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  •  2010 was a low turnout election (4+ / 0-)
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    Fairlithe, GeoffT, llbear, Cream City

    Far too many people stayed home.  I talked to those folks when I phone banked in 2010.  They were frustrated and disappointed after putting so much of their time, energy, and money to get Obama into office and, well, he didn't deliver.  

    Even telling them about Walker (I was a Milwaukee County RN before I retired and knew who and what he was) and how much of a tyrant and dictator he was as well as his extremist views didn't motivate people.  Even members of my own union!

    And then there were the Walker voters who believed his BS jobs, jobs, jobs ads.  I couldn't convince them that the only job Walker ever cared about was his or the new one he wanted.

    And this, THIS was the reason so many people came to Madison to protest.  The shock and horror of people who saw, finally, who and what he was and have worked to make things right has created a new group of activists.  

    This election is going to have big numbers.  I can sense it.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Fri May 25, 2012 at 09:19:05 PM PDT

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    •  It's people like you who inspire that turn-out. (0+ / 0-)

      The meme for Democrats and independents should be:

                                          Not Voting is Unthinkable

      Bring those still in Afghanistan home NOW . . . It's long past time.

      by llbear on Sat May 26, 2012 at 06:30:32 AM PDT

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