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  •  It's all summed-up in Barney Frank's comment... (9+ / 0-)

    ...in 2010, per my original comment in this thread. (And, the polls support this, too. The Democrats suck less than the Republicans. That's the real bottom line. Meanwhile, they're both highly captured by the status quo--a status quo that continues to inflict massive pain upon our society while the one percent reap great benefits.)  

    Unfortunately, Democrats seem determined to make the same messaging mistakes now that they did in 2010.

    This touting of what was essentially, support for austerian policies by Wall Street and our governments--when it came to cutting jobs in government, both on a federal and local level, save for an insufficient stimulus, which was, granted, better than no stimulus at all--does NOT resonate at the local level with what people see in front of them, every day.

    For most, things still SUCK...but, not quite as much as they sucked four years ago. It's NOT a winning slogan. (As Barney Frank warned us four years ago.) And, the polls, at the local level, reflect this as far as the Senate and the House races are concerned.

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 03:56:30 PM PDT

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    •  I'm with you 100% on this Bob. Sad, but true. (3+ / 0-)
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      And, is this not an indictment of our whole electoral system?

      Is this not inevitable in a two-party system. I like having a direct election of our President, but I wonder sometimes if we might not be better off with some kind of parliamentary system for congress, where minority parties could have some representation and we could develop leaders who might one day sway the masses to a more sophisticated minority viewpoint.

      Right now I'd vote for Senator Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren for President, but at the last minute might chicken out if it looked like we were going to end up the President Ted Cruz, or Paul Ryan.  

      "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

      by HoundDog on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 04:50:30 PM PDT

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