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  •  There Is Only ONE Reason Why Walker Won (5+ / 0-)
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    Palafox, Cream City, Vicky, Simian, swansong50

    and it has nothing to do with the 18-29 year old voters - who outperformed their 2010 turnout (16% - 15%) - and it has everything to do with who it is that votes RepubliKlan:

     Whites - Walker 57%, Barrett 43%
      Blacks  - Walker  4%, Barrett 94%
    This constant comparison of the 2010 off-year election to the historic 2008 presidential election really needs to end. It's like comparing apples to orangutans. I would compare last nite's WI recall to 2010, or 2006 even.
    And in 2010, Walker won 55% of the White vote, and Barrett won 87% of the Black vote. Obviously, both improved their numbers with their respective bases, but as Whites constitute 90% of WI population, this improvement benefited Walker more than it did Barrett.

    So all that Citizens United $$$ that some believe is primarily responsible for Walker's win, didn't seem to have much effect on Barrett's base. Actually, it appears to have had a negative effect on Barrett's base. Unfortunately, it appears to have had a positive effect on Walker's base. Also.

    So I guess the real question is "Why are Whites so easily misled by $$$ to vote against their own best interest?"

    I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

    by OnlyWords on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:00:09 AM PDT

    •  Now THIS makes more sense than the reluctance (0+ / 0-)

      to vote out a (fresh) incumbent on principle.

      GOP = Greedy One Percent

      by Palafox on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:14:11 AM PDT

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    •  Two words: Rush Limbaugh. (1+ / 0-)
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      Also: Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin.

      28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:15:27 AM PDT

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      •  More powerful in Wisconsin: (0+ / 0-)

        Charlie Sykes, Mark Belling, and others on squawk radio and tv.

        All hate, all the time in the Milwaukee radio market (a third of the state population, the market that includes Walker Country in Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties).  You would not believe the influence and the following of these guys.

        "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

        by Cream City on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:43:27 AM PDT

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        •  Heh. (1+ / 0-)
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          Here in DFW Cumulus bought the local winger station and immediately scrapped the local winger in favor of more of the nationally syndicated garbage.

          Wonder if the local guy is still singing the praises of the free market?

          28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

          by TDDVandy on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:48:05 AM PDT

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