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The Dems have lost their filibuster-proof majority in the senate. It’s all downhill from here

By Renegade   February 2010

You know the Democrats are in deep trouble when they lose a senate seat in Massachusetts, among the most liberal states in the country. Only 15 months ago, the Republicans were fighting to stay ahead in the red state of Idaho. Now they have won the special election for the seat held by the late Teddy Kennedy. Democrats have no one to blame but themselves. They had feared voters might mistakenly opt for the beguilingly named Joe Kennedy (no relation), an independent candidate with libertarian views. But Kennedy got 22,000 votes—less than a fifth of the margin by which Republican…

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