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    "Responding to the closer than expected Senate race in Massachusetts, Dennis Hale, Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College, thinks that if the 'Democrats continue to pretend that everyone outside the Democratic party is a loony right-wing extremist who wants to take the nation back to the stone age, then they will continue to lose voters.' ''

    •  Excellent quote (0+ / 0-)

      FWIW, I share that opinion and I believe that was one of the problems of this late push in our campaign.

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        Going negative at the end was a horrible decision.  The narrative of Scott Brown as the modest everyman fighting the big, bad political machine gained incredible traction over the past month.  Going negative only reinforced that narrative.

        IMO, it was the last in a series of missteps by the Coakley campaign and all of the hired guns.

    •  The problem is, the Democratic Party (1+ / 0-)
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      has not voiced this opinion, at all. So your "liking this quote" means nothing.

      In fact, your pal at BC has it totally backwards.

      If Democratic leaders start to point out that Republicans are loony right wing extremists who want to take the nation back to the Stone Age, they will win.

      The problem with Democratic leadership is they're afraid to step up and tell the truth.

      'The work goes on, the cause endures.'

      by shpilk on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:43:54 AM PST

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      •  Hear, Hear. (1+ / 0-)
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        "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

        by IndieGuy on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 09:49:32 AM PST

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      •  Do you read these forums? (1+ / 0-)
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        Better yet: Have you seen Coakley's latest ads?  It's all a giant strawman meant to pander to our basest political instincts.  That message appeals only to the bluest of us.  The rest either tune out or get turned off by that message.  

        So, yes: that opinion prevails both in the opinions of the democratic constituency as well as the actions of democratic political operatives.

    •  Well, it's the truth. (1+ / 0-)
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      The Repubs have doubled the previous record for filibusters.  They are a monolithic block of fringe extremists.  They are doing their best to turn America back to the Guilded Age, and the Democrats aren't doing enough to stop them.

      The question is not whether the chickens needed replacing, the question is whether the fox should have been guarding them in the first place.

      by happymisanthropy on Mon Jan 18, 2010 at 10:32:54 AM PST

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