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Florida Democrats blame lack of unified message in election-day beat-down
Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/07/10 | George Bennett

Posted on 11/08/2010 9:44:03 AM PST by Libloather

Florida Democrats blame lack of unified message in election-day beat-down
By George Bennett
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 8:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010

Telling voters they've lost their minds probably isn't an effective comeback strategy for Democrats.

But there was more venting than introspection when Palm Beach County Democratic leaders and activists gathered Thursday night to ponder the future of the party after Tuesday's Republican midterm election tsunami.

"One of the bad things about fear and anger is that they are emotions that cloud our judgment, and that is what happened across these United States," state Rep. Steven Perman, D-Boca Raton, told the county Democratic Executive Committee meeting.

"With the hammer of the Republican side, through their media outlets and all the half-truths and mistruths, they made the public so fearful and so angry that they lost their minds and they made bad decisions," Perman said.

Perman, newly elected without opposition to a heavily Democratic seat, backed away from his "lost their minds" assessment the next day, but stood by his fear-and-anger diagnosis.

It was one of many recalibrations Florida and national Democrats undoubtedly will be making in coming weeks and months as they try to dig out from under Tuesday's landslide.

(Excerpt) Read more at palmbeachpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; election; florida; message
Their message, unified or not, sucked. But, that playbook will be back.
1 posted on 11/08/2010 9:44:10 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Yeah, and the dog ate my homework, too.


2 posted on 11/08/2010 9:45:53 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Libloather

They haven’t learned a thing.


3 posted on 11/08/2010 9:47:20 AM PST by DallasDeb
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To: Libloather

IF ‘fear & anger’ is their benchmark tirade for the next 2 years, we can easily find the money to beat them in 2012.


4 posted on 11/08/2010 9:47:40 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Libloather

Yeah, voters are too stupid to understand Alan Grayson’s “explanations” of the way things are. < snort >


5 posted on 11/08/2010 9:47:55 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Libloather

I’ve always found insulting my clients to be an effective business practice.


6 posted on 11/08/2010 9:47:55 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: DallasDeb

..and they never will...


7 posted on 11/08/2010 9:49:16 AM PST by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Libloather

I guess Steve thinks the taxpayers should be grateful for the daily beatings from Socialist thugs


8 posted on 11/08/2010 9:49:34 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather
They obviously still have it.

That terminal Condescending Arrogance.

9 posted on 11/08/2010 9:53:04 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Libloather

Great message, rats. I suggest you stick with the same message next time around...just yell louder.


10 posted on 11/08/2010 9:53:22 AM PST by JPG (Memo to GOP: DO NOT GO WOBBLY...NO COMPROMISE...REJECT SOCIALISM.)
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To: Libloather

registered Democrats are enemies of the USA. Period


11 posted on 11/08/2010 9:53:22 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Libloather
they are emotions that cloud our judgment, and that is what happened

Yeah, we're all clouded up out here and not thinking straight.

THAT's the ticket!

13 posted on 11/08/2010 9:55:45 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Libloather

What, South Florida Dems strategy of releasing the social security numbers of their Republican opponents, and then attacking their Republican opponents as untrustworthy didn’t work? Screw them and the union thugs that were their campaigns.


14 posted on 11/08/2010 9:57:38 AM PST by November 2010
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To: Libloather

They lost because of two words - Barrack Obama.


15 posted on 11/08/2010 10:00:03 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Libloather

Yes, yes, keep believing that and next time campaign on that basis. A unified message. That’s the ticket. And make sure to keep Nancy Pelosi and Obama as your leaders. And follow them unfailingly. You’re sure to win then......


16 posted on 11/08/2010 10:00:11 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: TopGun25

Bill Nelson in 2012 in FL is TOAST.


17 posted on 11/08/2010 10:01:03 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Libloather

Day after the election, once again liberal democrats were saying that American voters are “stupid” and “voted against their financial interests”.

As if Socialism ever works out well for anyone but the Politburo.


18 posted on 11/08/2010 10:02:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Libloather
Angry, mindless, and bad decision maker or not, I made the Right choices at the ballot box...which were MUCH better than choosing your ilk.

Go do anatomically impossible, Biblically prohibited things to yourself, you parasitic paternalistic condescending piece of putredinous pond scum.

19 posted on 11/08/2010 10:03:37 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Seruzawa

“vote for the bill and then I’ll tell you what’s in it, (dummy).”


20 posted on 11/08/2010 10:03:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise
Day after the election, once again liberal democrats were saying that American voters are “stupid” and “voted against their financial interests”.

Well the maajority were in 2008
21 posted on 11/08/2010 10:05:40 AM PST by uncbob
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To: Libloather

They so dont get it. It was their actions and pi$4 poor results they produced that made them lose so bad.


23 posted on 11/08/2010 10:12:14 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Libloather

Ah, yes, “message.” Isn’t it sad that no one even bothers to pretend anymore that politics is comprised of anything other than advertising?


24 posted on 11/08/2010 10:13:42 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: TopGun25

Throw in Casey for PA


25 posted on 11/08/2010 10:15:39 AM PST by DarthVader (Nov 2 2010: That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: TopGun25

Maine appears to have been very red this election cycle. Htach will go. Lugar should go. Ensign is a choir boy compared to Reid.


26 posted on 11/08/2010 10:19:28 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Libloather
Boy, those dems are hung up on "the message", aren't they?

I really don't see how their "message" failed...I mean, TV, Radio, Internet, cell phones, robocalls, snail mail, email, door-to-door, ACORN canvassing, obama going to all 57 states delivering boring speeches....I mean, just HOW did their "message" fail?

So they say it was the "lack of a unified message". In other words, someone didn't get the propaganda talking points sheet.

Seriously, the common knowledge on the street is that deomocrats lie...no matter how many openings you give them to 'fess up, they had rather lie.

We all know their game, er, their message, and Americans just don't like it much. Well, some do, but snakes usually like snakes...sometimes.

I think I did get a couple of their "messages" in the mail, but as soon as I saw it was a "D", into trash it went.

When your "brand" has been tarnished, you can do one of two things...fire the ones responsible to show you're trying to turn it around, or, go out of business.

I think the dems should just go out of business...I'll never believe anything they say...never did for that matter.
29 posted on 11/08/2010 10:22:55 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Libloather

They needed bigger bumper stickers.


31 posted on 11/08/2010 10:26:15 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Frantzie

I agree. I’ve been wanting to get rid of Bill Nelson for some time now. I’ll be doing the happy dance when he’s kicked out.


32 posted on 11/08/2010 10:27:48 AM PST by jrcats (Obama -Soros's puppet!)
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To: TopGun25

His vote for Obozocare may be his death sentence.


33 posted on 11/08/2010 10:40:16 AM PST by DarthVader (Nov 2 2010: That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Libloather

Just one of the many disadvantages of the infinitely big tent of the party of all things to all people.

Too many varying single-issue groups.

Live by groupthink, die by groupthink.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 11:13:55 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: TopGun25

“I don’t see any scenario in which FL goes Dem in 2012.”

Ditto re Ohio


35 posted on 11/08/2010 12:21:24 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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