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  •  You forgot . . . (1+ / 0-)
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    Major Tom

    We've blamed pretty much every single entity that is out there.  We've blamed Obama, the Democratic Party, media, voting machines, activists, political strategists, opinion journalists, voters, capitalism, banksters, The Supreme Court...

    . . . teh gay.  They've come in for a lot of blame, even from some well-regarded Kossacks, because in one local exit poll (sample size: slightly over 100) it turned out that a slightly smaller supermajority of gay voters went for Democrats this year than in 2008.

    Of course, since the usual response of Democrats to electoral defeat is to find a scapegoat human- or civil-rights constituency to throw under the bus (remember when it was the folks advocating reproductive choice who needed to be compromised away?), this is hardly unexpected.

    •  It's not just for Dems (0+ / 0-)

      It's everybody.  It's the way people do things.  

      Republicans looked for scapegoats in 2006.  Bush was theirs.  They distanced themselves form him.  

      Everybody looks for scapegoats.  

      "Can you get out of your jammies now, Daddy? It's almost time for school." ~My Daughter

      by otto on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 09:43:58 AM PST

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      •  You failed to give the Rethugs credit (2+ / 0-)
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        Major Tom, Salo

        for at least getting their scapegoats right.

        Something we, unfortunately, are failing to do.

        •  The list of people they blamed (0+ / 0-)

          It goes on.  It's what they did in 2006.  

          They blamed Karl Rove, one of the guys they loved this time, and he isn't even doing anything differently.  

          They aren't blaming him for winning, because... well... they won.  

          Winning has a way of making the problems go away.  

          "Can you get out of your jammies now, Daddy? It's almost time for school." ~My Daughter

          by otto on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 09:52:17 AM PST

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