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1 posted on 12/04/2012 8:28:27 PM PST by neverdem
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To: Salena Zito; upchuck
Thanks Salena. These no-shows sound about as bright as my fellow New Yawkers: Poll finds New Yorkers convinced of climate change
2 posted on 12/04/2012 8:37:38 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Hard-working white voters getting pushed out of their jobs, seeing the economy collapse around them, social security recipients figuring that both parties will try after the election to balance the budget on the backs of Social Security recipients by reconfiguring the COLA, not trusting the deal-makers of both parties not to hurt the little person, all this might have kept turnout lower than before.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 8:47:47 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: neverdem
I still believe many conservatives that sat this one out did by giving up on the political system after Roberts stabbed us in the back. 60-75% (depending when polls were taken) of the population hated Obamacare.

All the steps that were promised (like defunding) and attempted (such as House passage of repeal) have all failed or been stymied by Reid and Zero. When Roberts sat through the first day of oral arguments and took up whether the penalty was a tax and whether the Anti-Injunction Act of 1867 would prohibit the case from being heard, most - including some of the libs - agreed the penalty was not a tax and therefore the case could proceed. Then Roberts announces the mandate is WAS a tax. Anyone following this surely must have felt like I did and realized that America had fallen down the rabbit hole. While I voted, I know some that just said what's the use !!! What good is the House in GOP hands if they will not use all the parliamentary procedures in their power and show us some spine. I have voted for the last national candidates ever.
4 posted on 12/04/2012 9:06:16 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: neverdem

Farmers are smarter than city folk, or they couldn’t be farmers in today’s economy. And don’t start yammering about farm subsidies. Those go to Black, Brown and Indian farmers after 80% of the USDA budget goes to feeding The Poor with food stamps, WIC and free school lunches. White farmers know they are losing their freedom every day. City dwellers haven’t caught on yet.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 1:28:29 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: neverdem
You want turnout, you have to have a demonstrable difference between the candidates.

Now, before the flames go on, think about it.

The pro-life people only had Romney's change of heart, no guarantees. The anti-Obamacare people had no real guarantee from the man who ushered in the pilot project in Massachusetts. Pro-firearm people were looking at the one who signed the AWB in that same state, and after that, words are cheap in an election year. There was a guy running on his hopey/changey/blame his predecessors platform, and another guy standing on a platform of planks which had just been flipped over.

How inspiring.

NOT.

Yes, I voted--after all I have always seen doing so as my duty--as I see it as my duty to be informed.

Few, relativley speaking, are so dilligent.

With the MSM in control of most of what people heard, small wonder people who knew even a little were uninspired, and the growing perception that both parties are becoming the Coke/Pepsi of politics is almost enough to get a person to drink RC.

Now, the Republican Party is once again conspicuously throwing conservatives under the bus, stripping them of important committee assignments in the House.

With such efforts to ensure a significant bloc of voters are as disenfranchised as possible, is it any wonder people are staying home?

7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:48:33 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: neverdem

The best and brightest are turned off by the current stagnated, divisive American political/media hit machine and the anal probe that goes along with it.

And the corollary to that is:
If God had intended us to vote he would have given us candidates.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 1:25:10 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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