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  •  Proof of your theory,…2006 (1+ / 0-)
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    That was the year that the GOP handed the Dems a Dem-base issue on a silver platter:  the faltering Iraq War.  This is a Dem liberal base issue, and it polled well with the overall voting public, who by 2006 disapproved of the war.

    Using this base issue, the Dems motivated their base, demoralized the Right, and walloped the GOP in the off-year elections.  The problem is that this is one of the few issues that motivate the Dem base that is relatively benign to the Powers That Be (the Donors) - so they let the Dems run on it.  Real, serious, anti-war issues don't come along that often.  

    All the other Dem base issues are either social (and the GOP is trying to back away from those) or economic, and Dems aren't going to whip up their base on socialist-progressive economics, because if they do, their donors will find someone else to donate to next cycle.

    •  there is competence (0+ / 0-)

      and I think that's always the necessary requirement when it's a woman, and so Rove's 'attack' fails because whatever anyone thinks about Hillary, everyone knows she's smart, A+ curvebreaker, smartest girl in the class, and everyone knows she's competent and dislikes incompetence and rewards talent and competence plus finish the job right.

      Did anyone else, by the by, notice that the NYT is more boring since they fired Jill? That was very retro of them, for a woman to get that high in that sexist family owned rag, she'd had to trump everyone along the way, and it showed, the paper was vibrant, at times even thrilling, and now it's ... boring.  

      Lucky there is VOX.

      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

      by anna shane on Wed May 28, 2014 at 10:23:38 AM PDT

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