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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 11:38 AM
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90. What happened is that the Pukes targeted Dem voters
Usually, they just aim their bullshit machine at the independent and swing voters. This time, people who were solid Dems had their mail boxes and airwaves stuffed with messages that undermined the base support. (I can speak to this from personal experience both from working on a state legislative campaign in another district and from being an "out there" Dem in my own district who had never had a mail box stuffed with so much Republicrap in my life)

The result was that Dems didn't turn out. In my county alone, we had almost the exact same number of voters turn out to vote for repugs as 2008. But we had a huge drop in Dem votes - far more than the Obama bump in 2008.

The only reason the puke Wurlitzer worked is that they smelled blood in the water. They knew the base was unhappy that "change" wasn't happening fast enough and they took advantage of it. In effect, the pukes played our weakness against us in Wisconsin and it turned out worse for us than the 2000 election. This time the disenchanted base put dozens of George W. Bushes in the state house and 1 Cheney Wanna-be in the Governor's mansion.

Hence, we fucked ourselves.

Hopefully that won't happen again for a long time.
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