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Wed Sep 3, 2014, 07:27 PM

For everyone out there driven to distraction by DINOs, Blue Dog Democrats, and . . .

'Licans in Dems' clothing.

I'd remind you of two things: Party discipline and Caucusing together.

There are a lot of people running under the Dem banner who don't share my vision of America. This causes me to grit my teeth and sometimes shake my fist at the sky. But then I remind myself that once people get into office, there are governance mechanisms within the party that act (admittedly imperfectly) to align people toward shared goals.

Sometimes these faux-Dems are terrified by what they consider to be an electorate that's much more conservative than it actually is. Sometimes they're natural Republicans who have no home in the modern, radicalized GOP. Sometimes they're flatly cynical and trying to do whatever it takes to get or keep a job. Politics is so far from perfection that a stone would weep.

So, I'm not saying don't try to find real Democrats to run; I'm not saying stop trying to push rightish Dems to the left; I'm not saying that if someone is egregiously antithetical to Democratic values (I have a little list) they shouldn't be primaried out.

What I am saying is that in 9 out of 10 cases, the worst Democrat is better than the best Republican.

Oh, and Get Out the Vote.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014, 07:53 AM

1. Would You Like Some More Tea, Sir

 

We united the fringes
Those without hinges
Thought we could tame them
Thought we could blame them
If hate did not sell
And spiteful rhetoric fell
On deaf ears
Igniting no fears
Among those held in contempt
By this heartless attempt

But should we succeed
Create a new creed
Then we could gloat
As we counted the vote
Celebrate our successes
Excuse their excesses
As signs of distresses
And glorified hatred
As sacred
As the thrust of the sword
In the coming of the Lord

Though they were without hinges
These erratic fanatics
Coming from fringes
Proved charismatics
Turned
On their masters
Spurned
Our disasters
Hubris had earned

Oh what the hell
Let the healing begin
Let the other side win

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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 06:44 PM

3. In the IL 16th ...

there is a guy by the name of Randall Olsen who is running against a Tea Party sweetheart, and he can use all the help he can get --> www.electrolsen.com

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