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  •  Obama had college students and poor (4+ / 0-)

    people who rarely vote go to the polls in huge numbers for him.  There was a democratic council person in my city who otherwise would not have won except for the flood of university students who for the first time voted and voted straight democratic.  That enthusiasm and excitement was setting the democratic party up to be the dominant party for generations. By his neglect of progressive policies, Obama has given that momentum completely away.  

    Yes, the hard-core partisans will vote.  But less reliable voters who since Obama has been elected have seen it made more difficult to vote by numerous state efforts (without any protest from the Obama administration) - they will be the ones that say it's not worth the effort.  Which makes Obama's road to re-election extremely challenging.

    “Politicians must realize that the only way they can stay in power is by representing and voicing the wishes of the people. “Politicians whose creed is ‘market forces’ will find that their time is over.”
    - World Teacher Maitreya through an associate as reported by Share International

    •  I'm not disagreeing. But the "left abandoned (2+ / 0-)
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      Obama" slur has followed the critics here around for a while. We're loyal Dems - we turned out.

      Dem-leaning indies want the same things we want, but they're less patient with a party that doesn't deliver. They won't turn out for an ineffective Dem party, even while we still will.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 09:37:00 AM PDT

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