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  •  How did we win the House back in 2006? (2+ / 0-)
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    Howard Dean had a plan.

    Whats in your wallet.

    .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 09:41:46 PM PDT

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    •  Dems won 2006 because (5+ / 0-)

      1. People had soured on the Iraq War (that's the main reason, and it's why Rumsfeld was dismissed the right after the 2006 elections).

      2. Katrina revealed as not just wrong on policy, but wholly incompetent at even the most basic, non-partisan functions of government.

      3. Various scandals involving GOP congress folk (I think there was a pedofilia scandal, there was the guy in San Diego who was the most corrupt congressman ever, there was the guy that cheated on his wife with a guy at a rest stop or whatever, blah blah blah, and Dems successfully painted the entire GOP with the scandals (Pelosi's "culture of corruption" rhetoric)).

      4. Dean's 50-state strategy which involved recruiting blue dogs in purple districts.

    •  I'm glad he's (0+ / 0-)

      on the ball working his everywhere strategy for state houses.

      Dean is effective and believes success is possible for dems - unlike BO.  BO needs a crown or something to feel like he can accomplish anything.

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 08:47:57 AM PDT

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