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Is it the Republican clown car that makes DU members giddy with their chances in 2012?
I can't believe how some DU'ers are acting as if Barack Obama's re-election is a lock, even advocating that we shift our efforts to Congressional candidates.
Have we forgotten 2000?
Have we forgotten 2004?
Have we forgotten Diebold?
Have we forgotten voter-suppression laws in every Republican-controlled State?
Folks, we're going to get our asses handed to us if we get complacent. The Republicans will show up to vote for whichever clown they nominate as if it's a religious duty.
Meanwhile, millions of folks who voted for Obama in 2008 are "heartbroken" to use one expression for how they're feeling about his Presidency to date. There's an enormous risk that many of these People will stay home on election day.
Fact is, Obama needs to win the election by 20-30 million votes just to overcome the fraud being perpetrated by the right.
We need to re-double our efforts at getting Obama re-elected, and triple our efforts to support Progressive candidates for Congress.
Don't forget, there are 23 Senate seats currently held by Democrats up for grabs in 2012, against only 10 held by Republicans (plus two held by Independents).
If you want a Republican President backed by a Republican-controlled Congress, go ahead and relax. But don't tell me to do so.