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  •  I think we'll see a shift in this behavior. Why? (0+ / 0-)

    Because I sense that the average voter is more engaged in the process now than they have been for the past several decades. I think a lot of people have recognized that the GOP sabotaged our economic recovery in an effort to ratfuck the 2012 election. I also think that Occupy Wall Street woke a lot of people to the basic unfairness of Republican business as usual. And now, as the GOP tries to spin their no-mandate, pro tax cuts for the wealthy agenda, the public is paying attention and the pushback is real.

    I strongly suspect that if Republicans play the same obstructionist game that they have over the past 4 years, the electorate will make them pay in 2014. They have been exposed, and now when they take actions that fit the obstruction narrative, it will resonate with voters and reinforce this idea. These are the kinds of things that will motivate folks to vote in off-year elections - anger and resentment at being played and cheated by the GOP.

    Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

    by kbman on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:03:32 AM PST

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