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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:17 AM

"Democrats have their Schlitz Beer Reckoning" from over on Daily Kos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/05/1341978/-Democrats-Have-Their-Schlitz-Beer-Reckoning

The Schlitz Beer saga, the story of how America's once favorite beer altered its hallmark recipe disastrously while seeking short term profits at the expense of quality and reputation, has always seemed to me to be analogous to the modern Democratic Party of the last decades.

I have often wondered these past few years - when will the message and role of the Democratic Party become so watered down, so diluted, so unpalatable and unrecognizable from its former self that the public, even the most loyal customers, simply stops buying it?

I think we're there.

Don't blame the public, Democratic Party - blame your own executives for short-sighted expediency, blame substituting inferior ingredients and blame changing your brewing process. In short, you have failed at every level.


Learn from this debacle, or repeat it.

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Reply "Democrats have their Schlitz Beer Reckoning" from over on Daily Kos (Original post)
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 OP
vi5 Nov 2014 #1
Kelvin Mace Nov 2014 #2
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #3
whatchamacallit Nov 2014 #4
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #5
whatchamacallit Nov 2014 #6
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #7
whatchamacallit Nov 2014 #8
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2014 #9

Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:22 AM

1. Nope. They won't learn from it.

 

The message will always be that we didn't move right enough.
The message will always be that we didn't appeal enough to "values voters" (ie. evangelical Christians).
The message will always be that we need to cut taxes.
The message will always be that we need to cut social services.

The message will always be that we didn't "ME TOO!!!" enough.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:40 AM

2. Precisely,

 

because too much money is made by consultants who advise them to go to the right. And remember who will be the presidential candidate in 2016, HRC!!

Though at this point, with this electorate, she has gone from "done deal" to "The Next Kay Hagan".

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:41 AM

3. i blame voter suppression from the far left..

 

We didnt support this President and the progress we did achieve..

UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:05 PM

4. Care to explain?

Or is this just more hippy punching tourettes?

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:08 PM

5. easy even Bernie Sanders said "we have to defend

 

The progress we have made"

And we didnt do that....."we" seem to think that punching Democrats is the path to victory.. ..apparently...."we" were wrong...

Punching ourselves in the face doesnt make us look like winners ....and much of the wishy washy middle vote for who they think look like winners....last night that wasnt us

Now it will be an uphill battle for several election cycles...

Gee thanks for all the help "democrats"

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:13 PM

6. Shut down the conflation station for a sec

and hip us to this "voter suppression from the far left" concept. Who and what are you talking about?

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:16 PM

7. not a conflation..

 

If ALL you do is piss and moan about Democrats..it makes us look like losers

Thanks Indies with friends like you....who needs enemies?

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:21 PM

8. Yes, the nation took it's cue from DU

You're going to have a hell of a headache when you come down...

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:23 PM

9. did i ever say it only happened on DU?

 

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