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  •  In such a case (5+ / 0-)

    you can kiss the Democratic Party coalition good-bye.

    Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

    by Big River Bandido on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:33:59 AM PST

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    •  yup...key word...coalition (3+ / 0-)

      a fragile one at that.

      throw in gun control and you lose another fragment--which by the way, i'm willing to say SEE YA! to those people, but that's not the point...after all, it's not all about me, but don't tell anyone i said that :)

      the republicans have also chipped away their coalition, but they do it a bit differently.

      they chip away at the "moderates" and keep sacred their base.

      if i had to choose a political strategy--i'd go with the republican one.  cuz picking away your base to appease moderates who may or not vote for you...but for damn sure were never going to melt the payment for you or donate to you....

      well that's just , what's the word?  dumb.

      •  I think the past few days have shown (0+ / 0-)

        that the "gun nut" element in the Democratic Party was never very solidly in the party to begin with.  With the changing demographics of American society, that element is fast becoming irrelevant in the Democratic coalition.  

        The economic policy battles are where the Democrats' real worries ought to be.  

        Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

        by Big River Bandido on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:43:41 AM PST

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