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Response to jonno99 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:44 PM

10. It is not uncommon for the party holding the presidency to lose the House during the midterms.

Thus, I do not think this article is meaningful...I do believe that until progressive voters choose Democrats in all elections the GOP will win....this election was winnable if we all stuck together ...and the damage will be permanent. Look at how the potential demise of the ACA will affect 40 million people...some will die...and those who believed that the demise of the ACA would lead to single payer... should now consider that it will lead to nothing. Had we elected an imperfect candidate (not as liberal as us perhaps or maybe just attacked constantly for 30 years), the ACA would not be endangered...nor would medicare and social security...also the finance legislation is endangered. LGBTQ rights immigration reform (compassionate) are also endangered and of course consider the courts...poised to help the GOP attain a permanent majority or dictatorship. This was not the year for a protest vote...sad but the progressive movement was brought down from within...and still we argue over who she be the next DNC head...Is he in Bernie's camp or not. We should be choosing someone who can win and in the states particularly. This bickering is akin to arranging deck chairs on the titanic. Nothing matter unless we win.

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