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  •  You nailed it! They are all fiscal conservatives, (0+ / 0-)

    and mostly (a couple of them, I know very little about their stances on social issues) moderate on social issues.

    And most of these lawmakers are "New Dems," or DLCers.

    Commenter Nada Lemming (below) references Amy Klobuchar arguing that "she wanted more austerity than her Tea Party opponent."

    Well, I heard Tim Kaine (on C-Span) argue the same during one of his debates with a Republican opponent.  Kaine even bragged that he supported Bowles-Simpson's proposal.

    He also said that if he were elected, he would join the "Gang of Eight," with his buddy Warner.

    So I ask, and not to be contentious, but for understanding and clarification--why have these obviously extremely fiscal conservative Democratic lawmakers been elected (in the first place), and then re-elected?

    [Especially since these two lawmakers are going to support deep cuts to the social insurance programs.  Both Bowles-Simpson's proposal and the Gang of Eight's proposal make extremely deep cuts to Social Security.]

    Mollie

    “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    by musiccitymollie on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 05:56:50 PM PST

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    •  because everyone says (0+ / 0-)

      we must get a Democrat in that seat! Any Democrat! Any Democrat! It's a really scary really red really conservative State/district!  We must put up a conservative Democrat for election or we will lose the election and lose our majority!  LIBERALISM LOSES ELECTIONS!!!

      The Democratic party has never gotten over their traumas of 1980, 1984, and 1994.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:53:06 PM PST

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    •  nobody cares that the polls say just the (0+ / 0-)

      opposite

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:53:23 PM PST

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