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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 11:29 AM
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11. 'No whining.'
Or ...

If Pres. Obama had fulfilled his "change" promise and displayed himself to be a real fighter for the progressive agenda (win or lose), perhaps the liberal 'non-voters' of 2010 would have felt excited and motivated enough to go to the polls.

Pres. Obama is not some sort of 'savior' who we are all supposed to follow unquestioningly and keep 'believing' that he will bring political salvation if only we are loyal enough to him -- it's a two-way street in politics.

Obama got what he deserved at the polls in 2010 ... the less intensely involved base just didn't get the pitch from him that they had won enough or had enough to keep fighting for to get out and vote in sufficient numbers last November to beat the very highly motivated and fanatical Teabaggers.

No whining here ... and I don't think that still carping at the base for not being adequately self-motivated or loyal is going to help the cause in 2012.
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