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  •  Your analysis is flawed (3+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, luckydog, mrblifil

    on several levels.

    One, the electorate in 2012 or 2014 is not the same electorate we had in 1994. It is younger, more urban, more female and less white. The 1994 electorate would have given us President Romney in November.

    Second, 1994 ratified at the Congressional level what we saw much earlier at the Presidential level; the loss of the Old South for the Democrats. That would have happened sooner or later with or without an AWB.

    Third, the defining issue in 1994 was healthcare, or Hillarycare, as it was then framed. Which the Clinton White House botched. It's that awkward historical fact that Bill Clinton is "famously" spinning away, not actual fact.

    So if you're going to threaten dire electoral consequences to Democrats over guns, and make no mistake, that's exactly what this diary is, you need to make up some better facts.

    Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

    by MBNYC on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:19:52 AM PST

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