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  •  The argument you present regarding the 2010 (7+ / 0-)

    election has been refuted more times than I can count.

    •  That's funny (0+ / 0-)

      because I heard a lot of Lefties crowing about it after the election, "We really showed them!"
      That was before the reality of the situation sank in. Now they deny and deny and...
      What's your explanation for why the GOP swept the 2010 elections?

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:56:17 AM PST

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      •  Ignore the headline (4+ / 0-)
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        read the results.
        It was the economy, not Glenn Greenwald or other critics.
        Young people, minorities, moderates, all came out in lesser numbers than 2008 combined with a swing from independents towards the Republicans.
        All of which in my mind is an argument for pressing harder on traditional Dem values and start spending on jobs, the environment (more jobs!) healthcare, and drop this austerity we all have to eat our peas bullshit.

        •  So I guess you missed when Pundits like GG (0+ / 0-)

          went after Obama on the economy and glossed over the fact that his efforts were being blunted at every turn by the GOP, right? Day after day, it was like a drone string on a banjo, constant harping on Obama's failure to majically fix the economy, overnight, ignoring the fact that he stopped the freefall, ignoring the fact that as soon as his first economic fix bill took effect, job losses stopped accelerating and by the end of his first year, got above the break even point, going out of their way to find fault with every accomplishment, to spread sh!t on Obama and the Dems while not actually mentioning the GOP AT ALL. And when called on that fact, the answer was, "Well we all know the GOP is corrupt".
          Well fine. But then you give them a pass and slam the only other power out there? The only people that are in any position to fix the problems?
          Then cry that the Democrats aren't responsive to your every whim?
          And this started before he was even the Nominee. The slamming originated during the Primaries and intensified during the General. The level of Obamahatred at Buzzflash and TruthOut and CommonDreams and FDL and any number of other "Far Left" sites (where Greenwald was prominently published) was incredible even before he was elected and only got worse after.
          That's where a lot of those young people, minorities and moderates were getting their information and the story they were getting every day was that Obama had reneged on EVERY campaign promise, had FAILED at EVERY initiative, had sold us all out. You don't remember that?
          I sure do because I faced it every day for the last several years. And any attempt to debunk the layers of crap they heaped on, got me slammed and slimed, their favorite (non-obscenity-laced) curse, that I'm an "Obamabot". That looked like a concerted effort to depress Obama's voterbase and it worked. They didn't turn out. I heard a lot of people pledging "never to settle for the lesser of two evils again", to write in Nadir or Hillary or simply not vote.
          Go read the comment sections under his articles on any one of those sites, it's disgusting and it completely refutes this CAP article. CAP, btw, has a reason not to scold Progressives for their "apathy", that is, that's their donor base. Don't bite the hand that feeds.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:26:40 AM PST

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