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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-10 01:40 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. As evidenced by the continued momentum from the '08 campaign, right?
At least voter turnout hasn't been affected.
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  -"Dem Turnout Falls Off A Cliff" Clio the Leo  May-05-10 09:36 AM   #0 
  - I am just going to shake my head.  Kdillard   May-05-10 09:44 AM   #1 
  - We dont need to shake our heads....  Clio the Leo   May-05-10 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Very true but how can any Dem not realize how important voting is right now.  Kdillard   May-05-10 09:50 AM   #4 
  - A LOT of folks thought their work was done on 11/4/08...  Clio the Leo   May-05-10 10:06 AM   #8 
  - Have Dan Choi's circumstances improved since then?  QC   May-05-10 01:04 PM   #34 
  - And if we all had the sense of urgency that Dan has.....  Clio the Leo   May-05-10 03:48 PM   #58 
  - And anybody who hasn't seen the change since Obama came in is not paying attention  WI_DEM   May-06-10 08:30 AM   #99 
  - great great example  tabbycat31   May-05-10 11:55 AM   #25 
  - How can elected Dems not realize how important it to PRODUCE right now ...  GOTV   May-07-10 09:17 AM   #108 
  - Well...  1955doubledie   May-05-10 01:05 PM   #35 
  - Why?  depakid   May-05-10 09:47 AM   #3 
  - Democrats obviously need to move more to the right. /sarcasm  denverbill   May-05-10 09:52 AM   #5 
  - ooooh .....snap!!!  SwampG8r   May-05-10 01:19 PM   #39 
  - more offshore drilling too  riverdale   May-05-10 10:45 PM   #90 
  - Well said.  Hawkowl   May-07-10 12:38 PM   #111 
  - Usually, when your party is in power, you are not as motivated.  Jennicut   May-05-10 09:55 AM   #6 
  - It helps when the party in power doesn't spend much of its time  depakid   May-05-10 10:00 AM   #7 
     - Or burn the young voters.  joe black   May-05-10 10:25 AM   #11 
     - Yeah right... they can stay on their parents insurance.. they got a break  Peacetrain   May-05-10 10:28 AM   #13 
     - yeah they really got burned by that student loan reform and shit.  dionysus   May-05-10 12:05 PM   #26 
     - Yeah, staying on their parent's insurance plan until 26 is a real "back stabbing" move.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 01:19 PM   #38 
     - lol! Prove it.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 01:16 PM   #37 
  - Is turnout in a primary indicative of anything?  Proud Liberal Dem   May-05-10 10:13 AM   #9 
  - It's indicative of enthusiasm  depakid   May-05-10 10:21 AM   #10 
  - Or it's indicative of the turmoil on the right.  Ganja Ninja   May-05-10 10:28 AM   #12 
  - One has to balance out the other  depakid   May-05-10 10:37 AM   #14 
  - That's what the SIX-WAY GOP Senate Primary was about  Proud Liberal Dem   May-05-10 01:52 PM   #44 
  - have another vegemite sandwich, mate  Aramchek   May-05-10 12:41 PM   #32 
  - It's actually quite good on toast  depakid   May-05-10 08:16 PM   #78 
     - I prefer Marmite. n/t  QC   May-05-10 10:18 PM   #85 
  - Maybe. Maybe not  Proud Liberal Dem   May-05-10 02:06 PM   #46 
  - No it is indicative of enthusiasm for voting in a primary that may be non-competitive  emulatorloo   May-05-10 02:52 PM   #54 
  - Yea, its indicative of a non-Presidential primary election.  phleshdef   May-05-10 10:47 AM   #16 
  - That's what happens when Dem leaders sell out the base. nt  polichick   May-05-10 10:43 AM   #15 
  - Funny how all the approval polls disprove this meme quite clearly, eh?  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 05:29 PM   #69 
     - Looks like those approval polls didn't get 'em out to vote. nt  polichick   May-05-10 08:12 PM   #77 
     - That isn't surprising, given historical precedent and the nature of the races mentioned in the OP.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 08:47 PM   #81 
     - Party affiliation continues to drop heavily. Wake up.  Go2Peace   May-05-10 10:17 PM   #84 
        - +1  polichick   May-06-10 06:50 AM   #97 
  - My Indiana Democratic Ballot had no real contests.  Jokerman   May-05-10 10:53 AM   #17 
  - Agreed. Rule 1: Don't disappoint the activist base.  freddie mertz   May-05-10 11:04 AM   #19 
  - Should have passed a Public Option.  harun   May-05-10 11:00 AM   #18 
  - But, but if we did that, the republicans wouldn't vote for us. nt  Jakes Progress   May-05-10 01:45 PM   #42 
  - Yes. Voters are justifiably  Enthusiast   May-06-10 04:54 AM   #91 
  - My Blue Dog Congressman will likely get voted out. He was for a PO  harun   May-06-10 08:41 AM   #100 
  - Yep. The party looks both weak and bought. nt  Lorien   May-06-10 10:00 PM   #103 
  - Tim Kaine returned to Clinton's target state strategy, neglecting states Chairman Dean revived with  blm   May-05-10 11:04 AM   #20 
  - that's what happens when you run on a Public Option & and then deny having done so  amborin   May-05-10 11:14 AM   #21 
  - Not surprised.  progressoid   May-05-10 11:26 AM   #22 
  - It would be an interesting angle IF repeat IF  grantcart   May-05-10 11:45 AM   #23 
  - There were competitive state primasries in all of those states  harkadog   May-05-10 12:22 PM   #29 
     - I can't speak for all of those states  Proud Liberal Dem   May-05-10 02:09 PM   #48 
  - Neither side is motivated  KingFlorez   May-05-10 11:51 AM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-05-10 12:08 PM   #27 
  - +1  Arkana   May-05-10 12:25 PM   #30 
  - It's not a load of crap. Elections are all about GOTV  struggle4progress   May-05-10 12:48 PM   #33 
  - You don't win sweeping victories and then track right to seek "the middle"  TheKentuckian   May-05-10 12:14 PM   #28 
  - The one that decided on this  Enthusiast   May-06-10 04:58 AM   #92 
  - Well, when you shit on the exact people who turned out to elect Obama, that will happen.  rudy23   May-05-10 12:38 PM   #31 
  - Bullshit. A very large majority of self-described liberals approve of Pres. Obama's job performance  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 01:13 PM   #36 
  - As evidenced by the continued momentum from the '08 campaign, right?  rudy23   May-05-10 01:40 PM   #40 
  - Apples and oranges much? n/t  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:29 PM   #60 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-05-10 01:47 PM   #43 
  - I guess environmentalists and global warming activists are a small fringe too. nt  polichick   May-05-10 02:08 PM   #47 
  - Don't forget teachers, peace and social justice advocates, and civil libertarians. n/t  QC   May-05-10 02:13 PM   #49 
  - That fringe is looking pretty much like the party  Teka   May-05-10 02:15 PM   #51 
  - Exactly! :)  polichick   May-05-10 02:36 PM   #53 
  - The fringe represents the small fraction of Democrats who disapprove of Pres. Obama.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:52 PM   #66 
  - Yeah, sure. As if you speak for all of them.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:50 PM   #65 
  - Unfortunately GD Presidential and beltway circlesdo not represent reality  Go2Peace   May-05-10 10:44 PM   #89 
  - +1000! Democrats are better educated. They understand that their values are being compromised.  Go2Peace   May-05-10 10:41 PM   #88 
  - So now you speak for them? lol! n/t  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:48 PM   #64 
  - Wow, where did you get all that from?  Arkana   May-05-10 02:25 PM   #52 
  - Then what's the point of the discussion? Everything is fine. Democrats will be out in  TheKentuckian   May-05-10 01:54 PM   #45 
  - Discussion is fine. Approval polls refute rudy23's blame game. n/t  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:32 PM   #61 
     - Wow, the fourth time I've heard "blame game" today. Katrina-retro! I love it.  rudy23   May-05-10 06:59 PM   #74 
        - Glad you like it. It's an apt term, isn't it?  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 07:26 PM   #75 
           - It's Rove's term, isn't it?  rudy23   May-05-10 08:05 PM   #76 
              - Is it? It appears you would know more about that than I do.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 08:43 PM   #80 
                 - ClarkUSA, agenda-free truth-teller.  freddie mertz   May-06-10 06:26 AM   #95 
  - Some seem to want to make THAT the issue  Proud Liberal Dem   May-05-10 02:15 PM   #50 
  - You're right, as usual.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:33 PM   #62 
     - Well, I wouldn't go THAT far  Proud Liberal Dem   May-05-10 05:39 PM   #71 
        - There is definitely a media narrative to supports your point.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 06:23 PM   #73 
  - Like gays and lesbians?  Teka   May-05-10 03:37 PM   #57 
  - Yeah, that's why "Gay Vets To Meet With White House Next Week re: DADT"  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 04:33 PM   #63 
     - More action, less talk  Teka   May-05-10 05:16 PM   #67 
        - In this case, talk will lead to "more action" as the participants will tell you.  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 05:25 PM   #68 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-05-10 05:43 PM   #72 
           - "Prove that they are" - Ahh the arrogance that will drive dem voters to the polls  GOTV   May-07-10 10:00 AM   #110 
  - You have surrounded yourself with peers. You are insulated from the truth friend  Go2Peace   May-05-10 10:27 PM   #86 
  - The sad fact is that many Democrats and most importantly the Independents don't agree with you.  olegramps   May-07-10 09:03 AM   #107 
  - I "approve" of his performance too - doesn't mean my enthusiasm hasn't taken a blow to the nuts...  GOTV   May-07-10 09:32 AM   #109 
  - They don't want a majority.  Enthusiast   May-06-10 04:59 AM   #93 
     - I agree---they want permanent minority status. Both parties advance the conservative agenda.  rudy23   May-06-10 10:24 AM   #101 
     - It's easier to pass pro-corporate legislation  Lorien   May-06-10 10:03 PM   #104 
  - Well, if the Democratic Party and it's head (Obama)  Teka   May-05-10 01:42 PM   #41 
  - Um, Obama hasn't been president for "the past two years".  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 09:57 PM   #83 
  - It is weird -- most of the replies seemed designed to SUPPRESS Democratic voter turnout,  emulatorloo   May-05-10 03:00 PM   #55 
  - demostrates a general lack of support for dems in congress  mkultra   May-05-10 08:19 PM   #79 
  - The article is hyperbolic, given that there were few competitive Democratic primary races  ClarkUSA   May-05-10 08:54 PM   #82 
  - I will be voting solidly for Dems, but that does not change the truth that we have a serious problem  Go2Peace   May-05-10 10:38 PM   #87 
  - ill be  airforceone88888888   May-05-10 03:32 PM   #56 
  - and something else  airforceone88888888   May-05-10 03:58 PM   #59 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-05-10 05:33 PM   #70 
  - My wife and I have voted in every election for the last 20 years, and I believe  old mark   May-06-10 06:24 AM   #94 
  - My husband and I will definitely turn up to vote for Dems in November,  Vinca   May-06-10 06:44 AM   #96 
  - I live in Indiana and I voted...nt  and-justice-for-all   May-06-10 07:55 AM   #98 
  - A silver lining: GOP voter enthusiasm cut in half:  SteppingRazor   May-06-10 11:00 AM   #102 
  - Duh ... n/t  golfguru   May-06-10 10:27 PM   #105 
  - I'm in Indiana and I didn't vote  Juche   May-07-10 12:09 AM   #106 
 

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