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  •  I think the economy (2+ / 0-)
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    ferg, Deep Texan

    and the usual tendency of voters aligned with the party in power, particularly nonwhites and young people, to not turn out in midterm years.  The bad economy, though, was especially crucial - it pumped up Republican voters and dispirited Dem voters.  The fact that Obama and Democrats passed some big programs like the Stimulus and Obamacare while the economy continued to sputter only exacerbated this dynamic.  

    “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

    by puakev on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 02:37:45 PM PDT

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