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  •  Not during an election year they won't (1+ / 0-)
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    And not after they lose the Virginia Governor's Mansion next month because of it.

    Plus, they're in disarray right now.  Bear in mind that of the three main groups pushing this hostage situation, at least two of them -- Heritage and FreedomWorks -- are in deep, deep trouble.

    Heritage has been on a downhill slide for years, but the slide accelerated when Jim DeMint took over late last year.  As for FreedomWorks, they're so broke from Dick Armey's golden parachute and propping up Glenn Beck's "The Blaze" that they are on fumes right now.

    Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

    by Phoenix Woman on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 02:06:34 PM PDT

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    •  Links? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm lazy, want to confirm

      There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

      by slothlax on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:52:34 PM PDT

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    •  Believe u underestimate 1) delusion that voters (0+ / 0-)

      will support their fiscal proposals if packaged as 'deficit control' (even tho they are the opposite) b/c of the mythology that this plus ACA is why they won in 2010, 2) power of gerrymandering, which means that most House Thugs are in CDs they think are safe, and 3) the chaos of both the power struggle between Thug 'wings' and the utter lack of real beliefs which could garner an actual plurality, let alone majority, of voter support.

      IOW, they will draw the wrong lesson from this, as they have from the 2012 election and every defeat before then, i.e.: that the fault is not the policy but how they marketed it.

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