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  •  Yes, having something to vote FOR is important. (3+ / 0-)
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    SouthernLiberalinMD, raboof, HCKAD

    And blaming the 2010 midterms on liberals not turning out, or the "professional left" for driving down liberal turnout, or any of a dozen other bullshit excuses that have been trotted out by the Usual Suspect Cheertrolls, has kept any real accounting from being done of exactly why turnout for the D's wasn't MORE up, why more independents voted R than in 2006, why more white women voted R than D than in 2006 and so forth.

    Since the Obama Administration came in with a huge mandate in 08, then squandered it playing bi-partisan "I'll take him at his word" footsy with the Republicans, and sold us all out to the insurance companies with their Health Insurance Reform deal, typical voters were pretty damn discouraged, compared to what they'd been told to expect by Candidate Obama and his campaign.

    But if half the post-mortem is about the damn Professional Left blah blah blah, and the other half of the post-mortem is trying to correct the zombie lie that won't die, then there's never any real attention given to the real problems shown in the 2010 midterms.

    The same problems, I'm saying right now for the record, we'll see in 2014.

    Namely, the Administration is showing itself consistently to be a Washington DC Business As Usual sort of group of people, which isn't what we were all supposed to Hope for, and it sure as hell isn't the Change we voted for in 08.

    *The administration has done virtually nothing designed to reward its partisans. - Kos 8/31/10*

    by Rick Aucoin on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:38:34 PM PDT

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