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Old 02-22-2015, 14:12   #1
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Democrats: 'Why we got shellacked in the 2014 elections'

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Democrats: 'Why we got shellacked in the 2014 elections'
CSM, 21 Feb 2015

They may have won the White House the last two times out, but it has “suffered devastating losses at all levels of government since 2008,” the report states. That includes 69 US House seats, 13 US Senate seats, 910 state legislative seats, 30 state legislative chambers, and 11 governorships.

“The circumstances that led to the series of devastating electoral losses did not develop overnight,” the task force found. “Instead they have been building over decades as the political system has been irrevocably changed by the passage of McCain-Feingold and the Citizens United decision. Republicans, in many cases, have been quick to respond to these changes and take advantage of this new moneyed and murky environment.”


(Cont'd) http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Deco...2014-elections
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Old 02-22-2015, 14:32   #2
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It would appear that they don't even understand that their message has been rejected, but will continue in denial to blame it on the evil Republicans and their legislation.

The POTUS and DWS are absolutely tone deaf on this.

I hope they continue down this disconnected from reality path.

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Old 02-22-2015, 18:01   #3
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Rebranding Hillary Clinton:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...dd2_story.html

Blank check rebranding…..again.

Style over substance.

"The McHillary double sh!t burger with extra cheese is mmm, mmm good!"

Hopefully, there's an effective "Where's the Beef" counter-narrative in this case.
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Old 02-22-2015, 18:30   #4
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Hopefully, there's an effective "Where's the Beef" counter-narrative in this case.
Why there just so happens... www.StopHillaryPAC.org

Started by my boss during Colorado's General election.
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Old 02-22-2015, 19:08   #5
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They will never acknowledge that their message doesn't resonate with productive people. Kulaks aren't literate enough, because "it's too nuanced." Always the post-mortem on the method, not the horsehockey they're trying to sell; their own core dogma tells them it's so.
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Why there just so happens... www.StopHillaryPAC.org

Started by my boss during Colorado's General election.
Wait !!!! .... I thought YOU were the boss and we only LET him think he was the boss ???

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Old 02-23-2015, 14:25   #8
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McCain-Feingold and Citizens United had to do with free speech. The Left keep talking about it in terms of "money in politics," but that is a crock. The decision did not undo the laws that limit raw money in politics. It had to do with limiting speech in politics, the right of people to speak during political campaigns and criticize politicians. What they ignore is that corporations aren't all businesses and not all businesses are corporations. The majority of civil rights organizations in this country are structured as corporations, and as such, such corporations represent what is one of the primary ways for the average citizen to engage in free speech at a high level. The government has no right to ban such speech. So for example, they could outlaw the NRA's ads during a campaign but Michael Bloomberg could run all the ads he wishes. The NRA is a civil rights organization structured as a corporation in which millions of average citizens pool their money to be able to speak and counter ads by people like Bloomberg.

Ironically, if you look into the history behind such legislation that was the forerunner to McCain-Feingold, restricting of the NRA's speech was precisely the idea. Democrats wanted to do it so they could get more gun control-oriented candidates elected so they could pass more gun control.

The Democrats constantly argue about how the Citizens United decision crushes the ability of the average citizen to be heard because of all the big evil corporations that then can speak as they please, but it is precisely the opposite. It protects the ability of the average citizen to be able to engage in speech at a high level. Outlawing corporate speech during campaigns would mean only rich individuals such as the Bloombergs and the Koch Brothers could run ads.

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Democrats: 'Why we got shellacked in the 2014 elections'

This is what happens when you place an incompetent moron, mooslem socialist and America Hater in the White House that only fooled the low IQ voters.

What was that, 90% of all Ivy league "professors" voted for the Squatter in the White House too. That does not say much for those idiots as well. saul alinsky would be proud of them though....
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Forgetting the kerfuffle over McDonald (from which probably nothing will come of consequence) I'd rather see this made to percolate long enough such that she is guaranteed to be a 1-term/1-hit wonder. Also previously covered locally was that Rep. Ron Kind (D) (this is his district) had been aware of the report for many months but allegedly never received a copy of the report and "knows nut-ting." No journalist asked him, "Did you think to have your office follow up?"

This place now known as "Candy Land" and the Chief of Staff (and a prescribing Psych) known as "Candy Man" is 3 minutes away. An independent investigative report had been (miraculously) picked up by the local rag here some months back and it's now graduated to the national cable news.

Anything that helps this idiot out the door - since she checked alot of conscience-boxes for some of her supporters - is ok by me.
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