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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-12 07:26 AM
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1. The Democratic Party could have made the Republicans burnt toast
Edited on Mon Dec-10-12 07:34 AM by Enthusiast
in 2010.

But enthusiasm in the Democratic base was lagging in 2010. There were several reasons for this.

After the 2008 election many of us were hoping to see an investigation of Bush Administration malfeasance for both intentionally misleading intelligence leading up to the Iraq War and actual war crimes in the form of torture. We also expected the Bush tax cuts would end one way or another since they were set to expire naturally. And then there was the fraudulent, reckless activity on Wall Street that has gone entirely unpunished. Not to mention the lack of a public option in health care reform.

Many of us were deeply discouraged by what we saw as a betrayal by the Administration. This was enough to further depress the traditional low turnout in midterm elections. So many of us wanted that mythical pony. Or so we were told. That and we were retards for not wanting to continue the insane fucking Bush governance as if it was entirely reasonable.

Will we see a repeat of this in 2014? I would not be the least bit surprised. It will all depend on the actions of the Obama Administration, particularly in regard to "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
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