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  •  I don't know (5+ / 0-)

    The dems controlled the congress, with rare exceptions, for 40 yrs after fdr. At times we had a veto proof majority, so it really wouldn't have mattered who the pres was.

    For the bulk of that time, they were fine.

    If the GOP insists on playing moral police, they will continue to lose, and they'll lose more and more seats they considered safe.

    The GOP seems to think people want govt to leave business alone and worry about people's private decisions. They're wrong. People think govt belongs in the boardroom, not the bedroom.

    •  campaign $$ is the difference (2+ / 0-)
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      StrayCat, No one gets out alive

      And the general growth of corruption in the form of revolving doors, etc available to federal pols. It's a far, far more lucrative career path than at any time since the turn of the 20th century.
      The sheer amount of hard-to-trace dark money being pumped into the Capitol today is extremely tempting for people who (by and large0 have the outsized egos, self-assurance, and ambition to want to run for office in the first place.
      That's why I give the dems 8 years instead of 40 before they succumb to rot of one sort or another.
      That said, there are any number of outside factors that could influence this arc; campaign finance reform, the overturning of Citizen's United, the quality of candidates running, continued perfidy by the GOP, and the RWNM's hyperventilating over dem conduct are just a few.
      oh, and you're spot on about the results if the GOP keeps chasing culture wars into oblivion. Let 'em.

      R-Money/R-Ayn, the ENRON Ticket, is not a campaign; it's a hostile takeover bid.

      by kamarvt on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:15:20 AM PST

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