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inthebrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-20-10 12:43 PM
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Tea Baggers and right wing outrage had no impact on MA election
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John McCain received 1,104,284 vote in the presidential and Brown received 1,168,107 votes.

Obama won 1,891,083 votes in the presidential while Coakley got 1,058, 682.

It is quite clear that right wing revulsion and "Tea Bagger" outrage had no impact on this election. No matter how much the media spins it. The is was clearly a rejection of the Status Quo offered up by Obama and the Democrats, as well as Coakley, that had voters staying home. The Dems saw nearly a 50% drop off in votes while Brown barely drew a 10% increase to an already paltry 1.1 million voters for McCain in the presidential.

This election is not a call for the party to move right but for Obama and the Democrats to act on the leftist rhetoric they offered to voters and deliver.
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  -Tea Baggers and right wing outrage had no impact on MA election inthebrain  Jan-20-10 12:43 PM   #0 
  - True, but that will not stop them from claiming that.  rd_kent   Jan-20-10 12:47 PM   #1 
  - I say let em claim what they will  inthebrain   Jan-20-10 12:55 PM   #2 
  - Spin is spin no matter which side it comes from. I think I can recognize spin when I see it.  elocs   Jan-20-10 12:58 PM   #3 
  - It's been reported that 22% of Obama voters chose Brown.  andym   Jan-20-10 01:01 PM   #4 
  - Funny that it didn't translate to a massive increase in votes for Brown  inthebrain   Jan-20-10 01:08 PM   #6 
     - 22% is a 44% differential.  andym   Jan-20-10 01:27 PM   #9 
     - funny that you don't get that presidential elections have much higher participation  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jan-20-10 01:48 PM   #11 
        - An 80,000 voter increase  inthebrain   Jan-20-10 02:41 PM   #14 
           - You are too slow-witted to discuss this topic. Sorry.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jan-20-10 05:42 PM   #16 
  - Interesting spin ya got there  BeFree   Jan-20-10 01:01 PM   #5 
  - 10% increase? McCain got 1,104,284, Brown got 1,168,107 - that looks like 5.8% to me.  JohnWxy   Jan-20-10 02:34 PM   #13 
  - 800,000 Voters for Change Stayed Home  DoBotherMe   Jan-20-10 01:11 PM   #7 
  - Looks like a lot of right wingers were motivated, to me.  jobycom   Jan-20-10 01:26 PM   #8 
  - Or maybe the left is not interested in the statuds quo offered up by Obama and Coakley  inthebrain   Jan-20-10 01:41 PM   #10 
     - I didn't mean to say that wasn't part of it.  jobycom   Jan-20-10 02:22 PM   #12 
  - up  inthebrain   Jan-20-10 05:40 PM   #15 

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