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  •  I get your point (0+ / 0-)

    I'm skeptical about it's validity.

    I mean just how do you define 'liberal'? Hell even if you asked people here on a progressive blog you'd get a slew of answers. As such I remain unconvinced of the statistical validity of the polling done on this topic.

    To me what matters is democrats didn't turn out. I'm not going to argue with you whether 'liberals' turned out more or less. I'm on the whole uninterested in it as I regard it as a distraction and part of the blame game. What matters especially on off years is that we, democrats turn out to support our party. That is what gets us results and I don't care what label you assign to yourself in the process.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 08:48:25 PM PDT

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    •  I didn't define it. The exit pollsters asked ... (0+ / 0-)

      ...voters emerging from the polls how they self-identified.

      The point of this from the beginning is that some folks here have claimed it was liberals and others on the left who didn't turn out. THAT is the blame game that's been going on.

      I don't need to be told about turnout needs. Except in 2012, when I had just moved, and two elections in the mid-'80s when I was often in Central America, I have walked precincts for the Democrats in every election  since 1964, four years before I could vote.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 09:37:07 PM PDT

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      •  Which is in my opinion exactly the point (0+ / 0-)

        Self identification is probably the weakest method for statistical analysis there is. I'd wager there's little difference in overall politics  between the two of us and yet I'd never self identify in any way shape or form. Let alone as a 'liberal'.

        I get your point but it doesn't relate to the point I was making or in my opinion the point that was made here by Markos.

        You have a good night.

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 09:58:53 PM PDT

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