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  •  That could be because in CA and OH Dems are Dems. (4+ / 0-)
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    kurt, GayHillbilly, sturunner, Lujane

    I don't know Artur Davis much, not being in his district and not being impressed with his run for gov.  His voting against Obamacare was a mark against him in this voter's judgement.

    But IMHO, absolutely no credibility should be given to Griffith's statement on switching parties.  He had barely been in office a year before he switched parties.  I'm sorry, the Dem party did not move away from him in that time.  No, he saw which way the wind was blowing in his district and felt that the way to win re-election was with an R, not a D, after his name.  Turns out the Republican voters didn't trust him anymore than the Democratic voters did.  Thanks to those same Republican voters I now have the great misfortune to have been "represented' for over 2 years by Mo Brooks (AL-Tea Bagger.)        

    Republicans: if they only had a heart.

    by leu2500 on Sat May 25, 2013 at 03:32:14 PM PDT

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    •  Right but still, it happened (1+ / 0-)
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      I mean, it's still two Democratic Congressmen representing Alabama who have jumped the ship to the GOP within four years of Obama's presidency.  It doesn't matter who Griffith is or who Davis is.  The point is, that's less support for the Alabama Democratic Party.  And it also doesn't help that recent ADP Chair Mark Kennedy resigned as Chair over fierce arguments on the direction of the state party.  Kennedy is a real Democrat it seems who cares about women's issues but then again, I'm going by this video:

      You are right:  CA and OH Democrats actually are Democrats.  I think the problem is, being a Democrat in Alabama is like being a Democrat in Utah:  You need to be conservative to win over voters but on the other hand, what would make you a Democrat vs. a Republican?  That's where the argument comes in.

      At this point, yes, ignoring Griffith and Davis is what the ADP has no choice to do at this point.

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