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    disguise.  I know there isn't a lot of love for guys like Manchin, Pryor, Heitkamp, Landrieu and Donnelly here and I understand why but I always had a feeling these guys could still do good.  I know people are still angry at Heitkamp and Mark Begich over their votes against background checks but though they're not our friends on that issue, they can be very strong allies on the bigger issues like this one.  But if we are ever really going to get better Dems from these states or make these Dems better, we have to start locally in their states.  When Republican voters outnumber Democrats or Independent voters take more conservative stances I can't really blame them for doing what they have to do.  Like I've said before, make the blue states bluer, make the purple states solid blue and make the red states purple.  There's still hope in places like Kentucky and Georgia (especially with great candidates like Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn) and we can spark some real change in states like Texas and South Carolina (I'm looking at you Wendy Davis and my boy Vincent Sheheen).  Change may not be coming as fast as we want it but it's coming.

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    by poopdogcomedy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:22:32 AM PDT

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