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  •  As much as I disagree with Nate Silver... (3+ / 0-)
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    AlexDrew, llywrch, slinkerwink

    For pushing this anti-climate change piece and its writer as someone to trust; since clearly in my mind it is a hit peace against climate science.

    I will not be poo pooing Nate's 60% chance that the Senate will be claimed by the GOP. I mean seriously, things are looking grim on our side of the aisle, and people out there are furious and disenchanted with the way things have progressed this year in both the Congress and Senate.  I remember writing a diary before the 2010 elections with a poll with 'do you think its too late?'  as an option for us to keep the House.  Surprisingly a lot of optimism before the election (13%). The number for "It's too late" was not 16% as it stands now at the time.

    My point?

    Don't shoot the messenger if it looks bad for the Democrats.  We need to get out there and change the message.  At this point though it already looks like Democrats are deciding to not fight, and that is what will put us in danger these mid-term elections.  Sure we have our vocal 'peanut gallery' here chirping away, but we how many of us actually are going to do our part to change the new 'theme of failure' that is being beaten by the media?

    We are in danger... and we know what the cost will be if the Senate is taken by the Republican party and the House is retained by the loons.  

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