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  •  This could be about the GOP in 2008 (2+ / 0-)
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    Philpm, 5x5

    Conservatives were demoralized, and their turnout was down across the country.  They had a lot of infighting during the primaries, and even more after Palin was chosen as McCain's VP.

    Liberals were energized, we were confident we'd take back the White House after our successes in 2006, and we were taking the fight to all corners of the country.

    The party in power generally loses seats in midterm elections.  The party in power generally gets blamed when economic times are tough.  These phenomena aren't restricted to liberals or conservatives.  

    Inhofe's narrative is convenient for him.  But it's based on having a very short memory.

    •  Conservatives didn't lose in 02. (1+ / 0-)
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      Also -democrats lost big even when the economy was recovering back in 1994.

      Let's face it, this is a rather conservative country. In order for us to win we need to be firing on all cylinders. We can't win when half our party expects manna to fall from the sky once Obama steps into office.

      •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

        that this is inherently a conservative country. what we have is a very vocal conservative minority. But you're correct, we won't win if half our party is sitting in the corner outraged because it turns out that it's kind of hard to clean up the Aegean Stables.

        When the hell is the rapture getting here?

        by fourlegsgood on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 10:34:36 AM PDT

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