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I'm thinking quite a few and that heavy Republican turnout in some instances could be to vote AGAINST their own nominee, platform and campaign issues. Food for thought. My understanding of the far right is that it is a consistent 23% of the electorate (give or take). That's roughly half of the Republican Party. Does the "sane" half stay Republican or break out and vote Democratic?

Sorry it's not a more fleshed out diary. The exit polling on Obamacare has given me some hope.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    jfromga, FiredUpInCA, kevinpdx, Youffraita

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:22:02 PM PST

  •  They like it for themselves.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Phoebe Loosinhouse, little lion

    but not for others

    •  Exactly! Causing much cognitive dissonance for the (1+ / 0-)
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      little lion

      I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of crossover Republican voting where they cry crocodile tears tomorrow over President Obama's win, but they're secretly relieved.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:44:59 PM PST

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      •  i got into it tonight on FB with a niece (1+ / 0-)
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        Phoebe Loosinhouse

        who's grandmother and grandfather are on Medicare, who used medicaid as a kid, who got free lunch as a kid, who's parents came here as undocumented immigrants who later were granted amnesty and later citizenship. Who would only be able to go to college due to Pell Grants. yet she was trashing Obama.  I'd been ignoring it in the past because she gets it from her father (he's an idiot, he thinks they faked the moon landing) but I just couldn't take it anymore. Of course when i pointed all this out to her, she could only respond with "well I don't like Romney but I really don't like Obama". Supremely disappointed in her because she's not a dumb kid.

        compassion for things i'll never know ~ david byrne

        by little lion on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 04:55:24 PM PST

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  •  None... (1+ / 0-)
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    little lion

    until THEY or their daughters need it -- then they're all for it.


    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 04:27:12 PM PST

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