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  •  Obama would have lost to McCain (0+ / 0-)

    in the 2005 electorate.  Deeds would have easily beat McDonnell with the 2009 electorate.  His 2005 loss is irrelevant.

    I'm an authoritarian, so the means justify the ends is fine with me.  "Democratic mentality" is really a secondary priority to getting the things done.

    I agree that McDonnell is a filthy piece of shit.  I would support Terry in the general for one reason, redistricting.

    The Rethug Party are anti-American traitors. The Congressional Rethugs form a fifth column intent on destruction of America.

    by IhateBush on Sat May 23, 2009 at 09:24:14 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know how you know that. (0+ / 0-)

      You can't make blanket statements like that and believe they will be taken as fact.  

      In my estimation, I see no difference between the 2005 electorate and the 2008 electorate.  And besides, to place predictions on the outcome of an election based solely on the makeup or "mood" of the electorate is spurious.  The candidates, their message, and delivery of their message is far more influential in the outcome.    Did you not learn anything in November?

      There are two games that are played in politics:  the "we have better values" game and the "politics is war" game.  From what I can tell, both parties participate in spades.   The former finds itself being played out in "tea parties" and anti-war rallies; churches and U2 benefits; gay pride parades and Klan cross burnings; Sociology conferences and Liberty University; and of course, Fox News and MSNBC.  The latter gets played out secretly, and is far more dangerous because it's not about who or what is right, it's about who or what wins.  It can work, and has done in the past, but more and more it is proving to be a destructive game that removes the importance of humans while elevating the careers and egos of political operatives.

      Saying you are authoritarian doesn't exonerate your culpability in damaging what you purport to believe in- it just makes you appear internally compromised.  If you don't want McDonnell to be the governor of Virginia, then stop suggesting that lies be told about McAuliffe.  If you believe there is a better candidate in the primary, promote their platforms honestly and vote for them in June.  You are playing a rapidly losing game, and you aren't even playing it well.

       

      Since when has any election ever been anything more than choosing the least of all evils?

      by patgdc on Sun May 24, 2009 at 01:42:27 PM PDT

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