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  •  Partly, though a lot of it is because (3+ / 0-)
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    their opponents are so bad, they look good by comparison. When you run against a true right wing loon, it's hard not to look progressive.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 08:09:28 AM PDT

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    •  In this case, (3+ / 0-)
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      the seat was in Republican hands, and the district is quite moderate. It seemed reasonable at the time, and who knew that he'd make abortion the issue he'd choose to live or die on?

      My takeaway lesson is, when we're discussing stuff like this it pays for people who are in the district, or know it well, to ID themselves as such, and for the rest of us to listen to them attentively. There's no substitute for knowing the local situation.

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 08:19:01 AM PDT

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      •  exactly. Research is absolutely necessary (2+ / 0-)
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        Before I send one thin dime to anyone, I've looked at their record or resume as closely as I can, using local sources. It's the same as the candidate in your own district, just it takes a little more effort. The internet is a wonderful tool for that.

        A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

        by dougymi on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 08:24:03 AM PDT

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        •  Better is if they go on the record with (1+ / 0-)
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          something that indelibly outs them as a progressive/liberal. If they dig themselves deep enough into our corner, we know that they are stuck with us.

          I'm in the pro-Obama wing of the Democratic Party.

          by doc2 on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 08:31:02 AM PDT

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