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  •  This is the Legacy of Dems' 2010 Disaster. (16+ / 0-)

    Republicans won the message war of 2009-10 about SS and Medicare when Democrats and surrogates were totally AWOL. That carried through to this year when polls just before the election showed Republicans still more trusted on Medicare.

    However good this election was for us, we're still suffering the inexcusable message loss from the early Obama years.

    It could take us a generation to realize just how badly we hurt the people and the country in 2010.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:20:14 AM PST

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    •  A lot of people were just plain disillusioned (2+ / 0-)
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      AZGoob, Jake Nelson

      I canvassed for Ted Strickland in Ohio in 2010.  I knew we were in trouble when I saw the despair on people's faces and the empty houses of people who had left the state.

      The Depression of 2008 was--and has been--long and enduring.  People lost faith in Obama and didn't turn out to support Ted--young people especially.

      They don't know, or don't understand, economic realities or historical parallels.  The don't know history at all.  So, it was fruitless to point out that FDR only brought unemployment down to 17% from 25%.

      I don't know whether "we hurt the people" because of message failure or they just tuned us out because the economy sucked so bad. My hunch is, it's the latter.

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