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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 02:24 PM
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20. These are people who in the main respond to populist campaigning ....
which the DLC corporate wing has long discouraged --

If half of the independents unite with liberals/progressives, it's a huge

voting bloc --

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  -AP-GfK Poll: Independent voters sour on Democrats OmahaBlueDog  Aug-15-10 12:40 PM   #0 
  - The dorsal fin of American politics is flopping again nt  Xipe Totec   Aug-15-10 12:42 PM   #1 
  - I don't know about this poll, but if they trust the repukes more on the economy they are idiots /nt  still_one   Aug-15-10 12:43 PM   #2 
  - They aren't very bright, are they?  tomhayes   Aug-15-10 12:43 PM   #3 
  - Yes, they actually are.  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 02:10 PM   #18 
     - but the democratic party has sucked so bad on getting the message out.  AlbertCat   Aug-15-10 02:51 PM   #26 
     - Obama can get on the "tube" at anytime  Hawkowl   Aug-15-10 03:00 PM   #27 
     - In my example about jobs  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 03:07 PM   #30 
     - Agreed  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 03:00 PM   #28 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-10 03:58 PM   #34 
        - Yes, that is kinda my point  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 05:36 PM   #40 
           - Because they repeat lies  tomhayes   Aug-15-10 05:44 PM   #41 
              - I totally agree  TheEuclideanOne   Aug-15-10 05:57 PM   #42 
  - Independent voters are those people who walk outside during a rainstorm  Arkana   Aug-15-10 12:44 PM   #4 
  - And they put us in power in 2008. Were you mocking them then?  seattleblue   Aug-15-10 02:26 PM   #21 
  - Why no. Then they were the sages of the age.  Jakes Progress   Aug-15-10 03:58 PM   #33 
     - Gee, that's funny, because you and yours do nothing but squawk  Arkana   Aug-16-10 05:46 PM   #58 
  - It is all about the 9.5% unemployment rate. If it was 8.5% it would be a different story. But, the  RBInMaine   Aug-16-10 05:25 PM   #57 
  - Terrorism ranks ahead of health care for Republicans?  BeyondGeography   Aug-15-10 12:46 PM   #5 
  - No, that is their mindset  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-15-10 01:30 PM   #12 
  - Paranoia might explain it as well n/t  BeyondGeography   Aug-15-10 01:44 PM   #14 
  - No. Follow the money. Blackwater, Halliburton, Bechtel, etc. Not run by Democratic donors.  No Elephants   Aug-16-10 06:42 AM   #52 
  - Buried in the story is that even this poll, more want the Democrats in charge than the Republicans  karynnj   Aug-15-10 01:14 PM   #6 
  - I think the Tea Bagger movement has fallen off from where it was in Spring  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-15-10 01:29 PM   #10 
     - well, being co-opted by people like Palin early on probably killed it for many.  krabigirl   Aug-15-10 05:58 PM   #44 
  - Where is the specifics of the poll data?  SoapBox   Aug-15-10 01:16 PM   #7 
  - I've heard others question GfK methodology.  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-15-10 01:22 PM   #8 
  - wow sad posts on DU but not surprising  MikeW   Aug-15-10 01:27 PM   #9 
  - Yeah, well, they aren't the only ones  Demeter   Aug-15-10 01:30 PM   #11 
  - Vote republican. See how that works out for you.  savalez   Aug-15-10 01:34 PM   #13 
  - Attacking "independents" isn't going to work for us, either -- honest campaigning will --  defendandprotect   Aug-15-10 02:26 PM   #22 
  - Yep. You nailed it.  Iowa   Aug-15-10 07:32 PM   #46 
  - Could it be that the "Independents" so often talked about by the media  NorthCarolina   Aug-15-10 01:53 PM   #15 
  - Do you really think all those are "Independant voter" issues?  savalez   Aug-15-10 02:03 PM   #16 
  - Well  NorthCarolina   Aug-15-10 02:05 PM   #17 
  - They are to me.  Zhade   Aug-15-10 02:21 PM   #19 
     - Same for me.  Iowa   Aug-15-10 07:34 PM   #47 
  - Economy, jobs, safety nets -- populist issues the DLC corporate wing doesn't want discussed....  defendandprotect   Aug-15-10 02:27 PM   #23 
  - Yes, better to scare you with the  NorthCarolina   Aug-15-10 02:47 PM   #25 
     - Agreed. Nicely done. nt  glitch   Aug-15-10 03:40 PM   #32 
     - There was a HUGE turn out for Obama ... better to ask Dems why they've lost them..!!  defendandprotect   Aug-15-10 05:58 PM   #43 
  - Independents are not a monolithic group.  Hansel   Aug-15-10 04:50 PM   #38 
  - 76%+ of Americans wanted single payer/government run health care -- that's one issue!!  defendandprotect   Aug-15-10 06:07 PM   #45 
  - These are people who in the main respond to populist campaigning ....  defendandprotect   Aug-15-10 02:24 PM   #20 
  - Vote for change, get the same old shit.  Dr.Phool   Aug-15-10 02:42 PM   #24 
  - We need 93 votes for a majority.  AlbertCat   Aug-15-10 03:02 PM   #29 
  - Their memory retention ability  cosmicone   Aug-15-10 03:29 PM   #31 
  - The public has always had a short memory  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-15-10 04:28 PM   #36 
     - If they paid attention they would vote every Republican out then.  Hansel   Aug-15-10 05:00 PM   #39 
        - Yes, but democrats have been too spineless and castrated to  cosmicone   Aug-15-10 09:09 PM   #50 
  - Gotta carry through.  Jakes Progress   Aug-15-10 04:03 PM   #35 
  - There are a lot of good points you make  OmahaBlueDog   Aug-15-10 04:39 PM   #37 
  - Worth repeating for a third time:  RUMMYisFROSTED   Aug-16-10 08:35 AM   #54 
  - It's important to keep in mind that alot of these so-called independents were actually repubs  craigmatic   Aug-15-10 07:49 PM   #48 
  - The huge Obama vote was about Independents moving to the left ....  defendandprotect   Aug-16-10 12:03 AM   #51 
  - F%@kin independent morans [sic] should be drug-tested. Who  24601   Aug-15-10 08:14 PM   #49 
  - LOL  Lilith Velkor   Aug-16-10 03:36 PM   #56 
     - Starbuck on your avatar? Make that "Fracking Independents" n/t  24601   Aug-16-10 07:27 PM   #59 
  - It's AP, ffs--and too early to be meaningful, anyway.  No Elephants   Aug-16-10 06:50 AM   #53 
  - they soured on repukes, were willing to go dem but the more dems acquiesce  wordpix   Aug-16-10 02:37 PM   #55 

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