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  •  YOU need to stop repeating the lie (5+ / 0-)

    about liberals not voting with Meteor Blades. Stop repeating it.

    I strongly suggest you read his comment and look at the links very carefully

    We have the statistics. The falsehood...

    "Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it for themselves" Aaron Swartz, 1986 - 2013

    by TheMomCat on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 11:18:39 AM PDT

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    •  This must be the fifth time in this string that (0+ / 0-)

      Meteor Blades has been used as a threat. An implicit STFU or we'll sic the authorities on you.
      I read that comment, and yes, some liberals did vote, me among them, but, less people voted in 2010 than in 2008.  And in the group that did vote in 2010, the percentage of voters was heavily skewed toward the Conservatives.
      THAT MEANS that less liberal voters turned out. Call them Young voters or Black voters or whatever, the bottom line is that Conservative voters turned out and Liberal ones didn't so we ended up with a conservative domination of Congress.
      Blades argument is based on comparing 2006 to 2010 (because they are both off year elections) and still, Liberals and Moderates were 10% down and Conservatives were 10% up.
      2006 was before OFA lit up a lot of young voters. That created a bunch of new, liberal voters. A more accurate read would be to compare 2008 to 2010. Those young voters came out to put Obama in office. Many of those voters did not turn out in the midterm.
      My point still stands, Liberal voters, Obama supporters did not turn out in as high numbers in 2010 as they did just 2 years earlier, if they had, we'd have been spared the Boner disaster.
      I have much respect for Mr Blades, but far from debunking this fact, his own numbers prove my point.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 11:40:23 AM PDT

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