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  •  With all due respect (0+ / 0-)

    Do Democrats understand their problem since they chose to wave the Middle Class Only banner, effectively throwing the jobless/poor off the cliff? Think about it. Clinton/Gore targeted the poor, giving us 8 years of Bush. The poor did vote overwhelmingly for President Obama, even though most of us knew that there would be little he could actually achieve to reduce poverty (since so many Clinton Dems are still in Congress). With the most recent budget, 89 Democrats voted to cut food aid to the elderly, disabled and poor.  Again. Libs are pushing for H. Clinton, with her solid record of support for anti-poor/anti-working class  policies, to run place of VP Joe Biden. Clinton would guarantee that the next president will be a Republican. Democrats have a poverty problem -- and that's a pretty big chunk of the population today.

    •  I think you are right (0+ / 0-)

      that Democrats don't understand their problem. They have marginalized/ ignored many sectors of the population, like the poor and Hispanics. The ACA is an example: instead of giving the option of federal subsidies even if it is at the same 95% as to those above poverty, those below poverty would need to buy it at full price. Some would say that is the fault of the governors of some states for not offering Medicaid. Just look at it carefully, no other group of people is placed in that situation and Medicaid creates further problems (will address that at length soon).
      I have read comments along the lines of "so what? who else can they vote for? the Republicans are even worse..."  It was said about the Repubs but it applies to the Dems also: you can't mistreat people and expect them to vote for you. If you notice the appeal of a third party has been growing and absenteeism at the polls also. Besides, Hillary doesn't have any of the charisma Obama had in especially the first election. It might come to something like in my town with a population of over 20,000 our mayor won with 400 votes. Except that all evangelical churches will make sure their congregations go and vote Repub.
      The conversation should be: why so many disappointed voters, instead of calling them apathetic voters. Could it be due to empty promises?  

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