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    Why? Because Dems have not learned that people operate off of emotion. We Dems think that everyone is rational and can clearly see what Repubs are doing. Markey has the playbook provided to him by Mark Sanford. When everyone criticized Sanford for using a cardboard cut-out of Pelosi, I said that he just ensured his victory. Repubs have so demonized Pelosi that she is the most vilified leader in Congress and she has virtually no power. Meanwhile, John Boehner gets a pass from Dems even though he is one of the most partisan people in DC. Dems say things like he would do more to make deals if not for the tea party wing--this lets him off the hook. Markey should wrap Gomez around the necks of McConnell and Boehner and the tea party so that Dems in Mass won't be fooled again by poll tested slight of hand like Scott Brown used to get elected. Dems should show in stark terms what Repubs do when they get in power---they block Obama's nominees, hold the US economy hostage, even in the face of the worst recession since 1929, and on and on. Dems should stop trying to be so even handed and use the starkest terms possible so that Dems won't have the wool pulled over their eyes again!

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