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    Historically there has generally been a fall-off in voting by sporadic voters, which is why they have that name.  Young people, single women, many minorities (but not African-Americans, generally).  Those are people who don't get as excited about politics and often have many responsibilities to balance.  They can be mobilized for Presidential elections and do come out in midterm elections as a backlash (see 1998 when the Dems won House seats after the Clinton impeachment, or in 1974, after Watergate, or even in 2006 after Terry Schiavo and Katrina and those GOP ethics scandals).  

    But I think 2008 was less disappointment with Obama than complacency, like 1994 after Clinton won.  People went back to their lives, thinking we had won a decisive battle.  But the Right never dies, it just regroups.

    It may be that some of the religious culture warriors withdraw from political activity and concentrate on making their own local paradises.  The rich and fascistic won't give up, though.

    The scientific uncertainty doesn't mean that climate change isn't actually happening.

    by Mimikatz on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:55:13 PM PST

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