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  •  The awakening may be short lived (6+ / 0-)

    If the President and Democrats win this election, and then take the same lame approach they did in 09, you can be sure the public will be right back believing the Republican lies.

    •  With no disrespect intended, you sound like (4+ / 0-)
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      a villager.

      The public just might have turned the corner on enlightenment, aka what's in it for me.

    •  no, demographics will stop them (3+ / 0-)
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      you may be ignoring that "the public" is no longer just white people as it used to be. As the real public becomes more diverse Republican lies will have less and less affect.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 03:08:18 PM PDT

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      •  Did demographics stop them in 2010? (5+ / 0-)

        We forget that just 2 short years ago, the Republicans smashed us with their lies about Medicare, and the disappointment of Dems over what happened in 09 didn't help.

        Don't underestimate how irrational the general public can be.  Ask George Bush.

        •  2010 were congressional not national (3+ / 0-)
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          The GOP will be a thorn in our side for many years in State and Congressional elections. But on a national level they're sailing into rough water. As a white peoples party they have to appeal to a larger and larger portion of the white vote. Right now they hover around 60% so the question becomes... can they get enough of the remaining white voters to change their minds to make up for the growing numbers of minority voters coming onboard? I think not.

          The demographics are also working in the democrats favor in many large states also. Texas and Arizona will soon be blue thus further damaging GOP on a national level and putting their ability to compete even on the Congressional level at risk.

          The future is not bright for the GOP unless they change their policies, which would then mean they'd lose the far right race voters. Quite the conumdrum IMO.

          America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

          by cacamp on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 03:44:55 PM PDT

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        •  the 'general public' (1+ / 0-)
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          throughout our history the "general public" really meant the white voting public. As the white vote went so went the election especially presidential elections. As the diary says not long ago 90% of voters were white. So people got used to talking about how the fickle public could and would jump back and forth between parties and throw one out at their whim. That is no long true and becoming ever less so.

          After several decades of playing race politics and earning the distrust of first Black and now Hispanic and other minorities the GOP is going to have a very hard time getting the new, diverse "general public" to jump their way.

          It's happening first on the national level and in the large states with a diverse population but it will inevitably affect state and local elections across the nation.

          America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

          by cacamp on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 03:55:52 PM PDT

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