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  •  I don't agree. Kaine followed through on the 50 (2+ / 0-)
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    state strategy.  The 2012 election was very strategic and focused on "paths to 270".  I like all of the above.

    Howard Dean is great but I like him better when he works to empower others like the President's methods do.  When he becomes all about himself, as in nobody but "me" has the answers, he is not nearly as effective.

    The curled back into convenient minorities part I totally disagree with.  2012 was a wonder of coalition forming and the same methods continue.

    Its just that on this site many people seem to nurse existential grievances as opposed to looking more carefully at progress, how it is measured and how it is made, and then we get this black and white thinking.

    •  At some point, you have to deliver (4+ / 0-)
      2012 was a wonder of coalition forming and the same methods continue.
         Wonder where these "methods" were when the administration was trying to promote the public option.

         And as of this day, most voters (a) hate Obamacare, and (b) love what's in it. That's as epic a failure of Democratic messaging as I've ever seen. Given how effective and sophisticated the Obama people's "methods" were in the task of getting him elected, one wonders how they could have fallen apart so completely when it came to promoting the administration's signature domestic policy initiative. Unless it was part of the plan.

         Given four years of appeasement of Republicans and a complete lack of movement in shifting the economic climate in the direction of the worker, as opposed to the employer, the only thing that saved Obama in 2012 was that Mitt Romney was as about as repellent a presidential candidate as any American political party has fielded over the last three centuries.

         We won't be so lucky next time. The Dems will have to earn the votes of these coalitions next time around. Neutralizing the Republicans' filibuster abuses is a mind-numbingly obvious place to start -- and the Dems' resistance to doing this is just another piece of evidence that they're not really interested in doing anything.

      "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

      by Buzzer on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 09:45:03 AM PDT

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      •  Which Democrats are failing? (0+ / 0-)

        The ones who are stilled pissed about no public option or the ones who heard loud and clear that the base hates Obamacare?  Or could it be that the media is actually a propaganda arm of the GOP?  If no one repeats your message you haven't failed, the media have failed.  Blaming Democrats is really predictable, and astonishing given the endless posting on the reality of our MSM giants.

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 12:27:43 PM PDT

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