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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Speaking as a Dem, we need to get our donkey heads out of our butts at the state level, where Repubs tore us a new one in 2010. And still no Repubs will credit Michael Steele. Governors, state legislatures, the House, the Senate--Repubs have a better ground game while IMV Dems have better candidates.
    Could be, I really haven't gotten into that. I'll take your word. But it is hard for me to fathom the GOP having the better ground game. I think the advantage the Dems had in 2012 especially at the presidential level was their ground game. Now that may vary from state to state. I will agree with what you said about the candidates. The Dems sure had the better candidates in 2012.
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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    People don't like Congress but they usually like their own Congressperson. You don't think Repubs are doing this against the wishes of their constituents? We shall see.
    Thats true...but outside of the wacko right-wing districts I think that Republicans are overestimating their support, especially where the country is so heavily against their games and grandstanding here. They expected something different and it didn't materialize. Now they find themselves in an awkward position where they have to figure out how to come out of this, not with any kind of a win, but with the least amount of damage.
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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The new Dem candidate for the Montana Senate just announced--their Lt. Gov
    Walsh, He might be able to keep MT Democratic. That is if he wins in the primary.
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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    You know Pero, I keep hearing about all of these safe House Repub seats because Romney carried them.
    In states like North Dakota, as you saw, that didn't matter with Heitkamp in the Senate or McCaskill in MO or Donnelly in IN.
    Next year, who will these House guys run against/with, Boehner-Pelosi-Clinton-Cruz?
    The election is on now and Dems need a full-court press using their whole bench.
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Could be, I really haven't gotten into that. I'll take your word. But it is hard for me to fathom the GOP having the better ground game. I think the advantage the Dems had in 2012 especially at the presidential level was their ground game. Now that may vary from state to state. I will agree with what you said about the candidates. The Dems sure had the better candidates in 2012.

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    He'll at least keep it competitive and force Repubs to use their money.
    Having newly-elected Tester on the trail with him plus Bachus won't hurt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Walsh, He might be able to keep MT Democratic. That is if he wins in the primary.

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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    I missed your primary comment.
    Dems don't usually cut each other up in primaries like Repubs.
    Very often they will coalesce around the stronger candidate.
    I'll be tracking the House more this time.
    Which sites are you leaning on?
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Walsh, He might be able to keep MT Democratic. That is if he wins in the primary.

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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Thats true...but outside of the wacko right-wing districts I think that Republicans are overestimating their support, especially where the country is so heavily against their games and grandstanding here. They expected something different and it didn't materialize. Now they find themselves in an awkward position where they have to figure out how to come out of this, not with any kind of a win, but with the least amount of damage.
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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You know Pero, I keep hearing about all of these safe House Repub seats because Romney carried them.
    In states like North Dakota, as you saw, that didn't matter with Heitkamp in the Senate or McCaskill in MO or Donnelly in IN.
    Next year, who will these House guys run against/with, Boehner-Pelosi-Clinton-Cruz?
    The election is on now and Dems need a full-court press using their whole bench.
    Democrats have proven to be more skilled at masquerading as conservatives in conservative states. They simply refuse to answer questions about things like coal, or abortion, or health care, and come out as pro-gun.

    Watch and learn. Terry McCauliffe in VA was finally pinned down on coal. That could cost him the election.

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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    I think it's funny how people keep complaining about our congressional leaders not doing their jobs. You know, the ones that we're paying them to do.

    Our elected officials are paid much more by their corporate sponsors than they are by us, and they are doing exactly what corporate America wants them to do. According to best estimates, the two corporate candidates in the 2012 Presidential election were financed to the tune of 2 billion dollars. Billions, with a B.

    I'm no mathematician, but I reckon that it would take approximately 2,500 years for the Presidents measly state salary to reach even half that level.

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    Re: Who do you hold at fault for the Govt shutdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by francois60 View Post
    Democrats have proven to be more skilled at masquerading as conservatives in conservative states. They simply refuse to answer questions about things like coal, or abortion, or health care, and come out as pro-gun.

    Watch and learn. Terry McCauliffe in VA was finally pinned down on coal. That could cost him the election.
    Heidi Heitkamp from ND is a con Dem and showed it helping the filibuster of Toomey/Manchin- we can all cherry-pick issues-good luck with cooch with women, VA's huge public job sector-and cooch tied into McDonnell's gifts

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