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  •  I call bullshit on this for the umpteenth time. (9+ / 0-)

    This is the myth that would not die.

    The left wing of the Democratic Party did vote in 2010, for Dems.  It was the conservative side of the party and especially Independents that switched or stayed home, when they didn't see much of a fight from Dem leadership to help Main Street.

    •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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      The state races are more consequential for our daily lives than the presidential race. GOTV

      by 2laneIA on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:04:05 PM PST

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      •  looks like dance you monster (1+ / 0-)
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        was right according to the analysis at that link. I quote

        'The 2010 midterms revealed the fragility of this electoral base. While both Solid Liberals and Hard-Pressed Democrats remained solidly behind Democratic congressional candidates in 2010, support slipped substantially among New Coalition Democrats and Post-Moderns – not because Republicans made overwhelming gains in these groups, but because their turnout dropped so substantially. Where two-thirds of New Coalition Democrats came out to vote for Obama in 2008, just 50% came out to back Democrats in 2010. The drop-off in the Democratic vote was even more severe among Post-Moderns, 65% of whom backed Obama, but just 43% of whom came to the polls for Democrats in 2010.'

        •  I bookmarked it because this keeps (0+ / 0-)

          emerging from the fever swamps on the left.

          The state races are more consequential for our daily lives than the presidential race. GOTV

          by 2laneIA on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:06:20 PM PST

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