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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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  •  The Democratic institutions (1+ / 0-)
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    Swamp Cat

    like the DSCC, DCCC, DNC are not vested in the the nitty gritty.  They only care about the presidential election and their incumbents.  A lot of the state Democratic party are still DLC and do not fight for every seat but again it's about the incumbents and safe districts.  There is no vision as there was when Dean was in charge of the DNC.  I am positive we would not have lost the state legislatures and the House if Dean was in charge.

    They didn't care about their base after 2008 and thought they'd just show up after being dissed on several important issues.  No thought or care about the 2010 election and the importance of redistricting.

    •  I disagree on the DCCC (0+ / 0-)

      The guys who are controlling the DCCC and HMP are highly focused on Nancy Pelosi being the next speaker of the house.  I will say that there is very little coordination between the different committees.  The DNC chair is not "in charge" of anything regarding the other committees except for events during the national convention.  They may not do everything right, but they are highly focused on getting 218 democratic house members.

      •  They are vested in helping incumbents (0+ / 0-)

        and safe districts, not so much new candidates if purple districts.  Their job is to get Democrats elected.  That is the job of the DNC and all the state Democratic parties.  They should help all Democratic candidates and find candidates to run in all offices.  The republicans do.

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