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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-30-09 02:01 PM
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61. I think that these numbers are skewed a bit because more people
registered as Democrat last year than registered republican.

Beside that, it doesn't matter one bit unless you are looking at contested races.

There are several democratic districts that the GOP doesn't even bother to field a candidate. If these districts are included, the "buzz" wouldn't be so loud...

These general across he board congressional polls have absolutely no meaning what so ever...
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  -Forty percent of Democrats say they probably wont vote in 2010 jgraz  Nov-30-09 01:04 PM   #0 
  - Geez! This will kill us  Taverner   Nov-30-09 01:05 PM   #1 
  - No, bad policy will kill us  notesdev   Nov-30-09 01:33 PM   #34 
  - We didn't intend to send Republicans to Congress, we aren't about  BR_Parkway   Nov-30-09 01:06 PM   #2 
  - Well they didn't ask me.  Frosty1   Nov-30-09 01:06 PM   #3 
  - They didn't call me either. The Ba$tards!  TheDebbieDee   Nov-30-09 01:12 PM   #8 
  - +100  SIMPLYB1980   Nov-30-09 01:37 PM   #36 
  - Maybe they should try giving Dems something to vote for other than "not as bad".  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-30-09 01:07 PM   #4 
  - They really aren't even giving us 'not as bad' anymore.  FiveGoodMen   Nov-30-09 01:10 PM   #7 
  - Too true. The proverbial dime has shrunk to less than a nickel.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-30-09 01:22 PM   #27 
  - Holy shit you might be on to something! nt  anonymous171   Nov-30-09 05:36 PM   #96 
  - No more lesser of two evils votes from me.  VMI Dem   Nov-30-09 01:09 PM   #5 
  - Agreed. It's time to think about a third party that represents traditional  Lorien   Nov-30-09 01:19 PM   #21 
  - me either. I will vote  dana_b   Nov-30-09 02:00 PM   #60 
  - Claiming you won't vote is one way to express disgust about the...  polichick   Nov-30-09 01:10 PM   #6 
  - So, not voting and allowing people who DEFINITELY won't listen to you back into power is the way  4lbs   Nov-30-09 01:12 PM   #11 
  - I said it's how they express disgust to pollsters - doesn't mean they won't vote. nt  polichick   Nov-30-09 01:15 PM   #17 
  - THANK YOU, I AGREE  katanalori   Nov-30-09 01:22 PM   #24 
  - We already have people who definitely won't listen to us  Individualist   Nov-30-09 01:23 PM   #29 
  - clearly it's not-- but neither is electing people who don't listen regardless...  mike_c   Nov-30-09 01:32 PM   #33 
  - Well if I had to guess, I'd say that the purpose is to make Dem leaders afraid  Lyric   Nov-30-09 02:02 PM   #62 
  - Don't try putting it upon us.  Winterblues   Nov-30-09 03:40 PM   #79 
  - the bunch in now definitely won't listen  mitchtv   Nov-30-09 03:48 PM   #82 
  - Yes, but after the same results again and again, you have to...  rfranklin   Nov-30-09 01:12 PM   #12 
     - True. After 30+ years of Dem activism, I would become an Independent now...  polichick   Nov-30-09 01:17 PM   #20 
  - We're a mile wide and an inch thick.  rucky   Nov-30-09 01:12 PM   #9 
  - They had better start running some real Dems against those Blue Dogs...  Walk away   Nov-30-09 01:12 PM   #10 
  - +1  Lorien   Nov-30-09 01:16 PM   #18 
  - Quite true...Naomi Klein on C-Span today said some very interesting  whathehell   Nov-30-09 01:22 PM   #25 
  - True  AndrewP   Nov-30-09 01:23 PM   #28 
  - Do you suppose there's a very real, broad strategy to 'help out' Repubs in order to maintain.....  Echo In Light   Nov-30-09 01:24 PM   #30 
     - If you know about DLC, you know the answer to your question.  Individualist   Nov-30-09 01:32 PM   #32 
        - "Mission Accomplished!"  Echo In Light   Nov-30-09 01:38 PM   #38 
  - I guess the GOP doesn't have a monopoly on teh stoopidz  slackmaster   Nov-30-09 01:13 PM   #13 
  - or the conformist, sheepish kind. nt  Lost-in-FL   Nov-30-09 01:39 PM   #40 
  - This is why the republicans want to talk about Afganistan....  Tippy   Nov-30-09 01:13 PM   #14 
  - Isn't that actually more than usually vote in mid term elections? nt  HamdenRice   Nov-30-09 01:14 PM   #15 
  - I will vote but only because my congressman is John Shadegg. Mine is a vote against him not  saracat   Nov-30-09 01:15 PM   #16 
  - In our system the only way to punish a party that is not serving the people is to  Ozymanithrax   Nov-30-09 01:16 PM   #19 
  - How would we know the difference (if Rs or Ds are in power)?  jtrockville   Nov-30-09 01:21 PM   #23 
     - We are considering a health care bill. Republicans would not consider that.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-30-09 01:36 PM   #35 
        - I disagree. We were considering health INSURANCE reform, but  jtrockville   Nov-30-09 02:05 PM   #65 
  - This plays right into Obama's hands. He can have his center-right presidency only if  rudy23   Nov-30-09 01:20 PM   #22 
  - That will happen when ELECTED Democrats act like Republicans.  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-30-09 01:22 PM   #26 
  - Expect a manufactured way to 'coax' Americans' eye of that ball!!!  Echo In Light   Nov-30-09 01:30 PM   #31 
  - Exactly.  Ganja Ninja   Nov-30-09 01:42 PM   #43 
     - +1  Lost-in-FL   Nov-30-09 01:44 PM   #47 
  - It gets obvious when the progressives are relegated to the kiddie table after the election  Horse with no Name   Nov-30-09 01:37 PM   #37 
  - Whether we vote or not, we still end up with Republicans.  QC   Nov-30-09 01:38 PM   #39 
  - +1  Lost-in-FL   Nov-30-09 01:39 PM   #41 
  - Obama sure knows how to energize the base with troop increase declarations and all...  Postman   Nov-30-09 01:42 PM   #42 
  - Lets do a quick review:  bvar22   Nov-30-09 01:42 PM   #44 
  - Same policies, different (?) party.  Individualist   Nov-30-09 01:46 PM   #48 
  - +100000  Mari333   Nov-30-09 01:57 PM   #55 
  - The politics of disappointment  depakid   Nov-30-09 01:43 PM   #45 
  - They only vote I am proud of is my vote for Grayson.  Lost-in-FL   Nov-30-09 01:43 PM   #46 
  - Well, if you don't vote in 2010, Grayson will be OUT.  demodonkey   Nov-30-09 01:54 PM   #52 
     - Or I can just vote for Grayson. nt  Lost-in-FL   Nov-30-09 01:54 PM   #53 
  - this is exactly what the repigs want us to do.  bdamomma   Nov-30-09 01:48 PM   #49 
  - Very predictable (and yes it was predicted).  closeupready   Nov-30-09 01:51 PM   #50 
  - Forty percent of Democrats can go fuck themselves, then  WilliamPitt   Nov-30-09 01:53 PM   #51 
  - That's what I said in 1994  depakid   Nov-30-09 01:56 PM   #54 
  - ...and still haven't, apparently.  WilliamPitt   Nov-30-09 01:59 PM   #56 
     - There is still a way to turn it around and WIN  depakid   Nov-30-09 02:21 PM   #69 
  - Yep. Older, whiter, more female, home-owning Dems will turn out to vote. nt  Captain Hilts   Nov-30-09 02:00 PM   #58 
  - Good luck with that.  jgraz   Nov-30-09 02:44 PM   #70 
     - I didn't say "vote for them."  WilliamPitt   Nov-30-09 02:57 PM   #74 
        - You're yelling in the wrong direction  jgraz   Nov-30-09 03:27 PM   #77 
  - Personally, at some point, I join the ranks of those who don't give a shit.  FrenchieCat   Nov-30-09 01:59 PM   #57 
  - You think this is the fault of the Democrats who *complain* about Obama?  jgraz   Nov-30-09 02:46 PM   #71 
  - my job is not always find fault when there's an issue that needs rectifying.......  FrenchieCat   Nov-30-09 04:22 PM   #90 
     - As opposed to just not giving a shit?  jgraz   Nov-30-09 04:44 PM   #91 
  - Yes, because Bush would never have escalated in Afghanistan.  closeupready   Nov-30-09 03:42 PM   #80 
  - Which would mean Democratic turnout would be 20 percent HIGHER than usual  HamdenRice   Nov-30-09 02:00 PM   #59 
  - I think that these numbers are skewed a bit because more people  WCGreen   Nov-30-09 02:01 PM   #61 
  - I understand their sentiments, but not voting is the LEAST constructive course of action  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-30-09 02:04 PM   #63 
  - Great post! I urge you to make it an OP, more people need to read it.  scarletwoman   Nov-30-09 05:40 PM   #97 
     - Aw shucks!  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-30-09 06:02 PM   #99 
  - Not voting in 2010 will allow GOP to gerrymander more seats in their favor for the next 10 years...  demodonkey   Nov-30-09 02:05 PM   #64 
  - Sounds like there's more than one kind of push poll. n/t  gkhouston   Nov-30-09 02:06 PM   #66 
  - Kinda sheds light on why blue dogs don't bother to stick their necks out  ecstatic   Nov-30-09 02:10 PM   #67 
  - So this is why they are cowards?  closeupready   Nov-30-09 03:50 PM   #83 
     - It's probably a vicious cycle  ecstatic   Nov-30-09 04:05 PM   #86 
        - Probably.  closeupready   Nov-30-09 04:12 PM   #89 
  - If you're a Democratic precinct chair/organizer, take a peek...  derby378   Nov-30-09 02:14 PM   #68 
  - Somehow I can't get excited about voting for Bart Stupak.  Vidar   Nov-30-09 02:54 PM   #72 
  - You're just not a loyal Democrat.  jgraz   Nov-30-09 02:56 PM   #73 
  - Holy shit that's awful (but understandable).  Lord Helmet   Nov-30-09 03:03 PM   #75 
  - Get ready for "WhiteWater II - The ACORN Years"  zbdent   Nov-30-09 03:18 PM   #76 
  - i fear you are right, if the thugs take back the house, but that is unlikely  seeinfweggos   Nov-30-09 05:29 PM   #95 
     - I beg to differ ... Obama does not have the "liberal media" on his side ...  zbdent   Dec-02-09 05:30 AM   #102 
  - The New Math: 81 = 3 X 56. And 168% of Repubs plan to vote.  hvn_nbr_2   Nov-30-09 03:31 PM   #78 
  - Related thread  Danascot   Nov-30-09 03:44 PM   #81 
  - At this point, I'm staying home for the first time in more than 30 years.  asdjrocky   Nov-30-09 03:52 PM   #84 
  - I'll probably vote dem but It doesn't matter since I live in the South East  Geek_Girl   Nov-30-09 03:54 PM   #85 
  - thats got to be a tremendous relief  bkozumplik   Nov-30-09 04:09 PM   #87 
  - It doesn't matter anymore. Both parties are fucked up. Fucking war pigs.  L0oniX   Nov-30-09 04:10 PM   #88 
  - Agree - there is really no difference. It's all fucking smoke and mirrors nt  Thickasabrick   Nov-30-09 05:11 PM   #93 
  - I don't think its an enthusiasm gap  Kid Dynamite   Nov-30-09 05:10 PM   #92 
  - 2010  Robbins   Nov-30-09 05:12 PM   #94 
  - i am already sizing up candidates in the primaries  seeinfweggos   Nov-30-09 05:41 PM   #98 
  - I will be voting in local elections, but the national dems can  Q3JR4   Dec-01-09 07:31 PM   #100 
  - Who would an actual Democrat vote for anyway?  branders seine   Dec-01-09 07:36 PM   #101 

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