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  •  Blaming turnout and the ideology of a candidate (10+ / 0-)

    Sounds an awful lot like what the Republican "crazies" do when they lose an election.

    "If only the base turned out and our candidate wasn't such a moderate".

    This is a Republican-majority district and turnout was consistently mediocre across the board. If you're going to be an ideologue, at least try to get the basic facts straight.

    •  These Republican "crazies" who have (0+ / 0-)

      basically won policy-wise (look at the mainstreaming of the Ryan budget and of sequestration).

      I have no illusions that moving to the left will necessarily in the short-term help us win more elections, but that may be a sacrifice we should consider making electorally.

      "Pillows, but no sleep / Feathers, but no birds." | Pro-transit young black urban progressive (not liberal) | SSP/DKE | -9, -7.79 | NJ-05 | Yard signs don't vote. | $15 and a union!

      by gabjoh on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 09:48:53 PM PDT

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