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  •  We are all adults (11+ / 0-)

    Voting is not something you because some one kisses your ass sufficiently. Voting is your duty. Its your duty to vote for whoever you think is closest to your values. Anybody who didn't vote because they were disappointed is stupid. Plain and simple. There were billion of dollars spent on your vote. Why? because corporations know that your vote has immense value but you don't. If the base stayed home because they were "pissed off" They need to get a fuckin clue.

    " Pain is the cracking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Its bitter potion your inner physcians uses to heal its sick self.

    by itsnotmyfault on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 06:36:35 AM PDT

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    •  People didn't stay home (1+ / 0-)
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      because they were pissed off. They didn't bother because they don't feel anyone running for office really cares about them. It's more apathy than anything else.

      The Republicans know something the Democrats don't seem to understand. Both parties have a "base" of people who are their core constituents. Contrary to what most people around here seem to think, the base of either party is not composed of hard core political junkies. They are composed of every day people who spend most of their time on auto pilot, most of the time oblivious to the goings on in their government. The Republicans know how to get their base motivated and they do so with great skill. The Democrats on the other hand seem to take their base for granted and are too willing to bargain away what their base wants in the name of political expedience.

      The election two years ago should have shown Democrats the way. Unfortunately they didn't keep doing what made them successful and they lost. The next two years are going to suck mightily for us as the Republican held House of Representatives is going to do everything it can to make Obama's life miserable and make damn sure nothing even remotely progressive happens.

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix -6.0 -5.33

      by Cali Techie on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 12:07:37 PM PDT

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