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  •  I agree completely with your analysis. I guess (0+ / 0-)

    what I should have made clear is that I believe that mainstream voters - unaffiliated ones, "blue dog" Democratic ones in places like my home state, and the few moderate Republicans - will turn away from the Republican candidates at the ballot box.

    Here in North Carolina, for example, Romney won the electoral votes even though Democrats outnumber Republicans  2,766,351 to 1,989,130. Yet Romney received 2,270,395 votes - meaning that a lot more than Republicans voted for him.

    The same thing happened down-ballot: specifically, the election for governor. McCrory - a sycophant of the far-rightwing Republican hierarchy in this state - won by claiming to be a "moderate" and getting a lot of registered Democrats to vote for him. I'd guess that the Romney voters who weren't registered Republicans were blue dog democrats who just Could. Not. Bring. Themselves. to vote for "the black guy", along with right-leaning unaffiliateds (there are 1,686,096 of them in North Carolina.

    Once hundreds of thousands of mainstream voters in North carolina see the positive effects of the Affordable Care Act, they will vote for the party that brought it to them, and against the party that tried to prevent them from having it.

    No, of course the hardcore Limbaugh-listening, Fox-watching, race-baiting, Christofascist Republicans will never change. But the success - and widespread benefit to actual citizens - of "ObamaCare" will drive huge numbers of voters away from Republican candidates, and the Republicans absolutely dread that happening.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:15:25 AM PDT

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