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July 29, 2011

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The saddest part of this letter is how often it could be written to Democratic candidates across the country, especially in state elections.

Democratic candidates don't seem to want to talk about budgets, because someone might question them on tax policy. "Tax relief" is, after all, a ready-made GOP narrative.

Democratic candidates don't seem to want to talk about Planned Parenthood, because someone might question their stance on a woman's right to medical care. "Pro-abortion" is, after all, a ready-made GOP narrative.

Democratic candidates don't seem to want to talk about workers' rights, because someone might question their stance on small businesses. "Business-friendliness" is, after all, a ready-made GOP narrative. Heaven forfend the GOP get to play the "class warfare" card.

At least she's not running for office in the South, where race would be all up in this, too. (If it ain't already, because it probably is with Obama as Presdient.)

The thing Democratic candidates don't seem to understand is that the GOP will trot out all those narratives anyway. The GOP will already call every Democratic candidate a tax and spend, baby-killing class warrior. That's part of the playbook.

So when the Democratic candidate "plays it safe" and goes after the GOP candidate's tax record, they concede all those narratives along with the election. Sometimes, I think the only people willing to run for office as Democrats don't actually want to hold the office they are nominated for.

when are democrats gonna act like REAL democrats?

fuck the gnews.

Didja send this to her?

Geez, why is it when the rethug is wearing a "kick me" sign the Dem just can't seem to haul off and put one between the goalposts? Hopper is a wide open target, take the shot already!!!

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