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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 02:37 PM
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6. Alot of democrats ran unopposed or against candidates with little impact
There was no liberal version of the tea party (thank goodness - I think that would be impossible since tea partiers are the dumbest of dumb out there) and therefore many of these democratic primaries had little excitement in regards to the vote.

Like here in Delaware - there will be a major GOP turnout because the tea party candidates are trying to pull out an upset over 2 mainstream republican candidates (Castle for Senate and Rollins for House, which in DE is also statewide). Whereas on the Democratic side we have Coons and Carney that will win their respective elections. Almost a no-brainer.

I'll do my best to remember to vote next Tuesday (our primaries are late) but won't sweat it if I run late from work and forget to do it since I know my candidates are pretty much set.

But somehow the news will extrapolate that the GOP will have a bigger turn out in the November election. Seriously - it makes no sense whatsoever.
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  -Democratic turnout for primaries lowest in 80 years Bluebear  Sep-08-10 02:24 PM   #0 
  - heh  BeFree   Sep-08-10 02:26 PM   #1 
  - In fairness, don't we have an unusually high number of incumbents?  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-08-10 02:26 PM   #2 
  - the percentage of voters who identify themselves as Democrats has been on a steady decline  county worker   Sep-08-10 02:27 PM   # 
  - For each DUer that didn't get their pony, there's 100 more out there that  Subdivisions   Sep-08-10 02:27 PM   #3 
  - Well  BeFree   Sep-08-10 02:34 PM   #5 
  - Maybe Arkansas wasn't the only state....  daleanime   Sep-08-10 02:32 PM   #4 
  - Alot of democrats ran unopposed or against candidates with little impact  LynneSin   Sep-08-10 02:37 PM   #6 
  - Same here in Arizona.  alstephenson   Sep-08-10 03:11 PM   #9 
  - We're not the party doing internecine warfare  DFLforever   Sep-08-10 02:56 PM   #7 
  - Oh, but we'll be FIRED UP come November! Right? We'll turn out in DROVES  Common Sense Party   Sep-08-10 03:11 PM   #8 
  - What a bunch of B.S.  alstephenson   Sep-08-10 03:13 PM   #10 
  - "Democratic turnout for primaries lowest in 80 years" is not "BS" or faulty logic.  Bluebear   Sep-08-10 05:34 PM   #13 
     - The faulty logic is  alstephenson   Sep-08-10 06:31 PM   #17 
  - With our family that means nothing. We did not vote them but we will  jwirr   Sep-08-10 03:14 PM   #11 
  - As will we. :)  Bluebear   Sep-08-10 05:35 PM   #14 
  - I am hoping that in Texas we will have a large turnout for the general election  w8liftinglady   Sep-08-10 03:14 PM   #12 
  - Could that possibly be because most Democrats are happy with their Representation.  Winterblues   Sep-08-10 06:02 PM   #15 
  - A very good point!  Bluebear   Sep-08-10 06:21 PM   #16 
  - Are they including self-described Tea Party candidates as Republicans  ThomWV   Sep-08-10 06:38 PM   #18 
 

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