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Old 05-06-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Dem Turnout Falls Off A Cliff (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/05/dem_turnout_fal.php - broken link)

May 5, 2010 10:18 AM | Permalink (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/05/dem_turnout_fal.php - broken link) | Comments (54) (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/05/dem_turnout_fal.php#comments - broken link) |


By Reid Wilson


Turnout among Dem voters dropped precipitously in 3 statewide primaries on Tuesday, giving the party more evidence that their voters lack enthusiasm ahead of midterm elections.


In primaries in NC, IN and OH, Dems turned out at far lower rates than they have in previous comparable elections.


Can't say I blame them.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Normally the big turnout is for Presidential elections.
States also have big turnouts for Governors.

Most other elections are just the ones who truly follow politics.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Primaries!!!

Since Dems aren't searching for party purity, who the f cares?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Normally the big turnout is for Presidential elections.
States also have big turnouts for Governors.

Most other elections are just the ones who truly follow politics.
That does not explain record LOW turnouts.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Primaries!!!

Since Dems aren't searching for party purity, who the f cares?
People who give a chit about who represents them?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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That does not explain record LOW turnouts.
Many of us Democrats are not really Democrats. We are liberals. The ultimate goal is liberalism. The Democrat Party is just a vehicle to get to that goal. Many times the candidates are not really much different than the other so why bother with it? If a real liberal is running, I will vote in a primary. Otherwise I don't bother with it.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Many of us Democrats are not really Democrats. We are liberals. The ultimate goal is liberalism. The Democrat Party is just a vehicle to get to that goal. Many times the candidates are not really much different than the other so why bother with it? If a real liberal is running, I will vote in a primary. Otherwise I don't bother with it.
So you think the LOW turnout was due to the old "six of one or a half dozen of the other", yeah...I am sure that's it......
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Northern Wi
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I don't believe they have given up. It's either they got voting changed in alot of states or voting will not take place. There is no way these power and control freaks are going to give up the money ship.

They tried to change voting in Wis. with 2 different bills. Both have failed for now. But since they tried to do it quickly and quietly, there was something fishy about it. One they presented on Monday and wanted a vote on Wednesday.

So my advice to you, is check to see if your state quietly passed major changes in voting because both bills here were a democratic dream bill.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:13 PM
Status: "Only misdemeanors, Santa" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: On a hill near a river
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Keep in mind the 10-12 million new Dems when the latest amnesty -- I mean, "Immigration Reform" bill -- passes.

Just as African-Americans have been pacified by handouts and crocodilian selflessness of their liberal masters, so will la raza become a little lap burro for El partido Democratica Socialista.

No problema.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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By 2012 it will be hard to find anyone who will admitt voting for Obama. All I see around here is cars with bumper stickers that say Oops in his logo likeness...

So far as i am concernd the guy has a perfect record, 100% fail.
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