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Three defeated Democrats have some advice for their party and the nation

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Last week (Nov 28-Dec 4) , columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. sat down with three House Democrats who were defeated in November to get their sense of what the election means for the future and how the president should respond.

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E.J. Dionne Jr., Syndicated columnist, Seattle Times | WA

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From Ohio, Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy describes "the worry, the anguish and sometimes despair" among her constituents and urges President Obama to spend more time with people who don't make "six-figure incomes."

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From Pennsylvania, Rep. Joe Sestak says Americans are angry at a government that failed to guard them against economic catastrophe.

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And from Virginia, Rep. Tom Perriello suggests that voters are less interested in "bipartisanship" than "postpartisanship." He explains: "What they're looking for is someone who solves the problem, not for a solution that happens to be half way between the two parties."

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