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  •  More seats... (1+ / 0-)
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    Wilber

    were lost in the House than were gained in 2006 and 2008 combined, so not sure about your assessment there. And Democrats holding the Senate was the Tea Party overplaying their hand...in short, they lucked out.

    •  Spinning is key (1+ / 0-)
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      Willa Rogers

      And your post suggests that we should buy into the GOP leaning spin.

      That's why I am pissed.  There is a Progressive spin to be had here and the Dems passed it up entirely.

      "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber" - Plato

      by Dan Torres on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 06:51:55 AM PST

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        Lying eyes, Larsstephens

        like to hear the progressive spin on a 60 seat loss resulting from the under 30 vote falling from 23 million in 2008 to 9 million in 2010. I could use the laugh.

        •  It's interesting (1+ / 0-)
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          Lying eyes

          That obamafailed to convert that enthusiasm he exploited in 2008 for his presidential run into more votes for the Democrats.

          The young Obama voter is a selfish sort of lover.

          TeaShirt Psalm: 40-18 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

          by Salo on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 07:08:16 AM PST

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        •  How about the fact (1+ / 0-)
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          that most of those 60 seats lost were either Blue Dogs or freshmen originally elected in Red districts?  To me this says that voters rejected center-right dems and returned progressives in higher numbers.

          But the easier message to sell is that while almost every president loses support in the midterms, Obama only lost the house and saved the Senate.

          But he's too weak to even recognize this himself.  Please just give me a reason to want to defend you.....

          "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber" - Plato

          by Dan Torres on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 07:24:49 AM PST

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