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  •  Not necessarily. And why would they have to feel (1+ / 0-)
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    that way, with all the ammunication that this Administration and some corporatist Dems give them?

    Reference the Politico piece that I posted in a comment below--Republicans these days have an advantage with the senior vote, whether or not we like it.

    Part of that is because of the Administrations's cuts to Medicare Advantage, that almost one quarter of seniors are enrolled in.

    Seniors Fled Democrats In Midterms

    By: Byron Tau
    November 7, 2010 03:35 PM EDT

    In an election marked by dramatic defections from the Democratic Party, older voters swung hardest, seemingly threatened by President Barack Obama’s mantra of change.

    Voters over 65 favored Republicans last week by a 21-point margin after flirting with Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections and favoring John McCain by a relatively narrow 8-point margin in 2008.

    Concerned by changes to Medicare and compelled by a Republican Party that promised a return to America’s glory days, seniors played a crucial — and often understated — role in races across the country. They were unswayed by ubiquitous Democratic warnings about Republican changes to Social Security. And they put a series of campaigns out of reach for Democrats.


    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    by musiccitymollie on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:42:47 PM PDT

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