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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-10 07:00 PM
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8. The media has played the left, and they don't know it.
The media, for the last 2 years, takes INSANE right wing opposition to Obama and the Dems (roughly 40% of the US), and then to that, they ADD, the 10-12% from the left (on any given issue) who oppose Obama and the dems, for doing "too little".

They then state that the OPPOSITION to Obama is 50-55% because our "center-right country" thinks Obama is "going to far".

The people (sheep) in the middle, who do not follow politics, hear this, and they also conclude Obama is "going too far".

And if Dems stay home in this election, the Dems in Congress will learn the key lesson ... they have no "base", and they will move to the RIGHT.

POUTING is not an effective political strategy. We should have learned this in 2000. Clearly, we did not.
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