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  •  Amen brother (6+ / 0-)

    GOTV, plain and simple.

    •  Amen. 2010 purists, Hillary supporter/whiners were (0+ / 0-)

      a much help for the TP.

      •  I should really hide-rate this (4+ / 0-)
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        for propagating this zombie lie. It has been demonstrated over and over and over again that self-described liberals voted in 2006 and 2010 in near-identical rates, but that fact seems impossible to penetrate the skulls of reflexive hippie-punchers.

        Maybe you should try to read the fking article for comprehension this time. What part of OBAMA'S BASE DIDN'T TURN OUT were you unable to understand?

        Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

        by milkbone on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 11:16:00 AM PST

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    •  Votes have to be earned. (4+ / 0-)
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      The Democratic Party needs to show it fights for working Americans, not just that it is the lessor of two evils. I'm sick of well to do Democratic politicians throwing in the towel at the first obstacle, and then telling people worrying about feeding their kids or going homeless that they did the best they could.

      Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

      by rhonan on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 11:22:24 AM PST

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      •  I wonder (1+ / 0-)
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        if there is any way to communicate this to Senate Dems, short of primary threats.

        Primaries never seem to be on the agenda

        Hillary Clinton criticized China for letting Snowden go

        by GideonAB on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 11:32:50 AM PST

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        •  Nearly impossible without party support. (0+ / 0-)

          I know my two Democratic Senators have no fear from a primary challenger. As long as they keep the backing of major donors, they can outspend almost any grassroots challenger. In the years I have been voting for Patty Murray, I've watcher her go from the Soccer-Mom in Tennis Shoes of her first campaign, to the consummate DC insider who had no problem crafting a budget deal that hurts working families. Then the other day watch her vote for a farm bill that targets only 14 states, including ours, for SNAP cuts. Even so, there is no chance of a successful primary challenge being mounted. That's why I support public funding of elections, with a complete ban on private money.

          Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

          by rhonan on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 11:48:47 AM PST

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