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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 02:46 PM
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40. I would agree, but counter that with this.
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 02:46 PM by Shiver
If the Democratic candidate doesn't energize you, then the Republican should energize you to vote AGAINST him, just to keep them out of office. Tom Barret didn't excite me, but looking into Walker, I could see he was bad news (turned out even worse than I thought).

Yeah, that isn't far from lesser of two evils reasoning, but it's what energizes me during election season.
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  -Not one of the 29 million 08 Obama voters who bailed on him in 10 are whining about TP rule, right? RiverStone  Apr-15-11 11:11 AM   #0 
  - Prepare to be hammered.  MineralMan   Apr-15-11 11:15 AM   #1 
  - Thanks for the rec, but what's the counter-point?  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 11:29 AM   #12 
     - I agree with your point. The counterpoint can be found in this  MineralMan   Apr-15-11 11:33 AM   #16 
     - Seriously, when you've been getting beat up on the playgroud  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-15-11 11:47 AM   #22 
     - According to the analysis you yourself provided  EFerrari   Apr-15-11 12:01 PM   #27 
  - ..........  Angry Dragon   Apr-15-11 11:15 AM   #2 
  - Funny thing - I thought "TP" meant "toilet paper". Wasn't that far off! HA! n/t  FormerDittoHead   Apr-15-11 11:16 AM   #3 
  - Yeah I can't get away from toilet papered either.  dkf   Apr-15-11 11:18 AM   #5 
  - You are correct that Dems stayed home in 2010 and cost us...  Scuba   Apr-15-11 11:18 AM   #4 
  - Agreed, but beyond making a difference locally...  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 11:24 AM   #9 
  - Thank you, Scuba!  FredStembottom   Apr-15-11 11:48 AM   #23 
  - Well said. Thanks.  Scuba   Apr-15-11 12:02 PM   #28 
  - I would agree, but counter that with this.  Shiver   Apr-15-11 02:46 PM   #40 
     - It wasn't the lesser of two evils that generated all that enthusiasm in 2008.  Scuba   Apr-15-11 03:17 PM   #48 
        - Not for the majority.  Shiver   Apr-15-11 07:37 PM   #55 
  - Maybe Obama should try appealing to the left to get our votes.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-15-11 11:19 AM   #6 
  - Basic Fact: Winning %100 of the Left + losing the Independents = Repuke President  AllTooEasy   Apr-15-11 02:55 PM   #42 
     - Oh, well. If he wants to pursue the Independents and ignore the left..  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-15-11 03:03 PM   #44 
     - He's not ignoring, but he is running a political juggling act to satisfy...  AllTooEasy   Apr-15-11 03:09 PM   #47 
        - There's that pesky little lost war in Afghanistan.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-15-11 03:24 PM   #50 
     - He's actually been losing independents, not gaining them.  girl gone mad   Apr-15-11 03:41 PM   #52 
        - My response.  AllTooEasy   Apr-15-11 07:42 PM   #56 
  - If Obama's followers aren't following...  Hawkowl   Apr-15-11 11:20 AM   #7 
  - So what are you going to do in 2012?  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 11:26 AM   #10 
  - Not this time  Hawkowl   Apr-15-11 11:32 AM   #14 
  - Will you be able to look at yourself in the mirror after newly a newly appointed justice puts the  BzaDem   Apr-15-11 02:41 PM   #38 
     - Bingo! n/t  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 03:06 PM   #46 
  - Right Now  RobinA   Apr-15-11 11:36 AM   #19 
     - While I share your sentiments...  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 12:15 PM   #32 
  - I am still an Obama follower  onpatrol98   Apr-15-11 11:36 AM   #21 
  - I agree with you...  Tony_FLADEM   Apr-15-11 11:23 AM   #8 
  - 'No whining.'  earthside   Apr-15-11 11:29 AM   #11 
  - Worked like a charm in 2010 -- oh, wait.  EFerrari   Apr-15-11 11:33 AM   #15 
  - If Obama does not move left enough for you....?  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 11:34 AM   #17 
  - Thank you, Earthside  FredStembottom   Apr-15-11 11:52 AM   #24 
  - What is your evidence that progressives stayed home in 2010?  EFerrari   Apr-15-11 11:30 AM   #13 
  - One link  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 11:35 AM   #18 
  - From the front page of the ABC link:  EFerrari   Apr-15-11 11:54 AM   #26 
     - Point, set, match.  Melinda   Apr-15-11 12:04 PM   #30 
        - I can see how Riverstone was misled, though, by the same ABC.  EFerrari   Apr-15-11 12:11 PM   #31 
           - Granted, it's not correct to assume that all 29 mil were Dems  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 03:20 PM   #49 
  - +1  Hawkowl   Apr-15-11 11:36 AM   #20 
  - The next time for sure  beardown   Apr-15-11 11:52 AM   #25 
  - As long as we continue voting for democrats believing they are the lesser to two evils, or as I  Citizen Worker   Apr-15-11 12:03 PM   #29 
  - good point  onpatrol98   Apr-15-11 02:09 PM   #33 
  - You won't regardless. The only question is when you figure that out. n/t  BzaDem   Apr-15-11 02:41 PM   #39 
     - That's true...  walldude   Apr-15-11 03:01 PM   #43 
  - Again?  walldude   Apr-15-11 02:17 PM   #34 
  - So you are addressing the 'moderates' and 'independents'  Bluenorthwest   Apr-15-11 02:32 PM   #35 
  - Not passive, just realistic...  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 02:55 PM   #41 
  - No Obama IS worse because he rolls over and does their bidding while providing them political cover.  ddeclue   Apr-15-11 02:36 PM   #36 
  - You really want worse? Go to a TP rally sometime...  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 03:05 PM   #45 
     - HE DOES do the bidding of the corporatists and Republicans  ddeclue   Apr-15-11 03:33 PM   #51 
        - Since you apparently won't be voting for our DEM nominee...  RiverStone   Apr-15-11 03:54 PM   #53 
  - How many McCain voters bailed?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-15-11 02:39 PM   #37 
  - "Centrists" still pretend they don't get it.  girl gone mad   Apr-15-11 04:06 PM   #54 
  - I didn't stay home. I helped replace a republican senator with a democrat.  LWolf   Apr-15-11 07:42 PM   #57 

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