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  •  The only slightly less stupid argument I've heard (7+ / 0-)

    is that the 2008 and 2012 coalition was an Obama coalition, not a democrat.

    I HIGHLY doubt this (especially with Hillary potentially running, that coalition could be even stronger).

    Furthermore, it is insulting to minorities to think that we are so shallow as to vote based on ethnicity alone (but in the simple minded echo chamber of a conservative, this seems like a plausible and non-racist thought, even thought it is the opposite).

    The only thing we need now is HIGH turnout in the off years, so we need to see a good 2014 turnout.


    1. the republican party continues into irrelevancy
    2. The "moderate republicans" leave the party to the crazies.
    3. Perhaps they join the democrats.
    4. Then us progressives split off to make a REAL progressive party (which again, the coaltion would be strong for).

    In this case, the democrats can become the conservative party (which they pretty much are right now, republicans being conseva-crazy-stoopid).

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    by saxoman1 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 11:41:20 AM PDT

    •  So true. (1+ / 0-)
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      A recent study of California Latino voting over the last two decades highlights a clear conclusion: Latinos do not vote according to surname, they vote according to issues.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 02:44:37 PM PDT

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    •  Voting for a black President is not the same thing (2+ / 0-)
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      cherish0708, seriously70

      as voting on ethnicity alone.

      But why deny that Obama had a leg up among black voters?
      Serious question: Can you think of any white candidate -- I'll even let you cheat and pretend that a fellow Democrat managed to win the Republican nomination (one can only imagine the platform).

      I will bet that President Obama would win black votes over  hypothetical white candidates who might be demonstrably superior in many ways, but...

      One of the things any voter looks for in a President can be loosely summed up as "Cares about people like me, and the things that are important to people like me."  I think it's a lot easier for blacks to say that about President Obama than about any white candidate.

      That's completely ok.  

      The President is not a debating team captain, a general, or a college professor (even if s/he has been any or all of those things in the past).  The President is a leader entrusted with the national welfare -- which is the sum of the welfare of its people.  Empathy is far more critical to the making of a great President than foreign policy wizardry or any other technical aspect of the job.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 03:04:31 PM PDT

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