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  •  I have to disagree, in part. (6+ / 0-)

    I honestly feel that no matter what the Dems had chosen to do during the past 2 years, no tea partier would have voted for a Democrat.  Too much hate within that demographic.

    •  No tea partier would have voted for Dems (3+ / 0-)
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      Eric Blair, Canyon Lefty, moondance

      But that is not who we are trying to win over.  The target audience is the folks who are not ideological but, instead, look for what works.  Time after time, we see that if the Democrats had followed the progressive path and been bolder, they would have been able to achieve real success that would have won over those voters.  Instead, we blew an opportunity here by not boldly addressing the economic problems, and that led many voters to either sit home disillusioned or to vote Republicans out of protest.  Let's not make that mistake again.

      Winning Progressive - When Progressives Vote, Everyone Wins - http://www.winningprogressive.org

      by Winning Progressive on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 08:33:55 AM PDT

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      •  The folks are (5+ / 0-)

        intentionally ill-informed?  I mean, how could that 30% possibly believe that Repubs will do more for them?  That 30% might include tea-partiers.

        One of my greatest frustrations is the media.  So many are okay with being spoon-fed the "facts".  Fox does an extraordinarily terrific job at spinning the facts. People are willing to believe whatever this network spews.

        I fear, with House control, we will see less accomplishments.  But, let's say the Dems make progress, how do "we, the people" ensure that the Fox viewers/believers know the truth?

        And, sadly, there are some folks who will not vote for Obama or any Democrat while Obama is in office.  Take for instance, my soon to be ex-brother-in-law.  Voted for Hilary in the primaries, but voted for McCain/Palin in the Presidential Election.  Voted all Republican ticket.  Because of the color of Obama's skin.  I kid you not.    I know quite a few far-right conservative "Christians" who are praying for an "authentic" leader in 2012.  These people don't necessarily want government spending cut, they just don't want to vote for Obama, the "anti-Christ".

        All of which I know is probably irrelevant, but it felt good to air some of my frustrations.  And I thank you for humoring me!

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