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'08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)
CNN Political Ticker ^

Posted on 03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST by Krusty

Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2008; gwb2004; home; lesson; rino; voterturnout
I post this because I want to hear from those conservatives who stayed home "to teach RINO Republicans a lesson."

Did you stay home? Are you still glad you did? Do you think RINOs learned a lesson?

I'm not being sarcastic, I just want to get a feel for how things happened.

1 posted on 03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST by Krusty
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To: Krusty

I didn’t stay home but I wonder how much of that Democratic vote stayed home in their beds or their cemetery plots and voted by proxy.


2 posted on 03/01/2009 8:38:07 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Krusty

Talk to Ohio. Ohio conservatives stayed home.


3 posted on 03/01/2009 8:38:55 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Krusty

I didn’t stay home and I did choke back my bile and vote for McCain. However there was no excitement in me that day, nor did there seem to be much in anyone else on the right.


4 posted on 03/01/2009 8:39:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Krusty

I heard that 4 million Republicans stayed home. If they had all gone out and voted for McCain-Palin, like I did, Obamao would have still won by about 6 million votes.


5 posted on 03/01/2009 8:42:27 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: cripplecreek
I didn’t stay home and I did choke back my bile and vote for McCain. However there was no excitement in me that day, nor did there seem to be much in anyone else on the right.

Same here... now add anything more fun that might interrupt the day , like having a root canal. I can see a 1.3% drop in Republican voting.

6 posted on 03/01/2009 8:44:31 AM PST by D Rider
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To: Krusty

“I just want to get a feel for how things happened. “

Obama, the media candidate won. That’s how ‘things’ happened.


7 posted on 03/01/2009 8:44:31 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Obamao would have still won by about 6 million votes.

In Detroit alone if need be. LOL
8 posted on 03/01/2009 8:45:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Krusty

I wanted to stay home but I didn’t. We all knew things would be very bad with O in office and I didn’t want the guilt.


9 posted on 03/01/2009 8:47:00 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: AuntB

Unfortunately “our” media candidate won the primary.


10 posted on 03/01/2009 8:47:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Krusty

I think you can safely say that the 2.6% increase in Democrat voters was thanks to ACORN. They managed to get their base out to vote. Why don’t we have an active group on our side to get the vote out, dead or alive?


11 posted on 03/01/2009 8:49:49 AM PST by shortstop (FUBO)
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To: Krusty
Old news, Krusty.

4 million Republican votes left on the couch. About an equal number of new Democrat votes, and that's all she wrote, brother.

12 posted on 03/01/2009 8:51:28 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Yes, it’s old. I’m asking for new analysis of the old news, so that we learn something for next time.


13 posted on 03/01/2009 8:59:40 AM PST by Krusty (Liberal rhymes with miserable)
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To: Krusty

I voted for McCain to avoid electing Zero. But if we had elected McCain, we might be in worse shape as a party and almost as dismal a shape as a country. I think McCain has his own ties to Soros and were stronger than I thought. All in all, we may be better with Obama because he’s a symbol in the Democrat party we can rally against.


14 posted on 03/01/2009 9:05:36 AM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: armymarinemom

I voted for SCOTUS more than anything else. Palin on the ticket made it all the easier to do so. But if she weren’t on the ticket, and I didn’t vote, I’m not so sure I’d feel that guilty about it. After all, the GOP left us, not the other way around.


15 posted on 03/01/2009 9:09:39 AM PST by Ladysmith
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To: Krusty
'08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)

Maybe they were frightened off.

16 posted on 03/01/2009 9:22:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I heard that 4 million Republicans stayed home. If they had all gone out and voted for McCain-Palin, like I did, Obamao would have still won by about 6 million votes.

Yes but think about Congress.

17 posted on 03/01/2009 9:28:14 AM PST by fso301
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To: Krusty

When Christians stay home, democrats win. It’s just that simple.


18 posted on 03/01/2009 9:38:38 AM PST by scottinoc ("Katie, you're not the center of everyone's universe."-Gov Palin)
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To: fso301

Indeed, we might have had another Senator or two and a few more Congressmen.


19 posted on 03/01/2009 10:03:05 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Krusty

I voted. I never miss a vote no matter how much nose holding I have to do. Our country is too important to give in to selfish tantrums.


20 posted on 03/01/2009 10:09:40 AM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: martin_fierro

Some of Obamas civilian force, I see.


21 posted on 03/01/2009 10:13:04 AM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: Krusty

I have voted in all elections for the last 20+ years, primaries included. I fully intend to allow the RINOs the full joy of their preferred electoral selection – Democrat (Commie) control of all of the Federal offices.

Since the RINOs selected the Maverick, why did they not show up and support him? Why were the RINOs not able to get those Blue Dog Liberals to vote for a RINO?


22 posted on 03/01/2009 10:16:43 AM PST by DanZ
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To: Krusty
do the Repubs win if the 1.3 did tun out to vote ?
I don't think so.
Pres. Obama won because of Repubs voting for him.
23 posted on 03/01/2009 10:36:37 AM PST by stylin19a (Obama - the ethical exception asterisk administration)
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To: caseinpoint

Democrat voters = the dead, the demented, and the dogs, all facilitated by the oak-tree seed group.


24 posted on 03/01/2009 10:38:11 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheThinker
I voted for McCain to avoid electing Zero. But if we had elected McCain, we might be in worse shape as a party and almost as dismal a shape as a country. I think McCain has his own ties to Soros and were stronger than I thought. All in all, we may be better with Obama because he’s a symbol in the Democrat party we can rally against.

Probably right. If your riding on the highway to hell, you might as well put it into high gear.

25 posted on 03/01/2009 10:54:02 AM PST by seowulf (Petraeus, cross the Rubicon.)
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To: TheThinker

TheThinker,
Americans are starting to rally against the messiah. According to polls his approval rating is slowly dropping while his disapproval rating is rising.

On the other side of the coin, I know some moderate Republicans think that the election results prove that the party must become more moderate or else risk being a permanent minority party.


26 posted on 03/01/2009 11:29:16 AM PST by Krusty (Liberal rhymes with miserable)
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To: TheOldLady

That is my suspicion. And from a little acorn, a mighty nut is produced.


27 posted on 03/01/2009 9:04:05 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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