “Because we’d raise less money.”

    Or, the fictionalized version from an old TV show:

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