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  •  Don't understand the reasoning (8+ / 0-)

    Voters in Pa had for voting for this guy, except it was 2010 and the Tea Party was at its prime and anti Obama/Congress was all over the place, but he has to be defeated in 2016.  I'm from the area that was hit, friends who have lost everything, a sister with flood damage in her basement and stores and businesses closed down.  All these Senators who voted against this bill will find that they will have a hard time the next time they're up for re-election, especially those who live in states that have previously needed disaster relief.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:54:05 PM PST

    •  No reasoning; too many Dems sat on their asses (1+ / 0-)
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      Bob Casey got 2.392 million votes in 2006 and defeated Santorum, who got 1.684 million.

      In 2010, Joe Sestak got over 440,000 fewer votes than Casey did, for 1.948 million votes, while Toomey got 2.028.

      It's probably likely that some Casey-voting Dems voted for Toomey, but the larger factor is undoubtedly that too many Democrats sat home on election day in 2010. It's the same sad phenomenon that occurred in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio, where there were huge dropoffs in Democratic voting totals in 2010. We will be paying the price for that laziness and ignorance for many years to come.

      And yes, it is laziness and ignorance.

      •  And apparently normal for midterm elections (0+ / 0-)

        but we should have been able to get way more Dems out for 2010, no doubt.

        We couldn't, and can't, afford to rest, to let "business as usual" continue, when the consequences are so harmful and long-lasting.

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