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  •  Their hate runs deep (1+ / 0-)
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    And the fact remains that in 2010 a majority of American voters felt compelled to vote for a party that promised, PROMISED, to destroy the American dream.  Over 50% decided that there was a message in that; very troubling.
    I'm just afraid that 40+ years of social de-evolution, failing educational systems and the failure of young people to develop critical thinking skills has locked us into a Democracy death spiral.  
    In the late 60's we, as students, were in the forefront of the movement to improve the social contract but today's students seem oblivious to what is going on around them.
    We have our work cut out for us because conservatives have planned for this transition for a long time and have a lot invested in it.  
    Ironically, the DFH's haven't run the country since colonial times.  

    •  Not "a majority of American voters" but (1+ / 0-)
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      a majority of those American voters who voted in 2010.
      Important distinction, which the Thugs are quite conversant with (witness the lengths they go to to prevent or dissuade people from registering or voting).

      snarcolepsy, n: a condition in which the sufferer responds to any comment with a smartass comeback.

      by Uncle Cosmo on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 09:35:00 PM PDT

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      •  If they didn't vote they ain't voters (0+ / 0-)

        Not trying to be a smart aleck but if people don't vote they can't be voters.  They can be registered to vote but unless they're engaged enough to complete a ballot they don't count.
        We can go into the reasons that Dem voters stayed home and rep voters left their fox news and went to vote but the only way to win an election is to have more actual votes than the other side.
        The challenge for us next year is to get more registered voters to understand that their lives will be forever altered for the worse if republicans get more votes and turn those registered to vote into voters.

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