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Friday, November 09, 2012

2014 strategy

Given Republican obstructionism, Democrats should publicly set a priority of gaining about 5 Senate seats and 23 House seats in 2014, so they can have a filibuster-proof majority. They should be talking about what their agenda will be if they gain full control of the federal government. Once that is achieved, progressive Democrats need to pressure their elected officials to make substantial progress. If leadership fails, then they either need to run primary challengers, or go third-party with us.


At Fri Nov 09, 07:36:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

Just remember, the fiscal cliff is really a stairway to heaven, according to a caller to the Ed Schultz show. Ed's advice is just let the Bush tax cuts expire, then start fresh and consider middle class tax cuts next year.

At Sat Nov 10, 06:25:00 PM CST, Blogger Tom Cleland said...

It's probably a good thing I'm not president, because I would be tempted to lead the Republicans on, go along with whatever they say, then simply refuse to sign it at the end of the year. Seriously though, I think the president should just play the issue down, change the subject, and quietly let the Bush tax cuts expire.


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