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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 04:19 PM
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26. ShortnFiery, this situation is similar to what happened under Truman.

He sold out unions because he didn't want the GOP calling him a commie, so the workers stayed home and Democrats suffered huge losses on Capitol Hill as a result.

What we have is a situation in which the leadership of the party got this idea that they had to act like Republicans. In the meantime, nobody was minding the Democratic store as it were. Now the right is energized and the progressives not. In a midterm election that is a toxic brew.

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  - World & US come to an end - anti-Democratic tsunami predicted for November breadandwine  Apr-22-10 03:31 PM   #0 
  - TLDR version: We're doomed.  BlooInBloo   Apr-22-10 03:36 PM   #1 
  - Tin foil wrapped too tight?  Lil Missy   Apr-22-10 03:37 PM   #2 
  - 3 is ridiculous unless somebody sells them one  Warpy   Apr-22-10 03:38 PM   #3 
  - You think after Obama gives Rahm the boot he'll stop posting here.  YOY   Apr-22-10 03:44 PM   #6 
  - YOY, I would like to believe Rahm was given the boot. More likely he's leaving on his own --  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 03:55 PM   #11 
     - I think it's clear that Obama's no longer following his advice.  backscatter712   Apr-22-10 04:16 PM   #24 
        - I think Rahm is trying to make for the exit before he takes the blame.  breadandwine   Apr-23-10 06:46 AM   #46 
  - Hope you're right, Warpy. But even a minority of nuts can add enormously to GOP turnout  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 08:07 PM   #37 
  - I agree with you on #3...and I hope you're right about the rest.  PassingFair   Apr-23-10 06:53 AM   #47 
     - PassingFair, what I've read on Rahm's original appointment points in a different direction.  breadandwine   Apr-23-10 05:10 PM   #51 
        - They are also both Chicago politicians and Rahm was, I'm sure,  PassingFair   Apr-23-10 05:36 PM   #54 
           - Yeah, that's probably true too.  breadandwine   Apr-25-10 12:50 AM   #55 
  - I doubt it.  cali   Apr-22-10 03:39 PM   #4 
  - Cali, translation of your words:  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 03:56 PM   #13 
     - reading comprehension is not your strong suit, but hyperbole  cali   Apr-22-10 04:12 PM   #21 
  - I'm going to laugh and laugh when more Dems take seats.  Rex   Apr-22-10 03:42 PM   #5 
  - I wouldn't be so certain of an outcome just yet...  Juneboarder   Apr-22-10 03:55 PM   #12 
  - Rex, have you ever studied poli-sci or worked in Democratic campaigns? How old are you?  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 03:58 PM   #14 
  - Right, right.  Rex   Apr-22-10 04:11 PM   #20 
  - Yep. Best to take a realistic POV.  backscatter712   Apr-22-10 04:21 PM   #27 
     - Nobody is noticing the GOP right now. They're not the target of the screamers.  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 04:24 PM   #28 
  - Your view is as delusional the OP's. nt  Codeine   Apr-22-10 10:10 PM   #44 
  - I'm not pissing myself yet.  YOY   Apr-22-10 03:45 PM   #7 
  - In that case, YOY, you will not fight until it's too late.  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 03:59 PM   #15 
     - I fight for those who fight for me.  YOY   Apr-22-10 05:53 PM   #35 
        - YOY, maybe you haven't been keeping up with current events, but if humanity got all it deserved  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 06:28 PM   #36 
           - Bullshit. If anyone is quite up to recent events it's me. And once again stop pissing yourself.  YOY   Apr-23-10 07:44 AM   #48 
              - So then YOY it's your testimony that humanity should get treated like crap?  breadandwine   Apr-23-10 05:04 PM   #49 
  - I live in texas and am hopeful.  Javaman   Apr-22-10 03:48 PM   #8 
  - Same here, Perry must go.  Rex   Apr-22-10 04:34 PM   #33 
  - I won't calm down..  Juneboarder   Apr-22-10 03:52 PM   #9 
  - It almost seems as if the Dems do not want to stay in power. They are more comfortable  T Wolf   Apr-22-10 03:54 PM   #10 
  - Exactly, T-Wolf. "Hey, the other side is even worse" is hardly a rally cry.  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 04:03 PM   #16 
  - Fortunately for the Dems, the Repugs are looked upon with as much scorn.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-22-10 04:04 PM   #17 
  - So go out there and vote.  CakeGrrl   Apr-22-10 04:06 PM   #18 
  - Establishment Democrats are going to lose and lose big but not for the reasons that Koch states.  ShortnFiery   Apr-22-10 04:09 PM   #19 
  - what is an establishment dem? Is Pat Leahy an establishment dem?  cali   Apr-22-10 04:13 PM   #22 
  - IMO, the one's in Congressional "leadership" positions and other who have seemingly been there  ShortnFiery   Apr-22-10 04:16 PM   #25 
  - ShortnFiery, this situation is similar to what happened under Truman.  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 04:19 PM   #26 
     - Sincere thanks for the education. There's no easy answer.  ShortnFiery   Apr-22-10 04:28 PM   #29 
        - Yup, ShortnFiery, let me put it this way. Hope has been replaced by "Hope I'm not a Republican."  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 04:34 PM   #34 
  - you forgot the "sarcasm" icon...  DCBob   Apr-22-10 04:14 PM   #23 
  - WE'RE DOOMED!!!! Thanks for the heads up - now I can stay home too...  TankLV   Apr-22-10 04:29 PM   #30 
  - While the GOP calls us commies, why is it Democrats so rarely call THEM the "F" word:  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 04:32 PM   #31 
  - We're DOOMED!  Arkana   Apr-22-10 04:32 PM   #32 
  - Arkana, maybe you need to reread the opening post.  breadandwine   Apr-22-10 08:50 PM   #41 
     - Dude, do you, like, get sarcasm at ALL?  Arkana   Apr-22-10 09:57 PM   #42 
  - bwahahahahahaa  spanone   Apr-22-10 08:14 PM   #38 
  - Koch: Obama is a sure loser in 2008 General Election  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-22-10 08:16 PM   #39 
  - Oh Noooooeess!!!  denbot   Apr-22-10 08:39 PM   #40 
  - Demoralized my ass.  lonestarnot   Apr-22-10 09:59 PM   #43 
  - Koch has been a shill for Israel lately. Israel is mad at Obama because he wouldn't  applegrove   Apr-22-10 10:50 PM   #45 
  - (facepalm)  WilliamPitt   Apr-23-10 05:05 PM   #50 
  - I doubt the Republicans will need to hack anything to win big in the mid-terms.  NaturalHigh   Apr-23-10 05:13 PM   #52 
     - Maybe, NaturalHigh. But I think every election stealing trick will be used so that none exclusively  breadandwine   Apr-23-10 05:17 PM   #53 

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