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  •  It's not about Obama's right or what he (2+ / 0-)
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    deserves. It's about what you and I deserve, and all the people who are not multimillionaires.  With all his flaws, Obama is still better in the spot as POTUS than Palin or Romney or any other Repub.  

    I really think this type of destructive criticism sapped the enthusiasm of the would-be Dem voters this election cycle and we got "shellacked" for it.  You blame Obama.  I blame those who use vicious negative language in criticizing Dems.  IMHO that sort of self indulgence falls on the ears of the younger voters making them really not excited about voting in this election.

    People like to vote for winners.  When we won the health care law, instead of running all over the field declaring victory, we whined about what it lacked.  Most low information voters still have no idea what the law did or did not contain.  All they see is that the "winners" didn't act like winners.  We acted like whiners.  Who is gonna vote for that?

    To win, we the people of the Democratic Party, must connect emotionally with the voters.  Obama did a great job of it during the campaign, then he passed the ball to us.  We completely dropped the emotional charge and began to use a microscope on the ball.  And did it publicly.  Now the Dem public personna is that of a scattered mess.  

    The deep policy analytical stuff is fine in private, but in public, and I allege that this website is very public, unit cohesion should be maintained.  Not lockstep, but using the respectful language that people who intend to maintain a relationship use.  

    I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had. - Margaret Mead

    by fayea on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 10:26:52 AM PST

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