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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 04:06 AM
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31. And my response to your response from the other thread
Edited on Sun Nov-12-06 04:06 AM by jgraz
You skipped a few points...

Like the spate of primary wins against DCCC candidates. Of course, given enough time I'm sure you could invent a just-so story for them as well.

I challenge you to list 10 "Heath Shuler types" who won without the backing of the DCCC. Or just list 10 "Heath Shuler types" who won. Of course, you'll have to keep in mind that while Shuler is marginally right of center on social issues, he's solidly liberal when it comes to economics.

Opinions and spin aside, my list presents some simple facts. Many candidates espoused undeniably liberal views, and they managed to win primaries and unseat incumbents, often with little or no help from the Dem establishment. Sure, you can find other one-off factors in their wins, but the common thread is that every one of these races resulted in a move to the left. And many moved much farther to the left than the establishment Dems were willing to support.
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