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  •  McIntyre won it, he was a Blue Dog. (0+ / 0-)

    but probably nobody else could. They gerrymandered it into a pretty damn Republican district.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 12:51:06 PM PST

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    •  And a lot of good that did the Dems (1+ / 0-)
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      They were still in the minority and that asshole gave the GOP bipartisan cover on multiple votes.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 01:49:35 PM PST

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      •  he voted with us mostly (2+ / 0-)
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        which is more than you can say of anyone else the district would elect.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:46:37 PM PST

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        •  Why limit it to the district? (0+ / 0-)

          You replace him with a Dem in say NJ-03 and the Dem Party will be that much better off.  We lose a 50-50 Dem in NC but gain a 85-15 Dem in NJ instead.  The GOP gets a 100-0 GOoPer in NC but loses a 100-0 GOoPer in NJ.

          It's asinine to focus on the one red district and try to find someone who will vote with us sometimes when we have several other bluer districts where we can elect far better Dems who will vote with the party more often.

          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 04:18:22 PM PST

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          •  Because you didn't win (1+ / 0-)
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            NJ-03 yet, and are not very likely to win it, absent a Lonegan candidacy. And because there are very few districts, like NJ-03 remain: winnable by Democrats and represented by Republicans. Much less then democrats need for majority..

      •  You will have a "luxury" (0+ / 0-)

        to compare McIntyre votes with those of his Republican successor in less then a year. May be - THEN you will begin to understand something

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