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  •  That implies Dems voted Republican (2+ / 0-)
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    annecros, earicicle

    Which I don't believe to be true at all.

    Guess we'll have to go hunt down some exit polls.

    •  It's been debunked here and here again (2+ / 0-)
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      bryduck, irmaly

      about Democrats not turning out to vote in 2010.

      •  Here's the numbers: (2+ / 0-)
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        Supavash, Quicklund

        From the Pew Research Center:

        Exit Poll Analysis

                   2006       Dem   Rep         2010       Dem   Rep

        Dems   38           93       7           35             91      7
        Rep      36              8      91         35             5       94
        Ind       26            57      39         29             37     56

        Dems lost 2% to Repugs in off year, but here's what they said about Conservatives.

        The proportion of self-described conservative voters increased by nearly a third from 2006 -- from 32% to 42% -- and is the highest percentage of conservative voters in the past two decades.
        In other words, conservatives showed up in big numbers, liberals and moderates didn't.
        •  That is still not a reason (0+ / 0-)

          to bash progressives. Conservatives were more motivated to vote, which is not the same thing as progressives being not motivated to vote.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 04:15:08 PM PDT

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    •  No it doesn't. The indies and swing (0+ / 0-)

      voters who voted in 2008 for Dems didn't vote in 2010, meaning the same number of Repub voters won in 2010 where they lost in 2008.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 01:26:04 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry, but isn't that saying Dem voters didn't sho (0+ / 0-)

        By Dem voters, I don't mean just party members, although they gave up 2% to Republicans, I also mean the typical Indie who normally votes Dem.  They just didn't show up, and they have to this year.

        •  That is exactly what we are saying. (0+ / 0-)

          Progressives came out. Ergo, we are not to blame for 2010. "The typical Indie who normally votes Dem" did not come out. Yes. This is why we are asking people who keep bashing Progressives for 2010 to stop. It is untrue.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 04:18:57 PM PDT

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