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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Poll for union has Pryor up, but in low 40s (26 comments)

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  •  We're better off without Landrieu. (0+ / 0-)

    If we're going to deal with climate change then the world cannot accept Landieu as chair of the Senate energy committee. A freshman Republican would do less damage. It would send a powerful message to other Democratic members of Congress if the climate change movement helped defeat Landrieu over her support for fossil fuels. Nothing motivates a politician like fear of losing their office.

    •  No one would take that as the message (1+ / 0-)
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      Unless it were extremely clear that climate change was the sole reason she lost. It is rare to have one group correctly have responsibility for an electoral outcome assigned.

      They tortured people to get false confessions to fraudulently justify our invading Iraq.

      by Ponder Stibbons on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 09:04:39 AM PDT

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      •  It wouldn't be hard. (0+ / 0-)

        It's rare because no one on Capitol Hill wants to take the heat of being responsible. That's why the big green groups won't organize opposition to her.
        Climate change won't be the sole reason if she loses. That's not the point. People only need to understand that she could have won in a close race had she not sacrificed the money, votes, and time of environmental voters.

    •  disagree - another far right Republican would not (1+ / 0-)
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      be good on the other 99% of issues (and would be just as bad or more likely even worse on climate change).

      For example, a right wing GOP Senator might blue slip or filibuster a judicial or Cabinet nominee over climate change issues.  Landrieu would not.

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