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  •  We're going to pick up seats. (7+ / 0-)

    They've begun to believe their own press releases.  They're in lala land.  Give them about three weeks to think that they've got a winner here, just enough to get them committed, and then hit back hard.

    We're going to win three elections in a row.

    "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

    by journeyman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 07:15:55 PM PDT

    •  If You Really Believe That You're Freaking INSANE (2+ / 0-)
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      NoBigGovernment, peregrinus

      And aren't listening to what the hell the voters have been trying to tell us for a year.

      They don't want crappy and expensive healthcare insurance, THEY WANT JOBS....

      •  Jobs which the GOP also want to obstruct (6+ / 0-)

        I think journeyman is reacting to what seems like GOP self destruction.   Running on the repeal of protections given in this law is, I don't think, a winner.   The GOP is not hitting the dems for failing to deliver jobs, they are hitting them for extending health care benefits to the sick.  

        Now the Dems will switch to jobs and financial reform, and the GOP has already committed to obstructing that, and yeah, I can see how they could lose seats or at least keep very similar margins.  

        My muffin top is all that, whole grain, low fat...

        by fearisthemindkiller on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 07:27:33 PM PDT

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        •  The Newest PPP #'s Are Out-Do You Really (0+ / 0-)

          want to see them? Or would you rather just stick your head in the sand.

          Tuesday, March 23, 2010
          Tough Times for Dems in the Midwest
          It's really looking like a brutal year for Democrats in the Big Ten states.

          Barack Obama's approval numbers in the two places we polled this week- Wisconsin and Ohio- tell the story. He won Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008 but we find his approval there at a net (-2) (46/48) for a 16 point drop since the election. It's a similar story in Ohio. He won there by four points in 2008 but our approval numbers there for him tomorrow will show him at (-13) (40/53) for a drop of 17 points. If his national approval rating was falling the way it is in these two states he'd be at about 43/53 for the whole country.

          If the election was today Democrats would likely lose something they currently hold in every state where they have something to lose- Pennsylvania Governor and perhaps Senate, Michigan Governor, Ohio Governor, Indiana Senate, Iowa Governor, Wisconsin Governor and perhaps Senate, and Illinois Senate and/or Governor. Only Minnesota doesn't join the party because Democrats have nothing to lose there.

          http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot....

          Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

          •  Approval? Please. (1+ / 0-)
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            vets74

            Who are they going to put up?  What are that person's numbers?

            The problem with Democrats is that they think that polls tell you where to run.  They don't.  They tell you what to hit.  When you're numbers are down, attack.  When you're numbers are up, attack.  If you're even, attack.

            DO NOT DEFEND.

            Whatever else you say about Rove, he at least got that.  Ultimately he lost, but that was because he was working for the worst president in history.  We are not so handicapped.

            If we come out swinging, this thing is as good as done and WE WILL WIN.

            "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

            by journeyman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 07:58:54 PM PDT

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            •  Hell, we're mounting an attack on John Kline. (1+ / 0-)
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              askew

              MN-02.

              Or "TX-33" if you read the vote record.

              His margins don't matter. He's sell-out horse shit and worth attacking.

              Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Pro-Life Christians

              =EQ=

              The GOPer Base

              by vets74 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 08:58:59 PM PDT

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      •  HCR creates jobs. (4+ / 0-)
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        askew, highacidity, skohayes, Larsstephens

        I know how that hurts you...............

        Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Pro-Life Christians

        =EQ=

        The GOPer Base

        by vets74 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 07:29:41 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, but I'm not insane. (7+ / 0-)

        I may prove to be wrong, but I'm not insane.

        There are a good number of reasons to believe that we can win.

        1. There are more Dems and Dem-leaning independents than there are GOPers and GOP-leaning independents.
        1. The GOP has no message save "NO".  Not generally a winning strategy.
        1. The GOP electoral strategy relies on a depressed Democratic turnout especially among the three reliably Democratic demographics of a. Blacks.  b. Hispanics.  c. Youth.

        If the Dems lie down and let this election be localized, then, yes, we may lose.  If we go all in and nationalize the thing, then we will win.

        Blacks aren't going to turn out?  You see the only reason they turned out last time was for Obama and he's not on the ballot this time around, right?  Well, if we're very stupid, he's not.  If we play it right, then he is.  How much Teabaggery do you think we will really need to throw out there to convince black people that this election is nothing more or less than a referendum on their humanity?  Obama as witch doctor?  Obama with watermelon in the White House?  Teabaggers calling John Lewis a "nigger"?  The first lady compared to a chimp?  You name it, I've got it.  If we nationalize this thing and make it about Obama, the black vote will turn out in force.

        Hispanics?

        Two words: Immigration reform.  Either we pass it and win gratitude or the GOP blocks it, thus winning resentment.  That's a win-win.  Put immigration reform up on the block and we've got it.

        Youth?

        Nothing could be easier.  Basically all the people that voted for Obama are ready to do so again.  All they have to do is understand that voting for the local Dems IS voting for Obama.  All they have to do is to be told that yes, they are important.  Yes, we need them again.

        If we nationalize this thing, if we make it the GOP vs. Barack Obama and his party, it's as good as a done deal.

        Play hard.  Play bold.  We will win.

        All of this "Oh my God, we're going to lose because (fill in the blank)" is the best way to lose.

        If we believe in our mission, if we believe in ourselves, if we believe that our victory is not merely a moral necessity, but indeed a moral imperative, then WE WILL WIN.

        Or we could sit around and talk about how we're doomed until election day.

        Our fate is in our hands.  It is up to us.  It's just that simple.

        "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

        by journeyman on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 07:42:10 PM PDT

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    •  Amen to that (1+ / 0-)
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      vets74

      I'm so sick of "liberals" who buy into the corporate media broken-record bleating about the coming Republican landslide.
      The large mass of undecided voters doesn't start paying attention until after Labor Day in non-presidential years. And they're going to notice that the Republicans are a bunch of blowhards and phonies who have badly misjudged the sources of the nation's problems and the mood of the average citizen.
      I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The Republicans are going to get crushed.

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