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View Diary: “Why Voters Tune Out Democrats,” by Pollster Stanley Greenberg in Sunday’s NYT (213 comments)

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  •  But that's absurd. (3+ / 1-)
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    Unless you've got a magic ray which makes voters behave differently than they've behaved wherever there's voting in all of history, you've got to represent the interests of voters.

    They are not going to turn out for you, if you don't stand up for them. This is not rocket surgery, even people running for class president in High School know this.

    Nobody expected all problems to be resolved. They do expect a) some effort be expended to resolve them in their favor, b) that existing problems NOT be compounded.

    All this Republican-based bullshit about the threat of the deficit when cutting entitlements -- and we've just seen this proven in the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus etc -- GUARANTEES that the economy, and jobs will suffer...

    C'mon. How is our guys, supposedly, helping to cut our throat going to win elections, get people to turn out. Don't blame the victim.


    Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

    by Jim P on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 01:43:20 PM PDT

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    •  You're right, they dn't have to be any more (2+ / 0-)
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      mature, but they will continue to suffer the same set backs until they make their voices heard over a number of election cycles.  You wrote

      They are not going to turn out for you, if you don't stand up for them. This is not rocket surgery, even people running for class president in High School know this.

      Why would anyone stand up for their issues if they didn't think they would be there to support them electorally?

      "Because I am a river to my people."

      by lordcopper on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 01:52:33 PM PDT

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    •  uprated for ridiculous donut (0+ / 0-)

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