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  •  Vote suppression and disenfranchisment (2+ / 0-)
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    meatballs, rhonan

    also play a huge role.  We need to remember that and shout it out every chance we get.  Overwhelmingly vote suppression and disenfranchisement negatively affect Democrats and even more so progressive democrats.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 11:42:08 AM PDT

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    •  Excuse-making. That's not why 2010 happened. (2+ / 0-)
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      meatballs, Illinibeatle

      And it's not why white working-class voters have been voting Republican for 30 years.

      Vote suppression and disenfranchisement are, indeed, big issues, but they aren't really relevant here.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 11:46:54 AM PDT

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      •  It's not an excuse (0+ / 0-)

        It's one of the reasons that progressives are under represented.  It's a fact.  Working class whites have been voting republican for quite a while, but I was talking about electing progressives, even if it's without working class whites.

        Vote suppression and disenfranchisement are, indeed, big issues, but they aren't really relevant here.
        Vote suppression and disenfranchisement lost Gore the election in 2000.  A majority of the voters that were purged in Florida would have voted Dem.  That's a simple truth.  

        2010 happened for a lot of reasons, Vote suppression and disenfranchisement were part of it.

        There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 12:07:26 PM PDT

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