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    agenda we get progressives fired up and out.  The extremes in each party vote in the mid-terms.  D's NEVER give us anything to be fired up about so we are not voting for "something" we're voting "against" someone.  So, less of us turn out.  It's been that way for me for at least since I was old enough to vote for Clinton the first time.  D's always run on being a less extreme version of the R's.  I shouldn't say this but D's really need to be running a stealth campaign & getting all those angry folks regarding "Stand Your Ground" registered to vote.  They really have not tapped into how ANGRY my community STILL is over the Trayvon Martin case.  That will get even the AA youth out to vote.  People are still seething over that verdict.  Stealthily nationalize the Stand Your Ground laws as an issue.  Stealthily nationalize New York's "Stop and Frisk" as an issue.  D's have got to give progressives a reason to go out and VOTE.  Something that touches peoples everyday lives.  The AA & Latin community would come out in droves.  It's not scientific but when I poll my circle of friends and family (mostly middle class folks) I haven't had anyone who hasn't been harassed by law enforcement in one way or another.  So, again..I say D's are always high brow minded and always miss opportunities to get folks to the polls.  That hasn't worked out so well for us in the past atleast not mid-terms.  Can't keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.  Folks are angry because lack of jobs, lack of money, just LACK for some time now.  We've tried to be hopeful with POTUS and he's done a lot of good but most folks still LACK and that "HOPE" has turned to frustration and despair.  Folks want result and they are seething with rage.  Happy happy joy joy isn't going to cut it.  R's figured out a long time ago anger get folks to the polls in mid-terms.  Americans have a lot to be angry about.

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