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    Who self-reports as "liberal" varies in ideology from Congressional District to Congressional District.

    Members of Congress and to a great extent the President as well work for K-Street and campaign donations more than they do for any base of voters.  And K-Street backs winners regardless of the rhetoric they use to win.  But K-Street does not back people who would dismantle K Street.  Thus the situation in DC where the talk is different and the results are constrained to a lot of things that voters do not want.

    The deliberate deception of voters on issues that affect their lives when there is reporting about the actions of the government in Washington is greater than I have seen it in my lifetime.  And Democratic politicians who are claiming weakness are among the worst.  For example, Max Baucus is so corrupt and lying he's a disgrace.  And this whole debt crisis debacle is at the doorstep of the former Senator Kent Conrad.  And Joe Manchin and Mary Landrieu are major blocks to dealing with climate change because they put their oil and coal industries ahead of the welfare of the people in their states.

    Business as usual means another defeat for Democrats in 2014.  They must reform their caucuses.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 12:22:01 PM PST

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