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  •  The burnout came in and just after the primaries (1+ / 0-)
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    pelagicray

    and had less to do with dissatisfaction with the President (who had been in office for only a few months then) and much, MUCH more to do with the unhappiness of those whose candidates tore each other to shreds so that neither one won, plus the miserably incompetent campaign, including a HARD tack to the right, run by the primary "winner". Or didn't you know/had you forgotten that Deeds tried to run AWAY from the President's policies and TOWARD the conservanuts?

    You KNOW what happens when the voters get a choice between a fake Republican and a real one. (I held my nose and voted for Deeds, but with absolutely zero enthusiasm. But at least I DID vote. But then I always do.)

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:45:12 PM PST

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    •  That is what we HAVE to do. (0+ / 0-)

      Years ago I was in Louisiana when the good government people put out a bumper sticker to the effect:

      Vote for the crook. It is necessary.
      That crook was Edwin Edwards, indeed later in prison for actions in politics. The choice was a Grand something-or-other KKK type.

      I remember the campaign well. I remember very well the whining here on this site about all three primary candidates. Deeds was incompetent as a candidate, but sometimes it is necessary to vote for even Republican Lite without a lot of campaign skill to keep the likes of what we've got out.

      Politics is not a game. We can't just dislike all the teams because one or the other will make laws that can tell us how much we pay, what public services we get, what we can do with our bodies . . .

      Sitting out elections is not really an option despite what so many seem to think. By the time damage is evident, as with unions in Michigan, it is too damn late to smell the coffee.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

      by pelagicray on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 05:16:58 PM PST

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