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  •  I don't think you're just whining (2+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, toddsmitts

    The problems are very real. However, the fact that you and others your age seem to be blaming one person when most people your age didn't show up to vote in the state and local elections after 2008 shows a fundamental misunderstanding of which elections are most important. The presidential election is always the real sexy one and gets all the press, but the real important elections are the hum-drum local ones. Those will have far more impact on your life than who is president at any given time.

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 03:16:00 PM PDT

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    •  You're right (1+ / 0-)
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      lenzy1000

      You're right, it's just on us low engagement millennials, and has nothing to do with the democratic parties complete failure to motivate the base.

      •  I did not say that (1+ / 0-)
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        toddsmitts

        Millennials were not the only ones to stay home. And historically, most Americans don't show up at all. However, I find it astounding that you think that the problems you listed were all Obama's fault when it had far more to do with your local and state elected officials.

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 03:25:45 PM PDT

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        •  You are conflating my retelling of generational (2+ / 0-)
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          lenzy1000, 84thProblem

          views as personal ones. Do you really think someone who voluntarily hangs out on Daily Kos doesn't vote in midterms? Or isn't involved in local politics.

          I'm just pointing out that the party hasn't really done shit for the voting block they need most in future elections.

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