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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 08:14 PM
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If you stayed home in November 2010 to send President Obama a message...
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You can't complain that he recieved it.

A better place to direct your anger would be at the Tea-bagging idiots that screamed like banshees and gave us the likes of Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Rand Paul and John Kasich...plus super-majorities of wingnuts in those states to do whatever the hell they want.

If you want to ask about "possible" cuts to social programs, you should ask the Tea-baggers..."Hey Bagger, did you vote for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care for Veterans????" "Well, did you, you asshat?", or did you think the cuts would only come from "dark-skinned" Americans?

This is not about getting "ponies". This is about what direction you want the country to go, and understanding that it can progress slowly in the way you want, or it can go careening in the other direction in a heartbeat. Do you really think that if we had a President McCain and VP Palin, there would be ANY DISCUSSION about "protecting our Social Safety Net"? Hell no, they'd be chomping at the bit to dismantle these programs.

That is what we need to understand. Republicans fought against these programs from their inception. They lost that battle 70 years ago, but they've never stopped trying to kill these programs. Oh yeah, they'll pay lip service to them, because they have been some of the most popular programs ever created, but never forget THAT REPUKES HATE THESE PROGRAMS! They hate these programs, because for some reason, corporations hate these programs, and they won't stop trying to kill them...EVER!

Let's remember, the Bush tax-cuts are due to expire in 2012. If you want to make sure they don't, then keep attacking the President. Karl Rove must be very happy when he reads DU these days!
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  -If you stayed home in November 2010 to send President Obama a message... maxrandb  Jul-10-11 08:14 PM   #0 
  - Ask the teabaggers WHERE ARE THE JOBS FROM THE BUSH TAX CUTS?  muntrv   Jul-10-11 08:20 PM   #1 
  - +1000 +++ n/t  RKP5637   Jul-10-11 08:21 PM   #2 
  - From Wisconsin, I would like to congratulate all the Democrats who chose to stay home last November  elocs   Jul-10-11 08:21 PM   #3 
  - Democrats did not stay home. Independents voted for Republicans. n/t  EFerrari   Jul-10-11 08:29 PM   #4 
  - Enough Progressives Stayed Home....  BlueDemKev   Jul-10-11 08:45 PM   #8 
  - Absolutely! I've crunched those numbers many times. Walker got 90% of McCain's 2008 votes.  elocs   Jul-10-11 08:54 PM   #10 
  - Well, hopefully they've learned their lesson....  BlueDemKev   Jul-10-11 08:57 PM   #11 
  - My pledge: I will not vote for any candidate who votes or agrees  JDPriestly   Jul-11-11 12:41 AM   #25 
     - How do you think that African American man will fare if more  gateley   Jul-11-11 12:51 AM   #31 
     - African-Americans have lost economic ground under Obama's  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 02:05 AM   #47 
        - EVERYBODY has lost economic ground in recent years....  BlueDemKev   Jul-12-11 01:33 PM   #55 
           - But I read recently that African-Americans have lost even more  JDPriestly   Jul-13-11 02:11 AM   #56 
     - Get rid of the Edwards' photo.....  BlueDemKev   Jul-11-11 08:11 AM   #41 
        - Because I backed him for his ideas.  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 02:04 AM   #46 
  - You've cruched the numbers and you know it wasn't Independents that stayed home nt  rpannier   Jul-12-11 02:30 AM   #52 
  - It was the biggest Independent swing to Republicans since 1982.  EFerrari   Jul-11-11 12:10 AM   #21 
  - You really can't compare the 2010 election with 2008.  Kaleva   Jul-11-11 12:47 AM   #28 
  - My small point is that it's stupid to keep bagging on progressives  EFerrari   Jul-11-11 01:03 AM   #35 
     - From the data I've seen, I agree with you.  Kaleva   Jul-11-11 01:18 AM   #37 
     - Thank you - I've wondered if this "too many Dems stayed home" meme is a lie.  kath   Jul-12-11 01:57 AM   #44 
  - What was turnout compared to 2006?  BlueCheese   Jul-11-11 01:39 AM   #40 
  - Walker received 90% of McCains total votes. Barrett got 60% of Obama's number.  elocs   Jul-11-11 12:30 PM   #42 
  - What was the drop-off from University Students  rpannier   Jul-12-11 02:21 AM   #49 
     - Not much of an impact  BlueDemKev   Jul-12-11 01:30 PM   #54 
  - Yep.  21st Century FDR   Jul-10-11 09:41 PM   #17 
  - Were they the Independents who voted for Obama in 2008? Regardless,  gateley   Jul-11-11 12:46 AM   #27 
  - Same nightmare here in Florida.  Ineeda   Jul-10-11 08:32 PM   #5 
  - Likewise for Minnesota. Get out there and vote and just hope we can  jwirr   Jul-10-11 09:10 PM   #13 
  - Even in your current troubles at least you have a Democratic governor. n/t  elocs   Jul-10-11 09:19 PM   #14 
     - That is the only thing that is saving us. I agree we are not as bad off  jwirr   Jul-10-11 09:33 PM   #15 
  - I'm In Ohio.............Thanks For John Kasich, Folks  ChoppinBroccoli   Jul-10-11 09:39 PM   #16 
  - And how many doors did you knock on in Ohio in 2010, ChoppinBroccoli?  JDPriestly   Jul-11-11 12:50 AM   #30 
     - What Did I Say About Obama? Nothing, As His Name Wasn't On The Ballot  ChoppinBroccoli   Jul-11-11 01:04 AM   #36 
        - I do not live in Ohio so I was not there in 2010. I rooted for the  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 02:08 AM   #48 
  - Instead of finger-wagging...  Duke Newcombe   Jul-11-11 12:19 AM   #23 
     - I was discouraged, but I knew what I'd be risking by staying  gateley   Jul-11-11 12:48 AM   #29 
  - I can't believe I was only the FIRST person to rec this.  AverageJoe90   Jul-10-11 08:33 PM   #6 
  - I think many others tried, but we're outnumbered. Crazy, huh? nt  gateley   Jul-11-11 12:59 AM   #33 
  - Maybe it was because of the racial implications thrown out by the OP?  rpannier   Jul-12-11 02:25 AM   #50 
  - No one's mind is being changed by this.  tcaudilllg   Jul-10-11 08:38 PM   #7 
  - Do you believe....  BlueDemKev   Jul-10-11 09:00 PM   #12 
  - I fyou stayed home November 2010 to send President Obama a message...  Sheepshank   Jul-10-11 08:52 PM   #9 
  - +100000000  dionysus   Jul-10-11 09:42 PM   #18 
  - I moved the rec count up to one for now . . .  NBachers   Jul-10-11 10:35 PM   #19 
  - I recced and it's back to zero. We're outnumbered. nt  gateley   Jul-11-11 12:44 AM   #26 
     - well, i attempted to unrec but unfortunately it was too late (more than 24 hr)  inna   Jul-12-11 02:01 AM   #45 
        - +  Bluebear   Jul-12-11 02:35 AM   #53 
  - unrec!  StarsInHerHair   Jul-10-11 11:25 PM   #20 
  - I'm quite done with the politics of ultimatums, thanks.  Duke Newcombe   Jul-11-11 12:16 AM   #22 
  - Well I happen to enjoy the sight of a strawman fucking a dead horse-  kenny blankenship   Jul-13-11 02:25 AM   #57 
  - I do not want my country to go in the direction in which Obama is going.  JDPriestly   Jul-11-11 12:29 AM   #24 
  - I DEFINITELY don't want it to go in the direction the Cantors and  gateley   Jul-11-11 12:53 AM   #32 
  - Someone with policies like those that Edwards proposed.  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 01:46 AM   #43 
  - Excellent post. nt  woo me with science   Jul-11-11 01:28 AM   #39 
  - No one stayed home but Obama wave voters, minorities, and those independents  TheKentuckian   Jul-11-11 01:02 AM   #34 
  - It's my understanding progressives didn't stay home in 2010.  Kaleva   Jul-11-11 01:22 AM   #38 
  - Too late to unrec  rpannier   Jul-12-11 02:27 AM   #51 
  - Party activists NEVER stay home. You know who probably stayed home?  eridani   Jul-13-11 02:50 AM   #58 
 

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