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  •  Great analysis, thanks. (5+ / 0-)

    One variable you didn't address, so I will, is the changing demographic composition of American voters. The traditional conservative Republican demographic is aging, angry white men. They are dying out. The voters coming up are not only more liberal, they are much more racially diverse. In the last major election, we saw clearly what happens when numbers of new voters, out of this populace, are enticed to the polls.

    If the Birch Society Republicans win electoral victories, they will do it by deception, and by suppressing voter turnout.

    As many times as we need to, then, we expose and we foil. I'm all for sunshine.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:58:52 AM PST

    •  Thank you. (3+ / 0-)
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      We have been following the likes of John Kline for years now. The guy people in Minnesota pair with Senator Amy Klobuchar, despite his 97.8% wack-job voting record.

      Fighting off deception needs more attention within the Democratic Party. What it would take is lots of mailers to homes and at least a year of project effort to reach through.

      Hard sell, that.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

      by bontemps2012 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 08:13:02 AM PST

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      •  Indeed, it's a hard thing. (3+ / 0-)
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        Generally, progressives need to become more focused on local and state elections.

        Otherwise, awful people win.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 08:21:05 AM PST

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