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  •  Where? (none)
    OK, I asked before, and you gave me an example.  So I'll ask again: what issues are mentioned, other than a vague stab at "ethics?"  

    Did they mention, for instance, Hackett's position on guns?

    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

    by Dana Houle on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 03:24:01 AM PDT

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    •  DHinMI, give it up (none)
      Stick to arguing that Kos and Sirota and Joe Conason and others may be jumping to unwarranted conclusions in their analysis of why Hackett did so well, OK? (as you did in your previous comment to me re: how Democrats should "be very careful about the conclusions we can or should draw about what this means nationally vis a vis the war.")

      that's a perfectly legitimate argument -- especially since, as you say, it's so soon after the election. I certainly remember all the absolute conclusions posted here in November about how this issue cost Democrats the election or these voters cost Democrats the election, and then later, as it turns out, those analyses were based on assumptions / early reports that turned out not to be true.

      But your insistence that the memo doesn't say what it clearly says, even after your earlier admission that you were "wrong about what it actually said" -- isn't helping your argument.

      •  Then Show Me! (none)
        Where does it "clearly" say anything about any issue other than ethics?

        It's only a two page memo.  It shouldn't be hard to find it and highlight it.

        The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

        by Dana Houle on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 08:22:23 AM PDT

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        •  it WAS highlighted -- by Kos in his quote (none)
          from the memo, which I've repeated several times, and which you can find (if you need to read it yet again) in Kos' "No Issues?" comment above, directed to you.

          you don't think that qualifies as "a mention" of issues -- because it's not specific enough, it's not done with bullet points, or whatever -- fine, you're welcome to that opinion.

          but it's lame to continue to suggest -- "It shouldn't be that hard to find and highlight," indeed -- that we haven't shown you the quote -- over and over -- that WE think clearly constitutes "a mention" of issues, even if you disagree that it does.

          •  No, It's Not Lame (none)
            The middle class is not "an issue."  If you can't highlight where an "issue" other than ethics is mentioned in that two-page memo, I guess I'll conclude that you couldn't find it, but rather than admit error like I did above on a slightly different topic, you're just goind to play word games.

            The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

            by Dana Houle on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 12:38:09 PM PDT

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