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Old 04-29-2009, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Having gained so much support from independents and young voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections, Why are Congressional Democrats so rapidly losing support from these key groups now?



"Last Wednesday, I noted that Republican are now running even or slightly ahead in the generic vote for Congress in two respected national polls. On Friday, Charlie Cook noted the same results. He pointed out that the NPR survey shows independents favoring Republicans 38-24 percent and that Republican pollster Glen Bolger says this is the first time independents have favored Republicans since 2004."

Obama Stimulus, Tax Increases Are Losing Democrats Key Support - CBS News

"Most of the Democrats' loss of support has come among younger Americans," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "In January, two-thirds of those under the age of 35 said Democratic control of Congress was good for the country. Now that figure is down to 48 percent."

Poll: Americans still back Democrats, but not as much - CNN.com
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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Maybe the young voters arent as stupid as everyone thinks they are. Obviously they will be left to pickup the tab for ilresponsible spending.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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They looked for jobs..are there were none...and shouted.."I thought you said YES WE CAN??" But guess what..no we can't (find a job).
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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Yep, maybe they are getting a clue....their boy ain't so great, and a liar to boot. They've been royally had so to speak. A niche needs to be made for the independents and RINO's, a growing group for sure.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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This thread's six hours old. Where are all the Democrat cheerleaders?
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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This thread's six hours old. Where are all the Democrat cheerleaders?
They're probably very pompous thinking it's inevitable they'll return. After all, where will they go? They can't go back to Republicans, and if they vote third party, it's a "wasted" vote.

I'm sure when new parties emerged in the US, the opposition to the defunct party was just as arrogant and smug.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Probably because they looked at what they would turn into (irrational, hypocritical, running on pure emotions, hate filled) and didnt want any part of it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Probably because they looked at what they would turn into (irrational, hypocritical, running on pure emotions, hate filled) and didnt want any part of it.
Same pretty much applies to politics in general, not just democrats.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Same pretty much applies to politics in general, not just democrats.

It does. I totally agree (other than the part about over-emotional, that seems to be a market that the left has cornered).

But this was about Dems so I answered that.
And from ready posts here it would be hard to argue against.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Nah, the Democrats will be fine. Its the Republicans who need to worry. They lost a whole generation because of the neocons. You won't win the youth or independents back until you kick the neocons out of the party.
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