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  •  time to primary Reid n/t (8+ / 0-)

    “It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there” ---Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by vmckimmey on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:48:16 AM PST

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    •  Get ready for a fight (6+ / 0-)

      from your so called allies here at dkos. Get ready to be called a purist, an emoProg, a traitor, and to be blamed for every Democratic loss in elections for the past century.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:55:34 AM PST

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      •  How can we avoid shooting ourselves in the foot? (0+ / 0-)

        I am not very unhappy with Reid myself but I am not suicidal.
        We have to find a way to make him responsible without
        doing ourselves in as well.

        I am pragmatist and I understand the way negociations work. Both sides have to give up something they want in order to keep what they value the highest. I am not sure what the GOP has given up-their reputation for acting in good faith? Not really.

        Even Sherrod Brown was having a difficult time putting a good face on this tainted deal. I am for waiting to see what really happened behind the scenes instead of forming a circle firing squad.

      •  We've been watching a lot of (1+ / 0-)
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        losses that could have been won had better primary candidates gotten party support. (Even hidden support where open primary support is not allowed.) Another reason for public campaign funding.

        I also think when we trash and ridicule Dem politicians without grounds, it discourages really good potential candidates from running.

        Having older, powerful incumbents can become a liability rather than an advantage when it comes to getting fresher blood in DC.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:14:34 PM PST

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    •  Time to primary Barbara Boxer and Dianne (6+ / 0-)

      Feinstein.

      48forEastAfrica - Donate to Oxfam> "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Edna St.V. Millay

      by slouching on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:18:24 AM PST

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      •  According to Bernie on Hartmann (0+ / 0-)

        Levin got on the floor and spoke against changing the rule. Need to find out who else was not supporting it. Also support the ones who were.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:03:52 PM PST

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      •  Why not? (0+ / 0-)

        They supported this dreck, too.

        The sooner the Democratic base makes it clear that a functional Congress and an end to the kabuki theatre is at the top of the list, the sooner Capitol Hill will get the idea.

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